World Men's Curling Championship 2021: Team Canada scores, schedule, how to live stream

On March 14, skip Brendan Bottcher and Team Alberta captured the 2021 Tim Horton's Brier. On April 2, they become Team Canada and represent the country at the 2021 World Men's Curling Championship.

"It's definitely a pretty proud feeling," Bottcher said on a Zoom call with reporters leading up to worlds. "When you reach the stage where you're putting the maple leaf on your back, that's a pretty big accomplishment and something that you all have to be just so proud of."

"I view it as a responsibility," added vice-skip Darren Moulding. "We have so many great players and such a great history in Canadian curling and to be a part of that long line of great people and great curlers who've been able to do this, it is a responsibility to represent our country in a good way and play with excellence like we like we usually and expect to do."

The team from Edmonton's Saville Community Sport Centre snagged the spot after defeating Kevin Koe's crew 4-2 in the final. The win snapped a string of gold-medal losses; they entered the final on three straight silver medals. 

BRIER 2021: Results | Bottcher wins Tankard

Now they're set to reclaim Canada's spot atop the podium. Based in the bubble since the beginning of March, they aim to win Canada's first gold since 2017. While there won't be any fans in attendance, Bottcher knows he has Canadians backing him and his team — thanks to socks. 

"I'm definitely up to counting them by the dozen," Bottcher noted. He has became known for sporting colorful socks during the Brier after Victoria's Barbara Wilson sent him a few when she noticed he wasn't wearing long-enough socks on the cold sheet.

"I've been able to share with my guys as well at this point and I'm hoping that that will get a variety of new socks here out at the world," Bottcher said.

"I think we even had some come from down in the States, which I think is pretty cool," he added. "That was such an organic story that came up it was, it was too good to try to not capitalize on and it's just awesome that there was someone that reached out and sent those my way and started this snowball going."

Canada will face some stiff competition, including the USA's John Shuster, Sweden's Niklas Edin and a faceoff against Scotland's Bruce Mouat to start the tournament.

Here's everything to know about the tournament, including how to watch live games in Canada, and a complete schedule with updated scores and standings.

Team Canada schedule, results at 2021 World Men's Curling Championship

Teams will compete in 13 round-robin games with the top two teams advancing directly to the semifinals. The next four teams will face off (3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5) for a spot in the semis. The teams that win the semifinals will go for gold and the losers will meet for bronze.

Aside for aiming for gold, Canada will be looking to finish in the top six to guarantee the country a spot at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

(All times Eastern)

Date Opponent Result Time (TV Channel)
Fri., April 2 Scotland   11 a.m. (TSN1/3)
Fri., April 2 Japan   9 p.m. (TSN1)
Sat., April 3 Denmark   11 a.m. (TSN1/3)
Sun., Apri 4 Switzerland   11 a.m. (TSN1/3/4)
Sun., April 4 Netherlands   4 p.m. (TSN1/3)
Mon., April 5 USA   11 a.m. (TSN1/5, NBCSN)
Mon., April 5 South Korea   4 p.m. (TSN1/4)
Tues., April 6 Italy   4 p.m. (TSN1/3)
Tues., April 6 China   9 p.m. (TSN1)
Wed., April 7 Russian Curling Federation   4 p.m. (TSN1)
Wed., April 7 Sweden   9 p.m. (TSN1/3)
Thurs., April 8 Norway   9 p.m. (TSN1)
Fri., April 9 Germany   11 a.m. (TSN5)
Fri., April 9 Qualification   9 p.m. (TSN1)
Sat., April 10 Qualification   11 a.m. (TSN2)
Sat., April 10 Semifinal   5 p.m./9 p.m. (TSN1)
Sun., April 11 Medal   1 p.m./6 p.m. (TSN1, NBCSN)

How to watch Canada games live online

All of Canada's games will be played at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park. The World Men's Curling Championship will be broadcast on TSN and RDS2 in Canada and World Curling TV, with live streaming available via TSN.ca and the TSN app.

