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Veteran skip Kevin Koe leaves national champions to form new team

Team Alberta's skip Kevin Koe throws a rock in the first end against team British Columbia during the championship draw at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier curling championships in Kamloops, British Columbia March 9, 2014.

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Veteran skip Kevin Koe is leaving the team that he guided to a national championship.

He will form a new lineup with Marc Kennedy at third, Ben Hebert at lead and Brent Laing at second.

The announcement comes just a couple days after Koe's rink of third Pat Simmons, second Carter Rycroft and lead Nolan Thiessen finished fourth at the world championship in Beijing.

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The last event for Team Koe will be the April 15-20 Grand Slam Players' Championship in Summerside, P.E.I.

Simmons, Rycroft and Thiessen will name their new skip at a later date.

The team will hold on to its Team Canada title and play in the 2014 Canada Cup of Curling and next year's Tim Hortons Brier.

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