Reid Carruthers' curling team and vice-skip Jason Gunnlaugson have split up.

The Manitoba team called the separation "a mutual parting of the ways" and said a search was underway for a replacement in a Twitter post Monday.

Carruthers, Gunnalugson and front-end players Derek Samagalski and Connor Njegovan formed a team in April.

Carruthers of Winnipeg is ranked ninth in the world in men's curling by the World Curling Federation.

His team won $50,000 in the inaugural PointsBet Invitational in September.

But their record in the first three Grand Slams this season was 4-9, and they fell short of the playoffs in two events.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 19, 2022.