SOCHI, RUSSIA - Canada’s Jennifer Jones ran her perfect record to 5-0 at the 2014 Winter Olympics Thursday with a pair of 8-5 wins over Denmark and Switzerland.
The Jones foursome, from Winnipeg, scored three in the ninth end to top former world champion and two-time Olympic medallist Mirjam Ott of Switzerland on the evening draw.
Earlier the Canadian team, which includes third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen, did the exact same thing against Denmark, scoring three in the ninth to break a 5-5 tie.
Canada has a day off on Friday and will have a chance to enjoy it with everything going so well so far.
"We have a lot of games left though, so we still need a couple more Ws to find ourselves in the playoffs, but we're pretty happy with where we are now,” Jones said.
"I don't know if we're making it look easy, but we're coming out and playing well and making the big shots when we have to, and we have just got to keep that going. I mean, the whole round-robin is to get yourselves in the playoffs and so we're in a good position now, but we still have a couple more wins that we need to get there.”
Jones said she believes two more wins will get Canada in the playoffs.
“I think two more for sure and you're in, but who knows?” she said. “I don't really look at the standings, but I would think that if you get two more wins, you have a pretty good chance.”
Jones plans to use the day off Friday to recharge the batteries, so to speak.
“It's awesome … we're looking forward to it,” she said. “It's Valentine's Day, but we have a couple of things going on. We have some interviews scheduled and we have a curling day at Canada House, so we're going to spend some time with our families and get sharp and rested and ready to go for the rest of our time.
“All of our parents and spouses are here, so we're pretty excited."