Canada falls to USA in men’s curling semifinals

Kevin Koe's Canada rink can only win bronze, after dropping a disappointing semi-finals match vs USA at the 2018 Olympic Games.

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of – Canada’s Kevin Koe will have to settle for a chance at winning a bronze medal in men’s curling at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The Calgary skip fell 5-3 to John Shuster of the United States in Thursday’s semifinal.

The Americans will now take on Niklas Edin in Saturday’s final after Sweden downed Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz 9-3 in the other semi. The bronze-medal game between Canada and the Swiss goes Friday.

Switzerland beat Canada 8-6 in the round-robin portion of the tournament.

Canadian men had won three straight Olympic curling gold medals — Brad Jacobs (2014), Kevin Martin (2010) and Brad Gushue (2006) — while never missing a final at the Games since the sport was reintroduced in 1998.

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