Ed Lukowich Curling Team - 1986

Ed Lukowich Curling Team - 1986

The Ed Lukowich Team, consisting of "Fast" Eddie Lukowich, John Ferguson, Neil Houston and Brent Syme, was the team of the 1980's in curling. They captured three Provincial Championships (1983*, 1984, 1986), the Canadian Championship in 1986, and the Silver Broom as World Champions in 1986. At the 1986 World Championships in Toronto, the fan favorite Lukowich Team represented Canada and surprised the then 10-0 Scotland rink in the finals to win the coveted Silver Broom. The Lukowich team continued their winning ways by capturing a berth on the Canadian Olympic Team at the 1987 Olympic Trials. They went on to represent Canada in Calgary at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games where they captured the bronze medal in the demonstration sport of curling. In 1992 the Lukowich Team was inducted into the Curling Hall of Fame and Museum of Canada.

Positions: Ed Lukowich (Skip), John Ferguson (3rd), Neil Houston (2nd), Brent Syme (lead).

Timeline:
1987 - The team was inducted into the Southern Alberta Curling Association Hall of Fame.

1992 - Ed Lukowich was inducted into the Curling Canda Hall of Fame

Ed Lukowich - won the Alberta Senior Curling title in 2016.  His previous provincial title was in 1995.  In 2016, he teamed with Jim Walsh (3rd), Brian Brown (2nd), and Gord Dewar (lead).  Ed was one of the initial founders of the TSN Skins Game and a co-founder of and former executive director of the World Curling Tour. He also was the WCT color-commentator for CTV Sportsnet. For a number of years, Ed was the United States Curling Association's Athlete Development Director. He coached the Pete Fenson rink at the 2010 World Championship at Cortina d’Ampezzo to a 4th place finish.  He was inducted into the Curling Canada Hall of Fame in 1992.

Lukowich wrote four books on curling and produced a 60-minute instructional video. From 1998 to 2013, he also wrote a number of Sci-Fi books under the pen name of Sagan Jeffries.  He has since authored a novel and several more books using his own name, Ed Lukowich.

Update Nov 2016.

John Ferguson -

Neil Houston -

Source:  https://ca.linkedin.com/in/neil-houston-29963714  (2016)

Event Manager at Curling Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sports

Current

  1. Curling Canada,

  2. Canadian Curling Association,

  3. 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Previous

  1. 2012 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling,

  2. 2011 Ford World Men's Curling Championship,

  3. VANOC

Experience:

Curling Canada

January 2016 – Present (11 months)

Canadian Curling Association

February 2014 – Present (2 years 10 months)

Canadian Curling Association

February 2014 – Present (2 years 10 months)

2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

December 2012 – Present (4 years)

2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship

October 2011 – Present (5 years 2 months)

2012 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling

November 2010 – March 2012 (1 year 5 months)

Charged by the World Curling Federation and the Canadian Curling Association with staging a successful championship.

2011 Ford World Men's Curling Championship

April 2010 – May 2011 (1 year 2 months)

Charged by the World Curling Federation and Canadian Curling Association with staging a successful championship.

  • VANOC

Sport Manager

VANOC

April 2007 – March 2010 (3 years)

Plan, organize and implement all aspects of the Curling Function.
Hire, train and manage Curling staff.
Primary liaison with the World Curling Federation to ensure proper planning of the Curling Function.
Recruit, train and retain all 500 plus Curling Volunteers.
Plan, implement and maintain Budget.
Plan for and procure all necessary sport equipment.
Primary liaison with ORIS (Olympic Results Information System).
Write and maintain all Curling Technical publications.

Canadian Curling Association

January 1995 – April 2007 (12 years 4 months)

Organize and implement Canadian and International Curling Championships

Brent Syme