2019 SaskTel Tankard Men's Provincial Championship Event Preview

SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Championship ~ Whitewood, SK

The Time Has Come Once Again!

After a successful Women’s Provincial Event up in Humboldt last week, where we crowned a new provincial champion in North Battleford’s Robyn Silvernagle! Who will be the newest members of Team Saskatchewan on Sunday as playoffs will conclude in Whitewood..??

Action gets underway Wednesday afternoon with Draw 1 hitting the ice at 2:30 p.m.! Where Sundays winner will claim those green jackets and keep onward just a bit down the road to Brandon, Manitoba for the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier!

The 2nd Annual Hit, Draw & Tap (HDT) Championship will hit the ice Sunday afternoon in between the semi-final & final games, as similar down in Estevan one year ago! Where we will have the top 15 youth curlers from around the province compete for the covenent HDT trophy! Come on down and take in some great shot making!



Draw Times:

Wednesday – 2:30 and 7:30
Thursday – 9:00, 3:00, 7:00
Friday – 8:00, 12:00, 4:00, 8:00
Saturday – 9:00, 2:00, 7:00
Sunday – 9:30 Semi-Finals and 2:30 Final

Matt Dunstone calling line during the 2018 SaskTel Tankard in Estevan (Photo Courtesy Wanda Harron Photography).

New Lineups Shake Up 2019 Field!

As the Olympic cycle is over and a new season has begun, a common theme seen on the curling circuit not just in Saskatchewan, but all around Canada, is the mix up of team lineups coming into this year!

Here in Saskatchewan, the mix up was in full swing during golfing season, as many recognized teams & individuals made the announcement. The most notable was the likes of Team Matt Dunstone! Dunstone who played third and threw skip rocks in last years provincial championship run, has welcomed back two Saskatchewan boys back to the prairies in Braeden Moskowy & Catlin Schneider. As Colton Flasch made the move over to Team Koe, the Marsh brothers joined forces with the Muyres brothers, where former lead Trent Knapp joined brother Kelly Knapp on the Josh Heidt rink!

As we move around the province, former Team Canada Mixed Doubles representative Dustin Kalthoff joined former provincial mens champion Shaun Meachem. And long time teammates reunite in Brent Gedak & Derek Owens welcoming Jason Ackerman & Curt Horwath.

A lot of mixups and will be exciting to see the teams collide in Whitewood! Make sure to get your tickets and “Live it Live” at the Mosaic Patch right next door to the arena! Check out the full event website below!

SaskTel Tankard Event Website – Whitewood, SK
CURLSASK Scores/Results & Team Lineups
CURLSASK Live Streaming
SaskTel maxTV Coverage

SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Teams

Team Matt Dunstone – Regina Highland
Dunstone is coming in ranked the #1 Men’s team in the province, and currently 10th on the CTRS ranking. They have three victories on the World Curling Tour this season, and currently represented Canada at the 3rd Leg of the Curling World Cup in Sweden.

Team Kody Hartung – Saskatoon Nutana
Kody & Ty welcome Jayden Shwaga & Mark Larsen to the team, and what a year to date! They have four first place finishes, with three coming on the Sask Curling Tour (SCT), and their biggest one of the year defeating Brendan Bottcher in the Red Deer Curling Classic.

Team Kirk Muyres – Saskatoon Nutana
The brotherly love team of Kirk & Dallan Muyres joined forces with Kevin & Dan Marsh this season, coming off a big win in the Grand Slam of Curling Tier 2 Challenge, and also a recent runner up finish to Team Reid Carruthers in the Ed Werenich Golden Wrench Classic down in Arizona!

Team Josh Heidt – Kerrobert
Heidt & team were the first official foursome into the SaskTel Tankard this season, as they came off a big win at the opening SCT Event at the Saskatoon Nutana! They currently sit at 60th on the CTRS leaderboard and coming off three playoff appearances on the WCT.

Team Brent Gedak – Estevan
Brent and Derek welcome former Saskatchewan skip and 2018 Provincial Mixed Champion Jason Ackerman & teammate Curt Horwath this season! A strong year on the SCT for Brent & the team as they qualified in three events including a win at the Moose Jaw SCT Cash Spiel.

Team Brock Virtue – Kerrobert
Team Virtue competed mostly on the WCT this season, and came off a big A-Event qualification at the SaskTel Northern Qualifier which earned them their spot into this years Tankard. Virtue will return with the same team as last year, where they made a great run making the playoffs in Estevan!

Team Dustin Kalthoff – Saskatoon Nutana
Dustin Kalthoff welcomed a brand new team this season. 2017 provincial mens champion Shaun Meachem at third, and a young junior front end including last years provincial mixed doubles champion Brayden Stewart! Kalthoff & team earned their Tankard spot via their SCT win down in Estevan!

Team Ryan Deis – Fox Valley
Team Deis qualified in three SCT events this season, including their runner up finish at the Sask Men’s Players Championship earning them a berth into the SaskTel Tankard! Ryan will return with the same lineup as he had during last years provincial run.

Team Jason Jacobson – Saskatoon Nutana
Jason returns with the same lineup as last season, where they qualified in two of their three events on the WCT! They picked up the B qualifier spot at the recent SaskTel Tankard Northern playdowns, earning them a spot in Whitewood!

Team Brady Kendel – Kronau
Combination of back-ends meeting with front ends to form a brand new team this year. Team Kendel qualified in three SCT events, and grabbed the final spot out of the SaskTel Tankard Southern Qualifier in Weyburn.

Team Mike Armstrong – Regina Highland
Mike Armstrong, who was your 2012 provincial championship winner with Scott Manners. Has joined forces with Garrett Springer & Jake Ripplinger who competed at last years Tankard in Estevan with former skip Daniel Selke. They qualifed in four of five SCT Events, earning the final CTRS Berth into the Tankard.

Team Scott Comfort – Wadena
Scott has welcomed former provincial champion Brennen Jones at third this year, as Comfort & team performed well up at the Farmers Edge SCT Spiel in Wadena, where they had a one game playoff against Team Randy Bryden for the Tankard berth!

Team Rylan Kleiter – Saskatoon Sutherland
The 2018-2019 Junior Provincial Champions came off a remarkable semi-final run at the recent Canadian Junior Championships. A busy month of January as they also competed at the Grand Slam of Curling in North Battleford! They earned their Tankard spot as result of their performance on the SCT this season.

Team Jeff Hartung – Langenburg
Jeff & Jason competed in last years Tankard in Estevan, but this season they welcomed a new front end in Jeremy Chevrier & Chad Petracek. Hartung & team earned their Tankard berth qualifying out of the A-Event in the SaskTel Tankard South Qualifier.

Team Steve Howard – Regina Highland
Another new team amongst the mens field here in Saskatchewan, with a pair of teammates joining forces! Steve & Scott welcomed Ben Gamble & Braydan Mohns to the team where they grabbed the B Qualifier spot out of the SaskTel Tankard South Playdowns.

Team Lloyd Fell – North Battleford
Lloyd & third Brennen Schiele welcomed former junior teammates Cole Tenetuik & Chadd McKenzie, who had a wonderful run at last years Tankard with Brady Kendel. Team Fell entered the SaskTel Tankard Northern Qualifier as a fresh new squad, grabbing the C-Qualifier spot.

Good Luck & Good Curling To All Teams!

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