After the first two+ weeks, Kerri Einarson and her 2020 Scotties Champion team, who missed their chance to go to a World Championship due to the pandemic, are the #1 team in the People’s Choice voting for Manitoba’s Most Notable Curling Team.
In the opening weeks, the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame’s Most Notable Manitoba Curling Team fund-raising project has received over $1,000 in People’s Choice donation-votes. Eleven of the MCHoF&M’s original list of 25 teams have received support. In addition two teams have received Wild Card write-in support.
Behind the Einarson team at the top of the list is a pair of Granite teams – Terry Braunstein’s 1958 High School champions who lost the Brier final and Don Duguid’s undefeated 1970 and 1971 World Champions.
The complete ‘leaderboard’ as of October 28, 2020 is:
#1 – Kerri Einarson 2020 Gimli Scotties Champions
#2 – Terry Braunstein 1958 Granite Brier Finalists
#3 – Don Duguid 1970-71 Granite World Champions
#4 – Kelly MacKenzie 1995 Deer Lodge World Junior Champions
#5 – Braden Calvert 2015 Deer Lodge World Junior Champions
#6 – Wild Card – Matt Dunstone Granite 2016 Canadian Junior Champions
#7 – Vic Peters 1992 Granite Brier Champions
#8 – Kerry Burtnyk 1995 Assiniboine Memorial World Champions
#9 – Gordon Hudson 1928-29 Strathcona Brier Champions
T#10 – Connie Laliberte 1992-95 Fort Rouge Scotties Champions
T#10 – Jeff Stoughton 2011 Charleswood World Champions
T#10 – Mike McEwen 2008-18 Fort Rouge Manitoba Champions
#13 – Jennifer Jones 2014 St. Vital Olympic Gold Medalists
The Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame & Museum’s named list of 25 Most Notable 25 Curling Teams, along with a comprehensive listing of Notable Manitoba Curling Teams published in recognition of Manitoba’s 150th anniversary is available at canadahelps.org. Search “curling museum” and follow the links to vote, by making a donation, in support of the team you consider the Most Notable Team in Manitoba’s long curling history.