2020 Nova Scotia Curling Association Hall of Fame Inductees
The Nova Scotia Curling Association has announced the 2020 inductees to the NSCA Hall of Fame. Margaret Cutcliffe, Curler categorie, Mary Mattatall, Curler/Coach, Brian Rafuse, Curler/Builder and Team Brian Rafuse, Curt Palmer, Glenn Josephsen, and David Slauenwhite in the Team category.
Margaret Cutcliffe is inducted as a Curler and has accomplished 19 provincial titles in 5 different championships – Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Mixed, Seniors, Masters and the 55+ Canada Games. Her teams have medaled at the Canadian Championships at the Scotties (Bronze), Canadian Seniors (Silver, Bronze) and Canadian Masters (Silver) and two Gold at the Canadian 55+ Canada Games level.
Mary Mattatall is inducted as a Curler/Coach. She has played in the National Junior, Scotties, Mixed, and Seniors. She has also played in the Olympic trials. Her teams have medaled at nationals in Mixed (Gold, Silver) and Seniors (Silver). Mary has also coached both the Junior Men’s, Team Thompson (2011), and Junior Women’s, Team Stevens (2020).
Brian Rafuse is being inducted as a Curler/Builder. Brian has won 2 Provincial Men’s championships, 3 Seniors, 3 Mixed and 1 Stick championship. He has passed on his knowledge as a coach to the 2018 National U18 girls champions, Team Ladouceur. Team McCabe coached by Brian competed in the U21 Women’s provincials and won the 2016 AUS Championship representing Dalhousie University and finished 4th at the CIS championships. Brian is also an accomplished ice maker making ice for numerous U21 championships.
Team Brian Rafuse
Team Brian Rafuse, Curt Palmer, Glenn Josephson, and David Slauenwhite are being inducted in the Team category. Together they have won 2 provincial men’s championships as well as senior’s championships. These men have also won numerous provincial accolades as members of other teams.
The Nova Scotia Curling Association recognizes new members of the Hall of Fame during the annual Celebration of Excellence. Due to Covid 19 an in-person celebration is not possible.
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