Canadian men lose second straight curling match
Canada's skip Brad Jacobs, centre, delivers the rock to his sweepers Brian Harndin, left, and E. J. Harnden during men's curling competition against Sweden the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (AP / Robert F. Bukaty)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:39AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:44AM EST
SOCHI, Russia -- Brad Jacobs and Team Canada lost for the second game in a row, dropping a 7-6 decision to Sweden in the men's curling tournament at the Sochi Olympics.
Skip Niklas Edin won on the final throw of the match, putting Sweden's rock an inch closer to the dot than Canada's last stone.
"It was a well-played game by both teams and I'm sure it was great entertainment for the fans here and back home." Jacobs said. "We are playing well and getting better every game. It is a marathon and one game a day. We know it's a marathon and we're ready."
Sweden now improves to 3-0 in the tournament, while the rink from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., is 1-2.
The Canadians were upset by Switzerland 5-4 in Monday's second match.
"The other teams are making us step up because it's the Olympics," Canadian third Ryan Fry said.
Canada returns to the ice on Wednesday to play Russia.
Jacobs said his rink will have some down time before the Russia match.
"We're going to see our families and maybe have a beer or two," he said.
Norway, the 2010 silver-medallist , defeated Russia 9-8 to move to 2-0. China and Britain also won in the afternoon session at the Sochi Games' Ice Cube Curling Center.
The United States' 9-4 loss to the Chinese means the American men and women are a combined 0-4. The U.S. women play later against world champion Britain.