Standings after Round Robin Junior Men’s Draw 4
SWE-USA 13-2, DEN-RUS 9-7 (extra end), CHN-FIN 2-6, NOR-CAN 5-9, SCO-SUI 5-3.
Flims, Switzerland – 8 March 2010: Six of the ten competing junior men’s teams are tied up on three wins and one loss after the fourth draw of the junior men’s round robin at the World Championships in Flims.
In their game against the USA, the Swedes were 8-1 up going into the fifth end having stolen four points in the fourth end. Sweden’s Patric Mabergs, who at 18 years and one month, is the youngest junior men’s skip here, had a simple draw for five in the sixth end after the USA missed lots of shots. The game folded at that point with Sweden winning 13-2.
Denmark-Russia was a much tighter game. With Russian skip Artem Bolduzev looking for win to get off the bottom of the rankings. Alexey Stukalskiy, playing fourth stones for Russia, managed to tie the game up 7-7 in the tenth end. Denmark took two in the extra end and won 9-7.
Scotland and Switzerland was another tight game. By the ninth end Scotland was leading 5-3. Scottish Skip Ally Fraser left the Swiss in the tenth end unable to make the two points they would have needed to tie the game up, so the final score was 5-3.
Finland had their first win of the Championship beating China 6-2 with Finnish Skip Iiro Sipola, who plays third stones, making some excellent hits.
In the remake of the men’s gold medal game in Vancouver, Norway took on Canada in this draw. Canadian Skip Jake Walker kept ahead in the first half of the game but Norway took three in the sixth end to lead 5-4. It was short lived as Walker secured four points in the seventh and a stole one in the ninth to win 9-5.
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