VICTORIA — If they’d done it, they’d have been the first team in history to ever come out of the 3-4 game to win the Brier and then to repeat the feat at the Ford World Curling Championships.
Instead, the youngest team to represent Canada at the Worlds since Kevin Martin in 1991 became the first team since Martin in 2009 to head home with silver instead of gold for Canada at the event.
That was also the last time Canada failed to win gold at home.
Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden’s collapse late in the round robin where they lost four out of their last six games, finally bit them in the butt in the final when Niklas Edin of Sweden used last rock advantage for all it was worth.
Edin scored two in the first, third staked the Swedish team to a 4-1 lead, forcing Canada to chase the game the rest of the way en route to a Tre Kronor 8-6 win and their first world title since 2004 when their coach Peja Lindholm won his third of three.