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Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer Headed to Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame

Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer Headed to Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame

By Brian Schultz

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Manitoba, left to right, Shannon Birchard, Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen celebrate their win over the Wild Card team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Two Olympians and stars of Manitoba’s curling scene are being inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame.

Jennifer Jones and Jill Officer were among the names revealed Wednesday by Curl Manitoba. The two won gold for Canada with their rink at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

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Changes to Team Jennifer Jones as Officer Takes Backseat

Changes to Team Jennifer Jones as Officer Takes Backseat

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Manitoba, left to right, Shannon Birchard, Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen celebrate their win over the Wild Card team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG — Team Jennifer Jones will look a little different when they hit the curling rink for the 2018-19 season.

Longtime second Jill Officer has opted to step back from the sport and will remain with the Olympic-winning squad as an alternate.

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Jennifer Jones Beats Kerri Einarson to Win Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Jennifer Jones Beats Kerri Einarson to Win Scotties Tournament of Hearts

By Emanuel Sequeira, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba, left to right, Shannon Birchard, Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen celebrate their win over the Wild Card team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

PENTICTON, B.C. – Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones has won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts for the sixth time in her career, tying her with Colleen Jones of Nova Scotia for the all-time record.

Jones and her Manitoba rink beat Wild Card Kerri Einarson 8-6 on Sunday in the title draw at the Canadian women’s curling championship at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

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Team Mouat, Team Jones Claim Victory at the National Grand Slam

Team Mouat, Team Jones Claim Victory at the National Grand Slam

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Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, looks down the ice during her draw 1 victory over Kelsey Rocque of Edmonton at the Canada Cup of curling in Brandon, Man., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns )

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones has another Grand Slam trophy to add to the collection.

Jones claimed her ninth career Grand Slam of Curling title on Sunday after edging out Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., 8-7 in the women’s final.

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Jennifer Jones, Niklas Edin Take Home Titles at Players’ Championship

Jennifer Jones, Niklas Edin Take Home Titles at Players’ Championship

By The Canadian Press

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Team Jennifer Jones pose after winning the Players’ Championship in Toronto, Ont. on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (HANDOUT)

TORONTO – Make it six Players’ Championship titles for Jennifer Jones.

The Winnipeg skip downed Edmonton’s Val Sweeting 8-4 on Sunday to capture the Players’ Championship for the sixth time in her career.

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Olympic Curling Champ Jones and Laing Make Long Distance Relationship Work

Olympic Curling Champ Jones and Laing Make Long Distance Relationship Work

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

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Jennifer Jones delivers a rock leading up to her opening day victory over Chelsea Carey at the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, Sunday, December 1, 2013. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

TORONTO — Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing will be in the same city this weekend, curling under the same roof.

And that’s a notable accomplishment in itself for the soon-to-be married curlers, who make long-distance relationships look good.

Jones, the reigning Olympic women’s champion, and Laing are getting married in Mexico on June 1, but will continue to straddle two provinces — she’s based in Winnipeg, he curls for Kevin Koe’s rink in Calgary. They’ll eventually put down roots somewhere together, Jones says, perhaps after the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Jennifer Jones Falls 8-6 to Sweden After 9-4 Win Over Scotland on Sunday

Jennifer Jones Falls 8-6 to Sweden After 9-4 Win Over Scotland on Sunday

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba skip Jennifer Jones (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

SAPPORO, Japan — Canada’s Jennifer Jones was happy to gain a split of her games Sunday at the world women’s curling championship.

The Olympic champion earned a 9-4 win over Scotland before dropping an 8-6 decision to Sweden. That left Jones with a 2-1 record, standing fourth in the overall standings behind unbeaten China, Russia and Switzerland (all 3-0).

“To be honest, we had a really tough day so to split the day we have to be happy with that,” said Jones. “We just didn’t play as well as we would’ve liked (against Sweden), which was unfortunate.”

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City Renames Street in Honour of Team Jennifer Jones

Two more honours were bestowed upon the gold medal-winning Jennifer Jones curling rink on Thursday.

The ladies from the St. Vital Curling Club gathered for the official unveiling of their mural on the south wall of the club facing Fermor Avenue. With the support of Take Pride Winnipeg and other organizations, the mural was painted this summer by local muralists Mandy van Leeuwen and Michel Saint Hilaire.

“You’re a little scared when your face is going to be about a storey high,” Jones said of the mural.

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Jennifer Jones Wins 10th Grand Slam at Players’ Championship

Jennifer Jones Wins 10th Grand Slam at Players’ Championship

Team Jennifer Jones after winning the Players' Championship in Summerside, PEI on Sunday, April 20, 2014. (SPORTSNET)
Team Jennifer Jones after winning the Players’ Championship in Summerside, PEI on Sunday, April 20, 2014. (SPORTSNET)

Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones and her curling teammates were victorious over the weekend at the Players’ Championship in Summerside, PEI.

The Sochi Olympic gold medallists from the St. Vital Curling Club capped off a storybook season with a 5-2 win over Masters winner Team Homan of Ottawa in the final. It was the 10th Grand Slam title for Jones. For the win, Team Jones takes home $23,500 with an additional $12,500 in Grand Slam bonus money for leading the women’s teams in points this season.

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Four More Years for Team Jennifer Jones

Four More Years for Team Jennifer Jones

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Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen hold up their Outstanding Achievement Award medallions and Olympic gold medals at City Hall on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Jennifer Jones curling rink is sticking together for another four years, the team announced on Tuesday.

Coming off their recent gold medal win at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Jones and teammates are currently competing at the Grand Slam Players’ Championships in Summerside, P.E.I.

“We are excited to officially announce that our team is fully committed to staying together and working hard to get another chance to represent Canada at the Olympics,” Jones said in a statement. “We truly enjoy playing together, and we share the same goals and commitment. And now that we’ve been to a Winter Olympics, the desire to get to another one will make us work even harder for the next four years.”

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