“We are at the peak of curling” was the statement that was made by Curler Sask who was recently displaced. According to REGINA, just during the period of 1 month, they had to say goodbye to 2 most talented and strongest players and recruited 2 more new curlers for the nowadays formation.
In the first movement, Alberta’s Kevin Koe has let go Colton Flasch and instead, recruited John Morris, who used to earn the Olympic Gold Medal 2 times.
Being announced to be “fired off” by the close former teammate Ben Hebert, Flash revealed that he was close to be speechless: “A little overwhelmed, and just… shocked.”
Not long time after this shocking event, Catlin Schneider also had to come up with the same situation when he suffered from the expulsion. Even though Catlin Schneider, less than 1 month ago, has made a trophy for Team Matt Dunstone when he played an important role in helping the whole team reach the third place at the Brier, Team Matt Dunstone still kept the decision to carry out this second let go.
Schneider revealed his thought: “Frustration, anger, disappointment, you know the ‘why’ question, the sadness it’s hard to know what to think.”
Before being officially released, former curler Schneider sent Flash a text with the viewing to confiding in and sharing about the announcement of his release from Team Koe. However, this conversation later turned into a teaming up discussion when both of them were out of curling job.
Schneider said: “The club had asked me, ‘you guys are staying together obviously? You guys had a pretty decent year, and then I thought we were,”. “However, it had been shocking news when a few days later, they said that they would be talking about forming a new team together.”