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Team Koe

Hometown: Calgary, AB | Twitter: @TeamKevinKoe


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Kevin KoeJohn MorrisB.J. NeufeldBen Hebert
Birthdate: Jan. 11, 1975
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB
Resides: Calgary, AB
Birthdate: Dec. 16, 1978
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Canmore, AB
Birthdate: Feb. 28, 1986
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: March 16, 1983
Birthplace: Regina, SK
Resides: Chestermere, AB
GSOC title wins: 5
– Players’ Championship (2004, 2018)
– Masters (2012)
– Canadian Open (2013)
– Tour Challenge (2015)
GSOC title wins: 11
– Players’ Championship (2004, 2007, 2010, 2011)
– Canadian Open (Jan. 2007, Dec. 2007, 2010)
– National (March 2007, Dec. 2007, 2010)
– Elite 10 (2017)
GSOC title wins: 7
– Masters (2010, 2015)
– Canadian Open (Jan. 2011, Dec. 2011)
– National (2014)
– Elite 10 (2015, 2018)
GSOC title wins: 12
– Canadian Open (Jan. 2007, Dec. 2007, 2010)
– National (March 2007, Dec. 2007, 2010)
– Players’ Championship (2007, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018)
– Tour Challenge (2015)
Pinty’s Cup champion: 1
– 2018-19
Pinty’s Cup champion: 2
– 2009-10, 2010-11
Pinty’s Cup champion: 1
– 2018-19
Pinty’s Cup champion: 4
– 2009-10, 2010-11, 2013-14, 2018-19
– One-time Olympian (2018)
– Two-time World champion (2010, 2016)
– World silver medallist (2019)
– Four-time Brier champion (2010, 2014, 2016, 2019)
– Three-time Brier silver medallist (2012, 2017, 2021)
– Six-time Alberta champion (2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019)
– Two-time Olympian (2010, 2018)
– Two-time Olympic gold medallist (2010 men’s, 2018 mixed doubles)
– World champion (2008)
– World silver medallist (2009)
– World bronze medallist (2015)
– Three-time Brier champion (2008, 2009, 2015)
– Three-time Brier silver medallist (2002, 2014, 2021)
Five-time Alberta champion (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013)
Two-time B.C. champion (2014, 2017)
– Two-time World junior champion (1998, 1999)
– Two-time Canadian junior champion (1998, 1999)
– World silver medallist (2019)
– Brier champion (2019)
– Brier silver medallist (2021)
– Brier bronze medallist (2017)
– Two-time Manitoba champion (2016, 2017)
– Alberta champion (2019)
– Two-time Olympian (2010, 2018)
– Olympic gold medallist (2010)
– Two-time World champion (2008, 2016)
– Two-time World silver medallist (2009, 2019)
– Four-time Brier champion (2008, 2009, 2016, 2019)
– Two-time Saskatchewan champion (2005 & 2006)
– Eight-time Alberta champion (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019)
– World junior champion (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.


Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

SeasonEventWinsLossesResult
2002-03Players’ Championship33Missed Playoffs
2006-07Masters33Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open43Semifinalists
National53Finalists
2007-08Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
National71Finalists
Masters62Finalists
Players’ Championship42Semifinalists
2008-09Masters63Finalists
National23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship33Quarterfinalists
2009-10Masters (World Cup)63Finalists
National61Semifinalists
Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship43Semifinalists
2010-11Masters (World Cup)43Quarterfinalists
National23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open43Semifinalists
Players’ Championship42Semifinalists
2011-12Masters (World Cup)33Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open33Missed Playoffs
National33Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship34Missed Playoffs
2012-13Masters71Champions
Canadian Open33Quarterfinalists
National43Semifinalists
Players’ Championship23Missed Playoffs
2013-14Masters33Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open71Champions
National43Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship42Quarterfinalists
2014-15Masters32Quarterfinalists
National23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open41Semifinalists
Elite 1032Semifinalists
Players’ Championship33Quarterfinalists
2015-16Tour Challenge61Champions
Masters51Semifinalists
National32Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open42Semifinalists
Elite 1042Semifinalists
Players’ Championship42Quarterfinalists
Champions Cup32Quarterfinalists
2016-17Masters23Missed Playoffs
Tour Challenge13Missed Playoffs
National32Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
Elite 1033Semifinalists
Players’ Championship33Quarterfinalists
Champions Cup52Finalists
2017-18Tour Challenge13Missed Playoffs
Masters51Semifinalists
National32Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open43Semifinalists
Elite 1032Semifinalists
Players’ Championship80Champions
Champions Cup42Semifinalists
2018-19Elite 1032Quarterfinalists
Masters61Finalists
Tour Challenge23Quarterfinalists
National42Semifinalists
Canadian Open32Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship53Finalists
Champions Cup52Finalists
2019-20Masters23Missed Playoffs
Tour Challenge42Semifinalists
National32Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
2020-21Champions Cup42Semifinalists
Players’ Championship14Missed Playoffs