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May 6, 2018
Posted: April 5, 2018 The 2018 Canadian Stick Curling Champions – Campbell & Campbell!
Our 48 Team National Championships were concluded on Thursday, April 5th with the husband & wife team of Rae & Tom Campbell of the St. Vital Curling Club in Winnipeg, MB defeating 3 time Canadian champion, Tim Smith with new partner Chris Peiper of Armstrong, BC to become the 2018 Canadian Stick Curling Champions.
24 Alberta teams competed with 2018 Alberta Stick Curling Champions, Ryan Meyers & Dennis Fitzerald finishing in 4th place. They were defeated by 3-time Canadian champion John Campbell and partner Derrell Sears of Armstrong, BC in the bronze medal game.
We’d like to Thank the many volunteers and community sponsors for making this event a huge success!
For all the Results and lots of Photos, visit www.albertastickcurling.ca
Congratulations! to our Junior Men’s Molberg Team who qualified in the Canada Games pre-trials in Red Deer over the March 23-25 weekend.
ST. ALBERT CELEBRATING CANADA 150 Legacy Stories
March 23, 2018
Congratulations to all the local curlers who represented their schools and our club very well at the Alberta High School Provincial Curling Championships this past week!
We had 3 local teams make the playoffs on Saturday, and our very own Icemaker – Nic Oake and his team of David Howes, Chase Lozinski, and Owen Pocholok won GOLD in the Boy’s Division and are taking the Provincial Banner back to St. Albert Catholic High School! Paul Kane Girls coached by: Laurie Knoll/Lori Olson-Johns: Skip: Brennin Turner, Third: Anna Smith, Second: Seraphina Wong and Lead: Emmarie Brown and Paul Kane Boys, coached by Duncan Knoll/Lori Olson-Johns: Skip: Andrew Nowell, Third: Carson Davis, Second: Tanner Schnirer, and Lead: Ryan Boljkovac each finished fourth in their respective divisions. Many of these fine young curlers are members of St. Albert Junior Curling programs and we are very proud of their performance, both on and off the ice.
2018 Alberta Winter Games Feb 16-19, 2018 – Wood Buffalo in Ft McMurray – Mixed Doubles Teams: Julia Bakos/Owen Pacholok/Coach Brenna Bilassy and Rebecca Molberg/Chase Lozinsky/Coach Paul Turner. (pictured in Fort McMurray on the weekend) These young ambassadors represented us well and can be proud of their accomplishments!
Click for more great photos from the weekend
2018 Hazel Jamison Senior Division 1 Winners – Feb 16-19, 2018
Congratulations to the Andrew Nowell Team of Carson Davis, Tanner Schnirer, Kolby MacDonald and Coach: Brent MacDonald All members of our Thursday After School League and the STAJED program at St. Albert Curling Club. Well done guys!
U18 Provincial Championships in Okotoks March 1-4, 2018 – Nathan Molberg Team with Third: Jacob Rahn Second: Braden Pelech Lead: Morgan Bilassy Coach: Nicole Bellamy.
Alberta High School Provincial Championships in St. Albert Feb. 28 – Mar 3, 2018 – The St. Albert Curling Club and local high schools will be well represented at this year’s High School Curling Championships, being hosted at our club this year!
Junior Club Championships in Sherwood Park March 9-11, 2018 – Good Luck to the Anna Smith Team with Rebecca Molberg, Colby Lozinsky, & Rachel Hansen, and Anders Van Amsterdam Team with Carter Parenteau, Cameron Molberg and Caleb Kerschbaumer. These young athletes are members of our STAJED program and Thursday After School League.
Congratulations!! to our IceMaker/Bartender, Holly Jamieson.
She and her team of Sally Korol, Nula Kurylowich, Andrea Scott and Coach: Taina Smiley brought home the Gold Medal from the Canada Deaf Games held at the Deer Lodge Curling Club in Winnipeg Feb. 21-24, 2018. As Canadian Champions, they will represent our country at the Deaflympics next February 2019 Location TBD.
School Program Volunteers – Only 400 more Students to go!
This our last appeal for On-Ice Volunteers for this season. We provided 477 students instruction for our School Program in February and have 400 more booked for March!
