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BEIJING -- Four-time world champion and six-time national champion Randy Ferbey was inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Wholesale Authentic Jerseys . Joining him in this years class were Switzerlands Patrick Huerlimann and Norways Eigil Ramsfjell. The announcement was made at the world mens curling championship at Capital Indoor Stadium in China. "We are delighted to announce that Randy Ferbey, Patrick Huerlimann and Eigil Ramsfjell are being inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame," said World Curling Federation president Kate Caithness. "All of these athletes have been ambassadors of our game, both on and off the ice. "Their dedication to our sport has inspired generations of curlers the world over and this honour recognizes their achievements." Ferbey won world titles in 1989, 2002, 2003, 2005 and was a silver medallist in 1988. He won national titles in each of those years and in 2001. Ferbey, 54, will be honoured at next years world championship in Halifax. "This came out of nowhere for me -- Im blown away to be honest," said Ferbey. "Im really appreciative to the Canadian Curling Association for their support, as well as to the World Curling Federation. I never played the game to earn accolades like this. "I always considered it a team game and I really want to share this with all the great teammates I had over the years. I could not have done it without them." Huerlimann won Olympic gold at the 1998 Nagano Games. He won world silver in 1989 and bronze in 1996 and 1999. He also guided Switzerland to a silver medal at the 2003 world playdowns. Huerlimann was a WCF executive board member for seven years and served as vice-president from 2010 through 2012. "This great news came out of the blue," he said. "I am delighted to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and very thankful to the World Curling Federation. For the past 40 years, curling has been a major part of my life on and off the ice. "Curling means so much to me and I am truly honoured with this nomination and to be part of the great ones of our much loved game." Ramsfjell, from Norway, played in 15 world championships and won gold in 1979, 1984 and 1988. He took silver in 1978 and 1980 and won bronze on four occasions (1983, 1987, 1989 and 1991). Ramsfjell won the gold medal when curling was a demonstration sport at the 1988 Calgary Olympics and earned bronze at the Nagano Games 10 years later. "My curling career has given me many highlights and I have been grateful for every one of those experiences," he said. "However, this recognition is truly outstanding. I am deeply honoured to be joining some of the greats of previous generations and must thank the Norwegian Curling Association for nominating me and the World Curling Federation for inducting me into the Hall of Fame." Ferbey won his first two national titles as a third for Pat Ryans team. His next four Brier wins came as skip of the "Ferbey Four" rink, which included Dave Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer and Marcel Rocque. Ferbey, who threw third rocks for that team, shares the record for most Brier wins as a skip (four) with Ernie Richardson and Kevin Martin. "Randys achievements on the ice over the years speak for themselves," said CCA chief executive officer Greg Stremlaw. "Equally important, Randy was always accessible to our great curling fans, and made a lot of friends for the sport with his outgoing nature. "The Canadian Curling Association is thrilled to see him recognized with induction into the World Curling Hall of Fame." Last year, Canadas Ron Northcott and Don Duguid were the inductees. Prior to 2012, the WCF awarded the World Curling Freytag Award. It was named after the late Elmer Freytag of the U.S. Curling Association, who was a founding member of the International Curling Federation (now the WCF). Previous Freytag honourees from Canada include Ray Kingsmith (2011), Sandra Schmirler (2009), Shirley Morash (2001), Richardson (2000), Colin Campbell (1990), Bob Picken (1987), Don McLeod (1985), Mabel Deware (1983), Doug Maxwell (1981) and Ken Watson (1978). Wholesale Jerseys 2018 . Manager Ryan Nelsen has confirmed Brazilian No. 1 Julio Cesar will be rested for Wednesdays first leg of the semifinal. That opens the door for Bendik, who started 33 games for Toronto last season. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping . Returning to Davis Cup tennis, Federer cruised past Ilija Bozoljac, winning 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in less than two hours. Federer faced little challenge from Bozoljac, who served well but still was no match for his Swiss opponent. . -- Jimmie Johnson has a sixth NASCAR championship in hand and two legends within reach.( - The surging Vancouver Canucks will aim for a third straight victory when they battle the Toronto Maple Leafs in Saturdays showdown at Air Canada Centre. Vancouver has won two straight and the club is 3-1-0 so far on a seven-game road trip. With the quick start to the swing, the Canucks are now 11-4-0 as the visiting club this season. The Canucks, who enter Saturday two points back of Anaheim for first place in the Pacific Division, won for the fifth time in six games with Thursdays impressive victory in Pittsburgh. Vancouver downed the Penguins, 3-0, and outshot the home club by a 31-21 margin. Brad Richardson had two goals and an assist to support Eddie Lacks 21-save shutout effort. Shawn Matthias added a goal and an assist in the Canucks NHL- best 11th road win of the season, while Lack was rarely challenged by a lethargic Penguins team in recording his fifth career shutout and first of 2014-15. We did a good job blocking shots, but Eddie was there for us, said Richardson. He was our best player all night. With the Canucks also playing tomorrow in Ottawa, its unclear if No. 1 Ryan Miller will return to the crease tonight or if Lack will get a second straight start. Miller, a former longtime member of the Buffalo Sabres, boasts a lifetime 32-15-3 record and a 2.47 goals against average against the Maple Leafs. Lack has never faced Toronto. The Canucks are hoping to return to their winninng ways in this series after the Leafs snapped an 11-game losing streak against Vancouver when the clubs last met on Feb. Cheap World Cup Jerseys 2018. 8 in Toronto. That 3-1 victory was Torontos first in this matchup since another home win on Nov. 24, 2003. Vancouver had won five straight at Air Canada Centre prior to last Februarys loss. Toronto is coming off Thursdays 5-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils, who handed the Leafs their first loss on a five-game homestand that ends Tuesday against Calgary. The Devils and Leafs were tied at 2-2 before Mike Cammalleri put New Jersey ahead for good with a power-play tally late in the second period. The Devils pushed their cushion to three goals in the third before Phil Kessel notched a power-play marker for Toronto in the final minute of regulation. Jonathan Bernier managed just 21 saves for Toronto, while Mike Santorelli had a goal and an assist in the loss. Plain and simple, I thought we got outworked tonight, said Toronto head coach Randy Carlyle. They were physically involved in the game to a much higher level than we were. Toronto had a five-game point streak (4-0-1) snapped, as it lost in regulation for the first time since a humiliating 9-2 home loss against Nashville on Nov. 18. Bernier is 2-0 with a 2.00 GAA in his career against Vancouver, while backup goaltender James Reimer is 0-2 with a lofty 5.26 GAA in this series. Toronto is 9-7-0 at home this season. ' ' '

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