May 24th, 2024

Veteran skip Brad Jacobs announces departure from Team Carruthers

By The Canadian Press on April 17, 2024.

Team Manitoba-Carruthers skip Brad Jacobs delivers a rock while playing Team Canada during the playoffs at the Brier, in Regina, Friday, March 8, 2024. Jacobs is a free agent after announcing Wednesday that he is parting ways with Reid Carruthers and his Manitoba-based curling team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WINNIPEG – Veteran skip Brad Jacobs is a free agent after announcing Wednesday that he is parting ways with Reid Carruthers and his Manitoba-based curling team.

Jacobs joined the team based near Winnipeg Medway through the 2022-23 season replacement for former third Jason Gunnlaugson.

He became a permanent member of the team this season and took over as skip when he swapped roles with Carruthers in December.

Team Carruthers appeared in February’s Canadian men’s championship in February after winning Manitoba’s provincial playdown. The squad most recently finished 2-3 and out of the playoffs at last week’s season-ending Grand Slam of Curling Players’ Championship.

Jacobs won the 2013 Brier and 2014 Olympic men’s curling gold medal with a team based out of his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., before stepping away from the sport in March 2020.

The move comes a day after another Brier champion, Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher, parted ways with his team after a two-year run.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 17, 2024.

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