PEI teams split openers at U18 nationals in St. Andrews NB

The Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships are underway in St. Andrews New Brunswick. The first draw took place Monday evening, while the opening ceremonies were at 9 this morning, before Draw 2 at 10 am.

Team PEI at the opening ceremonies (Doug Kelly photo)

Both PEI teams played their first games this morning, with the PEI Girl’s team, skipped by Lauren Ferguson out of the Cornwall, Charlottetown and Crapaud curling clubs, beating the Yukon 8-4, while the Boy’s squad, skipped by Mitchell Schut out of the  Cornwall Curling Club, lost 6-2 to a tough Quebec rink, 

Quebec vs PEI – final shot
(Capture from Bell Aliant Livestream)

The Ferguson rink stole a deuce in the 4th end, and took four points in the sixth, while Team Schut was kept to singles while the Quebec team took deuces in the first half of their game. Quebec stole the fifth, with Schut blanking the sixth. Quebec stole the seventh, and, up four in the last end, but facing three Schut counters, the Quebec skip made a hit to run the PEI team out of rocks in the eighth end.

Both PEI teams play again at 6 pm, with Schut taking on defending champ Jacob Horgan and his Sudbury team. Horgan won his opener 5-4 over Newfoundland and Labrador last evening. Ferguson plays Vernon BC’s Jaelyn Cotter (her father Jim, a 7-time Brier participant, is coaching), who is 0-2 following losses to Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Selected games from the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Championships will be streamed live for viewing on-line. Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2018under18/, for links and more information.

The teams are split into two pools in each gender — two pools of six in the 12-team boys competition, and two pools of seven in the girls event (with 13 Member Associations competing in the girls competition, a host team from New Brunswick also is competing in order to create two even pools).

The top four teams in each pool will move into an eight-team championship double-knockout playoff round beginning on Friday, April 13. That will determine four teams in each gender for the Olympic-style semifinals on Saturday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. AT. The semifinal winners will play for gold while the losers will play for bronze at 6 p.m. AT the same day.

Additionally, the teams that don’t make the playoffs will take part in a mixed doubles competition.

For information on team lineups, schedules and tickets, go to the event website: www.curling.ca/2018under18/.

(with info from Curling Canada)

Post last modified: Apr 10, 2018 @ 2:33 pm

Canadian U18: PEI Teams begin play at 10 am. Team Schut game vs Quebec to be livestreamed #U18CC2018

The opening ceremonies go at 9 this morning with the first draw of day 2 going at 10 am at the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews New Brunswick.

Photo (L-R): Mitchell Schut, Nick Johnston, Liam Kelly, Colin MacKenzie, coach Lori Robinson

The opening game for Team Mitchell Schut is at 10 am against Quebec, and will be live-streamed by Bell Aliant Community Live at 

The opening game for Team Lauren Ferguson will also be at 10 am, against the Yukon. Their 6 pm Monday game against New Brunswick was postponed due to an issue with the ice on their assigned sheet, and now goes at the end of the round robin – 6 pm on Thursday.

Both teams play again at 6 this evening.

Follow the PEI Teams on Twitter at @TeamMSchutPE and @TeamFergusonPEI

Use the event’s Twitter hashtag #U18CC2018 for other information.

Website & live scoring  http://www.curling.ca/2018under18/ 

Team Ferguson round robin schedule:

Draw Starts at Opponent
2 10:00 AM Tuesday Yukon
4 6:00 PM Tuesday British Columbia
7 6:00 PM Wed. Saskatchewan
8 10:00 AM Thurs Northwest Territories
9 2:00 PM Thurs Ontario
10 6:00 PM Thurs.* New Brunswick

Game postponed from Draw 1

Team Schut round robin schedule:

Draw Starts at Opponent
2 10:00 AM Tues. Québec
4 6:00 PM Tues. Northern Ontario 
6 2:00 PM Wed. New Brunswick
7 6:00 PM Wed. Newfoundland & Labrador
8 10:00 AM Thurs. British Columbia
Post last modified: Apr 10, 2018 @ 8:27 am

U18 Update: Team Ferguson’s Opener moved, Team Schut’s opener scheduled to be livestreamed

Team PEI Girls opening game against New Brunswick, originally scheduled for 6 this evening, at the Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews NB has now been moved to later in the round robin draw. The other games this evening are going ahead as scheduled. Team Ferguson’s opener will now be at 10 am on Tuesday against the Yukon.

Revised Team Ferguson round-robin schedule:

Draw Starts at Opponent
2 10:00 AM Tuesday Yukon
4 6:00 PM Tuesday British Columbia
7 6:00 PM Wed. Saskatchewan
8 10:00 AM Thurs Northwest Territories
9 2:00 PM Thurs Ontario
10 6:00 PM Thurs.* New Brunswick

*Game postponed from Draw 1

Photo (L-R): Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Lexie Murray, David Murphy (Coach)

Team Mitchell Schut’s first game is against Quebec at 10 am Tuesday. Live stream should be up to watch that Sheet C game online at player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/183

 

Post last modified: Apr 12, 2018 @ 8:08 am

Forgot to clean out your locker? Drop by this week!

