Easter Weekend Brings National Titles Back to Saskatchewan!
Team Saskatchewan Back on Top
Team Saskatchewan is back on top as national champions after claiming the 2018 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship Sunday afternoon in Leduc, with a convincing 11-1 victory over Manitoba!
Marie Wright (skip), Gil Dash (third), Darwin Bender (second), Larry Schrader (lead), Moose Gibson (alternate) & Lorrraine Arguin (Coach) have earned their third canadian championship in the past seven years. With their most recent win on home soil at the Regina Callie Curling Club back in 2016!
This years team made a slight line-up change moving Marie Wright up to the skip position for the first time, and it paid off tremendously as the team went undefeated all week (11-0) outscoring their opponents 90-32! What an amazing accomplishment for Team Saskatchewan!
For Marie Wright, this will be her second medal on the world stage in the past few months, as she brought home a bronze medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games as part of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Team! For the full Curling Canada story, please click here.
L-R: Darwin Bender, Gil Dash & Moose Gibson during the 2018 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships this past weekend (Photo, Infinite Eye Photography).
Saskatoon’s Kirk Muyres ready to deliver his stone during the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship final (Photo, Curling Canada).
Crocker/Muyres Headed to Sweden
Laura Crocker & Kirk Muyres are your newest members of Team Canada, as they claimed the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Leduc Sunday!
It may be a different duo as seen in the past as Crocker has competed with fiancee Geoff Walker, but Walker who is taking part in the World Men’s Curling Championship with Team Canada, Crocker called upon Saskatoon’s Kirk Muyres, and what a performance they put on! In pool play, they strung together an impressive 6-1 record with their only loss coming to the Quebec duo of Desjardins/Desjardins by a score of 9-7! With that they booked a spot directly into the quarter-finals, and from there on they won their next three games to a well deserved Canadian title! An incredible run for a team put together just weeks before the event, congratulations Laura & Kirk!
They will now represent Canada at the 2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, which will begin April 21 in Ostersund, Sweden!
For the full Curling Canada story, please click here.
Anderson Defends National Title
What a run it has been for Saskatoon’s Sherry Anderson during the past few curling seasons! It is hard to believe she has won two senior provincial titles, one women’s provincial championship & one canadian senior championship! Well you can now add a second canadian senior championship to her resume as she guided her team to a second straight national title this past weekend in Stratford, Ontario!
Team Saskatchewan found themselves in the semi finals against Ontario Thursday morning, after a week of pool play games, where they finished with an 8-2 record. With a 7-4 win over Ontario, Team Saskatchewan faced off against Nova Scotia looking to repeat as champions! Sherry Anderson, Patty Hersikorn, Brenda Goertzen & Anita Silvernagle made a comeback to remember, after being down 4-0 after three ends, taking the final by a score of 7-6 in an extra end!! With that, they will represent Canada a second time next year at the 2019 World Senior Curling Championships!
But first, Anderson and team will be gearing up for their appearance at the 2018 World Championships, which start up April 21 in Ostersund, Sweden! Good Luck & Good Curling ladies!
On the men’s side, Saskatoon’s Darrell McKee finished with an overall record of 4-6, good for 7th overall!
Team Saskatchewan posing behind the championship banners alongside the Senior Men’s Champions Team Ontario (Photo, Curling Canada).
L-R: Brenda Goertzen, Patty Hersikorn & Anita Silvernagle deliver their stone during the 2018 Championship (Photo, Curling Canada).