Team Braden Calvert

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Team Profile

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB | Twitter: @CalvertTeam

Skip Third Second Lead
skip
Braden
Calvert
third
Kyle
Kurz
second
Ian
McMillan
lead
Rob
Gordon
Birthdate: July 16, 1995
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: April 10, 1995
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: July 17, 1991
Birthplace: Dryden, ON
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: Nov. 28, 1995
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
- World junior champion (2015)
- Two-time Canadian junior champion (2014 & 2015)
- Two-time Manitoba junior champion (2014 & 2015)
- World junior champion (2015)
- Two-time Canadian junior champion (2014 & 2015)
- Two-time Manitoba junior champion (2014 & 2015)
- Tour Challenge Tier 2 champion (2017) - World junior bronze medallist (2016)
- Canadian junior champion (2016)

Team Bio

Braden Calvert and Kyle Kurz have played together since juniors capturing back-to-back provincial and national junior titles in 2014 and 2015. They finished fourth at the world juniors in 2014 and went all the way to capturing gold in 2015.

Ian McMillan previously played for skip Jason Gunnlaugson and captured the 2017 Tour Challenge Tier 2 title to earn a promotion into the elite ranks of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling.

Rob Gordon played lead for Matt Dunstone’s Canadian junior championship team that also earned bronze at the world juniors. They finished runner-up to Team McEwen in the 2016 Manitoba men’s provincial championship.

McMillan and Gordon both joined Team Calvert in 2018.

Team Calvert made their Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling debut at the 2018 Tour Challenge (Tier 1) in Thunder Bay, Ont. Although they went winless in their first event, they scored wins over provincial rivals Team Carruthers in the following two appearances in the series.


2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Tour Challenge (Tier 1)
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Howard L 2-9
Round Robin Koe L 3-6
Round Robin Jacobs L 3-5
Round Robin Bottcher L 4-7
Boost National
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Edin L 5-7
Round Robin Jacobs L 3-7
Round Robin Carruthers W 6-2
Round Robin McDonald L 4-6
Meridian Canadian Open
Stage Opponent Result
Triple Knockout A Dunstone L 4-5
Triple Knockout B Carruthers W 7-6
Triple Knockout B Jacobs L 6-7
Triple Knockout C McDonald W 8-5
Triple Knockout C Edin L 5-7