2017 BOOST National: Men’s Teams

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TEAM BALSDON
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
balsdon
Greg
Balsdon
bowser
Don
Bowser
beuk
Jonathan
Beuk
chadwick
Scott
Chadwick

KINGSTON, ON | Team Balsdon captured the Tour Challenge Tier 2 last season in Cranbrook, B.C. Balsdon won the Ontario Tankard in 2014 to represent the province at the Brier and also captured the 2013 Canadian mixed curling championship playing second for Cory Heggestad.


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

WINNIPEG, MB | Team Carruthers claimed the inaugural Humpty’s Champions Cup in 2016 and finished runner-up at the past two National tournaments. Carruthers won the National in 2013 while playing with Team Stoughton.


TEAM DRUMMOND
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
drummond
Greg
Drummond
paterson
Ross
Paterson
cannon
Gregor
Cannon
goodfellow
Michael
Goodfellow

STIRLING, SCO | Olympic silver medallists Drummond and Goodfellow previously played with David Murdoch, who retired from competitive curling after last season. Paterson moved over from Team Brewster and Cannon switched from Team Mouat in the shuffle.


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 GSOC title winner capturing his first at the National in 2008 while playing second for Team Middaugh. He won the 2012 Players’ Championship and 2015 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 earning a berth in the Masters where they qualified for the playoffs. Gunnlaugson made his Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling debut at the National in 2007 playing third for Team Carruthers.


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, the reigning Brier and world champion, has won nine titles in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling including two National championships. His first in the series came at the National in 2010. Team Gushue has swept through the GSOC season with a 14-0 record capturing the Tour Challenge Tier 1 and Masters.


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

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON | The hometown heroes return as the defending champions having defeated Team Carruthers in last year’s final on home ice. Jacobs finished 2016-17 claiming the Humpty’s Champions Cup in Calgary. The foursome won the Brier and world silver medal in 2013 and captured Olympic gold in 2014.


TEAM KIM
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
kim
Chang-Min
Kim
seong
Se-Hyeon
Seong
oh
Eun-Su
Oh
lee
Ki-Bok
Lee

UISEONG, SOUTH KOREA | Team Kim will represent the home side at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Kim won the gold medal at the 2011 Winter Universiade and recently captured the Pacific-Asia Curling Championship gold medal.


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 and Hebert have won three National championships while Kennedy has claimed the title twice. The team earned the inaugural Tour Challenge Tier 1 title in 2015-16 en route to Brier and world championships later that season.


TEAM LIU
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
liu
Rui
Liu
xu
Xiao Ming
Xu
jiang
Dongxu
Jiang
zang
Jian Liang
Zang

HARBIN, CHN | Liu has competed for China at the past two Winter Olympics. He is a six-time Pacific-Asia champion and has made seven appearances at the world championship.


TEAM LYBURN
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
lyburn
William
Lyburn
daneault
Mark
Kean
kolomaya
Jared
Kolomaya
coleman
Jim
Coleman

WINNIPEG, MB | Lyburn is one of the “Original 18” skips of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series playing in the inaugural 2001-02 season. The team finished runner-up to city rivals Team Gunnlaugson in September’s Tour Challenge Tier 2. Kean is filling in for third Richard Daneault.


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

WINNIPEG, MB | Team McEwen has captured six titles in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling and played the spoiler defeating Team Jacobs for the National in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., in Nov. 2014. McEwen represented Manitoba at the Brier last season for the second year in a row and defeated Jacobs there as well to earn the bronze medal.


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

VERNON, BC | Team Morris is fresh off of clinching a spot in the Roar of the Rings via the pre-trials. Morris earned 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, winners of the Tour Challenge Tier 2 in 2015. Schneider, who represented Saskatchewan at the Brier, joined Team Morris in April.


TEAM MOUAT
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
mouat
Bruce
Mouat
hardie
Grant
Hardie
lammie
Bobby
Lammie
mcmillan
Hammy
McMillan Jr.

EDINBURGH, SCO | Mouat won the 2016 world junior championship and made his Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling debut that year at the inaugural Humpty’s Champions Cup. Hardie and McMillan joined Team Mouat this season and they won back-to-back titles at the Stu Sells Toronto Tankard and Biosteel Oakville Fall Classic in September.


TEAM SIMMONS
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
simmons
Pat
Simmons
lott
Colton
Lott
doering
Kyle
Doering
gordon
Rob
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 Lott, Doering and Gordon this season. Lott, Doering and Gordon won the Canadian junior championship and world junior bronze medal with skip Matt Dunstone in 2016.