The Canadian Curling Association will take over sole operation and decision-making for future editions of the World Financial Group Continental Cup. Discount Nike Air Max Wholesale . The curling version of golfs Ryder Cup was formerly a joint collaboration between the CCA, World Curling Federation and USA Curling. But following the 2014 WFG Continental Cup, which is scheduled for January at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the CCA will take control of the event. "Weve had a positive working relationship with the WCF and USA Curling since the WFG Continental Cup debuted in 2002 in Regina, but we felt that to continue building on the momentum that will be generated from the Las Vegas event, it was important that the CCA take a strong role in determining future directions for the WFG Continental Cup," said CCA Chief Executive Officer Greg Stremlaw. "Weve always believed this event has huge potential for attracting new curling fans, and were excited about what we can do to take it to new levels in the future." Among the changes for future editions of the WFG Continental Cup will be increased Canadian content. Traditionally, the event pitted a North American side against teams from the rest of the world, with four Canadian (two mens, two womens) teams combining with two U.S.-based teams (one mens, one womens) to form Team North America. Instead, effective at the 2015 WFG Continental Cup, Jan. 8-11 in Calgary, the event will feature an all-Canadian entry (three mens, three womens teams). The Canadian teams will consist of the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials mens and womens champions Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg; the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament of Hearts champions; and the 2014 Canada Cup mens and womens champions (to be decided Dec. 3-7 in Camrose, Alta.). In alternating years, Canada will take on Team Europe (2015, 2017) and Team World (2016, 2018), consisting of teams from the U.S. and other non-European curling nations. "Having more Canadian teams involved is always a good thing," said Stremlaw. "It will also mean more rivalries and more excitement as other countries join forces in hopes of taking down the worlds most accomplished curling nation." Nine previous Continental Cups have been staged, with Team North America prevailing five times, including the most recent edition last January in Penticton, B.C. The first five Continental Cups featured North American teams playing European teams; Asian teams were added to the mix in 2008 at Camrose, Alta., and the Team North America vs. Team World format was adopted. The WFG Continental Cup features a variety of curling competitions, including traditional team games, skins, mixed doubles and singles. Record crowds are already guaranteed for the Las Vegas event, said Stremlaw, and future visits to the U.S. for the Continental Cup are very likely. "Were thrilled with the response to our first WFG Continental Cup staged outside of Canada," he said. "Well continue to look for new opportunities such as this one to build not only the event, but the sport of curling and showcase it in unique ways." Cheap Air Max 270 . "It was a little weird looking over and seeing all the green uniforms," he said of his first game against the Boston Celtics. Nike Air Max Sale . Tepesch, back from the minor leagues, earned his first major league victory in more than 10 months and the Rangers edged the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday.He let fans know what happened during the John Tortorella dressing room invasion. The last time we played against Vancouver, coach Tortorella tried to come see us in our dressing room. — Boring Sean Monahan (@boringmonahan) March 9, 2014The Edmonton Oilers did not win against Monahan and the Flames. We played against the Edmonton Oilers tonight but they didnt win. — Boring Sean Monahan (@boringmonahan) March 23, 2014Hes shared his artwork of his team; which according to him is by far his best attempt. Ive tried to draw the Calgary Flames logo again. This is by far my best attempt. pic.twitter.com/xcODF2ofxZ — Boring Sean Monahan (@boringmonahan) March 19, 2014Hes asked teammate TJ Brodie if he wanted to go to the driving range. I had a conversation with T.J. Brodie about The Masterrs today. Cheap Nike Air Max Outlet. pic.twitter.com/DQtDNwNJNA — Boring Sean Monahan (@boringmonahan) April 9, 2014Hes even provided commentary on what hes seen in the NHL playoffs. 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