Teams

Team McEwen

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Twitter: @TeamMcEwen

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Mike McEwen

Birthdate: July 30, 1980
Birthplace: Brandon, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB

  • Three-time Manitoba provincial champion (2016, 2017 & 2019)
  • 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)
  • Canada Cup champion (2014)
  • Winter Universiade gold medallist (2003)
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Reid Carruthers

Birthdate: Dec. 30, 1984
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB

  • World champion (2011)
  • Brier champion (2011)
  • Six-time Manitoba champion (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 & 2019)
  • Champions Cup winner (2016)
  • National champion (2013)
  • Two-time Canada Cup champion (2012 & 2016)
  • World mixed doubles silver medallist (2017)
  • Canadian mixed doubles champion (2017)
Second

Derek Samagalski

Birthdate: Sept. 9, 1984
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Brandon, MB

  • Four-time Manitoba champion (2012, 2015, 2018 & 2019)
  • Champions Cup winner (2016)
  • Canada Cup champion (2016)
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Colin Hodgson

Birthdate: June 8, 1990
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB

  • Three-time Manitoba provincial champion (2015, 2018 & 2019)
  • Champions Cup winner (2016)
  • 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.


2019-20 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Masters

RoundOpponentResult
Round RobinBottcherL 4-11
Round RobinEdinW 8-4
Round RobinGushueL 3-8
Round RobinDunstoneL 4-5

KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge (Tier 1)

RoundOpponentResult
Round RobinKoeL 4-7
Round RobinShusterW 6-4
Round RobinDe CruzW 7-6
Round RobinMouatL 5-8
TiebreakerMouatW 7-3
QuarterfinalsBottcherL 2-6

2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Princess Auto Elite 10

RoundOpponentResult
Round RobinJacobsW 4-3
Round RobinPatersonW 5-2
Round RobinEdinW 3-2
Round RobinKoeW 2-1
SemifinalsEppingW 3-2
FinalGushueL 1-2

Masters

RoundOpponentResult
Round RobinGunnlaugsonW 8-4
Round RobinShusterW 5-4
Round RobinGushueL 2-5
Round RobinDunstoneL 1-6
TiebreakerMurphyL 4-5

Tour Challenge (Tier 1)

RoundOpponentResult
Round RobinShusterL 5-7
Round RobinDe CruzL 3-8
Round RobinDunstoneW 5-2
Round RobinEdinL 3-4

Boost National

RoundOpponentResult
Round RobinMcDonaldW 8-4
Round RobinEdinL 4-5
Round RobinCalvertL 2-6
Round RobinJacobsL 1-8

Meridian Canadian Open

RoundOpponentResult
Triple Knockout ABottcherL 4-8
Triple Knockout BCalvertL 6-7
Triple Knockout CKleiterW 5-3
Triple Knockout CEppingL 3-4

Players’ Championship

RoundOpponentResult
Round RobinPatersonW 6-3
Round RobinKoeL 6-7
Round RobinHowardW 4-2
Round RobinMouatL 5-6
Round RobinEdinL 4-6
Tiebreaker 1MouatW 7-2
Tiebreaker 2De CruzL 4-7

Humpty’s Champions Cup

RoundOpponentResult
Round RobinMouatL 3-5
Round RobinTardiW 7-1
Round RobinDunstoneL 8-9
Round RobinBottcherL 2-7