GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Canada’s mixed doubles team put together two of its most convincing victories at the 2022 World Mixed Doubles Championship and is showing plenty of signs of life two-thirds of the way through the round robin.
Brett Gallant and Jocelyn Peterman celebrate after their afternoon win against Hungary at the 2022 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. (Photo, World Curling Federation/Céline Stucki)
On Tuesday, wins over the Czech Republic and Hungary at the Sous-Moulin Sports Centre catapulted Canada to a 5-1 record in Pool B and sitting alone in second place.
It was a superlative effort for the Canadian pair of Jocelyn Peterman (Winnipeg) and Brett Gallant (St. John’s, N.L.) and coaches Scott Pfeifer and Lisa Weagle following Monday’s loss to Scotland.
“It was a frustrating loss to Scotland because I didn’t even give Joce a chance to throw any of her last ones,” Gallant said. During that game, there were numerous ends where Canada opted not to throw Peterman’s last rock. “My draw weight was just off by a couple of feet and I thought they had a better handle on it. But today, we positioned a lot of stones where we wanted to and it makes all the difference in getting opportunities at getting a couple of points and letting Jocelyn throwing her last one.”
And Peterman’s rocks were crucial on a two-win Tuesday. Canada scored points in 10 ends total, with six scoring ends producing two or more points.
On Tuesday evening, Canada rushed to a 6-0 lead in the first three ends of their game against Julie Zelingrova and Vit Chabicovsky of the Czech Republic. Both teams played a near-perfect end, and it was capped off with Peterman and Gallant navigating a small port for a tapback to score two.