Another successful curling season has concluded here at the Cornwall Curling Club. If you forgot to clean out your locker, don’t worry – our manager, Bev, is still here this week getting everything in order for the off-season. Call first, as she’ll be in and out of the Club.

 

Post last modified: Apr 9, 2018 @ 9:39 am

Cornwall’s Schut and Ferguson rinks at Canadian U18 Ch’ships, which starts this evening in St. Andrews NB (Curling Canada)

Canada’s top up-and-coming curlers are playing for national championships for a second straight year in the province of New Brunswick, following a successful debut last April in Moncton. The 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships are being staged in Saint Andrews, N.B., starting this evening and running through Saturday.

PEI is represented by our U18 provincial champs, the Mitchell Schut boy’s rink from the Cornwall Curling Club and the Lauren Ferguson girl’s team from the Cornwall, Crapaud, and Charlottetown curling clubs, 

Photo (L-R): Mitchell Schut, Nick Johnston, Liam Kelly, Colin MacKenzie, coach Lori Robinson

Photo (L-R): Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Lexie Murray, David Murphy (Coach)

Follow the PEI Teams on Twitter at @TeamMSchutPE and @TeamFergusonPEI

Use the event’s Twitter hashtag #U18CC2018 for  other information.

Team Schut round-robin schedule:

Draw Starts at Opponent
2 10:00 AM Tues. Québec
4 6:00 PM Tues. Northern Ontario 
6 2:00 PM Wed. New Brunswick
7 6:00 PM Wed. Newfoundland & Labrador
8 10:00 AM Thurs. British Columbia

Team Ferguson round-robin schedule:

Draw Starts at Opponent
1 6:00 PM Monday New Brunswick
2 10:00 AM Tuesday Yukon
4 6:00 PM Tuesday British Columbia
7 6:00 PM Wed. Saskatchewan
8 10:00 AM Thurs Northwest Territories
9 2:00 PM Thurs Ontario

The event, for players ages 17 and under as of June 30, 2017, is being staged at the W.C. O’Neill Arena Complex, using both a hockey arena and the three-sheet Heather Curling Club, which is part of the complex, and will feature teams from 13 Member Associations in each gender (Nunavut did not enter teams, while the Yukon did not enter a boys team).

At the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Championships last year in Moncton, Northern Ontario teams swept both gold medals.

On the boy’s side, Jacob Horgan’s team (vice-skip Max Cull, second Nicholas Bissonnette, lead Shane Robinson, coach Gerry Horgan) from Sudbury is back intact to defend its title, while there will be a new girls team from Northern Ontario, skipped by Sudbury’s Bella Croisier. Sudbury’s Kira Brunton claimed gold last year.

And while many of the players will be unfamiliar to curling fans across Canada, some last names will be very familiar.

On the girl’s side, Team B.C. from Vernon is skipped by Jaelyn Cotter, the daughter of seven-time Tim Hortons Brier participant Jim Cotter, who is coaching the team.

B.C.’s boy’s team, skipped by Dawson Ballard and hailing from New Westminster and Coquitlam, also has some championship bloodlines. Second Joshua  Miki is the son of Bryan Miki (who coaches the team); Bryan played second on Greg McAulay’s team that won the 2000 Brier and world men’s championships.

Round-robin competition at both facilities will begin Monday at 6 p.m. (all times Atlantic).

Selected games from the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Championships will be streamed live for viewing on-line. Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2018under18/, for links and more information.

The teams will be split into two pools in each gender — two pools of six in the 12-team boys competition, and two pools of seven in the girls event (with 13 Member Associations competing in the girls competition, a host team from New Brunswick also is competing in order to create two even pools).

The top four teams in each pool will move into an eight-team championship double-knockout playoff round beginning on Friday, April 13. That will determine four teams in each gender for the Olympic-style semifinals on Saturday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. AT. The semifinal winners will play for gold while the losers will play for bronze at 6 p.m. AT the same day.

Additionally, the teams that don’t make the playoffs will take part in a mixed doubles competition.

For information on team lineups, schedules and tickets, go to the event website:www.curling.ca/2018under18/.

Event draw (subject to change)

Event website: www.curling.ca/2018under18/

Results: Curling.ca

Click to read at Curling Canada

Post last modified: Apr 9, 2018 @ 8:53 am

Farewell Party for Danielle and Edmond on April 14

Danielle Girard and Edmond Richard have been Cornwall Curling Club members for a number of years, and are departing on a journey to forge new friendships in Québec. A farewell party (an informal “come and go” drop-in event) is being held this coming Saturday, April 14th beginning at 7 pm.

The bar will be open and there will be light snacks/appetizers provided.  Come on out and wish them well!

