Dunstone makes history with wins over Ontario and Team Canada at Tim Hortons Brier

Team Saskatchewan’s Matt Dunstone has been a man on a mission in Kingston, Ontario at the Tim Hortons Brier since opening the round-robin with a loss to the Mike McEwen wildcard team.

Dunstone has rattled off five straight wins; the most impressive were the two that came Tuesday against Ontario’s John Epping and defending Brier champion Kevin Koe.

Dunstone and Epping met in the afternoon draw, where Dunstone held the hammer while down one point for three ends until finally scoring three in the 10th and final end, giving Saskatchewan the 6-4 win. Dunstone became just the tenth skip in Brier history to throw a perfect game.

Then in the evening draw, Dunstone made history. Not only did he throw his second perfect game — joining Kevin Martin, Brendan Bottcher, Kevin Koe, Wayne Middaugh, Glenn Howard and Brad Gushue as the only skips to have multiple perfect games in a career — but he’s the only skip to throw all 20 rocks in a perfect game and the first skip to throw two perfect games in the same day. It led to a 5-4 win over Koe and Team Canada.

On top of all of that, Dunstone is also the first skip to represent Saskatchewan to throw a perfect game.

Team Saskatchewan has guaranteed themselves a spot in the championship pool now with a 5-1 record heading into Wednesday’s draws.  He will play just once Wednesday as he and his rink from the Regina Highland Curling Club — including Braeden Moskowy, Catlin Schneider and Dustin Kidby — will play the Yukon’s Thomas Scoffin in the evening draw.

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