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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Summary of Draw 7 - Alberta tops the field

In a morning of surprises we saw last year's champion Manitoba upset by Nova Scotia in a game which seemed to be in hand until the final end. Manitoba drew in to lie second shot but Nova Scotia with it's last rock took out the Manitoba stone to score 3.

In the final end on sheet B, Quebec's skip Lessard, with hammer, made a great shot to take 4 and come back from 2 down.  In doing so they turned what was sure to be a loss into an Ontario defeat.

Over on C, we saw Newfoundland & Labrador play up to an expected level and capture its first win of the tournament. In the 6th, Host was facing 4 but Rick Prud'homme could only remove one. Great play by Officer of Canada recipient and Newfoundland Skip Joanne MacDonald lead her team to this much needed victory.

On Sheet D, great play by BC skip, Gerry Austgarden was not enough to slow down the Squash steam engine which Darwin Bender had rolling. The turning point came the 4th end with Darwin taking 3. After that BC, although playing well, was unable to crack the scoreboard again.

And finally on E, Northern Ontario got out to a lead over top dog Alberta; however, a few misses saw Alberta skip, Bruno Yizek, capitalize and lead his team toward the podium.

Draw 8 starts at 3pm this afternoon.

Rank Team  Win Losses Games Played Points For Points Against
1 Alberta 6 1 7 58 20
2 Quebec 5 2 7 56 29
3 Saskatchewan 5 2 7 49 37
4 Ontario 4 3 7 56 40
5 Northern Ontario 4 3 7 47 42
6 Manitoba 4 3 7 43 39
7 British Columbia 3 4 7 44 42
8 Nova Scotia 2 5 7 31 60
9 Host 1 6 7 32 59
10 Newfoundland 1 6 7 19 60

In other news; this event has seen the greatest amount of media coverage ever! Not only is the CCA providing Scores and LIVE coverage, as many of you know, we are providing blog coverage with a few additions such as photos, interviews and personal videos.

But what else has been happening? Check out the other news articles which where posted today:

Thunder Bay short on accessible hotel rooms, athletes say
An advocacy group for people with disabilities says Thunder Bay needs more accessible hotel rooms if it wants to hold events like the National Wheelchair Curling Championships. Persons United for Self-Help Northwest said the event provides an economic ...

First-place Alberta hammers host team 12-3 at wheelchair curling championship
Winnipeg Free Press
THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Bruno Yizek's Alberta team remained in first place at the Canadian wheelchair curling championship with a 12-3 rout of the host team Wednesday. Yizek scored two in the first end, stole three in the second and put the game away with ...
5-way logjam for second
The Chronicle Journal
Northern Ontario's Carl Levesque rink of Thunder Bay were down 5-0 after three ends to Richard Brown's Nova Scotia rink, clawed their way back to tie 7-7 before falling 8-7 in the late draw Wednesday at the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship at ...


Quebec Looks to Build on its Momentum
Canadian Curling Association (press release)
Alberta is playing like a team on a mission at the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships in Thunder Bay, Ont. Unbeaten through four draws, veteran skip Bruno Yizek's crew has been razor sharp. Three-time Canadian finalists, Alberta seems determined ...


2012 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship - Curl BC
Follow Team BC at the 2012 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship. Click here to visit the event website. Canadian Direct Insurance - 10% off for Curl BC ...
First-place Alberta hammers host team 12-3 at wheelchair curling ...
THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Bruno Yizek's Alberta team remained in first place at the Canadian wheelchair cu... - Curling - Brandon Sun.

Sudbury Wheelchair Curlers Given Second Chance
Sudbury Wheelchair Curlers Given Second Chance. By David Lacasse. Sudbury Wheelchair Curlers have been given a second chance. Coming in 2nd place at ...
Wheelchair Curling - Tbnewswatch.com
03-19-2012. Arson Investigation. 01:06. Wheelchair Curling. 02:31. New Subdivision. 01:12. Water Week. 01:20. Hyer Leadership. 01:02. Speed Concerns ...

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