Traditional men's and women's curling has been at the Olympics since 1998, but mixed doubles - a faster and sometimes seemingly more chaotic incarnation of the sport - is making its debut at the 2018 Winter Games.
The Hamiltons will look to rebound against Norway and Finland on Saturday stateside, getting back on the winning track.
Norway will play China at 7:05 p.m.in both teams' final games of round robin play. The teams traded points over the next two ends, and South Korea headed into the final frame trailing 6-2.
"We know we're going to play in the semifinal on Monday, but we don't want to take our foot off the gas for [Saturday's]'s game and take anyone lightly", he wrote. With all teams having one match remaining in the round robin, Canada has booked its spot in the semifinals. After leading 3-1 heading into the fourth, China scored a single point in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth ends, forcing a power play by the U.S.in the seventh.
After the USA was able to tie things up with its one point in the seventh end, China was able to go back on top with two points in the final end to avoid sudden-death overtime.
After a tightly contested match over five ends, where Canmore's John Morris and Winnipeg's Kaitlyn Lawes traded single points with Finland's Oona Kauste and Tomi Rantamäki, the game ended abruptly in the sixth. "We got a little aggressive, we felt like were playing good, we were confident we could score a point there and I got a little heavy on my last rock and took the chances out of Becca's hands".
"Blood's thicker than water", Matt Hamilton said after the match.
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Norway, Switzerland and the Athletes from Russian Federation are all tied for second at 4-2.
There are scenarios that would put United States of America into a three- or four-way tie for fourth place with a 3-4 record, but because they have lost to the other tied teams they will be unable to advance.
Team USA could use a win right about now.
"We're just being patient". "We had a couple of unfortunate steals there when we had to score".
The two teams that would play in the potential tiebreak game will depend on Switzerland's game against Team OAR Saturday night.
The U.S. will conclude play on Sunday morning against Finland (0-5).