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Canada routs newcomer Ukraine 18-0 at mixed doubles curling worlds

Canada's Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant walloped Ukraine's Olena Pazderska and Yevhen Stadnyk 18-0 on Sunday at the world mixed doubles championship in Stavanger, Norway.

Laugher in Norway follows Gallant, Peterman's 12-4 drubbing of Romania in opener

Canada's Brett Gallant and Jocelyn Peterman appear deep in thought at the world mixed curling championship despite a 10-0 lead in the fourth end on Sunday. They won 18-0 over Olena Pazderska and Yevhen Stadnyk of Ukraine, which is making its debut on the world stage this season. (WCF/Alina Pavlyuchik)

Canada's Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant walloped Ukraine's Olena Pazderska and Yevhen Stadnyk 18-0 on Sunday at the world mixed doubles championship in Stavanger, Norway.

The teams shook hands after six ends of play at Somarka Arena. Peterman, from Winnipeg, and Gallant, from St. John's, N.L., scored four points in each of the last three ends.

Ukraine is making its debut on the world curling stage this season.

"It's a good experience for us and I'm sure it's a better experience for them to play some countries with a lot of experience," Gallant said. "I'm sure they're learning a lot from being here and being in these conditions.

WATCH | Canada hands it to Ukraine at mixed doubles worlds:

Brett Gallant and Jocelyn Peterman blanked Ukraine 18-0 to stay undefeated at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Norway. 1:27

Belarus up next

"For us it's kind of nice because we get to meet some people who otherwise without this event we probably would never cross paths with."

Canada opened round-robin play a day earlier with a 12-4 win over Romania. Peterman and Gallant will face Tatsiana Tarsunova and Ilya Shalamitski of Belarus on Monday.

Round-robin play at the 48-team event continues through Thursday and medal games are set for April 27.

Canadians undefeated at senior worlds

Sherry Anderson won twice on Sunday to improve to 3-0 at the world senior curling championship while fellow Canadian Bryan Cochrane remained unbeaten in the men's draw at Stavanger.

Anderson, from Saskatoon, whipped Finland's Mari Hansen 9-1 at the Sormarka Arena before edging Sweden's Anette Norberg 7-6 in an extra end.

Anderson, vice-skip Patti Hersikorn, second Brenda Goertzen and lead Anita Silvernagle are in first place in the Pool A standings.

In men's play, Cochrane's team from Russell, Ont., crushed Kazakhstan's Viktor Kim 16-1 to improve to 2-0.

The Canadian side of Cochrane, vice-skip Ian MacAulay, second Morgan Currie and lead Ken Sullivan share first place in Pool B with Germany and Norway.

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

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