March 14, 2023
Dash, Wright win silver at world wheelchair curling championship
Moose Jaw’s Marie Wright and Kipling’s Gil Dash are coming home with a silver medal from the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Richmond, B.C. after being defeated by China 5-2 in the gold medal game.
Canada put together an impressive round robin, with a 9-2 record, which put the group in second place. Canada defeated Scotland 5-2 on Saturday in the semi-final but couldn’t get past the defending Paralympic champion China in the final.
Dash and Wright will now turn their focus to the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship which begins March 19 in Moose Jaw.
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Clark to represent Canada at the world women’s hockey championship
Saskatoon product Emily Clark will once again suit up for Team Canada as it looks for its third straight gold medal at the IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship, set for Apr. 5-16 in Brampton, Ont.
Clark is among 18 of the 23 players on the roster who were part of the championship winning team last year in Denmark. Clark was also on the team that won gold in 2021 in Calgary, both times defeating the United States.
Canada will open the 2023 championship on Apr. 5 against Switzerland.
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Stewart wins baton twirling championship
Regina baton twirler Julee Stewart won her second straight Congressional Cup on the weekend in Maryland.
The invitational event featured twirlers from the National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA), United States Twirling Association (USTA), Canadian Baton Twirling Federation (CBTF) and Canadian National Baton Twirling Association (CNBTA).
Hudak at Para Nordic World Cup
After winning a silver medal in the opening week of the2023 FIS Para Nordic World Cup, Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak finished in fourth place in the women’s 20-kilometre freestyle standing race on the final day of the event.
Hudak had a time of 55:14.7, being narrowly edged out by third-place finisher Liudmyla Liashenko who finished with a time of 55:10.2.
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Oatway wins bronze at Para alpine World Cup
Kurt Oatway, out of the Regina Alpine Race Team, won bronze in the men’s sitting downhill event at the World Cup finals in Sella Nevea, Italy.
Oatway put up a time of 51.29 seconds to finish in third place and take home a medal, his second of the season.
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Albers, Canada at the World Baseball Classic
North Battleford’s Andrew Albers and Team Canada picked up an 18-8 win over Great Britain to open the World Baseball Classic on Sunday.
However, Canada fell 12-1 to the United States on Monday night. Next up for Canada are games against Colombia and Mexico. The championship game is set for March 21.
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Saskatchewan at the Brier
At the Tim Hortons Brier in London, Ont. Team Saskatchewan finished with a 4-4 record in Pool A, finishing fourth out of nine teams, but did not make the playoff round.
The rink, featuring skip Kelly Knapp, third Brennen Jones, second Mike Armstrong and lead Trent Knapp, picked up wins over Northwest Territories and Wild Card #2 to end the tournament, but fell two wins short of qualifying for the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Regina product Ben Hebert and Team Wildcard #1, skipped by Brenden Bottcher, finished with a 7-1 record in Pool B, but lost to Manitoba’s Team Dunstone 7-5 in the semi-final on Sunday morning.
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