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Stoughton Rink Returns Home as Gold Medal Champs

Team Canada returned home Monday afternoon after winning gold at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship in Regina.

The Jeff Stoughton rink was greeted to cheers from family, friends and fans.

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Stoughton, lead Steve Gould, second Reid Carruthers and third Jon Mead played out a similar scenario on Sunday with their 6-5 win over Scotland, repeating the same matchup as their 1996 championship win.

Stoughton said he planned on celebrating Monday night with family.

Next year’s world championship will be held in Basel, Switzerland.

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Team Jennifer Jones Ends Curling Season on a High

Team Jennifer Jones Ends Curling Season on a High

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Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones and team ended the curling season with another big win.

The Canadian champ won the Players’ Championship for the third time in four years on Saturday, beating Shannon Kleibrink of Calgary 9-7 in the final in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

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The team’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed, as Jones, along with Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer and Dawn Askin, picked up a $25,000 prize, plus a $50,000 bonus for winning the season title. Not too shabby.

ChrisD.ca had the only photog at the airport, due to the fact that this tournament wasn’t as big a win for the team as others. But that’s okay, because they’re still our local champs and deserve the spotlight. Congrats!

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Team Jennifer Jones Arrives Back From South Korea

Team Jennifer Jones Arrives Back From South Korea

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Team Jennifer Jones made the return home to Winnipeg last night after a grueling trip to South Korea for the 2009 World Women’s Curling Championships. The ladies couldn’t pick up any medals, but they have no regrets.

The Jones foursome, also consisting of third Cathy Overton-Clapham, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn Askin were welcomed back with cheers from their hometown fans at the airport.

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Team Jennifer Jones Arrives in South Korea

Team Jennifer Jones made it safely to Gangneung, South Korea this week. The ladies from the St. Vital Curling Club are competing in the 2009 World Women’s Curling Championships until March 29.

Jill Officer posted a video upon her arrival of the spectacular view of the beach. While it may look like an exotic destination, the temperature in Gangneung will be hovering around 14°C this weekend.

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Jennifer Jones Does It Again — Repeats as 2009 Hearts Champion

Jennifer Jones Does It Again — Repeats as 2009 Hearts Champion

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Jennifer Jones and Team Canada did it again on Sunday, claiming the top spot at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Victoria, B.C.

The Winnipeg skip sealed the last game by two points in the seventh end as Canada earned an 8-5 win over B.C.’s Marla Mallett.

After a shaky couple of games earlier in the week, it’s nice to see Jones did what she does best — win!

Those fans wishing to welcome back the ladies from the St. Vital Curling Club in Winnipeg might need a caffeine fix to stay awake. The team arrives back at 11:37 p.m. on Monday — Air Canada flight 298.

Image credit: The Canadian Press