Canada improves to 3-0 at 2021 World Mens Curling Championship

Brendan Bottcher (Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada now has a perfect record of three wins and zero losses at the 2021 World Men’s Curling Championship in Calgary, Alberta. On Saturday, the Canadian team skipped by Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton, Alberta out of the Saville Community Sports Centre, defeated Denmark by a score of 7-5.

The key end for Team Canada in the contest was the fifth end. Leading Denmark 4-2 at the time, Bottcher stole two points to take control of the match and develop a 6-2 lead. After leading 7-2, Canada allowed Denmark to score three consecutive points to pull within two, but it was too little too late, as Canada won 7-5.

In only one of three games so far has Canada had the hammer in the first end. They lost the pre-game draw to the button against Scotland as well as Denmark.

Team Canada is currently one of four undefeated teams at the World Men’s Curling Championship so far. Norway’s Steffen Walstad has a perfect record of four wins and zero losses. Meanwhile Russia’s Sergey Glukhov and Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz are also at three wins and zero losses.

The fact that de Cruz is undefeated is interesting because Switzerland defeated Sweden 8-7 on Friday. The Swedish team is skipped by four-time world champion Niklas Edin.


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