2017 Masters: Men’s Teams

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TEAM CARRUTHERS
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Carruthers
Reid
Carruthers
Moskowy
Braeden
Moskowy
Samagalski
Derek
Samagalski
Hodgson
Colin
Hodgson

WINNIPEG, MB | Team Carruthers captured the inaugural Humpty’s Champions Cup in 2016 and also claimed the Canada Cup that year to earn an Olympic Trials spot. Carruthers paired up with Joanne Courtney (Team Homan) to win the Canadian mixed doubles title and silver at the worlds last season.


TEAM DE CRUZ
FOURTH THIRD SKIP LEAD
schwarz
Benoit
Schwarz
paetz
Claudio
Paetz
decruz
Peter
De Cruz
tanner
Valentin
Tanner

GENEVA, SUI | De Cruz skips the team while throwing second stones. They earned the bronze medal for Switzerland at the world championship last season and also qualified for the playoffs at three Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events.


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

KARLSTAD, SWE | Team Edin won their first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title at the Masters last season becoming the first non-Canadian men’s squad to earn a championship in the series. Edin also earned the Tour Challenge (Tier 1) and Players’ Championship en route to claiming the Bonus Cup.


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

TORONTO, ON | Epping is a three-time champion in the series and a Masters title away from completing a career Grand Slam. He captured his first at the National playing second for Wayne Middaugh and won the Players’ Championship and Canadian Open skipping his own team.


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

WINNIPEG, MB | Team Gunnlaugson defeated Team Lyburn to win the Tour Challenge Tier 2 title and earn a berth in the Masters. Gunnlaugson finished runner-up at the Masters in 2012 while playing third for Team Cotter. He joined Forrest, McMillan and Njegovan this season and they hold a spot in the Canadian Olympic pre-trials.


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 | The reigning world champions posted a perfect 7-0 record to capture the Tour Challenge Tier 1 title in September. The team qualified for the Humpty’s Champions Cup. Gushue has earned eight titles in the series and became the first to win six different events.


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

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON | The reigning Olympic champions captured two Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles in 2016-17 winning the Boost National in their hometown and capping the season claiming the Humpty’s Champions Cup in Calgary. Jacobs won the Brier and silver at the worlds in 2013.


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 have captured a combined 40 championships in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. Laing won a record six Masters title as a member of Team Howard. Koe captured his first Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title as a skip at the 2012 Masters after finishing runner-up at the event three times.


TEAM LAYCOCK
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Laycock
Steve
Laycock
Kirk
Kirk
Muyres
Dunstone
Matt
Dunstone
Dallan
Dallan
Muyres

SASKATOON, SK | Laycock has represented Saskatchewan six times at the Brier including three in a row as a skip from 2014-16. Team Laycock earned the bronze at the Brier in 2015. Dunstone, a two-time Canadian junior champion from Winnipeg, joined the squad late last season.


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 titles in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series and won their first at the Masters (then known as the World Cup) in 2010. They represented Manitoba at the Brier last season for the second year in a row and defeated Northern Ontario’s Team Jacobs to earn the bronze medal.


TEAM MORRIS
FOURTH SKIP SECOND LEAD
Cotter
Jim
Cotter
Morris
John
Morris
schneider
Catlin
Schneider
Griffith
Tyrel
Griffith

VERNON, BC | Morris, who skips and throws third stones, won his 11th career title in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling last season at the Princess Auto Elite 10. It was the first top-tier title in the series for Cotter and Griffith. Schneider, who represented Saskatchewan at the Brier, joined Team Morris right after in April.


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

DULUTH, USA | Shuster is a three-time Olympian capturing the bronze medal in 2006. They won the U.S. national championship last season and finished fourth at the worlds. Team Shuster earned bronze at the world championship in 2016.


TEAM SIMMONS
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
simmons
Pat
Simmons
lott
Colton
Lott
doering
Kyle
Doering
gordon
Robbie
Gordon

WINNIPEG, MB | Simmons is a two-time Brier champion and one-time world bronze medallist. The 42-year-old from Moose Jaw, SK, joined up with the young trio of Lott, Doering and Gordon this season and they qualified for the playoffs at the Tour Challenge Tier 1.


TEAM SMITH
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
kyle smith
Kyle
Smith
muirhead
Thomas
Muirhead
waddell
Kyle
Waddell
cammy smith
Cammy
Smith

STIRLING, SCO | It was a breakout season on tour in 2016-17 for Smith, who captured the Oakville OCT Fall Classic and the European Masters and finished runner-up to Edin at the Tour Challenge Tier 1. Team Smith will represent Great Britain at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.


TEAM ULSRUD
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
ulsrud
Thomas
Ulsrud
nergaard
Torger
Nergaard
svae
Christoffer
Svae
petersson
Haavard
Vad Petersson

OSLO, NOR | Ulsrud has made 12 appearances at the world championship winning the gold medal in 2014. The team earned the silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.