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Canada reach world champs final in style

Canada reach world champs final in style
By Sportsbeat

09/04/2016 at 23:36

Denmark will take on Canada in Sunday's gold medal match of the World Men's Curling Championships after coming through their semi-final with USA.

After losing out to the Canadians in Friday's Page 1-2 match, Denmark had another chance to book their place in the final when they took on USA, 5-4 winners of the Page 3-4 match with Japan earlier in the day.

The Danes opened with a score of two points in the first end and then quickly raced into a 5-0 after three ends following USA skip John Shuster's final draw-shot which came up short.

USA did get on the scoreboard in the fourth with two points but Denmark increased their lead to 8-2 following a double take-out by skip Rasmus Stjerne.

That lead was reduced to 8-3 after the seventh end but after Denmark scored another in the eighth, USA, who will now face Japan for bronze, conceded the game with the score at 9-3.

"We've had a good week and just to be in that final game is something special,” said Stjerne.

"This will be our first medal at the Worlds so this will be very special for us. I feel the way we played today we might have a chance of putting the Canadians to the test at least.

"We got up early with the deuce but that three (in the third end) made the game very one-sided. The double just before the break sealed it. "We need to make the shots against Canada but we've been playing one rock at a time and that's got us here."

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