U.S. The team beat Canada in the '96 World Cup. Why not again?
U.S. In the 13 games between these Canadian and American teams, their goal totals are exactly even.
[Gold] Sweden (skip: Peter Lindholm)
[Silver] Germany (skip: Andy Kapp)
[Bronze] Canada (skip: Mike Harris)
U.S. Tim Somerville, son of curling great Bud Somerville, and his team should battle Norway for fourth.
[Gold] Canada (skip: Sandra Schmirler)
[Silver] Sweden (skip: Elisabet Gustafson)
[Bronze]U.S. (skip: Lisa Schoeneberg)
U.S. Two-time world silver medalist Schoeneberg could snatch gold.
There never was a lot going on in Shaunavon. Saskatchewan, a farming town 75 miles from the big-city lights of Swift Current, but at night there was nothing. No cars. No noise. Nothing. Tom Wickenheiser would stand in his backyard and spray water from a hose, back and forth, over and over, building a rink. He was doing what so many Canadian fathers of so many Canadian hockey players—Orr and Howe, Gretzky and Lemieux, and the rest-had done, providing not only the opportunity for winter fun but also laying out the slippery magic carpet that every once in a while carries a kid to fame, fortune and large arenas around the world.