From teammates to provincial rivals to teammates again, Kirk Muyres and Matt Dunstone have linked up for next season.
Dunstone announced Thursday that Muyres will throw second stones for his Regina-based club after parting ways with Catlin Schneider earlier this week. Third Braeden Moskowy and lead Dustin Kidby return to round out the lineup.
“Kirk’s experience and success at the third and skip positions make him one of the most well-rounded players in our sport,” Dunstone said in a social media post. “We’re very excited to see how he becomes one of the best seconds in the world. I am most looking forward to chasing down a Brier gold for Saskatchewan and also our collective dream of becoming Team Canada at the Olympics with Kirk onboard!”
Muyres and Dunstone previously played together on Steve Laycock’s team and won the 2018 SaskTel Tankard to represent Saskatchewan at the Brier. After heading separate ways and forming new squads, Muyres and Dunstone squared off during the past two provincial championship finals. Muyres was victorious a year ago while Dunstone came out on top this season and earned bronze at the Brier.
Both have found success on the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling circuit with Team Muyres capturing the Tour Challenge Tier 2 title in 2018 and Team Dunstone claiming the Masters this season.
“I can’t wait to start this next chapter of my career with Matt, Braeden and Dustin,” Muyres added in the post. “This team has shown they can play and win in the big moments while competing with consistency against the very best teams in the world. The goal has always been to win the Brier and Olympic gold for Saskatchewan and I believe this group has the tools to do it. I am excited to bring my experience as a third and skip to help this team excel in any way I can.”
Muyres also played with Moskowy in the past. Moskowy skipped Saskatchewan to the 2011 Canadian junior championship with Muyres at third.