Join Team Stoughton just a few days before they hit the ice at the 2013 Tim
Hortons Roar of the Rings! Team Stoughton invites you to the Terrace East
Room at the Radisson Hotel, 288 Portage Ave. on Tuesday, November 26 at 12
pm noon to share in their excitement about the upcoming Olympic Trials. Team
Stoughton will be available for photo opportunities and one on one
interviews at this time.
The 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be held at the MTS Centre
December 1-8, 2013. Team Stoughton will face Reigning Canadian Champion Team
Jacobs in which is sure to be a thrilling opening draw Sunday, December 1 at
6:30 PM! Team Stoughton will compete against 7 of the top Canadian Men’s
Teams for the chance to represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in
There will be a light lunch and refreshments served.
The second leg of the Grand Slam series gets underway tonight in Medicine Hat, AB. This event will feature 18 teams broken down into 3 pools of 6, with the top 8 records qualifying for the playoff round.
Here are the teams we will face this week!
Our full schedule looks like this
Game 1 – Wed Nov 13th – 7pm MT (8pm in MB) vs. Team Laycock
Game 2 – Thurs Nov 14th – 1:30pm MT (2:30pm in MB) vs. Team Gushue
Game 3 – Thurs Nov 14th – 8:30pm MT (9:30pm in MB) vs. Team Lyburn
Game 4 – Fri Nov 15th – 1:30pm MT (2:30pm in MB) vs. Team De Cruz
Game 5 – Fri Nov 15th – 8:30pm MT (9:30pm in MB) vs. Team Martin
As always – you can follow along with live scoring at curlingzone.com
Playoffs will take place on the weekend, and we will be sure to update everyone once we know if/when we are playing in them, as well as if we will be any of the feature games on Sportsnet/CBC.
Finally, we couldn’t go without reminding everyone to head on over to the TSN Skins Game voting page – HERE and place your votes EVERYDAY for Team Stoughton members, Jeff, Jon, Reid and Mark. You only have to go through the registration process once, so it’s fast and easy!
We thank you for your support! Here’s to another great weekend!
Voting is now OPEN for the Travelers All-Star Curling Skins Game – Presented by Pinty’s. Voting page can be found HERE!
TSN’s popular skins game is back in January with the 2nd edition of their All-Star format. Voting starts today (Novemeber 12th) and will run until December 8th.
This year the top 12 teams ranked by the Canadian Curling Association are on the ballot, and the top 4 players at each position will earn the right to play in this great event.
You can vote everyday for your favorite curlers *cough* TEAM STOUGHTON!! We encourage you to spread the word to friends and curling fans across the country. Sending out tweets/facebook messages letting everyone know you have voted would be great exposure for this wonderful event!
Head on over to tsn.ca/curlingskins to register and cast your vote.
Team Stoughton thanks you in advance for your support!
This years Masters of Curling will have an international feel to it with 9 teams from all over the world set to take on the 6 Canadian entries. All 6 Canadian teams have already booked their tickets to Decembers Olympic Trials in Winnipeg, and this will be the first time this season where all teams will play in the same event.
Sportsnet is back to cover the Grand Slams for another season, and they will be showing round robin draws, along with the playoffs on the weekend. You can check out Sportsnet’s broadcast schedule – here.
Team Stoughton’s schedule looks like this (All times – Pacific)
Wednesday October 30th – 12:30pm vs. Liu (China)
Thursday October 31st – 9:00am vs. Ulsrud (Norway)
Thursday October 31st – 4:30pm vs. Martin
Friday November 1st – 4:30pm vs. George (USA)
The top 8 records (regardless of pool) will make the playoffs, with tiebreakers being played on Friday night if necessary. Playoffs go on Saturday and Sunday!
If you can’t make it to Abbotsford there are always other ways to stay updated on all the draws. Sportsnet has done a great job on their curling page and has many articles to help keep you informed on everything going on with the Grand Slam. You can find that page here.
And as always, www.worldcurl.com, and curlingzone.com will have linescores from all games!
We are all looking forward to a great event in Abbotsford!
Fresh off our win at the Point Optical Classic, Team Stoughton takes to the ice this weekend at the High Park Curling club in Toronto. This weekend we look to defend the StuSells title we claimed at this event last year.
The StuSells Tankard is a 24 team triple knockout featuring 4 of the top 7 ranked men’s teams in the world (Stoughton/Howard/McEwen/Gushue), and a women’s draw featuring 15 teams.
Event Linescores can be found here
If you are in the Toronto area, come on down to the Highpark Club and check out some great curling action.
Team Stoughton has started the 2013-2014 season and are excited about building towards the Roar of the Rings – Olympic Trials in Winnipeg in December. Our first event was the Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic in Brockville, ON last weekend (Sept 19th-22nd). After going undefeated in the round robin portion of the event, we were victorious over Team Glenn Howard in the quarter finals, and Team Brad Gushue in the semi-finals. This set up a rematch of the 2013 Brier final against Team Brad Jacobs. Unfortunately the Canadian Champs were a little too strong for us in the final, as we were unable to rebound from an early deficit. Although not the outcome we wanted, it was a good start to our season.
We are now in Saskatoon this weekend (Sept 27th-30th) for the Point Optical Curling Classic at the Nutana Curling Club. The event is a triple knock-out, with our first game at 3pm Friday vs. Team Joyce.
Results of the event can be found here, and there will be many updates posted on the events Twitter page @POCC1, so please check that out as well.
Team Stoughton would like to thank everyone for their continued support!
Team Stoughton would like to Congratulate the recipients of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation – Spirt of Sandra Junior Curling Scholarship.
Shannon Birchard – Winnipeg, MB
Derek Oryniak, Winnipeg MB
Jocelyn Peterman, Red Deer AB
Matthew Smith, Keewatin ON
Kristen Streifel, Clavet, Saskatoon SK
Cathlia Ward, Fredericton NB
These athletes have demonstrated great leadership and achievements and are very deserving of the awards. For more information about the recipients go to www.sandraschmirler.org/english/scholarship/
Exciting news as The Sandra Schmirler Foundation has announced a scholarship aimed at helping junior curlers that are planning on attending post-secondary education. A scholarship of $5000 will be awarded to six (6) successful applicants, where half the scholarship can be used for educational purposes, and the other half used for curling related expenses.
This is an excellent opportunity that will help off-set some of the expenses that many students face as they work to balance education and curling.
Head on over to www.sandraschmirler.org/english/scholarship to view application criteria and fill out the full application.
We encourage everyone to spread the word about this wonderful opportunity for junior curlers across Canada.
We would like to announce a contest that could win you an autographed Team Stoughton curling broom!
Throughout the year, Team Stoughton has been giving away our custom “Wall Grain – Team Stoughton” Beer cozies . And we will continue to do this throughout The Brier in Edmonton. What we want from you is a photo from the most amazing/interesting/awesome place WITH our Drink Cozie in it!!! By Tweeting to us @TeamJStoughton, or posting that photo to our facebook page, we will select the best picture and send the winner the prize for you to use at your next curling event!
So head on over and like our facebook page – and send us some tweets with those cozies AND YOU, and we will let you know who wins the prize in just over a month!
Click here for an article about the contest done by yahoo’s Don Landry.
PS – Special Thanks to the current leader of the contest Wayne Middaugh for giving us this idea!