So, please, if you have time to share during the day and have a basic knowledge of the game of curling, then we would truly love to have you join our small band of On-Ice Volunteers to help with our School Programs. Nicole or Holly provide the instruction, and our volunteers are there to help the students and provide on-ice supervision to ensure their safety and enjoyment during their time at St. Albert Curling Club. Please call the office to sign up as a volunteer, or view the times/dates where we need volunteers on the calendar posted at:
HUGE THANK YOU! to all our Casino Volunteers!
Working a casino is a biennial tradition that brings funds into our club to help keep the lights on and our curling fees in check. Can’t thank everyone enough for giving of their time and talents to our club.
March 9, 2018
2018 Men of Curling Fundraising Calendar
Featuring our very own ‘cover-guy’ Marc Kennedy!
This annual fundraising campaign raises funds for a number of Charitable Benefactors each year. The last Men of Curling calendar in 2014 raised over $120,000! Rumour has it that Marc may be hanging out around the club to sell this year’s calendar ‘in person’ – so you may be lucky enough to get an autographed copy!
Calendars are $20 incl gst and may also be purchased in the office. Cash only, please.
Marc’s exclusive sales will benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation & Simply Supper Helps.
March 6, 2018
St. Albert Curling Club, together with St. Albert Catholic High School and Paul Kane High School are hosting the Alberta High School Curling Provincial Championships this week! (March 1-3, 2018)
Competition opens with draws at 7:45am Thursday morning and runs through Saturday afternoon. St. Albert Curling Club is well represented by many of our Junior curlers participating on the local curling teams. Spectators are welcome! Admission is $2/day $5/3 days.
Live Scoring can be viewed at: curlingzone.com
February 24. 2018
Master’s Provincial Championships in Stettler Feb 21-25, 2018 – Gary Greening Team with Dale Briske, Rick Dallyn, Doug DeBruijn and Grant Cook (5th) & Neil McKay Team with Don Johnston, Richard Davis and Ferd Caron. Follow their progress at NACA website.
Mixed Doubles Provincial Championships in Camrose Feb. 23-25, 2018 – Braden Pelech/Megan Berg, Jacob Rahn/Jessica Wytrychowski (Airdrie), Julia Bakos/Nathan Molberg.
Congratulations to our wheelchair curlers who finished with a Silver Medal at the Alberta Wheelchair Curling Championships in Calgary Feb. 9-11, 2018
Edmonton Rocks wheelchair curlers Shawna Walsh, Warren Fleury, Mike McMullen, and Don Kuchelyma all curl in our Friday Stick Curling League. They are coached this year by Rick Jenkyns and despite everyone curling their personal bests, and a late game rally, stealing 2 in 7 and another 2 in 8, they fell to defending Alberta Champions, Team Jack Smart of the Calgary Curling Club. The Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships will be held in Leduc, March 26-31, 2018.
The Team says: “Thank you to Nicole and the St. Albert Curling Club and icemaker, Audra for practice ice.” And, they have extended an invitation to “Anyone in a wheel chair and wanting to try wheelchair curling, please visit the Edmonton Rocks website to find details on where and when to come. The more the better! You are only limited by your expectations!!! Anything is possible!!!”
February 12. 2018
2 Teams will represent St. Albert Curling Club at the Provincial Men’s Masters championships!
Congratulations to the Gary Greening rink who won the A Event Qualifier in the Men’s Masters at the St. Albert Curling Club!
Greening, with Dale Briske, Rick Dallyn, Doug DeBruijn and Grant Cook (5th) edged out Orv MacDonald of Cold Lake with 1 in the 8th to finish 6-5.
Keith Morgan rink from Avonair Curling Club wins the B Event Qualifier 5-3 over Neil McKay.
Congratulations to Skip Neil McKay, Third-Don Johnston, Second-Richard Davis and Lead-Ferd Caron – the foursome were victorious Sunday afternoon, defeating Dave Olsen in the C Qualifier.
Greening, Morgan and McKay will represent NACA at the Master’s Provincial Championships in Stettler, AB Feb 21 -25, 2018. Good curling, gentlemen!
Congratulations to local teams for a great showing at the 2018 Alberta Stick Curling Championships in Ellerslie Feb 1-3, 2018:
Championship Winner: Ryan Meyer & Dennis Fitzgerald – Morinville
Runners Up: Randy & Ruby Olson – St. Albert
Consolation Winner: Scott Holland & Tony Van Brabant – Morinville
Congratulations to all the St. Albert curlers who represented us well at the Seniors Northern Playdowns at the Thistle Club last weekend!
