Jeff Stoughton qualifies for Olympic trials

Jeff Stoughton (right) congratulates third Jon Mead after they defeated Glenn Howard 4-3 in the...

Jeff Stoughton (right) congratulates third Jon Mead after they defeated Glenn Howard 4-3 in the men's final of the Canada Cup in Moose Jaw, Sask., on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, and earn a berth to the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Olympic qualifier, next December at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. Michael Burns/Canadian Curling Association.

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A second Manitoba team has qualified for the 2013 Olympic trials in Winnipeg.

Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton nipped Ontario's Glenn Howard 4-3 in the men's final of the Capital One Canada Cup in Moose Jaw, Sask., on Sunday afternoon to punch his ticket to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, to be held at the MTS Centre next December.

"We don't have to worry about anything for the rest of the year, points-wise or anything," Stoughton told TSN. "We are playing next year in Winnipeg. It's going to be awesome at the MTS Centre.

"We're so fired up. We had a great week. Our whole focus this year was to win the Canada Cup and we were playing our best this week. And good on the guys. They played great."

Stoughton, who also earned $24,000 and a trip to the 2014 Continental Cup in Las Vegas, Nev., will join Alberta's Kevin Martin and Howard, who pocketed $17,000, in Winnipeg.


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