Canada leads Pool A at 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

Brett Gallant (Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada is in first place in Pool A with a record of six wins and zero losses at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Stavanger, Norway. The Canadian team is represented by Jocelyn Peterman of Red Deer, Alberta and Brett Gallant of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

The Canadians won their most impressive game of the tournament so far on Tuesday. That is when they beat Swedish superstars Anna Hasselborg and Oskar Eriksson 7-6 in one of the most exciting games of the week. The Canadians won the game when Hasselborg came up light with her final draw attempt, and they did not have to throw their final stone.

Canada’s other five victories so far have been of the blowout variety. They have beaten Romania 12-4, Ukraine 18-0, Belarus 9-0, Denmark 11-5 and Hong Kong 9-3. On Thursday, they will finish pool play against Japan. The Japanese female player is Satsuki Fujisawa, who skipped Japan to a bronze medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. So far in the tournament, Japan has a record of five wins and one loss, with their only loss coming to Sweden on Wednesday by a score of 7-4.

There are four other teams undefeated in the tournament to date. They are the United States, England, Hungary and Norway.

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