Koe guides Canada to the gold medal final at worlds
Canada is through to the gold medal final at the 2016 World Men’s Curling Championship, with Kevin Koe guiding his team to a 5-3 page playoff win over Denmark on Friday.
After a 10-1 winning record during round robin, Canada – ranked first – advanced to the page playoff game against second place Denmark (8-3) in Basel, Switzerland.
Skipped by Rasmus Stjerne, the Danes were no match for Coe’s rink (consisting of Marc Kennedy, Brent Laing and lead Ben Hebert) on Friday, and will hope to get another shot at the Canadians by playing the winner of Japan and the United States in in the semifinal on Saturday.
The gold medal final with the world title on the line will be Sunday at 9 a.m. ET, live on TSN.
Team Koe – the reigning Brier winner – has already advanced to Curling Canada’s Roar of the Rings in 2017 by virtue of winning the Canada Cup last December. At Roar the team will have chance to be the Canadian men’s curling representative at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.