Friday, February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012


Premier Greg Selinger will induct the Jeff Stoughton curling rink into Manitoba’s Order of the Buffalo Hunt during the Hit and Roll Bonspiel and Gala in support of the Manitoba Lung Association at the Victoria Inn at 1808 Wellington Ave. tomorrow night.
“Team Stoughton has committed over 24 years to one of Manitoba’s most cherished sports.  The dedication of the members of the Stoughton rink to their team, families and careers make them very deserving recipients of the Order of the Buffalo Hunt,” said Selinger.
Team Stoughton plays for the Charleswood Curling Club and includes Jeff Stoughton, Jon Mead, Reid Carruthers and Steve Gould.  Stoughton alone has won over 24 titles and is a nine-time Manitoba provincial men’s champion.  In 2011, Team Stoughton earned numerous titles and brought home gold from the Safeway Championship in Dauphin, the Tim Hortons Brier in London and the World Curling Championships in Regina. The team was awarded the Maurice Smith Memorial trophy as the 2011 provincial team of the year by the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and team of the year at the 39th Canadian Sports Awards.
“I would like to congratulate the members of the Stoughton rink on their accomplishments as they move forward in the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.  I wish them the best in their quest to earn a spot at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.”
The Order of the Buffalo Hunt was founded in 1957 to recognize the outstanding and distinctive contributions of leaders in areas such as politics, business, sports and entertainment.
Stoughton now joins many other notable athletes inducted into the order including NHL star Jonathan Toews and CFL great Milt Stegall.
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