Men Session 6: GER-SUI 7-6, DEN-CAN 3-10, FRA-USA 3-4, NOR-CHN 7-5.
Canada remain undefeated in the men’s curling event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games after defeating Denmark 10-3 in just six ends of play. The defining moment was in the fourth end, when Danish Fourth Johnny Frederiksen’s final stone caught a front guard, rolled into the open and allowed Canadian skip Kevin Martin to play an open take out for five to obtain a 7-2 advantage.
Germany brought in alternate Daniel Herberg in their game against Switzerland, Andreas Kempf sat out. The Swiss were up 4-1 by the fourth end. Germany’s Andy Kapp came back to 4-4 with two consecutive steals in the sixth and seventh ends. Kapp went on to take three in the ninth. In the tenth, Swiss fourth, Ralph Stoeckli had to draw to the button to take a deuce and tie the game but it came up light. Germany won 7-6.
In an attempt to get off the bottom spot, the USA changed their line up for their game against France. Skip John Shuster was rested and alternate Chris Plys stepped in to replace him but playing third stones. This defensive game was tied after seven ends at 1-1 and France got a major break scoring 2 shots for a 3-1 lead. By the tenth they were tied again at 3-3. French skip Thomas Dufour ended up short with the last shot of the game, giving the Americans a steal and their first win of these games.
In the remaining match Norway and China traded single points until the eighth end. With the score at 3-3 Norwegian Skip Thomas Ulsrud finally got two shots for a decisive lead in the game which he managed to convert into a 7-5 win by the end.