Saturday, February 28, 2009

Semifinal Preview Patience and Process

Canada take on Round Robin leaders Germany in this morning's Semifinal game.  Canada had an impressive win over USA last night, wearing them down with relentless hitting in the early ends and accurate draws that stole a convincing win after seven ends. Canada's skip, Jim Armstrong, shot a remarkable 88%.

Germany did not play well against Canada in a last draw Round Robin loss.  "They lacked focus," said the German coach.  "They had already qualified and they didn't play well."  Germany lost to Sweden in last night's 1-2 game.   Down four in the final end, they had a shot for five but took three. Jens Jager is a very experienced skip playing with his club team.  We will see whether they allow Canada to play the open game that has been a hallmark of Canada's victories.

Canada Coach Joe Rea looked confident this morning.  "Two words," he said.  "Patience and Process," as he headed for practice.

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