CurlManitoba has announced the 2018 Viterra Men’s Curling Championship will be played in Winkler’s Centennial Arena, January 31-February 4, 2018.

The timing of the event is two weeks earlier than usual as part of the Olympic year championship curling schedule.

The champion of Winkler’s Viterra Championship will earn the opportunity to compete as Team Manitoba at the Tim Hortons Brier in Regina, SK in March 2018.

Speaking for CurlManitoba, Executive Director Craig Baker said “this will be the first ever Manitoba Men’s Curling Championship played in Winkler. CurlManitoba is pleased to be able to bring the Viterra Championship to another ‘new’ community and to give the community’s dedicated curling fans a close-to-home opportunity to watch championship curling.”

“We are delighted to bring championship curling back to Winkler,” says Host Committee Chair Louis Tanguay. “The 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in our Centennial Arena had sell-out crowds and created a lot of excitement in our community, not just about the championship but about the sport of curling as well.”

Tanguay says the Winkler Curling Club’s initiative to host the Viterra Men’s, supported by the City of Winkler and local sponsors, is an important next step in event hosting for the community which was also a co-host community for the 2014 Manitoba Winter Games.“

Hosting the Viterra Championship will contribute in a very positive way to our community’s self-image and will have a significant economic impact as well,” Tanguay says. “In the end, however, it is really about the curling and the opportunity to watch great Manitoba curlers like Mike McEwen, Reid Carruthers, Matt Dunstone and Braden Calvert. Local curlers fans are very excited about the Viterra coming to Winkler.”

On behalf of Viterra, Corporate Affairs Director Jeff Cockwill said, “We’re pleased to be continuing our partnership with CurlManitoba, and supporting local curling talent in our communities.  Our company has a long history in Winkler, and we’re looking forward to the 2018 Viterra Championship being another great success that will benefit the community and provide a great entertainment experience for both curlers and fans.”



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South Central Athletic Conference
High School Basketball
Varsity Girls
St. Norbert 49 Northlands Parkway 27
Varsity Boys
St. Norbert 55 Northlands Parkway 48

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Carman 4 Morris 3 (OT)
Miller 9 Prairie Mountain 4
Northlands Parkway 8 Pembina 5

Portage 4 OCN 2

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild 7 Interlake 0
Eastman 5 Wpg Thrashers 1
Brandon 3 Southwest 1

Texas 4 Manitoba 3

Winnipeg 6 Arizona 3
Pittsburgh 4 Montreal 1
Detroit 6 Boston 5 (SO)
Florida at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m.
San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Philadelphia 94 Toronto 89
Washington 104 Memphis 101
Charlotte 107 Portland 85
New York 117 Boston 106
New Orleans 118 Orlando 98
Detroit 118 Atlanta 95
Houston 111 Milwaukee 92
Oklahoma City at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
Indiana at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 19th

Carman at Portage, 8 p.m.

Pembina Valley vs Central Plains
@ Morden, 8 p.m.

Dauphin at Wayway, 7:30 p.m.
Steinbach at Wpg Blues, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Dallas at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Washington at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Arizona at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Colorado at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
Tampa Bay at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Dallas at Miami, 6:30 p.m.
Washington at New York, 7 p.m.
Denver at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

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