Team Reid Carruthers

Team Carruthers

Team Profile

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB | Twitter: @TeamRCarruthers

FOURTH SKIP SECOND LEAD
mcewen
Mike
McEwen
Carruthers
Reid
Carruthers
Samagalski
Derek
Samagalski
Hodgson
Colin
Hodgson
Birthdate: July 30, 1980
Birthplace: Brandon, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: Dec. 30, 1984
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: Sept. 9, 1984
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: June 8, 1990
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
- Two-time Manitoba provincial champion (2016 & 2017)
- 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)
- World champion (2011)
- Brier champion (2011)
- Five-time Manitoba champion (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2018)
- 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)
- Three-time Manitoba champion (2012, 2015 & 2018)
- Champions Cup winner (2016)
- Canada Cup champion (2016)
- Two-time Manitoba provincial champion (2015 & 2018)
- 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 while Carruthers’s earned his first as a skip after claiming 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 as vice skip in 2018 taking over at fourth stones with Carruthers sliding over to third. McEwen won seven titles in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling during his tenure as a skip including the 2017-18 Princess Auto Elite 10 in his hometown.


2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Princess Auto Elite 10
Round Opponent Result
Round Robin Jacobs W 4-3
Round Robin Paterson W 5-2
Round Robin Edin W 3-2
Round Robin Koe W 2-1
Semifinals Epping W 3-2
Final Gushue L 1-2