Canada, France lead world men’s curling championship

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:28 AM ET

REGINA — Canada and France lead the pack with 2-0 records after two draws of the world men’s curling championship.

Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton overcame a slow start on Saturday night and thumped Denmark’s Tommy Stjerne 9-5 in eight ends at sold out Brandt Centre. Stoughton gave up a steal of three in the third end to go down 4-2, but he bounced back with a steal of four in the sixth to take control of the match.

Canada beat Switzerland’s Christof Schwaller 8-4 in the afternoon draw.

France's Dufour, meanwhile, hammered Korea’s Dong Keun Lee 8-2 during the evening slate of games to up his mark to 2-0.

China’s Yansong Ji and Scotland’s Tom Brewster also won their openers on Saturday night. Ji got past Germany’s Andy Kapp 6-4, while Brewster stole one in the 10th to beat Sweden’s Niklas Edin 7-6.

American Pete Fenson and Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud are also 1-0 after victories on Saturday afternoon.

Korea and Denmark are both 0-2 after the first day of action.


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