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Howard foils Epping’s Tankard hopes on last rock

Adam Spencer needs to get some time off work. Richard Hart could use some TLC on his aching knee. And Scott Howard hopes his father, Glenn, starts breathing again in time for the two of them to play together in the Brier. Glenn Howard notched a 16th Ontario men’s curling championship on his white team… Read more »

Operation birthday surprise: Accomplished!

Prior to the 2016 ‘Recharge with Milk’ Ontario Tankard our executive committee received an email. The email was sent by a concerned son who was sending his mom to her first-ever live curling event. The tickets were purchased as a birthday gift and he wanted to confirm some details to ensure his mom would enjoy her premiere live… Read more »

Hit, Draw, Tap

On Saturday, February 6th the Ontario Curling Association held the first annual Hit, Draw, Tap competition. There were approximately 1,000 kids who competed across all OCA regions. The competition began at the club level and culminated in yesterday’s provincial finals. There were three different age groups, 6-8, 9-10, and 11-13. The finals brought together the… Read more »

A birthday surprise for Nelda

Tankard fans, Warm-up your singing voices. At the onset of the semi-final draw we will be celebrating a shpumbutty-fourth birthday. In her shpumbutty-four years, Nelda has never been to a live curling event despite being a fan of the game for decades. Her son purchased tickets for her to attend and we wanted to take this opportunity to create… Read more »

Kingston rink eliminated at Tankard

The road to the Brier for Kingston’s men’s rink came to an end Saturday night in Brantford at the Ontario Men’s Tankard. Mike Harris, the former Ontario champion and Olympic silver medalist, denied skip Greg Balsdon a berth in the Tankard semifinals, winning the Page 3-4 game 9-4 over the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club… Read more »

Epping earns berth into Ontario Tankard final

Toronto’s John Epping is making a return trip to the Recharge with Milk Ontario Men’s Tankard final after edging Glenn Howard 5-4 Saturday afternoon in Brantford. Epping made the pressure draw with his last stone in the final end while facing two counters as sweepers Tim March and Patrick Janssen dragged it into the four-foot… Read more »

A message for Craig Savill

A special message from all of the teams, volunteers, and attendees of the 2016 ‘Recharge with Milk’ Ontario Tankard. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you” – W.Whitman

Epping finishes Tankard round-robin at 8-2, advances to 1-2 playoff

Peterborough’s John Epping will face Glenn Howard Saturday afternoon with a chance to advance directly to Sunday’s Ontario Tankard men’s curling final in Brantford. Epping’s 11-8 win Friday morning over Ingersoll’s Joe Frans clinched second place and a showdown with first place Howard in the Page 1-2 playoff at 2 p.m. Saturday. The winner advances… Read more »

Wayne Middaugh cheering from the sidelines

VICTORIA HARBOUR – For as long as Wayne Middaugh can remember, curling has played a big part of his life. And now the Victoria Harbour father of two finds himself on the shelf as his teammates battle for a provincial championship in Brantford. “(Healing is) a very slow process and that has been the toughest… Read more »

Balsdon qualifies for Ontario Tankard playoffs

Greg Balsdon slid past Travis Fanset and into the playoffs with a 7-6 win during the final round robin draw of the Recharge with Milk Ontario Men’s Tankard on Friday night in Brantford. Balsdon, the 2014 provincial champion from Toronto, finished the preliminary round with a 7-3 record to qualify and will now play Mike… Read more »