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Canadian curlers Gallant, Peterman dominant in world mixed doubles opener

Canada's Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant defeated Romania's Iulia Traila and Allen Coliban 12-4 in their opening game Saturday at the world mixed doubles curling championship in Stavanger, Norway.

Ride early 7-0 lead to 12-4 victory over Romania; face Ukraine on Sunday

Canada's Jocelyn Peterman is shown during her match against Romania on Saturday in Stavanger, Norway. Canada defeated Romania 12-4 in their opening match. (WCF/Tom Rowland)

Canada's Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant defeated Romania's Iulia Traila and Allen Coliban 12-4 in their opening game Saturday at the world mixed doubles curling championship in Stavanger, Norway.

Peterman, from Winnipeg, and Gallant, from St. John's, jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three ends. Romania used a power play in the fourth to score an open draw for three before the Canadians pulled away.

"I thought we controlled every end," Gallant said. "We only had one unlucky break to kind of set up the three for them, but we were a half-inch away from making a really good shot and forcing them to one."

"They played well and made some great shots, but we had a good handle on our draw weight and that allowed us to set the angles up," Gallant said.

WATCH | Canada opens world mixed doubles curling championship with a win:

Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant kick started the 2019 mixed doubles curling world championships with a 12-4 victory over Iulia Traila and Allen Coliban of Romania. 1:36

Canada's next game is Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET against Ukraine's Olena Pazderska and Yevhen Stadnyk.

Round-robin play continues through Thursday and medal games are set for April 27.

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