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Quebec among 3 unbeaten teams at Canadian mixed curling championship

Quebec, the Northwest Territories and New Brunswick remain at the top of the standings with 4-0 records after the third day of competition at the 2017 Canadian mixed curling championship in Swan River, Man.

Northwest Territories, New Brunswick also have 4-0 records through 3 days of competition

Quebec skip Robert Desjardins, pictured above at the 2012 Brier, remains 4-0 at the 2018 Canadian mixed curling championship. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Quebec, the Northwest Territories and New Brunswick remain at the top of the standings with 4-0 records after the third day of competition at the 2017 Canadian mixed curling championship in Swan River, Man.

The Chicoutimi, Que., rink went back-to-back in the two earlier draws on Tuesday, starting the day with an 8-3 thumping of Nunavut (0-4) before downing Alberta (1-3) by a score of 5-3. 

The Yellowknife, N.W.T., team opened with a 9-5 win over Manitoba (1-3) and followed that up with a 8-2 triumph against Nunavut. 

Quebec only needed seven ends to finish off Nunavut, scoring three in the final end to win 8-3. 1:28

The team from Saint John, N.B., closed the day with consecutive wins in the late draws, breezing to an easy 8-2 win over previously unbeaten Northern Ontario (2-2). They survived a scare from the Yukon (1-3) but managed a 5-4 victory. 

The winner of the tournament, which will be decided Saturday, represents Canada at the 2018 world mixed curling championship.

Curling rocks are heavy, but how heavy is heavy? CBC Sports' Anson Henry explains. 1:17

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