June 18th, 2024

Gushue finishes just short in bid to end Canada’s men’s curling title drought

By The Canadian Press on April 7, 2024.

Canada settled for silver at the world men's curling championship for a second straight year with a 6-5 loss to Sweden in Sunday's gold-medal game. Sweden skip Niklas Edin in action during the final game against Canada at the Men's World Curling Championship, at the IWC Arena in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Sunday, April 7, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Keystone, Christian Beutler

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – Canada settled for silver at the world men’s curling championship for a second straight year with a 6-5 loss to Sweden in Sunday’s gold-medal game.

The teams entered the last end tied 5-5, with Sweden skip Niklas Edin having the last shot.

He made it count, scoring on a tough draw to give him a seventh world title.

Sweden got out to an early lead with two points in the second end and a steal of one in the third.

Brad Gushue’s rink from St. John’s, N.L., fought back, and its two-point ninth end set the stage for the dramatic 10th.

Gushue came up just short in his bid to give Canada its first world men’s title since he won it in 2017. He has finished runner-up three times since then.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 7, 2024.

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