Representing Canada at the World Women's Curling Championship in Sandviken Sweden, Team Einarson managed to capture third place for the second consecutive year.
On Sunday morning, Team Einarson faced Team Hasselborg of Sweden, the host of the 2023 World Women's Curling Championships (WWCC). After taking the lead in the first end, Canada never looked back.
"So proud to take this medal back home," says a post on the team's Twitter account. "Thank you Sandviken for a fantastic week! Big thanks to our families and friends who travelled to watch us compete and to the fans for cheering hard."
BRONZE! 🥉— TeamKEinarson (@EinarsonTeam) March 26, 2023
So proud to take this medal back home 🇨🇦
Thank you Sandviken for a fantastic week! Big thanks to our families & friends who traveled to watch us compete & to the fans for cheering hard. Thank you to the host committee, ice crew & volunteers for your hard work! (1/2) pic.twitter.com/wfKJhqe0My
With a final score of 8-5 for Team Einarson, consisting of Kerri Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard, and Braine Harris, this made it their second year in a row receiving the bronze medal in the WWCC.
These two teams faced each other at last year's curling championship in the bronze medal game, however, the results were the same and Team Einarson pulled through with a win.
"The fact that we were able to still get the bronze with not our strongest performance this week is big for our team," says Brichard to Curling Canada. "It’s lit a fire under us. We want to come back and we want to challenge for the gold, obviously, we had hoped to do that this week but it wasn’t in the cards, so we’ll just look forward to next year."
It was Norway and Switzerland that made it to the final match, and with a final score of 6-3, Switzerland captured the gold medal for the fourth year in a row.