Canada beats Scotland 8-4 at 2024 World Men’s Curling Championship

Mark Nichols (Krazytea, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada has a perfect record of three wins and zero losses at the 2024 World Men’s Curling Championships in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. On Sunday in the fourth session of the tournament, Canada defeated Scotland 8-4.

This was a significant victory for Canadian Olympic gold medalist Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Gushue, who won the gold medal for Canada at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, got revenge against Scotland, as Scottish skip Bruce Mouat trounced Gushue 9-3 in the gold medal game of the 2023 World Men’s Curling Championship in Ottawa, Ontario.

Gushue’s team was very productive with the hammer on Sunday. With last rock, they scored two points in the second, fifth, seventh, and ninth ends. The biggest reason why Canada came out with the win was at the third position. Canadian third Mark Nichols of Labrador City, Newfoundland was 93%, while Scotland third Grant Hardie was 76%.

Canada is in a first place tie at the moment with Sweden’s Niklas Edin. Four more teams are above .500. Scotland is at three wins and one loss, while the United States, Italy and Germany are at two wins and one loss. Scotland regrouped after their loss to Canada an beat Italy 8-3 in the final session on Sunday. Canada faces Italy on Monday.

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