Great Weekend for SK Curlers Around the World!
Team SK Sits at 2-1 After a Two-Win Day at Tim Hortons Brier
After Adam Casey and the rest of Team SK dropped a close match to Team Manitoba in their opener at the Tim Hortons Brier in St. Johns, NL. The boys in green responded very nicely picking up two wins during the second day of round robin play. Team SK played Team Alberta in the morning draw, where we saw them score a big opening three points in the first end as well as a three in the ninth end, taking the eventual victory 11-5. After a quick break the team faced off against Team NWT and Jamie Koe where again a score of three in the opening end as well as three the eighth proved to be enough as SK took an 8-3 victory. With no morning draw today, Team SK will battle with Quebec (afternoon draw) and will have to battle the tough hometown crowd in the evening draw against Newfoundland & Labrador!
Make sure to follow along all week on TSN, as well as for all scores/results, please clickhere.Team Daily Blogs by none other than Pat Simmons will be posted on the CURLSASK website, give them a look to check out what the team is up to aside from curling throughout the week!
Photo Credit: Curling Canada/Michael Burns
Photo Credit: Moose Jaw Times Herald/Randy Palmer
Team Canada Sits at 3-1 at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship
The 2017 World Wheelchair Curling Championship got underway this past Friday in Gangneung, Republic of Korea with Marie Wright of Moose Jaw and Coach Wayne Kiel of Balgonie joining Team Canada in their quest for a gold medal at this years event! Team Canada is off to a great start, collecting wins over Scotland (5-4), U.S.A (6-4), & Germany (8-2). Canada’s only loss so far this week is to Switzerland, where it came down to the final end to determine the 4-3 score. Canada currently sits at 3-1 after six draws of play, with upcoming games against China & Korea.
Please follow along with all scores/results at the World Curling Federation website, or please clickhere.
University of Regina Men’s & Women’s Curling Teams Qualify for Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) National Championships
The University of Alberta and the Saville Centre in Edmonton, Alberta played host to the 2017Western Canadian University Curling Championships this past weekend. The top two teams out of four would qualify for the national tournament which will be held in a few short weeks in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The University of Regina has begin to develop a more formalized curling program at the university, forming fairly new squads and coaching staffs heading into this season, and it has turned out to be very successful with both teams playing wellat this years championship in Edmonton!
University of Regina Women’s Curling Team
The women’s team headed into this weekend with great young experience from both players and coaches at both a provincial and national level! The women got off to a great start, splitting games against the University of Brandon & University of Lethbridge. Then came across a huge victory against the current Canadian Junior & World Junior Bronze Medalists in University of Alberta & Kristen Streifel (7-5). The women clinched the national berth with two more wins throughout the weekend. Congratulations on a greatchampionship and good luck heading into nationals!
University of Regina Men’s Curling Team
The men’s team this year only saw one returning member join in another great and young team providing a bright future for the men’s curling program. The boys played a great first few games, picking up two straight wins against Brandon University (6-3) & the University of Lethbridge (8-2). The boys’ first loss cameto former CIS Canadian Champion in the University of Alberta and Thomas Scoffin (3-1). It all came down to a tiebreaker game for that second and final spot to the national championship, which saw our boys take a 7-6 nail biting victory against Brandon University. Congratulationson a great weekend championship gentlemen and good luck at nationals!
A overall great start and future for the university program thanks to a lot of help from the University of Regina’s Alison Fisher and John Papandreos (program coordinators), and to coaches Tom Hamon, Dave Miller, and Jamie Schneider (unable to coach due to participating at the Brier with Team SK) for all the hard work they have put in to kick starting this newly branded program!
Left to right: Haylee Jameson, Stasia Wisniewski, Hayley Unrau, Sara England, Kaitlin Corbin, & Coach Tom Hamon.
Left to right: Sam Wills, Drew Springer, Grady Lamontagne, Brody Blackwell, & Coach Dave Miller