Team Canada won the silver medal on Sunday at the 2023 World Men’s Curling Championship in Ottawa, Ontario. In the gold medal game, Canada lost to Scotland 9-3.
This was the second time at the 2023 World Men’s Curling Championship that Scotland beat Canada. In round robin play on Thursday evening, Scotland beat Canada 6-3.
The Canadian world championship silver medalists comprised of Canadian Olympic gold medalist Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mark Nichols of Labrador City, Newfoundland, Canadian Olympic gold medalists E.J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Geoff Walker of Beaverlodge, Alberta. Gushue, a skip, and Nichols, a third, each won a gold medal for Canada at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. The Harnden brothers won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. At the 2023 World Men’s Curling Championship in Ottawa, E.J. Harnden played second, Geoff Walker played lead, and Ryan Harnden was the fifth.
This was the fourth world championship medal for Gushue. He previously won the gold medal at the 2017 World Men’s Curling Championship in Edmonton, Alberta, a silver medal at the 2018 World Men’s Curling Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a silver medal at the 2022 World Men’s Curling Championship in Las Vegas.