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Canada Suffers First Loss of Paralympics

March 12, 2018

Sometimes it’s just not your game. Canada’s wheelchair curlers found that out the hard way this morning, suffering their first loss of the Paralympics to host South Korea. The Koreans scored three in the first, and shut down every Canadian attack after that, finishing with a final score of 7-5. “Korea was going well both with their hits and their draws,” said Marie Wright (Moose Jaw, Sask.), who is playing in her first Paralympics at the age of 57. “It felt like we’d get something set up, and then do one thing wrong, and they would capitalize.” Indeed, according to ...

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Team Canada goes back-to-back at the Tim Hortons Brier

March 12, 2018

REGINA – Brad Gushue joined some legendary curling company by pulling off back-to-back Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Mosaic, titles.

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Team Alberta to face Team Canada in Tim Hortons Brier final

March 11, 2018

REGINA – Alberta is a win away from setting a record for most Canadian men’s curling crowns, and if it happens it will come from the latest in a long line of sharpshooting skips the province has produced.

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Canadian Paralympians Fight Back to Beat Sweden

Pyeongchang, Korea, 11/3/2018-Canada plays Sweden in Wheelchair curling during the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. Photo Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee.
March 11, 2018

It wasn’t the start they wanted, but as the old saying goes, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”   Canada looked pretty shaky in the opening ends of their third game of the 2018 Paralympic Games. The wheelchair curling team just couldn’t get comfortable.   “We just weren’t making our shots,” said Dennis Thiessen (Sanford, Man.), playing in his second Paralympics. “We let it slip with a couple of mistakes. so they got the lead on us early.”   After giving up steals of one and three in the first two ends, the tide suddenly turned for ...

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Perfect skip leads Team Canada into Tim Hortons Brier final

March 10, 2018

REGINA – Perfection can’t be beaten. John Epping found that out the hard way. Team Canada skip Brad Gushue was scored at 100 per cent in a 6-2 win over Epping’s Ontario (Toronto) squad in the Page playoff 1-2 game Saturday to advance to the final of the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Mosaic.

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All-stars, award winners announced at 2018 Tim Hortons Brier

March 10, 2018

REGINA — The all-stars and other award winners at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Mosaic, were announced on the closing weekend of the championship.

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‘Phenomenal shot’ propels Team Alberta to Tim Hortons Brier semifinal

March 10, 2018

REGINA – Brendan Bottcher believes his Alberta team is flying under the radar at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Mosaic, but his last shot Saturday just might have blown his cover.

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Gold for Canada’s Tardi at World Juniors

March 10, 2018

Canada won a second gold medal at the 2018 World Curling Championships on Saturday, as Tyler Tardi led his team to a 6-5 extra-end win over Scotland’s Ross Whyte in Aberdeen, Scotland, a follow-up to the gold medal won by Canada’s Kaitlyn Jones earlier in the day.

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Wheelchair Curlers Start Paralympics Perfect

March 10, 2018

If you were going to ask Canadian skip Mark Ideson who the favourites in wheelchair curling are at this year’s Paralympic Games, he’d tell you Norway won the world championship, and Russia won the two before that, and that the USA is playing really well lately. He certainly wouldn’t put Canada on the list, even though they’ve won the last three Paralympic gold medals. Based on Ideson’s modest prognosis, you’d expect for a Canada-Norway game to be lopsided. And it was, but not in the way his handicapping would suggest. Instead, Canada beat Norway 10-1 in six ends (they conceded ...

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Gold for Team Canada’s women at World Juniors

March 10, 2018

Canada’s Kaitlyn Jones is bringing home a gold medal after a 7-4 win over Sweden’s Isabella Wranaa today at the 2018 World Junior Curling Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Paralympic Curlers Strong Out of the Gate

Gangneung Curling Centre. The Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, South Korea, Thursday 8th March 2018. Photo: Joel Marklund for OIS/IOC. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
March 10, 2018

The Canadian Wheelchair Curling team is treating the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea like a marathon. It won’t be won or lost on day one, and it will take a consistent effort over the 11-game round robin to set them up for a sprint to the finish line. While there is still a lot of curling to be played, they couldn’t be happier with their results out of the gate. In their first game on this Paralympic marathon, Canada defeated Switzerland 8-0, with the Swiss conceding after the sixth end. “We’re pretty happy with that start,” said third ...

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Final four set at Tim Hortons Brier

March 10, 2018

REGINA – Play it again, boys. The Page playoff games at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Mosaic, will be repeats of the matchups on the last draw of the Championship Pool Friday night at the Brandt Centre.

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Team Canada advances to Tim Hortons Brier Page 1-2 game

March 9, 2018

REGINA – The stakes will be just as high this weekend as a year ago, but the stress level won’t be for Brad Gushue at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Mosaic.

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Team Canada’s Tyler Tardi advances to gold medal final at World Juniors

March 9, 2018

Canada’s Tyler Tardi will play for gold at the 2018 World Junior Curling Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland, after defeating USA’s Andrew Stopera 8-5 in the men’s semifinal on Friday evening.

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Northwest Territories ends on winning note at Tim Hortons Brier

March 9, 2018

REGINA — Veteran Jamie Koe ended his 12th trip to the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship on a winning note Friday morning at the Brandt Centre.

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