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Cheer on Team Jacobs at the Essar Centre!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014   by: Staff



Team Canada will play for Olympic gold in men’s curling.

After today’s semi-final win over China, Team Jacobs has advanced to the Olympic gold medal game, to be broadcasted Friday, February 21 at 8:30 a.m. ET, on CBC television.

In support of our Sault Ste. Marie athletes, who have done our community extremely proud, the Essar Centre will show the curling game on the jumbotron.

The Sault Ste. Marie community is invited to come watch the gold medal match to cheer on Team Jacobs.

Team Jacobs includes: skip Brad Jacob, vice Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden, lead Ryan Harnden, alternate Caleb Flaxey and coach Tom Coulterman.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. – Wear your red and white and bring signs and banners.

Get ready to cheer for our hometown team as they vie for Olympic Gold!

Canada will be competing against Great Britain represented by Team Murdoch.

Free hot chocolate and popcorn will be served!


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petersen 2/19/2014 2:00:11 PM Report

I thought they were competing against the winner of the Switzerland/Sweden game.
buddyjewel 2/19/2014 2:01:44 PM Report

The city should consider renaming the part of Anita Blvd. where the Soo Curling Rink is to 'Team Jacobs Blvd.'

Go Team Jacobs!
SammH 2/19/2014 2:05:46 PM Report

Great Britain beat Sweden, that's why our guys are playing GBR now :)
Lisa220 2/19/2014 2:15:41 PM Report

Need to invite CBC to have a camera they had one for many other Canadian competitors hometowns.
Car25 2/19/2014 2:32:18 PM Report

Agreed! We should have a CBC camera at the Essar Centre that morning!!!
old-cat33 2/19/2014 2:58:03 PM Report

Good Idea and Good job Essar!!
Johnedater 2/19/2014 3:30:45 PM Report

To the home owners near Pine and McNabb - great job on your Olympic snow sculpture!!!!!
Tag33&1/3rd 2/19/2014 3:38:09 PM Report

That's great!
I guess it would be too early for the Men's Hockey Gold medal game eh? I think that will be at like 7am (if they get past the States next game)
Honestysucks 2/19/2014 6:28:07 PM Report

is there a fee or cost to come watch it?
Dead End Kid 2/19/2014 6:38:12 PM Report

I don't have anything red and white will they still let me in?
I'm In 2/19/2014 9:47:16 PM Report

Free admission, hot chocolate and popcorn.
thomas 2/20/2014 5:22:41 AM Report

I am wondering if, and hoping, that the Sault will fork out some of our tax money and put some banners up across at least two major intersections to welcome team Jacobs home?

Maybe they do have some up and I've missed them? Team Jacobs certainly deserves a city wide welcome, whether they get the gold or not.

C'mon Sault Ste Marie, show them we are so PROUD of them!
Sam The Dog 2/20/2014 8:04:33 AM Report

Maybe MTO could set up their Mobile Lighted Traffic Signs on Airport Rd. / 2nd Line welcoming the Team Home. Win or lose this is huge for our area and country.
Pumpherston 2/20/2014 8:51:53 AM Report

Good on the Essar Centre. Shame on the businesses around town. Shame on the Sault Star. Here we have a team playing for a medal at the Olympics for heaven sake and what have we done?? Big spread in the newspaper about the Greyhounds - which is all well and good - but when did they last play at the Olympics?? When did they last play for the Memorial Cup? I can't believe our passiveness towards such a great accomplishment. Are we all waiting for them to bring back gold and if they don't - oh well then. They are there - making dreams come true and here we sit with no banners, no business signs, no city outward appreciation. Yes, I am a curler, and no I don't follow the Greyhounds (blasphemous, I know) but we should be very proud of each and every person/team who does something positive for our city. I cannot imagine the work they have put into this. The passion they have. We complain that all our young people are leaving. Here are 3 out of 4 who are still here, working and doing something simply awesome. Let's get those signs up before they come home with whatever medal they get. Here's hoping the best for them - play well - enjoy the experience and feel good about what you have done so far and e keep your goals high.
Koss 2/20/2014 11:41:54 AM Report

Not sure where you are but there's signs and support all over town. It's been awesome to see how the entire city has behind of our curling boys. Lots of coverage on sootoday, local 2 and shaw.
Veterans 2/20/2014 1:47:47 PM Report

Well, there are 4 on the entire Second Line - there are very few (if any downtown)There is one at the East End of the City - Black Rd. area. Please tell me where they all are - I don't see them and I would like to send Kudos to those businesses/individuals that have them out.
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