Canada routs newcomer Ukraine 18-0 at mixed doubles curling worlds
Laugher in Norway follows Gallant, Peterman's 12-4 drubbing of Romania in opener
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.
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.
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Belarus up next
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.