Canada holds on for win over Team USA in mixed doubles curling

Canadian mixed doubles pair suffer shock first Olympic loss to Norway in PyeongChang

Canadian mixed doubles pair suffer shock first Olympic loss to Norway in PyeongChang

That one frame, however, proved to be the difference maker.

During Wednesday night's opener of the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Hamilton's got their revenge in a big way, defeating Team OAR 9-3 in seven ends.

"Unfortunately we were on the wrong side of the inch tonight", Becca Hamilton said to reporters after the game.

"I call most of the shots, but Becca just lets me do that because most of the time we agree", he explained. Four years ago, Lawes, 29, from Winnipeg, went undefeated en route to Olympic gold along with Jennifer Jones, the first time any women's team in history ever accomplished that.

Down 7-6 in the eighth end, Canada was lying two when Morris bumped a pair of his team's rocks out of position while at the same time promoting a Norwegian stone - a mistake the Canadians would be unable to recover from as their opponents stole two to seal the win.

"They jumped on all of our misses in the fifth end", Matt Hamilton said. "I'm not too discouraged".

The Americans scored a single point in the sixth end and stole one with Canada holding the last shot in the seventh to pull within 5-4.

"We are able to be really honest with each other", Matt, 28, added. "We had a couple of missed shots".

Siblinghood triumphed over matrimony as the newest Olympic event debuted on Thursday with American pair Becca and Matt Hamilton beating Anastasia Bryzgalova and Alexander Krushelnitskiy in the mixed doubles curling. Matt and Becca Hamilton are brother and sister, and the only players in PyeongChang who will compete in both mixed doubles and Team USA in the men's and women's tournaments.

"We also went to a Korean restaurant where nobody speaks English, and we were pointing to the pictures on the wall to order our food", Morris wrote. "So fix that and we are going to be a force".

Yes, Canada is 0-1, but there's no need to panic just yet.

He popped straight back up and finished the game with no visible difficulty. "They gave everything they had against us early on, we cut a little bit of a break to get the three steal, and then just kept managing the game well".

Lawes and Morris will have a chance to pick up two more victory on Friday, when they're back on the ice for their next matchups, facing China (1-1; 6:35 p.m. ET) and Finland (0-2; 11:35 p.m. ET).

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