Huskies welcome JDA Kings for home opener

first_imgThe newly assembled Junior B team will make their regular season home debut Saturday evening against the Grande Prairie JDA Kings, formerly known as the Wheelers.Last year the Huskies took on the Wheelers five times, beating them in three those games.Not only will Saturday’s game be the team’s home opener, it will also give the home fans an opportunity to meet the new Huskies squad, as this will be the first time the new team hits the ice after completing their tryouts.- Advertisement -Assistant Coach Jeremy Clothier talked about the team’s identity for the upcoming season. Clothier said this year’s squad is the fastest he’s seen in a while, and will try to use that speed to its advantage. The team will put lots of focus on setting a fast pace for their opponents, as well as using their speed for quick neutral zone transitions.He also talked about line combinations, and while he said the first line is pretty much set, the first few games of the season will be used to experiment with line combinations, especially on defence.The Huskies regular season home opener will be taking place at the North Peace Arena. Puck drops at 8 p.m.  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Team Tardi play-off bound at World Junior Curling Championships

first_imgOn February 20, Team Tardi would move on to face China for game six of the Round Robin. Tardi would take a strong lead and managed to win 6-2 over China.Then in the afternoon, Team Tardi would take on Germany for game seven.After some close competition, Tardi went on to beat Germany 8-6.On February 21, Team Tardi would, once again, face Sweden for game eight of the Round Robin.This time, Tardi managed to beat Sweden 9-5. This win would qualify Team Tardi for the semi-finals.Advertisement LIVERPOOL, N.S. – Sterling Middleton and his Team, Team Tardi, have managed to secure a spot in the playoffs at the World Junior Curling Championships.Team Tardi is representing Canada and started the Championship Round Robin, on February 16, with a game against the USA.This was a close round as it was neck-and-neck throughout. In the end, Team Tardi fell 8-7 to the USA.- Advertisement -On February 17, for game two, Team Tardi would face Norway.Tardi managed to win this round 6-4 over Norway.Then on February 18, Tardi took on Switzerland for game three.Advertisement Team Tardi handily swept Switzerland 8-3.Game four, on February 19, proved to be tricky as they faced Sweden.Tardi couldn’t maintain the lead despite picking up the first end. This game would result in a loss of 9-3 to Sweden.Later on in the day, Team Tardi would rebound as they played against Italy. Tardi managed to beat Italy 10-3.Advertisementcenter_img This morning, February 22, Team Tardi faced New Zealand for game nine of the Round Robin.Tardi managed to sweep this game 12-1 over New Zealand.Tonight, February 22, Team Tardi will be facing Norway for the semi-finals.Currently, in the standings, Team Tardi is sitting in second at 7-2, with Scotland in first at 9-0.You can watch Team Tardi face Norway in the semi-finals tonight at 7:30 p.m. MST on World Curling TV.Advertisementlast_img read more

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