Colin Hodgson

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Colin Hodgson
Hodgson, Carruthers, Stoughton discuss.jpg
Hodgson (green) discusses a shot with Carruthers and Jeff Stoughton in 2018.
Born (1990-06-08) June 8, 1990 (age 31)
Team
Curling clubWest St. Paul CC,
West St. Paul, MB
SkipMike McEwen
ThirdReid Carruthers
SecondDerek Samagalski
LeadColin Hodgson
Mixed doubles
partner
Chelsea Carey
Career
Member Association Alberta (2007–2014)
 Manitoba (2014–present)
Brier appearances5 (2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Top CTRS ranking2nd (2016–17)
Grand Slam victories1 (2016 Champions Cup)

Colin Sterling-Wyatt Hodgson (born June 8, 1990) is a Canadian curler originally from Lacombe, Alberta.[1]

Career[edit]

While briefly living in Calgary, Hodgson's junior years saw him skip the Alberta team at the 2011 Canadian Junior Curling Championships,[2] finishing in sixth place with a 6–6 win-loss record. He also won a gold medal at the 2007 Canada Winter Games.

Hodgson later moved to Airdrie, Alberta and played third for Charley Thomas for a year. Following that season, he moved to Winnipeg and joined Reid Carruthers as the lead on his new team in 2014. The team represented Manitoba at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier, finishing in 10th place. While at the Brier, he won the Ford Hot Shots competition, taking home a 2015 Ford F-150 XLT.[3] The next season the team won the 2016 Humpty's Champions Cup, Hodgson's first Grand Slam title. Later that year they won the 2016 Canada Cup of Curling.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Hodgson was a columnist for The Curling News,[4] and also commentates on CurlingZone.[citation needed] He is trained as a chef and attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Lacombe Composite High School. He owns his own curling apparel business called "Dynasty Curling Ltd".[5] He currently lives in Balmertown, Ontario and works as the co-manager of the Red Lake Golf & Country Club.[6] He is engaged.[7] He is partially colour blind[8], and keeps track of curling rocks by memorization.[9].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hills, Jason (April 29, 2016). "Lacombe's Colin Hodgson turning curling's house into his own kitchen". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  2. ^ MacKinnon, Jeff (February 27, 2015). "Hodgson cooking up rocks for Manitoba at Brier". Calgary Herald. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  3. ^ Austin, Daniel (February 28, 2015). "Manitoba's Colin Hodgson wins Ford Hot Shots at Brier". Calgary Sun. Archived from the original on September 5, 2017.
  4. ^ https://thecurlingnews.com/tag/colin-hodgson/
  5. ^ 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup Media Guide: Colin Hodgson
  6. ^ "Team Mike McEwen lead Colin Hodgson turns to curling roots as he prepares for return". Retrieved March 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "2021 Tim Hortons Brier Media Guide" (PDF). Curling Canada. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  8. ^ Martin, Melissa (February 18, 2019). "Curling gets a blast of colour - Winnipeg company pays tribute with region-specific logos for jerseys". Winnipeg Free Press.
  9. ^ Cameron, Allen (January 28, 2011). "Alberta junior men's skip sees past colour-blindness". Calgary Herald. blessed with the ability to memorize rock placements

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