USA sweeps past Sweden to earn second win
With the win, Heath McCormick (Sarnia, Ontario) and teammates Bill Stopera (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.), Martin Sather (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.) and Dean Gemmell (Short Hills, N.J.) improve to 2-4 in the round robin standings. Sweden is now 5-1.
"The Swedes are certainly one of the favorites here after Canada so that was a big win," said Gemmell, 44, a writer from New Jersey who was raised in Canada. "But our skipper kept us in through two ends and then we started to get better after that. They [Sweden] didn't have their best day so that was fortunate."
Sweden, playing without skip Niklas Edin, who is suffering from a disc hernia and sciatica, which causes nerve pain in his back, entered today's game boasting a perfect 5-0 record and through the first two ends looked to have early control of the match with the Americans.
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