Canada advances to world curling final

Canadian players celebrate as Denmark leaves the ice following their Page playoff game at the World...

Canadian players celebrate as Denmark leaves the ice following their Page playoff game at the World 's Curling Championships in Victoria on Saturday. Canada advanced to Saturday night's semifinal against Scotland. (Andy Clark/Reuters)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:00 AM ET

VICTORIA - It’s like hockey.

“You know Canadians, in the playoffs. They always step it up,” said Denmark skip Rasmus Stjerne.

After gassing four of their last six games to go from first to fourth in the Fort World Curling Championships, Canada stepped up and scored an 8-6 win over Denmark in the 3-4 game of the Page playoff system Saturday.

“They were more in it today,” said Stjerne, the skip of one of two teams the Canadians lost to the last day of the round robin.

The win advanced Brad Jacobs and the first Northern Ontario team to win the Brier in 28 years to the semifinal against Scotland Saturday night.

“We went out and played really well. Denmark is really tough. They made a lot of shots,” said the skip of the Soo Crew which became the first team to ever come out of the four hole of 3-4 game of the Page playoff system to win the Brier in Edmonton.


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