Rachel Homan's team is back — in a big way. After her rink started the Olympic women's tournament with three straight losses, the Canadian skip curled 96 per cent Saturday to lead an 11-3 trouncing of the United States in South Korea. "I know everyone back home is cheering hard and supporting us. I'm just as gutted over our losses as they all were. It's tough on this stage," Homan said after needing just seven ends to earn her first Olympic victory. "We have to be the team we know we can be now."
Never before has a Canadian women's curling team started with three straight losses at the Olympics — until now. And Rachel Homan's rink is also the only team without a win at this point of the tournament in Pyeongchang. Homan and her team out of Ottawa dropped their third straight game to begin the Olympic curling competition — an extra-end collapse against Denmark Friday at the Gangneung Curling Venue.
Standing in the middle of the ice at the Yellowknife Curling Club on a frigid December night, Fred Koe starts reminiscing about how he got his start in the sport. "I was in Aklavik, Northwest Territories, growing up with dog teams, hunting, trapping and fishing. It was my life," he begins. "We had a two-sheet rink with natural ice, lamps hanging off the ceiling and a small club room with a potbelly stove." They would use that stove to melt snow from outside to pebble the curling ice.
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