Posted at 10:45 am on April 2, 2013
Brad Jacobs and his Team Canada squad are on a roll at the 2013 World Men’s Curling Championship. The Canadians steam rolled the Americans on Monday night, extending their win streak to five games.
Canada has already faced some of the tougher teams. Having already defeated Scotland, skipped by David Murdoch, Canada’s path to the playoffs is starting to look like a sure thing.
On Monday evening, they faced another potentially tough match. They were up against Team USA who, despite heading into the game with a 1-3 record, are one of the more dangerous teams in the field.
Canada got off to an early lead. After blanking the first end, they got the offense started by picking up a deuce in the second.
The match remain close through to the fifth end break. Canada enjoyed a slim 3-2 lead, carrying the hammer into the second half. That’s when Canada really hit their stride and blew the game wide open.
Thanks to some remarkable shot making by Ryan Fry, Canada capitalized on some costly errors by the Americans. This allowed Brad Jacobs an opportunity with his last stone of the sixth end to capture a huge four points, leaping ahead to a 7-2 lead.
That was the last end these teams would complete, as the Americans quickly conceded the game following the 4-ender.
Canada improves to a 5-0 record, sitting in first place on the leaderboard. Team USA, on the other hand, suffers its fourth loss and puts its playoff hopes in serious jeopardy.