Red, White and Brown
Corryn Brown’s Kamloops rink will not qualify for the playoffs at the World Junior Curling Championships, but it will go home with North American bragging rights.
Team Canada — skip Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Samantha Fisher, lead Sydney Fraser, alternate Cathlia Ward and coach Ken Brown — beat the U.S. 10-4 on Tuesday, March 5, in Sochi, Russia.
“We definitely played a little more aggressive, put a little more rocks in play and watched how things ended up,” Brown said.
“We have nothing to lose, to be honest, so we might as well give it everything we’ve got.”
Earlier Tuesday, Switzerland edged Canada 4-3.
Brown, 2-5, will wrap round-robin play today (March 7) with draws against Norway and Sweden.
Scotland, skipped by defending champion Hannah Fleming, remains the only unbeaten team at 8-0, with Sayaka Yoshimura of Japan (5-2), Alina Kovaleva of Russia (5-3) and Zuzana Hajkova of the Czech Republic (4-3) rounding out the top four.
On the men’s side, Canadian skip Matt Dunstone will finish round-robin play today.
The Manitoban rink can clinch a playoff berth with a win against against China.
Canada moved its record to 6-2 with a 9-6 victory over Norway on Wednesday, March 6.
— with files from Al Cameron, curling.ca