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 8, 2018 @ 7:59 pm

Your Independent Grocer Closing Spiel photo gallery

Here is a photo gallery from this weekend’s Your Independent Grocer Closing Spiel. Photos taken by Laurie Kelly and Derek MacEwen. We’ll have the story later. Click on an image to enlarge.

Post last modified: Apr 8, 2018 @ 3:16 pm

Donna Butler wins two 3 day Cavendish Beach Music Festival passes from Team Schut

Congratulations from Team Mitchell Schut to Donna Butler, whose name was drawn on Saturday to win two 3 Day passes to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. A huge thank you to all who purchased a raffle ticket to help cover our costs to go to the U18 National Curling Championships, which start Monday. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Follow the PEI Teams on Twitter at @TeamMSchutPE and @TeamFergusonPEI

Event website: www.curling.ca/2018under18/

 

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 8, 2018 @ 10:44 am

Sign up now for our annual Best Ball Golf Tourney on June 16 at Countryview

Sign up now for our annual nine-hole, Best Ball Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 16 at beautiful Countryview Golf Club, Route 19 in Fairview. You can sign up by contacting Gary O’Sullivan at bantamgary@gmail.com or 902-388-0592. Teams will be balanced as much as possible to accommodate all experience levels (including none at all!). The best ball/scramble format makes it fun for everyone! Please include your phone number, and golf handicap (if you know what that is). The tournament is followed by lunch and prizes (very few go home empty-handed).
Cost is $40 a player, or $20 for Countryview members. Arrive by 8:30 am for the shotgun start at 9.

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 8, 2018 @ 7:57 pm

Cornwall’s Craig Mackie wins Sportsmanship award, gold and bronze medal games go today at Canadian Masters in BC (Curl BC)

Semifinal play wrapped up Saturday afternoon, with the gold and bronze medal games going today at the 2018 Coastland Engineering and Surveying Canadian Masters Curling Championship, for curlers age 60 and over, at the Cloverdale Curling Club and the Peace Arch Curling Centre in Surrey/White Rock BC. Team PEI women, skipped by Cornwall’s Sandy Hope, made the championship pool in the event, finishing play with a 5-4 win-loss record overall, while the PEI men, skipped by Cornwall’s Bill Hope, had a combined two wins and seven losses in the round robin and seeding pool. The event’s awards banquet was held on Saturday evening, with Team PEI’s Craig Mackie winning the men’s sportsmanship award, and Ellen Johnson from the Yukon receiving the women’s.

Photo: Craig Mackie (right) and Ellen Johnson

BC’s women’s team of skip Pat Sanders, third Lorraine Gagnon, second Sherry Findlay and lead Roselyn Craig beat Ontario’s team of skip Dale Curtis, third Rosemary Gowman, second Brenda Clark and lead Susan Martin with a score of 6-5 to progress to the women’s gold medal game.

Saskatchewan’s women’s team of skip Delores Syrota, third Beverly Krasowski, second Donna Liebrecht and lead Sylvia Broad won the other women’s semifinal game with a score of 8-5 over Nova Scotia’s team of skip Colleen Pinkney, third Margaret Cutcliffe, second Karen Hennigar and lead Susan Creelman.

BC and Saskatchewan will meet in the women’s gold medal game at 11:00am on Sunday April 8 at Cloverdale Curling Club. Saskatchewan will be looking to defend their title of 2017 Canadian Masters Curling Championship women’s gold medalists. The last time a BC team won the women’s gold medal was in 2015.

Ontario and Nova Scotia will play in the women’s bronze medal game at 9:00am on Sunday April 8 at Peace Arch Curling Centre.

BC’s men’s team of skip Craig Lepine, third Neil Houston, second Craig McLeod and lead Kevin Jeannotte beat the BC-Host team of skip Rob Koffski, third Pat Ryan, second Randy Nelson and lead Glen Brennan in their semifinal game with a score of 7-2 to advance to the men’s gold medal game.

In the other men’s semifinal game, Alberta’s team of skip Mickey Pendergast, third Rob Armitage, second Randy Ponich and lead Rick Hjertaas beat Manitoba’s team of skip Mark Franklin, third Brent McCannell, second Bill Menzies and lead Larry Borus with a score of 6-3.

Lepine‘s BC team will play Alberta in the men’s gold medal game at 2:00pm on Sunday April 8 at Cloverdale Curling Club. The last time a BC team won the men’s gold medal was in 2011. Alberta’s Team Armstrong won silver at the 2017 Canadian Masters Curling Championship.

Koffski’s BC-Host team will meet Manitoba in the men’s bronze medal game at 9:00am on Sunday April 8 at Peace Arch Curling Centre.

The schedule and game results can be found on the event website: www.2018masterscurling.com

The gold medal games will be live-streamed here: http://sportscanada.tv/curl-bc

Photos from the event can be found here: https://bit.ly/2ItPOKQ

Post last modified: Apr 8, 2018 @ 1:31 pm