National Men’s Teams

Get to know the men’s teams set to compete in the BOOST National running Dec. 10-15 at CBS Arena in Conception Bay South, N.L.

Team Bottcher

Skip Third Second Lead
skip third second lead
Brendan
Bottcher
Darren
Moulding
Brad
Thiessen
Karrick
Martin

Edmonton, AB | Team Bottcher won three consecutive Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles to finish last season. They captured the first of their careers at the Meridian Canadian Open in January and followed that up with back-to-back wins at the Players’ Championship and Humpty’s Champions Cup in April.

Team De Cruz

Fourth Third Skip Lead
fourth third second lead
Benoit
Schwarz
Sven
Michel
Peter
de Cruz
Valentin
Tanner

Geneva, SUI | De Cruz, who skips while throwing second stones, won the Meridian Canadian Open in 2018. He has earned three bronze medals at the world championship and one at the Winter Olympics.

Team Dunstone

Skip Third Second Lead
dunstone moskowy schneider kidby
Matt
Dunstone
Braeden
Moskowy
Catlin
Schneider
Dustin
Kidby

Regina, SK | Winnipeg-born Dunstone captured his first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title this season at the Masters. The team won four titles on tour last season.

Team Edin

Skip Third Second Lead
skip third second lead
Niklas
Edin
Oskar
Eriksson
Rasmus
Wrana
Christoffer
Sundgren

Karlstad, SWE | It was a “tre kronor” for Team Edin during the 2016-17 season capturing three Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles. Edin won his record-tying fourth world championship gold medal last season matching Ernie Richardson for the most all-time among skips.

Team Epping

Skip Third Second Lead
skip lead third second
John
Epping
Ryan
Fry
Mat
Camm
Brent
Laing

Toronto, ON | Epping linked up with longtime friend Fry this season and so far, so good as they started the year winning back-to-back events at the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard and Shorty Jenkins Classic. Epping won his fourth Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title, and third as a skip, at the Masters last season.

Team Gushue

Skip Third Second Lead
skip third second lead
Brad
Gushue
Mark
Nichols
Brett
Gallant
Geoff
Walker

St. John’s, NL | The local favourite Gushue has won 11 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles including two at the National. Team Gushue is the only club to have won all titles in the series.

Team Howard

Skip Third Second Lead
skip third second lead
Glenn
Howard
Scott
Howard
David
Mathers
Tim
March

Penetanguishene, ON | Glenn Howard is second on the all-time GSOC title wins list among skips with 14. The team successfully defended the Stu Sells 1824 Halifax Classic title this season.

Team Jacobs

Skip Third Second Lead
skip third second lead
Brad
Jacobs
Marc
Kennedy
E.J.
Harnden
Ryan
Harnden

Sault Ste. Marie, ON | The 2014 Olympic champions Team Jacobs welcomed a 2010 Winter Games gold medallist with Kennedy joining at third this season. Jacobs captured his fifth Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling men’s title this season successfully defending the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge.

Team Koe

Skip Third Second Lead
skip third second lead
Kevin
Koe
B.J.
Neufeld
Colton
Flasch
Ben
Hebert

Calgary, AB | Team Koe captured the Pinty’s Cup in 2018-19 for the first time in the skip’s career thanks to a consistently strong season with runner-up finishes at the Masters and Players’ Championship. Koe claimed his fourth Brier last season and earned silver at the world championships.

Team Matsumura

Skip Third Second Lead
skip third second lead
Yuta
Matsumura
Tetsuro
Shimizu
Yasumasa
Tanida
Shinya
Abe

Sapporo, JPN | Team Matsumura captured the Pacific-Asia curling championship last season and finished runner-up to South Korea at the event this year. Matsumura made his Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series debut at the 2019 Humpty’s Champions Cup.

Team McDonald

Skip Third Second Lead
skip third second lead
Scott
McDonald
Jonathan
Beuk
Wesley
Forget
Scott
Chadwick

Kingston, ON | Team McDonald won the Ontario Tankard for the first time last season to represent the province at the Brier. McDonald also finished runner-up to Team Muyres in the 2018 Tour Challenge Tier 2 men’s division.

Team McEwen

Skip Third Second Lead
mcewen Carruthers Samagalski Hodgson
Mike
McEwen
Reid
Carruthers
Derek
Samagalski
Colin
Hodgson

Winnipeg, MB | McEwen skipped his former squad to seven Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles. The reigning Manitoba champions captured the Uiseong International Curling Cup in October.

Team Mouat

Skip Third Second Lead
skip third second lead
Bruce
Mouat
Grant
Hardie
Bobby
Lammie
Hammy
McMillan Jr.

Edinburgh, SCO | Mouat earned his first Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title at the BOOST National in 2007 and at age 23 became the youngest men’s skip to win an event in the series. Team Mouat finished runner-up to compatriots Team Paterson in the event last season.

Team Paterson

Skip Third Second Lead
skip third second lead
Ross
Paterson
Kyle
Waddell
Duncan
Menzies
Michael
Goodfellow

Glasgow, SCO | Team Paterson are the defending BOOST National champions winning their first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title last season defeating Team Mouat in the first-ever all-Scottish final in the series. They represented Scotland at the European Championships this season.

Team Schwaller

Skip Third Second Lead
skip third second lead
Yannick
Schwaller
Michael
Brunner
Romano
Meier
Marcel
Kaeufeler

Bern, SUI | Team Schwaller captured back-to-back titles to start this season winning the Baden Masters and Oakville Fall Classic. Schwaller’s title victory at the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard last year was his first as a skip on tour.


Note: Team lineups subject to change