Sunday, December 21, 2014

Koe in playoffs

BEIJING—Kevin Koe’s Calgary rink has earned a spot in the playoffs at the men’s world championship of curling in Beijing with a 7-5 triumph over Scotland.
The victory, combined with Japan’s 6-4 loss to China, means Canada will face Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud in the Page playoff 1-2 game tomorrow.

Canada, which closed the round-robin at 8-3, left the Scottish rink skipped by Ewan MacDonald at 3-7.
Koe and MacDonald were tied 2-2 until Koe broke free with a deuce in the sixth.
Scotland tied the game 4-4 in the seventh before Koe scored another pair in the eighth.
Norway, which locked up first place earlier today with a 6-4 win over the U.S., improved to 10-1 with a 7-6 win over Switzerland in the late draw.

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