Canada’s Team Zacharias with PEI’s Lauren Lenentine beats Russia, Hungary, to move into 3-way tie for 2nd at World Jrs

Norway recorded their first win at the World Junior Curling Championships 2020 when they defeated Switzerland, by 8-7, in Monday (17 February) afternoon’s fourth session of women’s round-robin play in the Crystal Ice Arena, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Canada beat Russia by 9-6 to hand the hosts and defending champions their first defeat. The fourth end transformed this game when Canada scored four points for a 5-2 lead.

On Tuesday, Canada beat Hungary, finishing the game in the eighth end with an umpire’s measure for four points and a 12-4 win after Hungary conceded.

Behind unbeaten Korea, three teams — Canada, Denmark and Japan — share second place, on four wins and one loss, with Russia in fifth place. The top six teams from this event qualify directly to next year’s Championships, with Switzerland currently occupying the crucial sixth spot. Meanwhile Hungary are now the only women’s team still looking for their first win.

Women’s session five results: Russia 3-8 Sweden; Latvia 7-6 Norway; Denmark 6-3 Japan; Switzerland 3-8 Korea; Canada 12-4 Hungary.

Women’s Standings (W-L):

Korea 5-0
Canada 4-1
Denmark 4-1
Japan 4-1
Russia 3-2
Switzerland 2-3
Latvia 1-4
Norway 1-4
Sweden 1-4
Hungary 0-5

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can, Karlee Burgess © WCF / Richard Gray

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