Team Canada's 2021 World Men's Curling Championship roster

The guys from Alberta are set to represent Canada on the world stage. While the majority of the team is the same from the Brier, there is one change. Two-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Marc Kennedy has been added as an alternate.

The move comes after Moulding suffered back spasms during the Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship last week and had to pull himself and partner Joanne Courtney out of the tournament. Brier alternate Patrick Janssen is serving in a support role for worlds with the addition of Kennedy.

"Yeah, my back feels great," Moulding said Monday. "I've had some really good treatment and it feels good and ready to go. I've been throwing a little bit and looking forward to getting back out on the ice [Tuesday] for practice."

While Kennedy brings a wealth of experience, Bottcher, Moulding, Brad Thiessen and Karrick Martin will be making their Men's World Championship debut. Coach Don Bartlett has also competed in two worlds as Canada's lead in 1991 (silver medal) and 1997. Bottcher does have experience on the world stage as he won gold at the 2011 World Junior Men's Curling Championship as Team Canada's skip.

Name Position Hometown
Brendan Bottcher Skip Sherwood Park, Alta.
Darren Moulding Third Calgary, Alta.
Brad Thiessen Second Edmonton, Alta.
Karrick Martin Lead Edmonton, Alta.
Marc Kennedy Alternate St. Albert, Alta.
Don Bartlett Coach Gander, Nfld.
Jeff Stoughton National coach Winnipeg, Man.
Patrick Janssen Support role Pickering, Ont.

2021 World Men's Curling Championship standings

The tournament begins April 2 with an expanded field as 14 teams will hit the sheets in a bubble in Calgary, Alta. All will have their sights set on gold. 

Team Games Wins Losses
Canada (Bottcher)      
China (Qiang)      
Denmark (Nørgård)      
Germany (Totzek)      
Italy (Retornaz)      
Japan (Matsumura)      
Netherlands (Gösgens)      
Norway (Walstad)      
The Russian Curling Federation (Glukhov)      
Scotland (Mouat)      
South Korea (Yeong-seok)      
Sweden (Edin)      
Switzerland (Schwarz)      
United States (Shuster)      

WORLD MEN'S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2021: Results, standings, schedule and TV channel

Who has won the last 10 World Men's Curling Championship?

Canada has won the most titles in tournament history with 36. Sweden is the reigning back-to-back champs, skipped by Niklas Edin, and defeated Canada (Koe in 2019 and Brad Hushue in 2018) in both gold-medal games.

2011: Canada (Jeff Stoughton, Jonathan Mead, Reid Carruthers, Steve Gould)
2012: Canada (Glenn Howard, Wayne Middaugh, Brent Laing, Craig Savill)
2013: Sweden
2014: Norway
2015: Sweden
2016: Canada (Kevin Koe, Marc Kennedy, Brent Laing, Ben Hebert, Scott Pfeifer
2017: Canada (Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker, Tom Sallows)
2018: Sweden
2019: Sweden
2020: None

2021 World Men's Curling Championship pool schedule, results

Draw 1 (April 2, 11 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Russian Curling Federation
Netherlands

Sheet B
South Korea
Italy

Sheet C
Norway
Denmark

Sheet D
Scotland
Canada

Draw 2 (April 2, 4 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Germany
Japan

Sheet B
China
USA

Sheet C
Sweden
Switzerland

Sheet D
South Korea
Russian Curling Federation

Draw 3 (April 2, 9 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Denmark
Scotland

Sheet B
Japan
Canada

Sheet C
China
Italy

Sheet D
Netherlands
Norway

Draw 4 (April 3, 11 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
USA
Sweden

Sheet B
Switzerland
Germany

Sheet C
Scotland
Netherlands

Sheet D
Canada
Denmark

Draw 5 (April 3, 4 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
China
Russian Curling Federation

