24 teams in 24 days — Day 8: Team Muirhead
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 8: Team Muirhead
Lineup: Eve Muirhead (skip), Lauren Gray (third), Jennifer Dodds (second), Vicky Wright (lead)
Hometown: Stirling, Scotland
Muirhead has won four events in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling including three Players’ Championship women’s titles in a four-year span at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. At age 22 — and on the, ahem, eve of her 23rd birthday — Muirhead became the youngest skip to win a title in the series when she captured her first at the 2013 Players’ Championship.
She was also the youngest to win the world women’s championship that year defeating Sweden’s Team Sigfridsson in both finals. Muirhead has also won silver (2010) and bronze (2017) medals at the worlds, bronze at the Winter Olympic Games in 2014 plus two European Curling Championships gold medals (2011 and 2017).
Team Muirhead qualified for the playoffs in one Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event last season making the quarterfinals of the Boost National in Conception Bay South, N.L. Muirhead reached the semifinals at the most recent Humpty’s Champions Cup in 2019 in Saskatoon, however, it was as a sub skipping Team Hasselborg as Anna Hasselborg was off representing Sweden in the world mixed doubles championship.
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.