Canada knocked off perch at World Women’s (CCA)

(by Larry Wood)

Heather Nedohin said so herself. “Nobody is going to go through this without a loss so it doesn’t surprise me that we aren’t going to do it, either.”

The Team Canada skip was talking, of course, about the latest rendition of the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship, an event in which nobody ever has emerged with an undefeated record.

Heather Nedohin calls to her teammates at the 2012 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship. (Photo: CCA/Michael Burns Photography)

No ever. Not since the event was invented back in 1979 at Perth, Scotland.

Canada was the last unbeaten team to bite the dust on Monday night and it was no surprise that Lene Nielsen’s Denmark team was the one to stop the Canadian onslaught.

The same Nielsen gave Canada fits a year ago on Nielsen’s home turf, taking Canada to the last gasp in back-to-back draws including a playoff game in which Amber Holland’s gang had to steal three in an extra end to escape elimination.

The Danes toppled Nedohin’s Edmonton troops 9-7 with an extra-end deuce Monday night at the Enmax Centre after Nedohin stole a pair in the 10th to force overtime.

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