Canada opens world mixed curling championship with win over New Zealand | CBC Sports

Canada’s Jean-Michel Menard opened the world mixed curling championship with a 10-3 victory over New Zealand’s Dean Frotti in six ends Saturday in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Canada (1-0) opened by scoring two in the first end with the hammer before New Zealand (0-1) settled for a single in the second. The Canadians then scored six in the third for a commanding 8-1 advantage.

New Zealand scored one in the fourth before Canada added two more in the fifth. After registering its final point in the sixth, Frotti’s rink conceded.

Canada resumes tournament action Sunday, facing Finland and Denmark. Menard’s rink includes third Marie-France Larouche, second Ian Belleau and lead Annie Lemay with Eric Sylvain serving as coach.

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