We’re profiling 32 teams — one per day — as we get ready for the start of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season at the Masters.
Day 19: Team Dunstone
Lineup: Matt Dunstone (skip), Braeden Moskowy (third), Kirk Muyres (second), Dustin Kidby (lead)
The reigning Saskatchewan champions have captured back-to-back bronze medals at 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 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.
With no ice at home, Team Dunstone relocated to Wadena, Saskatchewan, to practise and train prior to entering the Calgary bubble.
Dunstone captured his first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling men’s title at the 2019 Masters in North Bay, Ontario. 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.
Dunstone was the human highlight reel throughout the week making sizzling shots left and right including this takeout through a tight port to score two points against Team Mouat in the semifinals.
It was the second Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling men’s title for Moskowy, who won the inaugural Champions Cup in 2016 with Team Carruthers.
Muyres joined Team Dunstone last 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, Ontario.
All four players had successful junior careers: Dunstone won Canadian junior titles and world junior bronze medals in 2013 and 2016; Moskowy skipped Saskatchewan to the 2011 Canadian junior men’s title with Muyres at third; and Kidby captured the 2005 world junior gold medal as the alternate for Kyle George.
The Masters kicks off the 2021-22 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season and runs Oct. 19-24 at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville, Ontario. Full event and weekend passes plus single draw tickets are now available, CLICK HERE to purchase yours today.
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32 teams in 32 days
Missed a day in our 32 teams in 32 days profile series? Get all caught up below.
Day 1: Team Hasselborg
Day 2: Team Jacobs
Day 3: Team Einarson
Day 4: Team Epping
Day 5: Team Fleury
Day 6: Team Mouat
Day 7: Team Tirinzoni
Day 8: Team Gushue
Day 9: Team Jones
Day 10: Team McEwen
Day 11: Team Homan
Day 12: Team Bottcher
Day 13: Team Gunnlaugson
Day 14: Team Fujisawa
Day 15: Team Paterson
Day 16: Team Rocque
Day 17: Team Koe
Day 18: Team Peterson