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Canada in logjam atop standings at Ford World Women’s Championship

March 18, 2018

NORTH BAY, Ont. – Jennifer Jones and Team Canada erupted for another big end – this time four in the fifth – en route to a third straight victory that kept them in a logjam at the top of the standings Sunday at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship.

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Russia, Sweden top standings at Ford World Women’s Curling Championship

March 18, 2018

NORTH BAY, Ont. – Russia’s Victoria Moiseeva and her teammates scored five in the second end and slid to an impressive 8-4 win over Binia Feltscher of Switzerland (0-3) that kept Team Russia upbeaten at 3-0 Sunday at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship.

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Sweden improves to 2-0 in bid for double golden season

March 18, 2018

NORTH BAY, Ont. — It’s only been done once before (by another Swede, as it turns out), and based on the early form being shown by Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg team, it’s not a long shot that it could happen again this week at the North Bay Memorial Gardens.

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Patient Team Canada wins two straight at Ford World Women’s Curling Championship

March 17, 2018

NORTH BAY, Ont. — Jennifer Jones and her Team Canada mates outscored a stubborn Team Switzerland 6-1 in the final three ends to score a 10-5 victory Saturday evening to finish the opening day of the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship with two straight victories.

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Canada opens Ford World Women’s Curling Championship with a bang

March 17, 2018

It would appear that Jennifer Jones and her Team Canada came to the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in peak form.

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Canada downs Korea to win bronze at Paralympics

Canada celebrated with friends and family following their bronze medal win (photo: Brian Chick - Curling Canada)
March 17, 2018

After yesterday’s heartbreaking semifinal loss, a fourth consecutive gold medal was out of the question for Canada. But was was still on the table was the prospect of a podium finish and a Paralympic medal. The Canadian wheelchair curling team won that bronze medal, defeating South Korea in a fairly one-sided match. Canada took two in the first, never looked back, and the Canadian team will stand on the podium for the fourth straight Paralympic games. “I’m super proud,” said skip Mark Ideson (London, Ont.). “We put ourselves in a position to defend gold, and we played our hearts out ...

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2018 Travelers Curling Club Championship headed to Miramichi, N.B.

March 16, 2018

One of Canada’s most popular national curling events will make its first appearance in New Brunswick later this year, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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Canada loses heartbreaker in semifinal, will play for bronze

March 16, 2018

Nobody likes to lose, especially elite athletes playing at world class competitions with medals on the line.  You could forgive Canadian skip Mark Ideson if he was angry, bitter, heartbroken or a bit crusty following a last rock loss to China in the semi-final of the Paralympic medal round in wheelchair curling.  But, following the game that’s not the emotion he showed. “You know what? I am proud,” he said minutes after Chinese skip Haitao Wang made a remarkable tap to the button with the last shot of the game. “I’m really proud of the way that the team played… We ...

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Roger Smith: Curling Canada’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year

March 15, 2018

“I guess it was much like a curling match,” says Roger Smith of La Pêche, Que., the 2018 Volunteer of the Year, who is being recognized for his Herculean efforts to establish a new curling facility in Chelsea, Que. “Things don’t always go according to plan.”

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2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship starts Saturday in North Bay, Ont.

March 15, 2018

Canada’s Jennifer Jones will take aim at her second gold medal, and back-to-back wins for Canadian teams, when the 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship gets underway on Saturday.

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Canada Advances to Playoffs After Victory Over Finland

March 15, 2018

The Paralympic playoff picture became a little bit clearer on Thursday as Canada completed yet another comeback victory vs. Finland.  With the win, Canada finished the round-robin at 9-2, which will be tied for first with South Korea, and also China. The Koreans will have the tiebreaker based on the head-to-head results. “We’re definitely happy,” said skip Mark Ideson. “If someone said we’d be 9-2 at the end of the week, we have taken it for sure.”  In what has become typical fashion for Team Canada, they started the game by getting down a few points before battling back in ...

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Paralympic Blog: Marie Wright Checks In From Pyeongchang

March 15, 2018

Hello Canada, We’re about halfway through the games and things are going well for Canada. We’re 6-2 and playing well. While we have a few minutes between games, I just wanted to get you up to speed on what life is like in Pyeongchang for a Paralympian. We moved into the athletes’ village last week after a few days training in Incheon. Everything was amazing. We really didn’t know what to expect. We thought it might be cramped or small, but the rooms are all a good size, there’s a rec room for the athletes. You can play games or ...

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Canada qualifies for playoffs at Paralympics

March 15, 2018

Canada’s wheelchair curling team knew that defending a gold medal for the third time wasn’t going to be easy; nor was it going to be quick. The team constantly referred to the 11-game round robin as a marathon, and they were going to take it one mile at a time. With a 6-2 win over Germany, the Paralympians must feel that they’ve passed a major milestone by officially qualifying for the medal round. “It feels great,” said skip Mark Ideson (London, Ont.). “ It’s been a really long week. It feels like everyone is tired. We had a quick turn ...

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Lethbridge to host 2019 World Men’s Curling Championship

March 14, 2018

Another world championship will be contested in Lethbridge, Alta., it was announced jointly today by the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada.

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Alternate Anseeuw Gets A Chance in Win Vs. Slovakia

March 14, 2018

58 year-old Jamie Anseeuw has spent every game this week watching from the bench, while his teammates battled it out on the Paralympic ice. He’d take times, watch rocks, and take notes on every shot as part of his role as alternate, and he has to be ready to play with a moment’s notice if a player goes down with illness or injury. Since entire tournaments can go by without that happening, it’s standard practice to get your alternate into the game if the scoreboard becomes lopsided one way or the other. “I was excited to get out there,” said ...

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