Charlie Angus congratulates the local police curling team for capturing the Northern Ontario Police Curling Championships last week in Mattawa. Team Meunier will now head to Winnipeg in March to represent Northern Ontario at the Canadian Police Championships. The team consists of Steve Meunier of the OPP, Pat Chilton and Anthony Chilton of Timmins Police and Steve Mitchell of the Anishinabek Police Service.


Angus says the north is once again putting its stamp on Canadian curling. “We are having a revival of sorts. Brad Jacobs of the Soo is a men’s Canadian champion and Canada’s rep for the Olympics. Now the Meunier rink has the opportunity to write its own history and extend the north’s winning ways.”


Angus says, the more the north wins, the better chance we have of sticking around. “There’s been plenty of talk over the years about whether Northern Ontario should be dropped from Canadian play in favor of a defending champion spot…similar to what they do on the women’s side. The success of the Jacobs rink helps us maintain our long rich standing within the curling world. We are only getting started.”


Angus points out that, for a period of time, northern Ontario was the dominant province in curling. “Names like Tetley, Hackner, Lang, Houston…were all from the north and Canadian champions. Hopefully Meunier can be added to that list.”


The Meunier rinks travels to Winnipeg, Manitoba from March 15th to the 22nd for the Canadian Police Curling Championship.