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Team McEwen

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB | Twitter: @TeamMcEwen


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Mike McEwenReid CarruthersDerek SamagalskiColin Hodgson
Birthdate: July 30, 1980
Birthplace: Brandon, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: Dec. 30, 1984
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: Sept. 9, 1984
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Carberry, MB
Birthdate: June 8, 1990
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB
Resides: Balmertown, ON
GSOC title wins: 7
– Masters (2010, 2015)
– Canadian Open (Jan. 2011, Dec. 2011)
– National (2014)
– Elite 10 (2015, 2018)
GSOC title wins: 2
– National (2013)
– Champions Cup (2016)
GSOC title wins: 1
– Champions Cup (2016)
GSOC title wins: 1
– Champions Cup (2016)
– Brier bronze medallist (2017)
– Three-time Manitoba champion (2016, 2017, 2019)
– Canada Cup champion (2014)
– Winter Universiade gold medallist (2003)
– World champion (2011)
– Brier champion (2011)
– Brier silver medallist (2013)
– Brier bronze medallist (2014)
– Six-time Manitoba champion (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
– Two-time Canada Cup champion (2012, 2016)
– World mixed doubles silver medallist (2017)
– Canadian mixed doubles champion (2017)
– Brier bronze medallist (2012)
– Four-time Manitoba champion (2012, 2015, 2018, 2019)
– Canada Cup champion (2016)
– Three-time Manitoba champion (2015, 2018, 2019)
– Canada Cup champion (2016)
– Canada Winter Games gold medallist (2007)

Team Bio

Reid Carruthers returned to skipping his own squad in 2014 after four successful seasons playing front end on Jeff Stoughton’s team winning Brier and world titles in 2011.

Carruthers reunited with Derek Samagalski — having played together previously in 2005-06 and from 2008-10 — and added a pair of new members from two different provinces: Saskatchewan’s Braeden Moskowy and Alberta’s Colin Hodgson. The all-new Team Carruthers won the Manitoba provincial title in its first season together defeating Team McEwen in the Safeway Championship final to advance to the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier.

The 2015-16 campaign was a breakout season on the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling circuit for Team Carruthers finishing runner-up at two events — the National and the Elite 10 — and capturing its first GSOC title together at the inaugural Humpty’s Champions Cup. For Moskowy, Samagalski, and Hodgson it was their first championship win ever in the series. Carruthers earned his first as a skip having also claimed the National in 2013 with Team Stoughton.

The Champions Cup title almost got away from them as Carruthers had a shot to win in the extra end, but hit and rolled out for a blank that resulted in a rare double extra end. The second time around Carruthers needed to make a trickier draw shot while facing three counters and his rock stopped just in time to defeat Team Epping.

Former “frenemy” Mike McEwen joined in 2018. McEwen won seven titles in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling during his tenure as a skip. Carruthers and McEwen experimented with various back-end combinations until settling with McEwen throwing last rocks and calling the game with Carruthers in a traditional vice skip role.



Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

SeasonEventWinsLossesResult
2007-08Players’ Championship23Missed Playoffs
2008-09Masters14Missed Playoffs
National42Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open52Semifinalists
Players’ Championship42Semifinalists
2009-10National42Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open33Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship23Missed Playoffs
2010-11Masters (World Cup)72Champions
National51Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open80Champions
Players’ Championship33Quarterfinalists
2011-12Masters (World Cup)42Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open80Champions
National23Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship53Semifinalists
2012-13Masters43Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open52Semifinalists
National62Finalists
Players’ Championship52Finalists
2013-14Masters13Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open33Missed Playoffs
National51Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship51Semifinalists
2014-15Masters52Finalists
National62Champions
Canadian Open31Quarterfinalists
Elite 1061Champions
Players’ Championship61Finalists
2015-16Tour Challenge42Semifinalists
Masters61Champions
National13Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
Elite 1032Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship34Semifinalists
Champions Cup51Semifinalists
2016-17Masters32Quarterfinalists
Tour Challenge32Quarterfinalists
National23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open33Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship62Finalists
Champions Cup32Quarterfinalists
2017-18Masters43Semifinalists
National43Semifinalists
Canadian Open32Quarterfinalists
Elite 1060Champions
Players’ Championship43Semifinalists
Champions Cup33Quarterfinalists
2018-19*Elite 1051Finalists
Masters23Missed Playoffs
Tour Challenge13Missed Playoffs
National13Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open13Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship34Missed Playoffs
Champions Cup13Missed Playoffs
2019-20Masters13Missed Playoffs
Tour Challenge33Quarterfinalists
National33Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open42Semifinalists
2020-21Champions Cup13Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship42Semifinalists
* Known as Team Carruthers to start the season, McEwen took over skip duties midway through the year.