Canada reaches semifinals of 2024 World Men’s Curling Championships

Brad Gushue (with permission)

Team Canada is in the semifinals of the 2024 World Men’s Curling Championships. Heading into the final day of pool play at the World Men’s Curling Championships in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Canada needed to win both games to clinch second place with a record of 10 wins and two losses. They accomplished the feat by beating Japan 9-3 and Switzerland 8-1.

They were simply two dominant performances for the Canadian team, skipped by Canadian Olympic gold medalist Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Newfoundland. In Canada’s win over Japan, Canada scored three points in the third end to take a 4-1 lead. They then stole four points in the fourth end and stole an additional point in the fifth end to take a dominant 9-1 lead. Then in Canada’s win over Switzerland, Canada scored four points in the second end, stole a point in the third end, and then stole two points in the fourth end to take a 7-0 lead. Both games were over after six ends.

Canada will now face the winner of Scotland and the United States in the semifinals on Saturday at 8am MT. Sweden meanwhile will await the winner of Italy and Germany. The gold medal game will be on Sunday at 7am MT.  Gushue won the gold medal in men’s curling at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. 

 

 

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