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Dunstone's University Champs "SEND-OFF" January 3

Friday Jan 02 2015

CCA Photo-Andrew Burant

Friends and fans of the University of Manitoba's Canadian Curling Champion Matt Dunstone team are invited to join the team for a 'Send-Off Party' Saturday, January 3 at 8PM at Triple B's on Scurfield. Dunstone, third Jim Coleman, second Daniel Grant, lead Chris Gallant, and coach Scott Grant will be Team Canada at the 2015 Winter Universiade (World University Games) in Granada, Spain, February 4-13, 2015.

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(March 2014) Dunstone & Uof M Team Win CIS-CCA Championship - The University of Manitoba captured the 2013-14 CIS/CCA men’s curling championship with a 7-5 extra end win over the University of Alberta in final game held at University of Regina on Sunday, March 23. Manitoba stole two in the 11th end for the victory. This is the first men’s title for the University of Manitoba since sport recognized with CIS Championship in 2007-08. The team consisted of skip Matt Dunstone, third Jim Coleman, second Daniel Grant, lead Chris Gallant, alternate Jordan Smith and coach Scott Grant. With the win, the team now qualifies to represent Team Canada at the 2015 Winter Universiade (World University Games) in Granada, Spain.

Manitoba went 6-1 during the round robin and received a bye into the final with the top record after tying with Wilfrid Laurier but advanced to the championship game with a victory against Laurier in the early draw.

Team Dunstone won the right to represent the university by winning the University of Manitoba Curling Championships in November 2013. The team then went on to earn a berth to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)/Canadian Curling Association (CCA) University Curling Championships when they placed second at the 2014 Canada West Curling Championships in February at Edmonton.

The team members have extensive curling accomplishment on their resumes. Dunstone and Grant (first year representing U of M) both won the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in 2013 plus represented Canada at the 2013 World Junior Curling Championship in Sochi Russia and won a bronze medal. Coleman (second year representing U of M) skipped the 2011 university team that placed second at CCA/CIS University Curling Championships; 2014 All-Canadian First Team Men’s Award and third for Team Neufeld at the 2014 Safeway Championships. Gallant (first year representing U of M) came from PEI after skipping 2011 PEI Junior Mixed Champion team and 2012 PEI Jr. Men’s Provincial Champ.



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