April 12, 2008

World Men's Curling Championship 15: Canada beats Norway in semifinal to set up rematch with Scotland for title

It's semifinal day at the World Men's Curling Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota and it's set up for Canada against Norway.

Canada romped into a three shot lead after just three ends with two scores in ends one and three. The game was over, Canada were the stronger team out there on the ice, making no mistakes. Norway blanked the next three but had to take a single in the seventh and again in the ninth, Canada, with last stone advantage went into the final end two shots up.

Norway lay two when Kevin Martin for Canada came to play his last stone, he hit one, Norway got the single but Canada won the game 5/4.

Tonight Norway play China for the bronze medal, tomorrow it's Scotland v Canada in the gold medal game.

Find the linescores from the championship here. The event website is here. Mike Haggerty's reports are on the Royal Club website here. The CurlingZone team, Gerry Geurts and Dallas Bittle, have an event blog here.

Top: Kevin Martin
Above: Thomas Ulsrud and Kevin Martin
Pics by Hugh Stewart

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