The Home Team is Set to Defend the Title

After a convincing victory at the 2011 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling, Team North America slides into Langley with another impressive lineup featuring the hottest names in the game.

Jeff Stoughton on his way to winning the 2011 Ford Men's World Curling Championship in Regina

Since the continents first clashed in Regina a decade ago, the North Americans hold a 4-3 advantage and they’re looking to extend that edge January 12 – 15 at the Langley Events Centre. Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton leads the men’s side after a stellar 2011 season that included wins at the Tim Hortons Brier and Ford World Men’s Curling Championship.  Stoughton is a three-time Brier winner and two-time world champion. Glenn Howard’s Coldwater foursome joins Team North America after winning the 2010 Canada Cup – adding to a competitive resume that includes three Brier and world championships. Pete Fenson of Bemidji, Minnesota – seven-time USA national champion and bronze medallist at the 2006 Winter Olympics and 1993 World Men’s Curling Championship – completes the men’s roster.

Amber Holland watches her rock during the 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Amber Holland of Kronau, Saskatchewan – 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion and silver medallist at the 2011 Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship – heads up the women’s side.  Holland will be joined by fellow Saskatchewan competitor Stefanie Lawton of Saskatoon, the 2011 Canada Cup champion. The USA representative is Patti Lank of Lewiston, New York – a veteran of four world women’s curling championships, winning the silver medal in 1999. Make sure you’re in the house to cheer on the home side – great seats are available now by clicking here.