Tag Archives: Dennis Thiessen

Tag Archives: Dennis Thiessen

Curling Canada honours 2019 Hall of Fame inductees, annual award-winners

March 5, 2019

Canada’s Curling Hall of Fame will welcome six new inductees, while some of this sport’s finest and most dedicated volunteers and supporters will be honoured with prestigious Curling Canada awards, it was announced today.

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Curlers honoured at 2018 Canadian Sport Awards

September 20, 2018

Canadian curling stars were big winners at the 2018 Canadian Sport Awards on Thursday night in Ottawa.

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Canadians down NPA in Dramatic Fashion at Paralympics

Canada faces Neutral Paralympic Athletes in 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang - Photo: Brian Chick/Curling Canada
March 14, 2018

It was as though they were making it dramatic for the TV audience. Last end. Skips’ rocks. One for sure, and a measure for two and the win. The measuring stick doesn’t function properly. They have to get the other one from the far end of the sheet, delaying the result further. Talk about drama! Drama for the fans at least. For the players, it was pretty obvious. “I was pretty confident, and the NPA third looked at it and shook his head,” said Canadian third Ina Forrest of the delayed measurement. “So I was pretty sure he saw it ...

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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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Canadian wheelchair curling team selected for nomination to Canadian Paralympic Committee for 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

December 8, 2017

A veteran-laden lineup has met the criteria for nomination to the Canadian Paralympic Committee to represent this country in wheelchair curling at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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Wheelchair curling champion Carolyn Lindner: Just getting started

May 25, 2017

When Manitoba skip Dennis Thiessen turned to his team to celebrate winning the gold medal at the 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship earlier this month, he was met with an unexpected response from his lead: “I want to keep playing,” protested Carolyn Lindner, in her first season with the team. “I’m just finding my groove!”

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Gold for Manitoba at Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

April 30, 2017

“This one feels special,” said Manitoba’s Dennis Thiessen after leading his Winnipeg team to an 11-1 win over Alberta’s Jack Smart to claim the gold medal at the 14th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Boucherville, Que.

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Saskatchewan still on top at Wheelchair Championship

April 6, 2016

Saskatchewan remains the only undefeated team after the second day of round robin competition at the 2016 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship being held at the Callie Curling Club in Regina.

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2016 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship starts Monday in Regina

April 1, 2016

The 13th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship gets underway Monday, April 4, in the Callie Curling Club at Regina. Ten teams, representing nine provinces plus Northern Ontario, play a round robin from Monday to Friday, April 8, followed by the Page playoff games — 1 vs. 2 on Friday at 7 p.m. (all times MDT) and 3 vs. 4 on Saturday at 10 a.m. The semifinal (loser of 1-2 vs. winner of 3-4) goes Saturday, April 9, at 3 p.m.

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Canada finishes strong at World Wheelchair Championship

February 27, 2016

They may not be coming home with a medal, but a gutsy performance by Jim Armstrong, Ina Forrest, Dennis Thiessen, Mark Ideson, alternate Sonja Gaudet and coach Wayne Kiel to defeat Germany 6-3 on the final day of round robin competition at the 2016 World Wheelchair Championship means that Team Canada secures a spot in next year’s event without having to play through a relegation round.

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Another loss for Team Canada at World Wheelchair Championship

February 25, 2016

The struggles continue for Team Canada at the 2016 World Wheelchair Curling Championship, as they gave up two stolen ends on the way to a 10-2 loss on Thursday afternoon in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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First win for Team Canada at World Wheelchair Championship

February 24, 2016

Team Canada ended a three-game winless streak and stole three ends on the way to a 9-3 defeat of Slovakia at the 2016 World Wheelchair Curling Championship on Wednesday afternoon in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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Team Canada opens Wheelchair Worlds on Sunday

February 19, 2016

A veteran-laden Canadian team will begin its quest for gold on Sunday in Lucerne, Switzerland, when the 2016 World Wheelchair Curling Championship gets underway.

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Wheelchair curling national team set for world championship

December 22, 2015

Canada’s world-No. 1-ranked wheelchair curling program will begin its push to the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games with a familiar lineup, albeit with an eye on the future, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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Quebec through to the final

May 2, 2015

Quebec is through to the final of the 2015 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship after defeating Manitoba in the Page Playoff 1-2 game at the Centre Gilles Chabot in Boucherville, Que., on Saturday afternoon.

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