The upcoming quadrennial curling games see major changes to the men’s coaching team with the inclusion of Stoughton who has been Brier champ and the top dog three times. The former champ worked magic with the mixed doubles team at the Winter Games where the team took gold for their efforts. The four-man national team that will be heading to the Beijing Winter Games is hoping his coaching efforts will get them top honors as well.

Change As Good As A Holiday

Changes in the Canada Curling camp have sent shock waves through the country. However, the outlook appears brighter than ever. Stoughton has been given the responsibility of program manager and national men’s coach as a replacement for Rick Lang. While Lang has been ousted, he will still maintain the position of performance consultant for the federation. Scott Pfeifer, four-time world champion has also been named a performance consultant while Adam Kingsbury has secured the position of mental performance consultant as well as technology/information manager. Kingsbury is known as the former coach of Team Rachel Homan.

Teams Announced

The public announcement of the national team has revealed a wide array of mixed talent. Nine mixed doubles teams and 15 four player teams make up the national squad. With the new high-performance coaching team at the helm, the only way for the Canada National Curling Team is forward. High-Performance Director, Gerry Peckham has made his pleasure with the new coaching mix is known saying that he is impressed by the coaching team they have managed to put together. Stoughton has high hopes for the National team and is looking forward to working alongside them. He says that the fact that he still knows the team and them him is a key factor. The hopes for gold for the Canada Nationals rests on the shoulders of the new coaching staff and how they gel with the team.