Episode 3: Jeff Stoughton

 

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Episode #3 features curling legend, Jeff Stoughton!

Stoughton is the most decorated men’s curler in Manitoba history. Stoughton represented the province at the Brier 11 times, winning on three occasions (1996, 1999 and 2011) and is a two-time World Champion.

On this episode, we talk about his job as the mixed doubles program manager for Curling Canada, his three trips to the World Championship, how he got into curling, what are the challenges of being a professional curler, playing against Kerry Burtnyk, and much more. Click the play button below to hear Episode 3 of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Podcast.

Read our story on Jeff Stoughton in the Winnipeg Free Press

Episode 2: Ulf Nilsson

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Episode #2 of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Podcast features Winnipeg Jets legend, Ulf Nilsson!

Nilsson, who grew up in Nynäshamn, Sweden, got his start in professional hockey in 1974 with the Winnipeg Jets in the World Hockey Association. He was one of the first Europeans to star in North American hockey. In his four years with the Jets, he won two Avco Cups (including the Playoff MVP in 1976) and scored 140 goals and added 344 assists in 300 games. He also played four years in the NHL for the New York Rangers.

Nilsson and his famous line featuring Bobby Hull and Anders Hedberg (nicknamed ‘The Hot Line’) were inducted as the inaugural class of the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame in 2016. He is also inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, World Hockey Association Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

Read our story on Ulf Nilsson in the Winnipeg Free Press

Episode 1: Joe Poplawski

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Episode #1 of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Podcast features Winnipeg Blue Bombers legend, Joe Poplawski!

‘Joe Pop’, an Edmonton, Alta. native, played receiver for the Bombers from 1978-86. He won the 1978 Most Outstanding Rookie Award, Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1981 and 1986, named a CFL All-Star 5x, and won a Grey Cup in 1984.

Poplawski finished his career with 549 receptions for 8,341 yards and 48 receiving touchdowns. He is considered one of the greatest receivers and Canadians in Blue Bombers history.

Read our story on Joe Pop in the Winnipeg Free Press