Brett Gallant

Brett Philip Gallant (born February 18, 1990 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian curler from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.[1] He currently plays second for the Brad Gushue rink.

Brett Gallant
Gallant in 2018.
Born (1990-02-18) February 18, 1990
Team
Curling clubBally Haly G&CC,
St. John's, NL
SkipBrad Gushue
ThirdMark Nichols
SecondBrett Gallant
LeadGeoff Walker
Mixed doubles
partner
Jocelyn Peterman
Career
Brier appearances7 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
World Championship
appearances
2 (2017, 2018)
World Mixed Doubles Championship
appearances
1 (2019)
Top CTRS ranking1st (2016-17 & 2017-18)
Grand Slam victories10: Masters (2014, 2017), The National (2015), Canadian Open (2014, 2017), Elite 10 (2016, Sept. 2018), Players' (2016), Tour Challenge (2017), Champions Cup (2018)

Junior career

Gallant has represented Prince Edward Island in the Canadian Junior Curling Championships numerous times, winning the 2009 Canadian Junior Curling Championships on his fourth attempt. Gallant won five straight provincial titles in P.E.I. from 2006–10. He holds the record for most all-time wins at the Canadian Juniors (48) which he set after his second win at the 2010 Canadian Junior Curling Championships.

At the 2009 World Junior Curling Championships, Gallant represented Team Canada, and after placing first after the round robin, lost in the final to Denmark's Rasmus Stjerne rink.

Gallant also won a bronze medal for P.E.I. at the 2007 Canada Games.

Men's career

Gallant joined Brad Gushue's team during the 2012-13 season, and moved to Newfoundland and Labrador in the process. He was the third on the team until 2014, when he was demoted to second upon the return of Mark Nichols to the team. With the Gushue rink, Gallant has played in seven Briers, winning in 2017 and in 2018 and finishing 2nd at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier. Following the wins in 2017 and 2018, the team represented Canada at the 2017 World Men's Curling Championship, winning a gold medal and at the 2018 World Men's Curling Championship where they won the silver medal. The team also played in the 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, finishing third. On the World Curling Tour, Gallant has won 10 Grand Slam events as a member of the team.

Mixed doubles

In April, 2016 Gallant and teammate Jocelyn Peterman won the 2016 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials after battling to a 12-8 win over Laura Crocker and Geoff Walker at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, Sask. The new champions were playing in their first Mixed Doubles event together.[2] The pair played in the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Olympic Trials, going undefeated in group play, but lost to the eventual champion John Morris / Kaitlyn Lawes pairing in the semifinal. Peterman and Gallant also won the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, defeating Nancy Martin and Tyrel Griffith in the final. The pair represented Canada at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, where they won the silver medal, after losing 6-5 to Sweden's Anna Hasselborg and Oskar Eriksson on the last rock.[3]

On the World Curling Tour, Gallant and Peterman have won the 2018 Battleford Mixed Doubles Fall Curling Classic, and the 2019 China Open.[4]

Personal life

His parents are Kathie and Peter Gallant, Canadian former Mixed champions. He attended Memorial University in St. John's. He is in a relationship with his mixed doubles partner, Jocelyn Peterman.[5][6]

Awards

  • Brier: First Team All-Star, Second - 2018
  • Brier: Second Team All-Star, Second - 2019
  • World Men's Curling Championship: All-Star Second - 2017
  • Gallant was named Senior Male Athlete of the Year and was awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Award (presented to the top overall Island athlete) at the 2016 Sport PEI Amateur Sport Awards.[7]

References

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