The Norwegian team is skipped by Thomas Ulsrud, the silver medalist from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the gold medalist at the 2014 World Men's Curling Championships from Beijing. After blanking the first three ends, each team traded single points for five straight ends. In the eighth end, Ulsrud was light in an attempted draw to the eight foot and forced Canada to steal a point.
It was the Canadian women's first game since the burned rock controversy vs. Denmark, when Homan chose to remove a rock that was slightly touched by a Danish sweeper's broom.
Homan also struggled earlier in the game.
"I wouldn't have done it, but we're different that way", she said.
"It's hard to come back on a team like Homan, because they're a hitting team", she said. "Obviously, we're trying our best out there".
It took an extra end, but mistakes by the Canadian team helped Denmark pull off the upset, 9-8 in 11.
Canada's Rachel Homan then missed her targets with the final stone of the end. While such a move was within her rights, it is considered the most aggressive option. Curling has a deeply ingrained ethos of good sportsmanship, and the rules dictate that players treat their opponents kindly.
After Switzerland scored one in the eighth to cut the lead in half, Korea answered, landing their hammer throw in the ninth just inches closer than the Swiss stone for two points and a healthy 7-4 lead with one end to play.
Homan's team appeared to put the drama behind them on Sunday, and Canadians - perhaps the most feverish curling fans on the planet - were relieved.
Jay Leroi, of Ontario, Canada, who was nursing a beer in the stands after the win, empathized with the heavy expectations his country had placed on the team.
"You can feel that (Canada is) not they're usual 'them, ' " Dupont said. This (win) is wonderful. "I'm not going to be mad about it".