Canadian junior curlers advance to playoffs at worlds
Defending women's champions boost record to 7-0
Both the Canadian women's and men's teams secured playoff spots during Wednesday's round-robin play at the world junior curling championships.
Edmonton's Kelsey Rocque posted wins against Scotland and host Estonia as the Canadian women improved their record to 7-0.
Rocque broke the game against Scotland open in the fifth end with three points en route to a 9-2 win.
"It looks like we're on autopilot, but we just played really strong as a team," said Rocque, the defending world champion. "That game was a little sketchy at times, but we're just getting the breaks when we need them."
Against Estonia, Canada jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and cruised to an 8-2 win.
"You come in as Canada and you already have a target on your back," Rocque said. "Defending champions, that's another target. Not to say we were nervous, but it's a relief (to have qualified)."
Canada's men's team from Winnipeg, skipped by Braden Calvert, ran their record to 6-1 with a 10-4 victory over Scotland, as they, too, locked up a playoff spot. Only Switzerland has been better thus far in the tournament, with a 7-0 record.
With files from CBC Sports
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