Brad Gushue added a second victory to his campaign at the Boost National - the third event and second major of the 2019-2020 Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling (GSOC).
While the wind and snow beat down upon the CBS Arena at Conception Bay South in Newfoundland, the 39-year-old home player, who won Olympic gold at Turin 2006 and world titles in 2017 and 2018 for Canada, was an oasis of calm.
He guided Team Gushue to a 2-0 record with a 5-1 win over Team Matt Dunstone, to the loud appreciation of the home fans.
It was a rematch, but not a repeat of October's Masters men's final where Dunstone beat Gushue for his first career GSOC championship.
"It was awesome," Team Gushue second Brett Gallant said.
"Again, they pretty much packed the place, even with the snowstorm that's going on outside, so it's awesome to have the support.
"We love playing here, we love playing at home and we just use that to our advantage, feed off of that energy and it helps us immensely."
Team Ross Paterson and Team Kevin Koe still remain on their round-robin schedule.
Scottish side Team Paterson continued their strong title defence, moving to a 2-0 record with a 6-1 win over Calgary's Team Koe.
"We played well tonight," Paterson said.
"We've been on the wrong end of a few losses against those guys last year, so it's great to get one on the board.
"They're always a tough team to beat so it's nice to be 2-0.
"Two tough games coming up."
In women's play, Team Tracy Fleury stole a point in the eighth end to escape with a 7-6 victory over Sweden's Team Isabella Wrana.
Fleury, who captured the Masters women's title, now hold a 2-0 record, while Wrana has slipped to 0-2.
Scotland's Team Eve Muirhead also have a 2-0 record following a 5-3 win over Team Casey Scheidegger.
Round-robin play is due to continue through to tomorrow, with the top-eight teams overall in both divisions qualifying for the weekend playoffs.
The Boost National features 15 of the top men's and women's teams from around the world.
There is a combined purse of $300,000 (£228,000/€270,000) on offer, split equally between both divisions, with the winners receiving $35,000 (£26,500/€31,500) each, plus places at the season-ending Humpty's Champions Cup.
Teams also earn points towards the Pinty's Cup awarded to the season champions, following the conclusion of the Players' Championship in April.