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Team Koe

Hometown: Calgary, AB
Twitter: @TeamKevinKoe

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Kevin Koe

Birthdate: Jan. 11, 1975
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB
Resides: Calgary, AB

  • Two-time world champion (2010 & 2016)
  • World championship silver medallist (2019)
  • Four-time Brier champion (2010, 2014, 2016 & 2019)
  • Six-time Alberta Boston Pizza Cup champion (2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2019)
  • Two-time Players’ Championship winner (2004 & 2018)
  • Masters champion (2012)
  • Canadian Open champion (2013)
  • Tour Challenge champion (2015)
  • Pinty’s Cup champion (2018-19)
Third

B.J. Neufeld

Birthdate: Feb. 28, 1986
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB

  • World championship silver medallist (2019)
  • Brier champion (2019)
  • Alberta Boston Pizza Cup champion (2019)
  • Two-time Manitoba provincial champion (2016 & 2017)
  • Two-time Masters champion (2010 & 2015)
  • National champion (2014)
  • Two-time Canadian Open champion (Jan. 2011 & Dec. 2011)
  • Two-time Elite 10 champion (2015 & 2018)
  • Pinty’s Cup champion (2018-19)
Second

Colton Flasch

Birthdate: Feb. 27, 1991
Birthplace: Biggar, SK
Resides: Calgary, AB

  • World championship silver medallist (2019)
  • Brier champion (2019)
  • Alberta Boston Pizza Cup champion (2019)
  • Three-time SaskTel Tankard champion (2014, 2015 & 2016)
  • Pinty’s Cup champion (2018-19)
  • Canadian junior champion (2011)
Lead

Ben Hebert

Birthdate: March 16, 1983
Birthplace: Regina, SK
Resides: Chestermere, AB

  • Olympic gold medallist (2010)
  • Two-time world champion (2008 & 2016)
  • Two-time world championship silver medallist (2009 & 2019)
  • Four-time Brier champion (2008, 2009, 2016 & 2019)
  • Eight-time Alberta Boston Pizza Cup champion (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2019)
  • Two-time SaskTel Tankard champion (2005 & 2006)
  • Three-time National champion (March 2007, Dec. 2007 & 2010)
  • Three-time Canadian Open champion (Jan. 2007, Dec. 2007 & 2010)
  • Five-time Players’ Championship winner (2007, 2010, 2011, 2014 & 2018)
  • Tour Challenge champion (2015)
  • Four-time Pinty’s Cup champion (2009-10, 2010-11, 2013-14 & 2018-19)
  • World Junior Championship gold medallist (2003)

Team Bio

Kevin Koe grew up in the Northwest Territories and represented the region in juniors. After moving to Alberta, he played third for John Morris from 2003-06 and won his first Grand Slam at the Players’ Championship in 2004.

Koe has skipped his own squad since 2006 — joining Blake MacDonald, Carter Rycroft and Nolan Thiessen. At first Koe still threw third stones with MacDonald at fourth until they switched spots in the order in 2009. Team Koe captured Brier and world titles in 2010. Pat Simmons took over at third in 2011 and Koe won his first Grand Slam as a skip the following season at the 2012 Masters. Koe parted ways with the group in 2014 forming a new team with third Marc Kennedy, second Brent Laing and lead Ben Hebert.

Team Koe cleaned up in 2015-16 capturing the inaugural Tour Challenge Tier 1 at the start of the season with Brier and world titles to follow. They were victorious at the Roar of the Rings to represent Canada at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics but fell just short of the podium losing to Switzerland in the bronze-medal match. Koe claimed the 2018 Players’ Championship with the team going undefeated posting a perfect 8-0 record.

B.J. Neufeld and Colton Flasch joined Team Koe in 2018. The new-look Team Koe won the Brier and earned silver at the world championship. A consistent year on the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling circuit, including runner-up finishes at the Masters and Players’ Championship, allowed them to capture the Pinty’s Cup as the season champions even though they didn’t win an event in the series. 

Neufeld won seven Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event titles while playing third for skip Mike McEwen. Flasch represented his home province of Saskatchewan three times as the second for skip Steve Laycock.

Hebert was part of Kevin Martin’s legendary team that won practically everything in the sport including 10 Grand Slams plus Olympic gold on home ice at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

2019-20 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Masters

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinHowardW 8-4
Round RobinDe CruzL 4-7
Round RobinJacobsL 3-7
Round RobinMcDonaldW 7-5
TiebreakerPatersonL 6-7

KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge (Tier 1)

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinMcEwenW 7-4
Round RobinMouatW 7-2
Round RobinDe CruzW 6-4
Round RobinShusterWL 3-6
QuarterfinalsShusterW 6-1
SemifinalsGushueL 3-6

2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Princess Auto Elite 10

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinJacobsW 3-0
Round RobinEdinW 4-1
Round RobinPatersonW 5-2
Round RobinCarruthersL 1-2
QuarterfinalsJacobsL 1-4

Masters

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinMurphyW 8-5
Round RobinWalstadW 8-3
Round RobinHowardW 7-1
Round RobinMouatW 8-2
QuarterfinalsDunstoneW 6-4
SemifinalsMouatW 6-5
FinalEppingL 4-7

Tour Challenge (Tier 1)

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinCalvertW 6-3
Round RobinBottcherL 1-8
Round RobinHowardL 2-8
Round RobinJacobsW 3-1
QuarterfinalsDe CruzL 6-7

BOOST National

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinGunnlaugsonL 3-4
Round RobinHowardW 5-4
Round RobinMuyresW 7-3
Round RobinEppingW 8-5
QuarterfinalsGunnlaugsonW 9-5
SemifinalsMouatL 5-6

Meridian Canadian Open

StageOpponentResult
Triple Knockout AKleiterW 10-1
Triple Knockout ADe CruzL 4-6
Triple Knockout BDunstoneW 6-2
Triple Knockout BEdinW 7-2
QuarterfinalsEppingL 4-6

Players’ Championship

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinHowardL 5-6
Round RobinCarruthersW 7-6
Round RobinEdinW 6-2
Round RobinPatersonW 7-3
Round RobinMouatL 4-5
QuarterfinalsHowardW 7-3
SemifinalsDe CruzW 9-8
FinalBottcherL 1-6

Humpty’s Champions Cup

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinMuyresW 9-5
Round RobinSchwallerW 8-3
Round RobinEppingW 7-2
Round RobinGushueL 5-7
QuarterfinalsGushueW 6-3
SemifinalsEdinW 6-5
FinalBottcherL 5-6