August 23, 2017


8° C, Clear

Full Forecast


Advertise With Us

McEwen wins, Carey and Overton-Clapham lose in Canada Cup openers

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 28/11/2012 (1729 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Mike McEwen started his Canada Cup of Curling on a winning note, while Chelsea Carey and Cathy Overton-Clapham both lost their openers in Moose Jaw Wednesday afternoon.

McEwen defeated Newfoundland’s Brad Gushue 8-2, Carey lost 7-4 to Calgary’s Crystal Webster and Overton-Clapham lost 8-5 to Ontario’s Sherry Middaugh as all three Winnipeg teams saw their first action at the Canada Cup.

File photo of skip Cathy Overton-Clapham

File photo of skip Cathy Overton-Clapham

Both Carey and Overton-Clapham fell behind quickly and never recovered -- Carey was down 3-0 after just two ends, while Overton-Clapham was down 5-0 after two ends.

McEwen and Gushue, meanwhile, were locked in a 2-2 tie through five ends when McEwen finally broke the game open with what proved to be a controversial three-ender in the sixth end.

McEwen’s three-ender was set up when Gushue’s final stone of the end was removed for a hogline violation. The 2006 Olympic gold medallist made multiple appeals to Canadian Curling Association representatives that the hogline detection lights on the offending stone were functioning improperly.

The game was delayed while the rock was tested and the violation was upheld when the rock was found to be functioning properly.

McEwen returns to the ice on the 7 p.m. draw Wednesday when he takes on Ontario’s Glenn Howard (0-1).

In other Manitoba games tonight, Carey takes on Edmonton’s Heather Nedohin (0-1); Overton-Clapham takes on Winnipeg rival Jennifer Jones (1-0); and Jeff Stoughton (1-0) plays Edmonton’s Kevin Koe (1-0).


Advertise With Us


Updated on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:25 PM CST: Corrects typo in headline.

7:59 PM: Fix headline

You can comment on most stories on You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Photo Store

Scroll down to load more