2018 Princess Auto Elite 10: Teams

TEAM CARRUTHERS
FOURTH SKIP SECOND LEAD
Carruthers
Reid
Carruthers
stoughton
Jeff
Stoughton
Samagalski
Derek
Samagalski
Hodgson
Colin
Hodgson

WINNIPEG, MB | The Princess Auto Elite 10 is a huge event for Team Carruthers featuring their main sponsor and taking place in their hometown. Carruthers has claimed two titles in the series winning the National in 2013 while playing with Jeff Stoughton and earning his first as a skip at the inaugural Humpty’s Champions Cup in 2016. Carruthers, who also won Brier and world titles with Stoughton in 2011, claimed his fifth career Manitoba provincial championship in February.

UPDATE: Stoughton will spare at third with Braeden Moskowy leaving the team.


TEAM EDIN
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Edin
Niklas
Edin
Eriksson
Oskar
Eriksson
Wrana
Rasmus
Wrana
Sundgren
Christoffer
Sundgren

KARLSTAD, SWE | The Olympic silver medallists captured three Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling championships plus the Bonus Cup in 2016-17. Team Edin made history with its 2016 Masters title win becoming the first non-Canadian men’s crew to capture a trophy in the series. The Swedish squad has finished runner-up at two GSOC tournaments this season, the Masters and Meridian Canadian Open. They also came in second place at the inaugural Elite 10 in 2015.


TEAM EPPING
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Epping
John
Epping
Camm
Mat
Camm
Janssen
Patrick
Janssen
March
Tim
March

TORONTO, ON | Epping earned his first Ontario Tankard title in February defeating all-time great Glenn Howard in the final. He is a three-time Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling champion winning the National in 2008 with Wayne Middaugh and earning his first as a skip at the 2012 Players’ Championship. Epping’s first GSOC title with Camm, Janssen and March came at the 2015 Canadian Open with the skip throwing 100 percent in the final against Team Gushue.


TEAM GUNNLAUGSON
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
gunnlaugson
Jason
Gunnlaugson
forrest
Alex
Forrest
mcmillan
Ian
McMillan
njegovan
Connor
Njegovan

WINNIPEG, MB | Team Gunnlaugson claimed the Tour Challenge Tier 2 in September to earn a promotion to the top ranks of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. They have proven their worth qualifying for the playoffs at three consecutive tournaments in the series. Gunnlaugson has also won two World Curling Titles this season taking the Mother Club Fall Curling Classic and the MCT Championships in their home province.


TEAM GUSHUE
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
gushue
Brad
Gushue
Mark Nichols
Mark
Nichols
Brett Gallant
Brett
Gallant
Geoff Walker
Geoff
Walker

ST. JOHN’S, NL | Gushue has won nine Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling championships including the 2016 Elite 10. They were victorious at back-to-back GSOC events to start this season claiming the Tour Challenge Tier 1 and Masters titles. The Tour Challenge win earned them an invitation to the season-ending Humpty’s Champions Cup, which is the only trophy in the series the team has yet to hold. Gushue and Nichols won Olympic gold medalist in 2006.


TEAM HOWARD
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
glenn
Glenn
Howard
spencer
Adam
Spencer
mathers
David
Mathers
scott howard
Scott
Howard

TINY, ON | Glenn Howard is a 16-time GSOC title winner second only to Kevin Martin (18) on the all-time list. Howard is also a four-time world and Brier champion. He coached Great Britain’s Eve Muirhead at the Pyeongchang Games and came in fourth place. His team finished runner-up to Epping’s squad at provincial playdowns in February.


TEAM JACOBS
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
jacobs
Brad
Jacobs
fry
Ryan
Fry
ej
E.J.
Harnden
ryan
Ryan
Harnden

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON | Team Jacobs are the 2014 Olympic gold medallists. Jacobs won his first Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title at the 2015 Players’ Championship and also earned the Bonus Cup for the season. The Soo crew captured two GSOC championships in 2016-17 winning the Boost National in their hometown and capping the season with the Humpty’s Champions Cup in Calgary. They will return to the Calgary tournament for an opportunity to defend the title.


TEAM KOE
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Koe
Kevin
Koe
Kennedy
Marc
Kennedy
Laing
Brent
Laing
hebert
Ben
Hebert

CALGARY, AB | The members of Team Koe are among the most decorated in the sport’s history capturing a combined 40 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles. They won their first altogether at the inaugural Tour Challenge Tier 1 in September 2015 kicking off a banner season that also saw them capture the Canada Cup, Tim Hortons Brier and world championship. Koe represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and finished fourth.


TEAM MCEWEN
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
mcewen
Mike
McEwen
BJ
B.J.
Neufeld
Wozniak
Matt
Wozniak
Denni
Denni
Neufeld

WINNIPEG, MB | Team McEwen have captured six Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles together including the inaugural Elite 10 in 2015. McEwen won back-to-back Manitoba provincial titles in 2016 and 2017. They successfully defended the Ed Werenich Golden Wrench Classic title, a World Curling Tour event in Tempe, Ariz., in January. McEwen finished runner-up at the Roar of the Rings Canadian curling trials in December.


TEAM SHUSTER
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
shuster
John
Shuster
george
Tyler
George
hamilton
Matt
Hamilton
landsteiner
John
Landsteiner

DULUTH, USA | Shuster is the reigning Olympic gold medallist. It was the “Miracurl on Ice” at the Pyeongchang Games as the team turned things around from a 2-4 record winning five consecutive games — including two wins over Canada — and capped things off with a 10-7 victory in the gold-medal game over Sweden. Shuster, who has made four appearances at the Winter Olympics, also earned a bronze medal in 2006. The team picked up a bronze at the world championship in 2016.