March 07, 2013 - 9:53 AM
The final day of World Junior Curling Championships round robin play brought both a win and a loss for Team Canada, but in the end a record of three wins six losses was not enough for the Kamloops team to make the playoffs.
The womens team – skip Corryn Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Sam Fisher, lead Sydney Fraser, alternate Cathlia Ward and coach Ken Brown – had a hard start in Sochi, Russia, losing their first four games before finally earning a win against the Czech republic. The team also beat U.S.A. and Norway and fell by only a point against Switzerland, Sweden and Scotland.
Brown tweeted on Tuesday acknowledging the hard time her team had at the championships, “Just wasn't our week at Worlds! Still an unforgettable and incredible experience! So proud to represent Canada! Thanks for all the support!”
The girls will get to cheer on Matt Dunstone's team, who placed second in the round robin, as they face Scotland Friday in an effort to earn a bye to the gold medal game. If the Manitoba rink loses they will play in the semi-final round on Saturday.
All the medal games will take place on Sunday and will be followed by a closing/award ceremony and a farewell banquet for all players.
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