Stoughton favourite for curling gold

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:40 PM ET

REGINA — Jeff Stoughton is ready to take on the world.

The Winnipeg skip and the rest of Team Canada hit the Brandt Centre ice on Friday afternoon for their hour-long practice session for the world men’s curling championship.

All that’s left to do now is get ready for Saturday’s opener against Switzerland’s Christof Schwaller at Brandt Centre.

Stoughton’s third, Jon Mead, admitted that Canada is the favourite in the 12-team event.

“On paper, yeah,” Mead said, “but that’s about all that’s worth.”

Stoughton, who also won a world title in 1996 but lost the ’99 championship match, said nothing less than victory will do.

“We’d be very disappointed if we didn’t come out of here with a gold medal,” he said.

To see Stoughton’s post-practice scrum with the media, click here .


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