Final Team Homan member brought what it takes

By Charlie Pinkerton While shuffling through the chronology of Team Homan’s road to the PyeongChang Olympic Games there’s a moment that stands out. Right before that moment was a period of almost-but-not-quite for Team Homan, that began almost exactly four years ago. Team Homan, composed of skip Rachel Homan, third Emma Miskew, lead Lisa Weagle…

Coach clutch completes curling crew

By Charlie Pinkerton Adam Kingsbury wants one thing to be clear – he’s no Olympian. “I’m associated with four incredible athletes and a part of their support staff,” Kingsbury said of the Ottawa-bred quartet of Team Homan, just after the women won the 2017 Roar of the Rings. “But did I ever think that I…

Vancouver 2010 champ back in new event

By Charlie Pinkerton On home soil (and snow) in the 2010 Winter Games, Canadian Olympians provided the nation’s faithful with countless storybook moments. There was mogul-skier Alexandre Bilodeau who sent the crowd into a frenzy after finishing in first for Canada’s first gold medal of the Games; and Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in overtime, lifting…

YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Team of the Month: Team Wallingford

By Ottawa Sportspage Team Members: Emma Wallingford (Skip), Grace Holyoke (Third), Lindsay Dubue (Second), Hannah Wallingford (Lead), and coaches Doug Kreviazuk and Earle Morris. About: After winning the U21 Provincial Curling Championships, Team Wallingford of the Ottawa Curling Club headed to Shawinigan, Quebec to represent Ontario at the 2018 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. There, the…