Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Stoughton assembles new foursome for next winter

By Paul Wiecek

  • Print
Jeff Stoughton

ANIL MUNGAL / CAPITAL ONE FILES Enlarge Image

Jeff Stoughton

Jeff Stoughton has a new team.

Sources told the Free Press Wednesday morning that Stoughton -- an 11-time Manitoba men’s champion -- has assembled a new foursome for next winter that would see Brandon’s Rob Fowler join him at third, with Alex Forrest at second and Connor Njegovan at lead.

Forrest and Njegovan curled most recently with Willie Lyburn, where Forrest was the third and Njegovan the second. Forrest and Njegovan informed Lyburn this week that they were leaving.

Fowler is an old teammate of Stoughton’s -- the pair won Manitoba men’s titles together in 2007, 2009 and 2010, with Fowler curling second for Stoughton. Fowler also skipped a Manitoba men’s champion in 2012.

Stoughton is curling today at the Players’ Championship in Summerside, Prince Edward Island with his existing team of third Jon Mead, second Reid Carruthers and lead Mark Nichols and could not be immediately reached for comment.

The current Stoughton foursome announced last month that they were breaking up at the end of this curling season. Mead has since announced that he will curl second next winter for Ontario’s Glenn Howard, while Carruthers has announced he will skip a brand new Manitoba men’s powerhouse with Braeden Moskowy at third, Colin Hodgson at second and Derek Samagalski at lead.

Nichols is moving home to Newfoundland and has yet to announce his curling plans for next season.

Sources indicated that some final details are still being ironed out and Stoughton has plans to formally announce the new foursome next week.

Meanwhile, Winnipeg's Mike McEwen wrote on a blog for the World Curling Tour this week that his team of third BJ Neufeld, second Matt Wozniak and lead Denni Neufeld will remain together next season.

"There’s been a fair bit of speculation on whether or not we would survive the musical-chair movement," McEwen wrote, referencing all the personnel changes in men's curling in the past month.

"I can confirm we did, but not without some heavy reflection. We’ll be ready and rejuvenated to continue the battle into next season."

paul.wiecek@freepress.mb.ca

Twitter: @PaulWiecek

History

Updated on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:25 AM CDT: Updates with Mike McEwen team remaining together

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Peguis Chief Hudson comments on toddler's death upgrade to homicide investigation

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Young goslings are growing up quickly near Cresent Lake in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba- See Bryksa 30 Day goose project- Day 11- May 15, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Marc Gallant / Winnipeg Free Press.  Local/Standup- Morning Fog. Horse prances in field by McPhillips Road, north of Winnipeg. 060605.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Who are the real Bombers?

View Results

Ads by Google