Hot on the heels of Craig Savill's announcement that he would be curling for a Nova Scotia team this season, comes the revelation that Savill's 2014-15 teammate with Glenn Howard's foursome, Jon Mead, has landed a casual role with a new team of his own.
And it's no small potatoes.
Mead will return to curling in his home province of Manitoba, as a member of last season's juggernaut (mostly) Team Mike McEwen.
"Mentor, manager, coach, fifth man, all wrapped up into one,” McEwen told Curling Canada's Al Cameron, describing Mead's part-time role with the rink, which ran up an unconscious record of 73 wins and 11 losses last season, winning most everything in sight, except for their long sought-after berth in a Brier.
Mead, the six-time Manitoba champion (and two-time Brier, one-time World Champ) heads back to his provincial roots after spending last season with Team Howard. However, when Howard decided to invite his son, Scott, as well as Wayne Middaugh to join he and Rich Hart for theRead More »from Team Mike McEwen adds a veteran presence: Jon Mead climbs aboard