Thunder Bay curlers are and will likely be within the nationwide highlight once more this week, which means native followers will likely be busy following their exploits.
Following the silver-medal efficiency by Trevor Bonot and his crew of Jackie McCormick, Mike McCarville and Amanda Gates on the Canadian combined championship in Prince Albert, Sask., over the weekend, Al Hackner and Frank Morissette proceed play this week representing Northern Ontario on the nationwide masters finals.
The tremendous senior occasion for curlers 60 plus bought underway in Winnipeg on Monday. Hackner’s Northern Ontario rink that additionally consists of Eric Harnden from Sault Ste. Marie at third and Bruce Munro from Sudbury at lead bought off to a quick begin of their first three video games out scoring their opposition 23-7.
On Monday, Hackner received 9-4 in six ends over Prince Edward Island and 5-2 versus Newfoundland & Labrador following up with a 9-1 win over New Brunswick Tuesday morning.
The Northern Ontario, which confronted Yukon late Tuesday, should not have any drawback qualifying for the championship spherical that begins on Thursday.
Followers can observe outcomes at www.pembinacc.com/cdnmasters2022/.
CLUB NATS: Metropolis rinks skipped by Ben Mikkelsen and Jodi Judd are off to Edmonton on Friday the place the 2 Port Arthur Curling Membership groups will signify Northern Ontario on the Canadian membership championships. The week-long nationwide occasion will get underway Sunday on the West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace.
Judd and her rink of Judy Bouchard, Kelli Beda-Stevenson, Tracey Berry and alternate Rhanda Doran play their first recreation on Nov. 20 towards host Alberta.
Group Judd could have a goal on their again as they attempt to repeat the championship run of the Tracy Larocque rink from the Fort William Curling Membership who received the Canadian title eventually 12 months’s occasion held in Ottawa.
Group Judd will play in girls’s Pool B with video games towards New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
Mikkelsen and his crew of Greg Doran, Mark Blanchard, Devin Doran and alternate Chris Briand see their first motion on the nationwide championship on Nov. 21 towards Nova Scotia. Group Mikkelsen are in Males’s Pool B with their different video games towards Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Prince Edward Island and Nunavut.
Mikkelsen had success at this occasion when it was held in Leduc, Alta., in 2019. He took residence a bronze medal.
There’ll ship off occasion for Group Mikkelsen and Group Judd tonight at 7 p.m. tonight simply earlier than the Tbaytel Main League of Curling draw at 9 p.m. Mikkelsen and Judd each skip groups within the native 14-team aggressive league.
MAJOR MATCHUPS: Group Hackner are the entrance runners via 5 attracts of main league play however will likely be lacking their skip and third (Morissette) once they put their five-game undefeated season on the road towards Group Bonot in draw six. Rob Sinclair and Gary Champagne could have spares within the lineup as they appear so as to add to their 15 factors atop the standings.
Group Bonot will likely be again at full power with their skip and third Mike McCarville again from per week on the Canadian Combined on this key match of the league entrance runners. Group Bonot, with Jordan Potts at second and Kurtis Byrd at lead, sit in second place with 13 factors.
Brian Adams Jr., who’s third in factors with 12, takes on the Nicole Westlund-Stewart rink. Stewart is tenth within the standings.
In the meantime, Mikkelsen and Judd will look to enhance on sub .500 information.
Judd with two shootout wins attracts Kory Carr with one win in 5 begins, whereas Mikkelsen additionally 1-4 takes on Krista McCarville with a 3-2 document.
In different video games, fourth-ranked Gary Weiss attracts reigning champion Dylan Johnston, Denis Malette squares off with Ron Rosengren, and Dallas Burgess battles Bryan Burgess in a son-father showdown.
JAMAICA TIME: The inexperienced, yellow and black of Group Jamaica will likely be on show this weekend in the course of the Gray Cup Bonspiel on the Port Arthur Curling Membership.
Thunder Bay’s Cristiene Corridor-Teravainen will likely be skipping the primary official video games for the Jamaican girls’s crew on the annual native spiel.
The occasion, in its forty third 12 months, begins Thursday and runs till Sunday.
Jamaica grew to become the 67th nation to affix the World Curling Federation this previous summer season.
The 18-person Curling Jamaica Federation has members in Canada, america, the UK and Jamaica.
“They plan to carry and develop the game in Jamaica and welcome all Jamaican diaspora residing overseas and people of Jamaican respectable to affix the Curling Jamaica Federation,” mentioned Corridor-Teravainen.
The Jamaican girls’s elite crew is comprised of Stephanie Chen, Madeline Spurgeon, Margot Shepard Spurgeon and Corridor Teravainen.
“All of us gained our expertise enjoying in Canada for the College of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier College and in provincial playdowns at each degree,” mentioned Corridor-Teravainen, the well-known native roller of Jamaican respectable.
The crew is coached by Paul Carr who has groups of all ranges right here in Thunder Bay through the years.
The Gray Cup spiel would be the debut of the ladies’s crew in Ontario. Curling Jamaica calls the Unionville Curling Membership residence.
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