Team Canada skip Rachel Homan closing in on playoffs

Team Canada skip Rachel Homan (left) and lead Lisa Weagle. (Reuters)

Team Canada skip Rachel Homan (left) and lead Lisa Weagle. (Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:54 PM ET

Ottawa's Rachel Homan is in good position to earn a playoff spot at the world women's curling championship in Riga, Latvia.

Homan's Team Canada rink improved to 6-3 with two wins Wednesday — an 8-5 win over Germany in the morning followed by a 7-4 triumph against Switzerland in the nightcap.

The results leave Homan in a tie for third with Russia at 6-3 with two games remaining for each team in the round-robin. The top four teams make the playoffs, Scotland and Russia (both 8-1) lead the 12-team standings.

Canada wraps up round-robin play with games against China and Japan Thursday.


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