Gallant, MacAulay, Currie into playoffs at world curling occasions – The Guardian

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Charlottetown’s Brett Gallant and Winnipeg’s Jocelyn Peterman are off to the playoffs on the world blended doubles curling championship in Norway.

The Canadian champs misplaced 9-7 to Japan Thursday of their closing sport of the preliminary spherical. They completed in a three-way tie for first place of their pool at 6-1 however had been positioned second based mostly on their efficiency within the draw shot problem.

“They performed rather well,” Gallant mentioned. “(Fujisawa) made a ton of good pictures for further factors and so they had been robust pictures. I simply missed just a few, we had them in hassle a pair ends and I allow them to off the hook however apart from that we performed a fairly good sport.”

A trio of Islanders are representing Canada on the worldwide curling stage in Norway. From left are Morgan Currie, a Summerside native; Brett Gallant, a Charlottetown native; and Ian MacAulay, a Souris native.

Canada opened the scoring with a single within the first earlier than Japan responded with three within the second. The groups traded singles within the subsequent two ends earlier than Canada scored a deuce within the fifth to tie it Four-Four.

Japan scored three within the sixth, however Canada received it again with a triple within the seventh. Japan scored two within the eighth for the win.

Peterman and Gallant mentioned they consider they’ll profit from having some difficult video games heading into the playoffs, which begins Friday at eight a.m. Atlantic towards Finland within the spherical of 16.

“We needed to play a pair actually good video games there and I feel that helps rather a lot going into the playoffs,” Peterman mentioned. “We most likely already performed two of the hardest groups within the subject that we’ll need to play. It advantages us having performed these groups and we all know how exact we’ve got to be.”

Gallant is not the one Islander competing for Canada in Norway.

Morgan Currie, a Summerside native; and Ian MacAulay, a Souris native, are vice-skip and second, respectively, on Workforce Canada’s squad on the world senior championship.
The Ontario-based rink additionally contains skip Bryan Cochrane, lead Ken Sullivan, alternate Paul Adams and coach Invoice Tschirhart.
They accomplished the spherical robin with a 9-2 win over Italy in six ends Thursday to complete first in its pool with a 6-Zero file. The qualification video games and quarter-finals go right now whereas the semifinals and medal video games go Saturday.

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