Well, a busy weekend around the wheelchair curling world. I took Sunday off, I actually went out and threw some rocks with the Iderton guys, Mark, Mike, Tony and Mike. I had a great team and these days don't often get to throw with wheechair teams. To much time spent with the AB crowd I guess. I had lots of funs and maybe was even able to help those guys out on the pursuit of the National Championship goal they set for them self in March.
The team looks good, and has a few changes scheduled for the upcoming nationals. We will follow this rookie team with great interest.
|Shanon Wilcox, Coach Terry, & Tony Reynen|
In 2012, Team Nova Scotia will be a new team and not the one that previously had been fronted by Michael Fitzgerald. This year in the Nova Scotia Play Downs team Richard Brown won the right to represent Nova Scotia at the 2012 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships.
The Brown Team in the provincials showed with Paige Fougere, Steve Parfaitt and Terry Cousineau. After winning the provincials it was revealed that Paige Fougere was not able to attend nationals and the team added Debbie Earle to the team. Earle had played on the team defeated by Team Brown.
Similarly Team Brown picked up National Team Prospect Trendal Hubley-Bolivar to be their fifth. Hubley-Bolivar again played on the team they defeated in provincial competition. Last year Team Nova Scotia with Earle playing lead and Hubley-Bolivar playing second won the bronze medal at the National championships.
This year, Earle and Hubley-Bolivar played in the US Open in Utica on a team skipped by Laughie Rutt and playing with Keith Williams. They went 3-4 in Utica. This year's Team Nova Scotia will not have either skip Michael Fitzgerald or third Laughie Rutt who were present at the last four National Championships. (Submission by Laugie Rutt)
And final Sweden is in Korea in prep for the World Wheelchair Curling Championships which begins at the end of the week. Coach and husband Thomas Wilhelm has been on his facebook sharing a few observations of what Sweden has been up to since arriving in Korea.
|Checking out the the Metro|
So that is what has happen over the weekend folks; let's see what you bring me this week and how Canada does starting on Friday! GO CANADA!