2024 SaskTel Tankard Recap

12 of the best competitive Men’s Curling teams in Saskatchewan qualified for the 2024 SaskTel Tankard through CTRS points, Saskatchewan Curling Tour points, or through our last chance qualifier.

 

12 SaskTel Tankard Teams:

  1. Team McEwen – skip Mike McEwen, third Colton Flasch, second Kevin Marsh, lead Daniel Marsh, coach Brent Laing (Nutana Curling Club)
  2. Team Kleiter – skip Rylan Kleiter, third Joshua Mattern, second Matthew Hall, lead Trevor Johnson, coach Dean Kleiter (Nutana Curling Club)
  3. Team Knapp – skip Kelly Knapp, third Brennen Jones, second Mike Armstrong, lead Trent Knapp, alternate Dustin Kidby, coach Brian McCusker (Highland Curling Club)
  4. Team Kalthoff – skip Dustin Kalthoff, third Sam Wills, second Aaron Shutra, lead Matt Ring (Nutana Curling Club)
  5. Team Laycock – skip Steve Laycock, third Shaun Meachem, second Chris Haichert, lead Brayden Grindheim (Nutana Curling Club)
  6. Team Jacobson – skip Jason Jacobson, third Jason Ackerman, second Jacob Hersikorn, lead Quinn Hersikorn (Nutana Curling Club)
  7. Team Hartung – skip Kody Hartung, third Tyler Hartung, lead Jayden Shwaga, (Nutana Curling Club)
  8. Team Bryden – skip Josh Bryden, third Brecklin Gervais, second Carter Williamson, lead Adam Bukurak (Callie Curling Club)
  9. Team Bernath – skip Daymond Bernath, third Bryden Tessier, second Brad Moser, lead Cole Macknak, coach Travis Brown (Nutana Curling Club)
  10. Team Springer – skip Garret Springer, third Drew Springer, second Dustin Mikush, lead Austin Williamson (Highland Curling Club)
  11. Team J. Heidt – skip Josh Heidt, third Drew Heidt, second Matthew Lang, lead Tyler Gamble, coach Mark Lang (Kerrobert Curling Club)
  12. Team Carss – skip Michael Carss, third Cody Sutherland, second James Hom, lead Lyndon Holm (Nutana Curling Club)

 

At the players social the night before the event started, we unveiled the first trophy in our Legacy Trophy Series This Trophy contains all the Saskatchewan Men’s Champions dating back to 1927. The players and sponsors had the opportunity to mingle with each other before the event started. The opening ceremonies consisted of a performance by the Black Stone Drummers, well wishes from SaskTel, Tourism Saskatchewan, CURLSASK President, and the ceremonial first rock thrown by Bruce Korte, Darrell McKee, Rory Golanowski, Roger Korte, Jim Wilson, and Eugene Hritzuk, five Saskatchewan legends and Nutana Curling Club Members who have had the honour of wearing the green jacket at the Brier! We also presented Past President Jim Wilson with a token of our appreciation for his many years of service as president and hard work in growing Youth Programs in our province!

 

We had some great curling and shot making all week but there was one team that stood out and rose to the top. Team McEwen blew through the round robin round with a perfect 5-0 record and secured their spot in the 1v1 game against Team Hartung. Team McEwen won the 1v1 game and secured their spot in Sunday’s final. It was Team Hartung vs Team Kleiter in the semi-final with the young Team Kleiter winning 7-3. In the championship game, Team McEwen came out on top and secured their undefeated championship record! Team McEwen will represent Team Saskatchewan on home turf in Regina, SK on March 1st-10th. Congratulations to skip Mike McEwen, third Colton Flash, second Kevin Marsh, lead Dan Marsh, and coach Brent Lang.