After winning it all last year, Jennifer Jones has been shut out of the medals at the world women's curling championship in 2009.
She lost 7-6 in the bronze medal game to Denmark's Angelina Jensen in Gangneung, South Korea, on Sunday.
"Disappointing," Jones said. "Hugely disappointing. But hopefully we'll be back."
The Danes had a 5-2 lead after the fifth end before Canada made a comeback bid, scoring two in the eighth and one in the ninth to tie the game.
But Danish fourth Madeleine Dupont put her first shot of the final end on the button to lie one, and Jones couldn't get inside it with her last rock.
"They played very well today," said Jones. "We knew the field was going to be really tough. I thought we hung in there."
For the Danes, the victory is sure to provide a boost of momentum heading into the final 11 months before the Winter Games in Vancouver.
"It means a lot to us, because we played a really good tournament," said Jensen. "Unfortunately we didn't make it [to the Gold medal game], but we've been so, so close."
It's the first time Canada has been shut out of the podium at the women's worlds since 2005. Jones was the skip again that year, and also dropped the bronze medal game.
Canada ended up in the bronze medal game after losing to Sweden in the 3-versus-4 page playoff game.
"We shouldn't have had two losses at the end of the round-robin," said Overton-Clapham. "I thought we were the best team here this week, and unfortunately it just didn't go our way."
"Honestly, you can count up six bad ends we had, and that cost us the championship, really," Jones said. "You feel like you let people down when you go home without a medal, but we played our hearts out and we tried as hard as we could and it just wasn't meant to be."
In the gold medal game on Sunday, Bingyu Wang of China defeated Sweden's Anette Norberg 8-6 to give her country its first-ever world women's curling championship
"So exciting," Wang said. "This game (between) Sweden and us was played so well."With files from the Canadian Press