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Thomas Scoffin (born April 25, 1994 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a Canadian curler from Whitehorse, Yukon. He was the skip of the Canadian mixed team at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics in Austria.
Canadians are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Canadians, several of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Canadian.
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones, with each player throwing two. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.
Whitehorse is the capital and only city of Yukon, and the largest city in northern Canada. It was incorporated in 1950 and is located at kilometre 1426 on the Alaska Highway in southern Yukon. Whitehorse's downtown and Riverdale areas occupy both shores of the Yukon River, which originates in British Columbia and meets the Bering Sea in Alaska. The city was named after the White Horse Rapids for their resemblance to the mane of a white horse, near Miles Canyon, before the river was dammed.
Scoffin has participated in seven Canadian Junior Curling Championships. Scoffin has represented the Yukon in six Canadian Junior Curling Championships from 2007 to 2012 and Alberta in 2013. He was the youngest skip in Canadian Junior history, when he played in his first event in 2007, when he was 12. The team would finish 1-11, in last place. In 2008, they improved to a 3-9 record. This record was replicated at the 2009 event. In 2010, they improved once again, finished with a 5-7 record. This record would be matched in 2011. In the 2012 Canadian Junior Curling Championships the team finished with a 7-5 record in a tie for fifth place. He also played in the 2011 Canada Winter Games, finishing 11th.
The Canadian Junior Curling Championships is an annual curling tournament held to determine the best junior-level curling team in Canada. Junior level curlers must be under the age of 21 as of June 30 in the year prior to the tournament.
The 2007 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships was held February 3-11 at the Jack Gatecliff Arena and the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club in St. Catharines, Ontario. The winning teams represented Canada at the 2007 World Junior Curling Championships.
The 2008 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships was held February 2-10 at the Soo Curlers Association and Tarentorous Curling Club in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The winning teams represented Canada at the 2008 World Junior Curling Championships.
In 2012, Scoffin moved to Edmonton, Alberta to attend the University of Alberta. While in Alberta, he won his first Alberta provincial junior championship. At the 2013 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, while skipping Alberta his team finished the round robin competition in first place with a 9-1 record. Team Manitoba defeated Scoffin's Alberta rink 4-3 in the championship game. Scoffin was named to the first team all star as skip. His team consisted of Dylan Gosseau, Landon Bucholz and Bryce Bucholz.
Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region. The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor".
Alberta is a western province of Canada. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces. Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi). Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier has been Rachel Notley since May 2015.
The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act.
Scoffin has amassed a win loss record at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships of 33-50, placing him tied for fourth with John Morris amongst skips all time.
John Morris is a Canadian curler, and two-time Olympic gold medalist. Morris played third for the Kevin Martin team until April 24, 2013. Morris, author of the book Fit to Curl, is the son of Maureen and Earle Morris, inventor of the "Stabilizer" curling broom. Morris grew up in Gloucester, Ontario and at the age of five began curling at the Navy Curling Club.
Scoffin has also skipped the Yukon team at three Arctic Winter Games, winning gold in 2008 and silver in 2006 and 2010. He has also skipped the Yukon at two Canada Winter Games in 2007 and 2011.
The Arctic Winter Games is an international biennial celebration of circumpolar sports and Indigenous culture.
In 2012, he skipped the Canadian team at the Winter Youth Olympics. The team was a mixed team made up of curlers from across the country. They went on to win the bronze medal.
Scoffin works as an accountant with Crowe MacKay LLP.
Kevin Martin, nicknamed "The Old Bear" and "K-Mart", is a Canadian retired curler from Edmonton, Alberta, an Olympic, world and 4-time Canadian champion and a member of the World Curling Hall of Fame. He is considered by many commentators and former and current curlers to be the greatest curler of all time. He is also known for his rivalries with Randy Ferbey/David Nedohin, the best Alberta provincial rivalry ever as the two teams were generally regarded the best in the world from 2002-2006; his rivalry with Jeff Stoughton, perhaps the most famous all prairies rivalry ever which spanned over 2 decades from 1991-2014; with Glenn Howard from 2007-2014, perhaps the best two team rivalry in Canadian curling history, and his rivalry with Sweden's Peja Lindholm from 1997-2006, perhaps the best ever men's Canada-Europe rivalry.
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