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24 teams in 24 days — Day 3: Team Dunstone

We’re profiling all 24 teams, one per day, to get ready for the return of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling leading up to the start of the Humpty’s Champions Cup.

Day 3: Team Dunstone

Lineup: Matt Dunstone (skip), Braeden Moskowy (third), Kirk Muyres (second), Dustin Kidby (lead)

Home club: Wadena RE/MAX Curling Club; Wadena, Sask.

The reigning Saskatchewan champions have captured back-to-back bronze medals in the Brier. Dunstone qualified for the final three playoffs this year with a 9-3 record and lost to eventual champion, Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher, 6-5 in the semifinal. Moskowy was named to the first all-star team at third and shot a sizzling 89 per cent through the week. Dunstone was tied for third among all skips at 85 per cent and Muyres was tied for fifth among all seconds at 84 per cent.

Dunstone captured his first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling men’s title at the 2019 Masters in North Bay, Ont. The club beat Team Gushue twice during the week: 5-4 in the opening draw and bookended with an 8-5 victory in the men’s final. It was the second Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling men’s title for Moskowy, who won the inaugural Humpty’s Champions Cup in 2016 with Team Carruthers.

Moskowy skipped Saskatchewan to the 2011 Canadian junior men’s title with Muyres at third. Muyres joined Team Dunstone this season after skipping his own squad during the past two years. He captured the 2018 Tour Challenge Tier 2 men’s title in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling returns with the Humpty’s Champions Cup, April 14-18, followed by the Princess Auto Players’ Championship, April 20-25. Both events will be played at Calgary’s WinSport Arena and closed to the general public. Watch live coverage on Sportsnet, stay tuned for the broadcast schedule.