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Gushue remains red-hot to cool Mouat in HearingLife Tour Challenge

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — Brad Gushue and his Canadian club are all tuned up for the HearingLife Tour Challenge playoffs as they climbed to an 11-0 record on the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season.

Gushue, who went undefeated through the Boost National to capture his 14th Grand Slam title two weeks ago, won a fourth game in as many days at the Coca-Cola Centre with a 7-3 victory over Bruce Mouat’s Scottish squad Friday in the men’s round-robin finale.

Trailing by one, Gushue iced the game in the seventh end with a double takeout to count five points.

Team Gushue finished as the No. 3 seed and will meet No. 6 Mouat (3-1) in a rematch during Saturday afternoon’s quarterfinals (Sportsnet 360; 2 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. local time).

Meanwhile, Matt Dunstone drew to the four-foot circle to score the winning single in the eighth end to edge Reid Carruthers 6-5 in an all-Canadian clash.

Dunstone (3-1) secured the No. 4 spot and will face Switzerland’s Team Schwaller. Carruthers qualified at 2-2 thanks to a superior draw-to-the-button shootout score and takes on undefeated Niklas Edin’s Swedish side (4-0).

Italy’s Team Retornaz (4-0) await the winner of Saturday’s morning tiebreaker between Team Epping and Team Koe (both at 2-2).

Epping stayed in the mix with a 7-4 victory over Scotland’s Team Whyte (1-3).

Switzerland’s Team Brunner (1-3) ended on a winning note with a 6-3 decision against Canada’s Team Horgan (0-4).


• Retornaz vs. Epping/Koe
• Dunstone vs. Schwaller
• Edin vs. Carruthers
• Gushue vs. Mouat


• Hoestmaelingen 7, McEwen 2
• Gauthier 6, Kleibrink 1
• Shuster 9, Stocker 3
• Sluchinski 6, Webb 1


The final women’s round-robin game wraps up Friday’s action at 10 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. local time on Sportsnet East, Sportsnet NOW (Canada) and Yare (international).


The HearingLife Tour Challenge is the second event on the 2022-23 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling calendar with two tiers and a total of 64 teams. Both tiers feature 16 men’s teams and 16 women’s teams. … The top eight teams overall advance to Saturday afternoon’s quarterfinals. The semifinals are set for Saturday evening with both finals on tap for Sunday.