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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

The Canadian Press

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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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Manitoba Honours Olympic, Paralympic Gold Medal Curlers

The honours keep rolling in for the Jennifer Jones curling rink, and Thursday at the Manitoba Legislative Building, the foursome was inducted into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt.

Jones and her teammates, along with Paralympic gold medal curler Dennis Thiessen, received the province’s highest honour for their performance at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Paralympics, respectively.

Jones was joined by Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen, and coach Janet Arnott for the packed ceremony. Alternate Kirsten Wall was unable to attend and will be honoured at a later date.

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Jones Curling Team Honoured by Katz, Mint

Jones Curling Team Honoured by Katz, Mint

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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)
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Jennifer Jones at City Hall on Thursday afternoon. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

The Jennifer Jones curling rink was honoured at City Hall on Thursday by Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and the Royal Canadian Mint.

Jones and her team from the St. Vital Curling Club won gold at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics after going undefeated.

Katz presented Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen with Outstanding Achievement Award medallions.

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Mint to Reissue ‘Lucky Loonie’ to City After Typo

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The Lucky Loonie issued by the Royal Canadian Mint to the City of Winnipeg on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

There was an awkward moment on Thursday when the Royal Canadian Mint made a presentation to the City of Winnipeg with a typo on the award.

A framed 2014 Lucky Loonie was presented to the city to recognize its support for the hometown Jennifer Jones curling team, who won gold at the Sochi Olympics.

The name of the team members listed included the misspelling of Dawn McEwen as “McEwan.”

Jones and teammates were at City Hall to receive Outstanding Achievement Award medallions from Mayor Sam Katz.

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