St. Albert – Kathy Piper – Sandy Sadoway – Laurie Conrad – Cindy Bobowik
St. Albert – Deb Santos Leanne Telford – Lil Grabinsky Teri Tralnberg
St. Albert – Jennifer Scott – Anne Lopushinsky – GwynethTurner – Diane Greening
Good Curling! to the Jennifer Scott team who sealed their spot in Provincials with a win over Deb Santos in the A Event Final on Friday. Congratulations to Lana Knoll of St. Albert, curling with the Laurie Knoll rink out of Jasper Place who defeated both Deb Santos and Kathy Piper on her way to the C Event final win on Sunday. Senior Provincials will be held in Coaldale Feb 14-18, 2018.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 MIXED BONSPIEL WINNERS!
A EVENT: McLennan Runner-up Caron
B EVENT: Baird Runner-up Findling
C EVENT: Gunderson Runner-up Clayton
D EVENT: Rogers Runner-up Wainman
January 9, 2018
JUNIOR & U18 PROVINCIALS UPDATE
2 young teams from St. Albert Curling Club have qualified for Provincial Championships! Both teams compete on the Alberta Junior Tour, and all team members are also part of the St. Albert Junior Elite Development program (STAJED for Success) in its inaugural season at the St. Albert Curling Club.
Junior Women – Team Hagglund won a spot as the NACA ‘C’ representative. They will compete for a provincial title in Lethbridge over the holidays – Dec 27-31, 2017, with new Coach, Nicole Bellamy.
The Hagglund team is also headed to Sweden with a junior men’s team from Calgary in April as the first Canadian representatives for the “Over the Pond Junior Curling Exchange” as they were the top female team in the 2017 Marc Kennedy Junior Classic Bonspiel last March.
Skip: Taitan Hagglund Third: Rebecca Bartz Second: Quinn Prodaniuk Lead: Brennin Turner
U18 Men – Team Molberg won a direct bye to Provincials in Okotoks March 1-4, 2018 – by winning the Crestwood U18 Bonspiel held Dec 8-10, 2017. This team also won the A Event in our 3 Sons Tire & Auto Men’s Bonspiel last month. Skip: Nathan Molberg Third: Jacob Rahn Second: Braden Pelech Lead: Morgan Bilassy Coach: Nicole Bellamy.
CONGRATULATIONS! to STAJED Head Coach – Laura Crocker and STAJED Assistant Coach – Holly Jamieson and STAJED curler, and reigning Canadian Junior Women’s Champion, Brenna Bilassy who will each compete in the 2018 Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Medicine Hat in January. Laura is third for Kelsey Rocque, Holly plays third for Jessie Hunkin and Brenna plays for Delia Dejong representing the Peace Curling Association.
2018 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES UPDATE
The Winter Games Mixed Doubles Qualifier (U15) was held at Sherwood Park Curling Club Nov 3-5.
SACC was represented by 2 teams out of the 19 teams who competed for 8 spots from the Northern Zones. We are proud to announce that BOTH teams have booked there ticket to the 2018 Alberta Winter Games Feb 16-19 – Wood Buffalo in Ft McMurray!!
Congratulations to our qualifiers – North 3 Julia Bakos/Owen Pacholok/Coach Brenna Bilassy and North 4 Rebecca Molberg/Chase Lozinsky/Coach Paul Turner.
GOOD CURLING TEAMS! WE WILL BE CHEERING FOR YOU!
St. Albert Curling Club in the Community – Saturday, November 4, 2017
Click to view our photo album from this weekend Sports Day event at Servus Place.
December 19, 2017
Congratulations! to the 3 Son’s Tire & Auto Men’s Bonspiel Winners
A Event: Molberg Runner-up: McLennan
B Event: Nolette Runner-up: Jenkyns
C Event: Mudryk Runner-up: Sweeney
D Event: Wiggins Runner-up: Daub
Congratulations! to our Ladies Bonspiel Winners
A Event: Makichuk Runner-up: Jamieson
B Event: Alfrey Runner-up: Jenkyns
C Event: Santos Runner-up: Saal
October 2, 2017
Houses are in, and the ice has seen its first curlers with our STAJED kids into their second week of training.
Practice ice will be available each weekday afternoon from 1-3pm until Monday, Oct. 2nd. First come – First serve!