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.
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.