Sheet B
Norway
South Korea

Sheet C
Germany
USA

Sheet D
Italy
Sweden

Draw 6 (April 3, 9 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Japan
Switzerland

Sheet B
Netherlands
Denmark

Sheet C
Norway
China

Sheet D
Scotland
South Korea

Draw 7 (April 4, 11 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Italy
Germany

Sheet B
Canada
Switzerland

Sheet C
Russian Curling Federation
Sweden

Sheet D
USA
Japan

Draw 8 (April 4, 4 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Netherlands
Canada

Sheet B
Scotland
China

Sheet C
Denmark
South Korea

Sheet D
Sweden
Norway

Draw 9 (April 4, 9 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Switzerland
USA

Sheet B
Netherlands
South Korea

Sheet C
Italy
Japan

Sheet D
Russian Curling Federation
Germany

Draw 10 (April 5, 11 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Sweden
Scotland

Sheet B
Russian Curling Federation
Japan

Sheet C
USA
Canada

Sheet D
Denmark
China

Draw 11 (April 5, 4 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
South Korea
Canada

Sheet B
Germany
Norway

Sheet C
China
Netherlands

Sheet D
Switzerland
Italy

Draw 12 (April 5, 9 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
USA
Italy

Sheet B
Denmark
Sweden

Sheet C
Switzerland
Russian Curling Federation

Sheet D
Germany
Scotland

Draw 13 (April 6, 11 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Sweden
Netherlands

Sheet B
South Korea
China

Sheet C
Japan
Norway

Sheet D
Russian Curling Federation
USA

Draw 14 (April 6, 4 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Germany
Denmark

Sheet B
Japan
Scotland

Sheet C
Canada
Italy

Sheet D
Norway
Switzerland

Draw 15 (April 6, 9 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Canada
China

Sheet B
Italy
Russian Curling Federation

Sheet C
Switzerland
Scotland

Sheet D
Sweden
South Korea

Draw 16 (April 7, 11 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Norway
USA

Sheet B
Sweden
China

Sheet C
Japan
Denmark

Sheet D
Germany
Netherlands

Draw 17 (April 7, 4 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Japan
Netherlands

Sheet B
Scotland
USA

Sheet C
Italy
Norway

Sheet D
Canada
Russian Curling Federation

Draw 18 (April 7, 9 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Canada
Sweden

Sheet B
Denmark
Switzerland

Sheet C
South Korea
Germany

Sheet D
Italy
Scotland

Draw 19 (April 8, 11 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Russian Curling Federation
Norway

Sheet B
South Korea
Japan

Sheet C
Netherlands
Switzerland

Sheet D
China
Germany

Draw 20 (April 8, 4 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
China
Japan

Sheet B
No match

Sheet C
Scotland
Russian Curling Federation

Sheet D
Denmark
USA

Draw 21 (April 8, 9 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Switzerland
South Korea

Sheet B
USA
Netherlands

Sheet C
Sweden
Germany

Sheet D
Norway
Canada

Draw 22 (April 9, 11 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Scotland
Norway

Sheet B
Germany
Canada

Sheet C
Denmark
Italy

Sheet D
Switzerland
China

Draw 23 (April 9, 4 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Netherlands
Italy

Sheet B
Russian Curling Federation
Denmark

Sheet C
USA
South Korea

Sheet D
Japan
Sweden

2021 World Men's Curling Championship playoffs, schedule results

Qualification Game (April 9, 9 p.m. ET)

Sheet TBD
3rd place
6th place

or

4th place
5th place

Qualifying Game (April 10, 11 a.m. ET)

Sheet TBD
3rd place
6th place

or

4th place
5th place

Semifinal 1 (April 10, 4 p.m. ET)

TBD
TBD

Semifinal 2 (April 10, 9 p.m. ET)

TBD
TBD

Bronze medal game (April 11, 1 p.m. ET)

TBD
TBD

Gold medal game (April 11, 6 p.m. ET)

TBD
TBD

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