Canada's Jocelyn Peterman will face Russia in a tiebreaker at the world junior curling championships after losing her final round-robin game Thursday.
Peterman slipped into a five-way tie for second with a 6-2 record after losing 7-5 to Sweden in the morning draw.
The Red Deer, Alta., skip will play Russia on Friday morning in one tiebreaker while Sweden will take on Japan in the other.
The winners of each tiebreaker meet in a Page playoff for a spot in the semifinal.
The Czechs also finished at 6-2 but had the best head-to-head record and will play first-place Scotland (7-2) in the Page playoff with the winner advancing directly to the final and loser going to the semi.
Edmonton's Brendan Bottcher is still in the playoff hunt and closes out the round robin against Finland Thursday afternoon.
Canadian men on top
Canadian skip Brendan Bottcher posted two victories Thursday to lock up the top seed after round-robin play at the world junior curling championships.
Bottcher dumped Finland 9-2 in the morning draw and improved to 8-1 overall with a 10-7 victory over Norway.
"The guys curled great tonight," Bottcher said. "That game was up and down but we were always ahead on the scoreboard, so we always had control in that regard.
"I feel like we're starting to get on a roll here and hopefully we can ride that into the playoffs."
Canada will meet Sweden (7-2) on Saturday in the one-versus-two Page playoff game. Scotland (7-2) will face Norway (6-3) in the three-versus-four game.
"We were just trying to make the playoffs," Bottcher said. "But it's great that we've finished on top and to go into the one-two game."
The Edmonton skip can lock up a berth in Sunday's final with a victory. The loser will meet the winner of the Scotland-Norway game in the semifinal on Saturday night.