The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Canada closes in on men's junior curling playoff berth with 9-6 win over Norway

  • Print

SOCHI, Russia - Winnipeg skip Matt Dunstone beat Norway 9-6 Wednesday, moving Canada closer to a men's playoff berth at the world junior curling championships.

Dunstone and his Winnipeg team currently sit at 6-2, tied for second place with Russia.

Scotland's Kyle Smith leads at 7-1, while Sweden (6-3) and Norway (5-3) are close behind.

"Win (one ore game) and we're in," Dunstone said after the game. "We just have to do our job there and the rest can sort itself out."

Canada took control in the first five ends of the high-scoring affair. Dunstone scored deuces in the first and third ends before laying three in the fifth for a 7-3 lead.

Norwegian skip Eirik Mjoen scored a single in the seventh end, then turned on the offence in the eighth, forcing Dunstone to miss a difficult take-out and stealing two. But Canada came back with a deuce of its own to lead 9-6 after nine and run the Norwegians out of rocks in the 10th.

"It was a sloppy (eighth) end, we know that we can do better than that, but we still had control of the game," Dunstone said. "That was the positive that we took out of that. We just made sure to score or blank the ninth end and then obviously we got the two."

Canada finishes round robin play against China's Zhongbao Zhang (1-7) on Thursday.

Canadian women's skip Corryn Brown was idle Wednesday will finish off the round robin on Thursday with games against Sweden's Sara McManus (3-4) and Norway's Kristine Davanger (1-7). The Kamloops, B.C., rink has been eliminated from playoff contention.

"It'll be a tough road back here, for sure," Brown said after her Tuesday win over the Miranda Solem of the U.S. "But we definitely took advantage of the experience we had here."

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

New Pornographers frontman says latest album is band's 'best'

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • Geese fly in the morning light over Selkirk Ave Wednesday morning- Day 22– June 13, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should panhandling at intersections be banned?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google