Defending champion Brad Gushue of Canada superior to the lads’s remaining on the 2023 Pan Continental Curling Championships with an 8-3 win over Andrew Stopera of america on Friday in Kelowna, B.C.
Gushue’s crew from St. John’s, which additionally consists of vice-skip Mark Nichols, second E.J. Harnden and lead Geoff Walker, broke open an in depth sport with three factors within the ninth finish and stole two extra within the tenth to seal the win.
Canada’s alternative got here within the ninth when a stone from Stopera didn’t make the hog line and was faraway from play.
Nichols made a takeout, which distributed three Canadian stones throughout the home. American fourth-rock thrower Korey Dropkin missed a few double-takeout makes an attempt, and Gushue had an open draw for 3.
“Happily for us, we acquired that hogged rock on Andrew’s shot and that gave us an excellent alternative to attain two,” Gushue stated. “Then we had been lucky to get three since you do not usually see Korey miss two doubles, so we had been a bit fortunate on that one.”
Canada and South Korea confronted off within the first round-robin sport of the week, with South Korea coming away with an 8-5 win.
“We wish to be in that sport. We play Korea, so we get a possibility to play them once more,” Gushue stated. “We had a tough sport towards them the primary sport, so hopefully, we can provide them our greatest and see the way it seems.”
Later Friday, Canada’s Kerri Einarson confronted Tabitha Peterson of america within the ladies’s bronze-medal sport.
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