Rachel Homan's beer-guzzling husband is the real Olympic MVP

Kelcey Wright Johnson

Rachel Homan brought the Canadian women’s curling team back into playoff contention with an 8-3 win over Japan in PyeongChang.

The dramatic game between Team Homan and Team Fujisawa had everyone in the stands glued to their seat — everyone but Homan’s husband.

In the first four highly-uncertain ends he could be seen drinking beers — yes, at 9 a.m. local time — and pacing back and forth in the stands. Chalk it up to a nervous husband watching his wife compete in a must-win scenario.

But this is where things get interesting.

With a shot that would surely take the edge off, Homan stole four in the fifth end, giving Canada the commanding lead. Then after Japan answered with a deuce, Homan scored two points in the seventh, prompting her opponent to concede.

The celebration was on, but Homan’s nervous husband was nowhere to be seen.

That’s right. Homan’s husband Shawn Germain, an ex-hockey player, was out getting his third and fourth beers when Team Fujisawa conceded. He strolled back into the arena, seemingly unaware that the job was done, with a beer in each hand — oops!

But Canadians back home took to Twitter to show their support for the very-stressed-looking-husband.

Because hey, when it’s 9 a.m. in PyeongChang it’s 7 p.m. in Toronto, and a few beers seem to make sense to calm the nerves.

The win put Canada into a tie for fourth place with China and Britain. Team Canada will play the Chinese on Tuesday and Britain on Wednesday to close out the event’s round-robin.

Women’s curling semifinals will take place on Feb. 23, with the tournament concluding the next day.

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