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Kevin Koe rink drops Colton Flasch after Brier tiebreaker loss

The Kevin Koe curling team has split with second Colton Flasch after being eliminated from the recent men's national championship in Kingston, Ont., in a tiebreaker game. Flasch joined the foursome in 2018.

Calgary-based team won Canadian title, world silver medal in 2019

Second Colton Flasch, pictured, has left Kevin Koe's Calgary-based curling team following a recent tiebreaker loss at the Brier. Flasch, 27, won a Canadian title and world championship silver medal with Koe in 2019. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

The Kevin Koe curling team has split with second Colton Flasch.

Flasch won a Canadian title and world championship silver medal with Koe in 2019.

Koe was eliminated from this year's national championship in Kingston, Ont., in a tiebreaker game.

Flasch, a 27-year-old from Biggar, Sask., joined Koe's Calgary-based foursome in 2018.

He previously played second for Saskatchewan's Steve Laycock.

Coronavirus cut short season

"Colton Flasch has made great memories with us and ones we won't forget, including a Brier win and world silver medal," the Koe team said in a statement on its social media accounts.

"He wore the Alberta colours and Maple Leaf with pride."

"Team Koe will be making a change at the second position going forward for next season."

The competitive curling season ending early this year due to the novel coronavirus, and teams are already shuffling lineups for next season.

Rachel Homan's team announced last week it has parted with all-star lead Lisa Weagle.

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