Geoff Walker and Brett Gallant sweep a stone thrown by Brad Gushue

Brett Gallant

Biography

Brett Gallant has won three Brier titles as well as a world championship gold medal while playing second for Team Gushue.

Gallant joined skip Brad Gushue for the 2012-13 season, starting as the team’s third as he moved from his native Prince Edward Island to Newfoundland and Labrador. That season, he made the first of his nine Brier appearances. When Mark Nichols re-joined Gushue for the 2014-15 season, Gallant shifted to second while Geoff Walker continued to play lead.

After finishing as the runners-up at the 2016 Brier, Team Gushue won their first Brier title in 2017. They did so in front of the home fans in St. John’s as they became Newfoundland and Labrador’s first Brier champions since 1976. They followed up by going undefeated en route to the gold medal at the 2017 World Championships where all four team members were named to the all-star team.

After successfully defending their Brier title in 2018, Team Gushue won silver at the 2018 World Championships. They won their third national title in 2020 but did not get a chance to compete at the world championships as they were cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a junior, Gallant represented Prince Edward Island. The highlight was winning the 2009 Canadian Junior title and going on to capture silver at the 2009 World Junior Championships. He also won a bronze medal for Team PEI at the 2007 Canada Games.

Gallant has also enjoyed success in mixed doubles, playing with fiancée Jocelyn Peterman. They won the national title in 2016, despite it being their first mixed doubles event together. They defeated his Team Gushue teammate Walker and his now-wife Laura in the final. Gallant and Peterman won their second national title in 2019 and went on to win silver at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Championship.

A Little More About Brett

Getting into the Sport: Started curling at age 4… Outside Interests: Ambassador for KidSport PEI… Enjoys golf… Odds and Ends: Father Peter was the coach of the South Korean women’s team that won silver at PyeongChang 2018…

Notable International Results

World Men’s Curling Championships: 2020 – Cancelled (COVID-19); 2018 – SILVER; 2017 – GOLD

World Mixed Doubles Championships: 2019 – SILVER (w/ Peterman)

World Junior Curling Championships: 2009 – SILVER