Canada's luck holds out in Vegas

Canada's luck holds out in Vegas
By Sportsbeat

03/04/2018 at 20:42Updated

Brad Gushue's Canada kept the pressure on table-toppers Sweden by recording the fifth victory of their World Men's Curling Championships campaign in Las Vegas today.

The Canadians, defending champions from 2017, claimed a narrow 7-6 victory over South Korea during Tuesday's opening session in Las Vegas to keep themselves breathing down the necks of Sweden.

Gushue's rink were 3-0 up after four ends and after their opponents picked up two points in the fifth, they hit back to carve out a 5-2 advantage after five.

The Koreans kept the pressure on, with 2-0 victories in the eighth and 10th sandwiching Canada's single in the ninth to take the contest to an extra end but Gushue and co held their nerve to eke out a 7-6 triumph, keeping their hopes of clinghing a 37th men's title for their country alive and kicking.

Canada find themselves tied in second place with Scotland, who romped to a 9-4 win over bottom-of-the-table Germany.

Bruce Mouat’s rink led 6-1 after four ends and although their opponents hit back by taking the fifth, sixth and seventh 1-0, the Scots got the job done in emphatic style by dominating the eighth end 3-0.

Russia racked up their third win of the competition with a 6-5 victory against Japan while Switzerland got the better of Italy by the same scoreline.

Session 10 in Las Vegas will see Sweden take on the United States while Canada return to action immediately against Japan.

Scotland face the Netherlands while China go head-to-head with Norway.

Sportsbeat 2018