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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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Canada wins extra-end Paralympic Nailbiter vs. USA

March 13, 2018

“It was a fun game.” That’s how Canadian skip Mark Ideson summed up his team’s 6-5, extra-end victory or the United States on Tuesday night. “They’re great people and there’s a lot of camaraderie out there,” said Ideson of his American opponents. “We have a lot of respect for them. They’re good players, and good people.” Ideson and Team Canada were probably the only ones having fun, as the rest of the Canadian supporters were chewing their fingernails off. Again, Canada got down early, this time falling behind 3-0 after two ends. Just as in their morning win over China, ...

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Canada complete comeback win over China

March 13, 2018

Canada might have to start calling their Paralympic wheelchair curling team the “Comeback Kids.”  That might be confusing for their actual kids, and in some cases their grandkids. Regardless of the nickname, the Canadians erased a four-point deficit for the second time this week, this time coming back from 5-1 to beat China, 8-5. “I’m really proud of the team,” said skip Mark Ideson. “We got down early… again. That seems to be a bit of a theme for us, myself in particular with a slow start. But they pick me up and carried me through. “ Indeed, Ideson wasn’t ...

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Canada on the wrong side of the inch vs. Great Britain

Canada didn't have an answer for Great Britain - Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 © WCF / Céline Stucki
March 12, 2018

Elite athletes live for the feeling of being in “the zone” – the sensation where your peak performance is on auto-pilot, every result is perfect, and you can’t miss. For Canada’s wheelchair curlers, it must have felt like they were just a few inches outside of “the zone.” “You know, some days you’re one with the rock. Other days, it’s like your two completely different entities,” said Ina Forrest, who throws third on Canada’s Paralympic team. “We just didn’t have the zen of curling today.” Indeed, something seemed a little off as Canada dropped their second game of the day; ...

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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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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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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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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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