Canada beats New Zealand and USA at World Men’s Curling Championships

Brad Gushue (with permission)

Team Canada is in second place at the 2024 World Men’s Curling Championships in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. On Tuesday, the Canadians beat New Zealand 7-4 and the United States 8-2. The Canadian team is skipped by Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Newfoundland, who won the gold medal for Canada at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin.

In Canada’s win over New Zealand, it was in the middle part of the game where they took control. With the game tied at two after four ends, Canada stole one point in the fifth end and an additional two points in the sixth end to take a 5-2 lead. In the fifth end, Gushue’s team put a lot of pressure on New Zealand’s team skipped by Anton Hood. As a result, Hood was unable to draw to the four foot for a single point. Gushue then had a key takeout in the sixth end, which led to his steal of two points.

In Canada’s win over the United States, Gushue’s team scored three points in the first end and fifth end, and the game was called after six ends. Canada improved to a record of four wins and one loss, with their only loss coming to Italy on Monday by a score of 7-6 in 11 ends. Sweden is the only team undefeated at six wins and zero losses.

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