Canada junior men open championship with a win

  • Canada begin their championship defence with a win Photo © WCF/ Richard Gray

Canada, the defending champion nation, had a strong 8-2 win over USA in Sunday afternoon's opening session of men's round-robin play at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships in the Taarnby Curling Club near Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Canadians won in just six ends, scoring two points in each of the first and third ends, and finishing off the game with a score of four points in the sixth end.

Other big wins came for Switzerland, who beat debutants Turkey by 9-2; Sweden, who had a 10-2 win over Denmark, sealed with a score of four points in the ninth end; and Russia, who beat Korea by 7-2.

The fifth game of the session was won by Scotland, who beat Norway by 7-4.

They Said It:

Matt Dunstone (skip, Canada) after 8-2 win over USA: "We're still learning quite a bit out here, but to start off like we did and get a quick one under our belts is a good feeling. Hopefully, it'll just get better from here."

Rasmus Wranaa (skip, Sweden) after 10-2 win over Denmark: That felt really good. All the team was prepared well and played very well, so it was a good game. We’ve had a good season and we’re coming up even bigger now."

RESULTS - Junior men session 1:

Switzerland 9 - 2 Turkey; Scotland 7 - 4 Norway; USA 2 - 8 Canada; Korea 2 - 7 Russia; Denmark 2 - 10 Sweden.

STANDINGS - Junior men after 1 session (W-L):

Canada (1-0)
Russia (1-0)
Scotland (1-0)
Switzerland (1-0)
Sweden (1-0)
Denmark (0-1)
Korea (0-1)
Norway (0-1)
Turkey (0-1)
USA (0-1)