Meachem opens mixed curling championships with win in Saskatchewan

Shaun Meachem of Cabri, a small town located in southwest Saskatchewan, is "the guy" this week at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship.

Cabri, Sask., native defeats Muise's Alberta team in opening draw

Shaun Meachem, seen in a previous event, defeated Morgan Muise's Alberta team 5-2 at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship on Sunday. (Claudette Bockstael/Curling Canada)

Shaun Meachem of Cabri, a small town located in southwest Saskatchewan, is "the guy" this week at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship.

More specifically, the guy from the Swift Current Curling Club representing the home province in the 14-team competition that started Sunday and runs until Saturday at the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Centre.

Meachem, with his team of third Kelly Schafer, second Chris Haichert and lead Teejay Haichert, got off to a great start by defeating Morgan Muise's Alberta team 5-2 in the opening draw.

Meachem scored two in the second end, stole singles in the third and fourth, surrendered singles in the fifth and sixth ends, and scored once in the seventh to wrap up the opener.

In other opening-draw action, Felix Asselin's Quebec crew defeated Peter Mackey's Nunavut team 7-1, and Dennis Watts' Prince Edward Island team clipped Scott McDonald's Ontario team 7-6.

In the evening draw, Grant Odishaw's New Brunswick team rocked Nunavut 9-2 in six ends, Paul Flemming's Nova Scotia crew edged Trevor Bonot's Northern Ontario team 6-4, and Corey Chambers' Manitoba team tripped Prince Edward Island 7-6.

There are three draws scheduled for Monday.

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