On Friday, the defending gold medallist at the Sochi Olympics in men’s curling was knocked out and on Saturday, so was the women’s gold medallist.
Brad Jacobs did not make the playoffs after round-robin play was over on the men’s side while Rachel Homan ended the dreams of repeating for Jennifer Jones and her Winnipeg rink on Saturday.
Homan, the hometown favourite, thrilled the crowd at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre Saturday afternoon earning a spot to the final against Calgary’s Chelsea Carey with a 6-3 win. Since losing her opening game at “The Roar of the Rings”, Homan has won eight in a row going into the final.
“We’re right exactly where we need to be,” Homan said.
On Saturday night, Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen advanced to the final against Calgary’s Kevin Koe with a 6-4 win over defending Canadian and world champion Brad Gushue and his foursome from St. Johns Newfoundland.
“That’s as good as I’ve ever seen Mike,” Gushue said. “If he plays like that tomorrow, he wins for fun.”
The women’s final will go on Sunday afternoon with the men’s final going Sunday night. The winner of each will represent Canada at the Pyongchang Olympics.
Both games will be on TSN.
(Photos: Curling Canada)