Canada, Sweden rolling with a pair of wins at women's curling worlds

Canada's skip Rachel Homan (second left) shares a laugh with her team during their draw against...

Canada's skip Rachel Homan (second left) shares a laugh with her team during their draw against Scotland at the World Women's Curling Championships in Saint John, N.B., on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (Mathieu Belanger/Reuters)

FRED RINNE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:51 PM ET

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - It looked like moving day Tuesday at the Ford World Women's Curling Championships at Harbour Station.

And the movers were the suspected shakers.

Both Canada and Sweden, co-favourites here on the Bay of Fundy, put up a pair of wins Tuesday to sit atop the table at 6-1. They're joined there by Switzerland who staved off an American comeback and won 8-6. The Swedes beat Germany and Denmark.

Canada had a tidy, controlled 8-3, nine-end win over Kerry Barr of Edinburgh, Scotland in the evening draw after a less-than-textbook morning 8-4 effort over Latvia.

What is happening is a clustering of clubs which look to be in the running for the fourth and final playoff bid.

St. Paul, Minn.'s Allison Pottinger started 3-0 and has since dropped four straight and is in jeopardy of falling out of contention.


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