Monday, March 29, 2010


That was a pretty spectacular nine days in Swift Current... my hat is off to the organizing committee for the 2010 Ford World Women's Curling Championships at the Credit Union i-plex.

I returned Thursday from Regina and have lived at the rink the past four days. The medal round games were outstanding.

Skip Eve Muirhead made the best shot I think I've ever seen yesterday. I think the terminology would be a double-runback-take-out for a single in the 10th
to force extra ends.

The 19 year-old three time World Junior champ was the sweetheart of the event.

After their win over Canada in the semi-final, the Scots took to the Patch for some fun. They took over the dance floor for the Proclaimers "500 Miles Song"... a sort of choreographed victory dance. The folks sure loved it.

There's no doubt the Scots were the fan favorites in the gold medal game. Andrea Schopp and the Germans though got the job done in an extra end. They were solid.


Swift Current probably hasn't seen that kind of a nine-day party either. Probably? I'm pretty sure actually.

The Patch was going every night... I believe it went into the wee hours of the morning last night too.

Here's a shot from the Fabro suite for Saturday night's 1 vs 2 game as Canada's Jennifer Jones took on Scotland. Mr. Jennifer Jones stopped by the suite long enough to crack a Rider's 13th man joke. The native Winnipegger was no doubt in enemy territory.

Team Denmark loves their Canadian beer in the Patch. These girls were no stranger to the action off the ice.


Alright to some hockey....

I felt really bad last night watching former Broncos 'tender Travis Yonkman and the U of A Golden Bears lose in the National CIS Hockey final to St. Mary's in overtime.

Great to see Yonks in the National Championship game. Other former Broncos on the squad included D Derk Price and D Jason Fransoo.

Earlier in the tournament, it had the makings to be a Yonkman / Kyle Moir showdown. Instead, Lakehead started their other 'tender.


A shout out to the Lanigan Pirates. My hometown senior hockey team won the Provincial "B" senior hockey title Friday night with a 7-3 win over the Shaunavon Badgers.


Have a great summer guys....

Several of the Broncos were around this weekend and now will depart for their off-season. It was good to see the guys one last time.


Shaw TV picked up game six of the Medicine Hat/Kootenay series last night. I caught some of it.

For a few brief hours I was set to head to the 'Hat as "game host" for the TV broadcast. I got an email later saying that Cam Moon in Red Deer was going to handle it instead. I was a bit disappointed but Mooner is such a beauty. He does a great job.

Maybe Shaw can use me later in the playoffs....I'd love to still be involved in the 2010 post-season.


Make all the jokes you want... but yes, when the playoffs are over, it's time for golf season. Sask Landing resort - a half hour north of Swift Current is routinely the first course open in the province.

Ryan, the head pro tracked me down over the weekend to let me know they opening up all 18 holes later this week. He invited a group of us down for a run on the track located alongside the South Saskatchewan River.

With a high of 19C in Swift Current expected, it would be a great day to get in the first round of the season.



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