Team Manitoba Wins the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier

Manitoba champion Jeff Stoughton of Winnipeg skipped his team of Jonathan Mead, Reid Carruthers and Steve Gould to his third Tim Hortons Brier title Sunday night with an 8-6 championship-final victory over Glenn Howard’s Ontario entry.

Maintoba wins the Brier

The win for the Stoughton team from the Charleswood Curling Club sends it to the Ford World men’s curling championship, April 2-10 at Regina, SK. The 47-year-old Stoughton won his first Canadian title in 1996 at Kamloops, B,C., and repeated the feat at Edmonton in 1999. He skipped a world champion in 1996 at Hamilton but lost the world final to Scotland’s Hammy McMillan in 1999 at Saint John, N.B. Howard’s defeat was his fourth in a Brier final in the past six years.