Team Canada wins the 2011 Ford World Men’s
Canadian champion Jeff Stoughton of Winnipeg skipped his team of Jonathan Mead, Reid Carruthers and Steve Gould to his second Ford World men’s curling title Sunday night with a 6-5 championship-final victory over Scotland skipped by Tom Brewster of Aberdeen. The win for the Stoughton team from the Charleswood Curling Club capped an extraordinary season in which it won skip Stoughton’s ninth provincial title, his third Brier title and his second world championship. The 47-year-old Stoughton won his first Canadian title in 1996 at Kamloops, B,C., and went on to win his only previous world crown at Hamilton. He also skipped a Canadian champion in 1999 at Saint John, N.B., but lost the world final to Scotland’s Hammy McMillan. Brewster was bidding to become Scotland’s sixth world champion in his first year at the Worlds. The 37-year-old skip won the world junior title in 1995 but was unable to claim the Scottish men’s crown until this year.