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Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers Wins Dramatic Elite 10 Semi Against John Epping

Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers Wins Dramatic Elite 10 Semi Against John Epping

By The Canadian Press

Reid Carruthers
Reid Carruthers shoots a stone during the final men’s round-robin draw Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Princess Auto Elite 10 in Chatham-Kent, Ont. (ANIL MUNGAL PHOTO)

CHATHAM, Ont. – The new-look Reid Carruthers team is finding success in a hurry.

Carruthers, teaming up with longtime Winnipeg rival Mike McEwen, is off to the men’s final of the Elite 10 after beating John Epping of Toronto on Saturday night in semifinal action.

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Jones, Hasselborg Through to Elite 10 Semis with Undefeated Records

Jones, Hasselborg Through to Elite 10 Semis with Undefeated Records

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Canada skip Jennifer Jones celebrates after scoring three points in the seventh end as they face Scotland at the World Women’s Curling Championship Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in North Bay, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

CHATHAM, Ont. – The playoff matchups are set for the Elite 10.

Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones and Olympic gold medallist Anna Hasselborg from Sweden have advanced through to the women’s semifinals at the first Grand Slam of Curling bonspiel of the year after finishing round-robin play undefeated.

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Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones First to Qualify for Playoffs at Elite 10

Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones First to Qualify for Playoffs at Elite 10

The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Canada skip Jennifer Jones delivers a stone against the United States during the semifinal at the World Women’s Curling Championship in North Bay, Ont., Saturday, March 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

CHATHAM, Ont. – Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones is the first skip to earn a spot in the playoffs at the Elite 10.

Jones has a 3-0-0-0 record and nine points after scoring a 3 & 2 victory over Edmonton’s Laura Walker in Thursday’s evening draw.

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Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer Headed to Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame

Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer Headed to Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame

By Brian Schultz

Jennifer Jones
Manitoba, left to right, Shannon Birchard, Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen celebrate their win over the Wild Card team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Two Olympians and stars of Manitoba’s curling scene are being inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame.

Jennifer Jones and Jill Officer were among the names revealed Wednesday by Curl Manitoba. The two won gold for Canada with their rink at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

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Curling Carousel Spins Faster After Olympic Games with Major Changes for Teams

Curling Carousel Spins Faster After Olympic Games with Major Changes for Teams

By The Canadian Press

Mike McEwen
Skip Mike McEwen throws in draw 14 against Kevin Koe at the 2013 Roar Of The Rings championship in Winnipeg on December 6, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Free agency among Canada’s top curling teams picked up steam with another team announcing changes Wednesday.

Mike McEwen’s team from Winnipeg announced on Facebook they will disband after 11 years at the conclusion of this season.

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Changes to Team Jennifer Jones as Officer Takes Backseat

Changes to Team Jennifer Jones as Officer Takes Backseat

Jennifer Jones
Manitoba, left to right, Shannon Birchard, Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen celebrate their win over the Wild Card team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG — Team Jennifer Jones will look a little different when they hit the curling rink for the 2018-19 season.

Longtime second Jill Officer has opted to step back from the sport and will remain with the Olympic-winning squad as an alternate.

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Manitoba Olympians Kaitlyn Lawes and Brigette Lacquette Return Home to Hero’s Welcome

Manitoba Olympians Kaitlyn Lawes and Brigette Lacquette Return Home to Hero’s Welcome

Kaitlyn Lawes - Brigette Lacquette
Gold medal curler Kaitlyn Lawes and women’s hockey silver medallist Brigette Lacquette arrive in Winnipeg from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Monday, February 26, 2018. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A hero’s welcome greeted Winnipeg curler Kaitlyn Lawes and Canadian women’s hockey player Brigette Lacquette on Monday night as they both returned from the Pyeongchang Winter Games with Olympic medals in tow.

Dozens of fans waving Canadian flags were on hand at James Richardson International Airport to see Lawes and Lacquette come down the escalator amid a bagpipe ceremony.

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Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes, John Morris Defeat Switzerland to Win Mixed Doubles Gold Medal

Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes, John Morris Defeat Switzerland to Win Mixed Doubles Gold Medal

By The Canadian Press

Kaitlyn Lawes - John Morris
Gold medal winners Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris of Canada celebrate during the victory ceremony after Curling Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Game on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

The first Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles curling goes to Canada.

Canada’s John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes beat defending world champions Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Switzerland 10-3 in the gold-medal game.

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