Canada’s Brad Gushue completed a perfect run at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship on Sunday, with a 4-2 victory over Sweden’s Niklas Edin in the gold-medal game at Northlands Coliseum.
Gushue drew to the four-foot ring to score two points in the ninth end and delivered a takeout for the win in the 10th.
Brad Gushue clears the house running Sweden out of rocks. Canada wins 4-2 to win the 2017 World Men’s Curling Championship. pic.twitter.com/gC5BWRh1CM
— Dave Campbell (@Dave_CHED) April 10, 2017
He defeated Edin on three occasions en route to his first world title. Gushue beat him once during an 11-0 round-robin, topped him in the Page 1-2 game and did it again when it counted most.
The St. John’s team of Gushue, third Mark Nichols, second Brett Gallant and lead Geoff Walker are the first rink to go undefeated at this event since Winnipeg’s Kerry Burtnyk in 1995.
Gushue is the first skip to do it in the 12-team era.
Edin, a two-time world champion, got another crack at Gushue after beating Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz in the semifinal a day earlier.
(The Canadian Press, dc, td)