Canada heads to gold medal match in curling
Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Canada remained on track for a third consecutive gold medal in men's curling, as it advanced to the final game on Wednesday with a win over China.
Canada, which will be making its fifth straight gold medal game appearance, easily disposed of China, 10-6. The two-time defending Olympic champions turned a Chinese mistake in the seventh end into a game-changing triple.
Team skip Brad Jacobs then added another triple in the ninth to seal the win.
Awaiting Canada in the final will be Great Britain, which pulled out a dramatic, 6-5, win over Sweden on Wednesday at the Ice Cube Curling Center.
Trailing by a point in the 10th end, Great Britain was able to get two points thanks in part to a rare miss from Swedish skip Niklas Edin. Following the miss British skip David Murdoch sealed the victory with a delicate draw shot.
Sweden had lost just one other time in this tournament.
Great Britain, of course, is attempting to win an Olympic medal in men's curling for the first time since the sport was reintroduced to the Winter Games. The British won curling gold at the inaugural 1924 Chamonix Games, but have failed to reach the podium since curling returned to the Olympics in 1998.
China and Sweden will meet in Friday's bronze medal game.