STAVANGER, Norway — When the granite settled on the pebbled ice here on Saturday, Canadian curlers had one of their most successful world championships ever.
Peterman and Gallant took the Swedish team of Anna Hasselborg and Oskar Eriksson down to the last rock of the championship game — Hasselborg put her draw on the button for a 6-5 victory to claim gold.
They outplayed us and deserved to win it today,” Gallant said after the loss. “I couldn’t quite get the line on a few of my shots. Jocelyn made some great shots today to keep us in it.”
Canadian seniors sweep podium
There was high drama at Sormarka Arena for the men’s senior championship — Scotland had a chance to score two in the eighth end to win the title against Canada but hit a guard on the last rock of the game to force an extra end.
Then, Ontario skip Bryan Cochrane made one magical curling shot for the win.
With a challenging angle run back left for the win, Cochrane settled in the hack and threw exactly how he wanted to clinch a stunning 7-5 win.
Canadian senior men’s team and their families
“There was no other shot,” Cochrane said. “I had to make that shot. It’s funny in curling when there is no other shot sometimes it’s easier. It was like, OK, nothing else. And I made it.”
[The team includes Souris native Ian MacAulay at third, and Summerside native Morgan Currie at second stone.]
In the senior women’s final, skip Sherry Anderson and her rink from Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon looked to make it two straight world titles, facing Denmark.
It wasn’t close.
Anderson scored three in the first end and never looked back on the way to a 10-1 rout in six ends.