Canada's Jones red hot, Jacobs cool to start Olympic curling

Canada's skip Jennifer Jones delivers a stone in their women's curling round robin game against...

Canada's skip Jennifer Jones delivers a stone in their women's curling round robin game against Sweden at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Feb. 11, 2014. (INTS KALNINS/Reuters)

Ted Wyman, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:25 AM ET

SOCHI, RUSSIA - Jennifer Jones is off to a brilliant start through the first two draws of the women’s Olympic curling tournament.

The Winnipeg skip and her teammates Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen won handily for the second straight day, this time hammering Sweden 9-3 in seven ends. The Canadians also beat former world champion Bingyu Wang of China 9-2 in seven ends on Monday.

Jones curled a statistically perfect game in the win over Sweden.

"I never look at the stats, but I felt like we played really well as a team today,” Jones said. “The girls just left me some makeable shots and I made them.

"I couldn't ask for better teammates and we're just having the time of our life out there. We are having so much fun. The girls are playing great and are playing up the ice. We are playing consistent and are getting more comfortable.

"It's exactly where you want to be after day two, we just have to keep it going."

Lawes said her skip is showing a particular kind of drive for success in this tournament and it’s not surprising to see her curl a perfect game.

“Yeah, Jenn's pretty good,” she said. “She just had that fire in her eyes, she was going after it all. It's a great start against two really strong teams and I think we'll be seeing them again. They're great teams and it's a long week so you never know, we'll probably end up seeing them at the end of the week."

Things are not going so well for the Brad Jacobs foursome from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., that is representing Canada in men’s curling.

Jacobs lost his second straight game Tuesday to fall to 1-2 on the tournament.

Swedish world champion Niklas Edin scored one with the hammer in the 10th end to take a 7-6 victory. Jacobs also lost a 5-4 decision to Switzerland on Monday after opening the tournament with an 11-8 win over Germany.

Both Canadian teams had the evening off on Tuesday and didn’t have to return until Jones takes on Great Britain Wednesday afternoon. The only game of the day for Jacobs is against Russia Wednesday evening.

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