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Teams juggling for position at Canadian Mixed

On the day of remembrance, players paused for a minute of silence at 11 a.m. during draw seven of the 2016 Canadian Mixed at the Weston Golf and Country Club in Toronto.

When action got back underway, a number of important games were taking place, with many teams juggling for positioning in the next round.

Bruce Korte’s team representing the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon took on Colin Koivula’s Thunder Bay-based squad on Sheet C.

Saskatchewan skip Bruce Korte (Curling Canada/Sonja DiMarco Photo)

Saskatchewan skip Bruce Korte calls to his sweepers during Draw 7 action at the 2016 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship (Curling Canada/Sonja DiMarco Photo)

The game started off simply, with Saskatchewan blanking the first three ends before picking up a deuce in the fourth end. Northern Ontario answered with a deuce in the fifth end, followed by a steal of three in the sixth and one in the seventh to finish off the game with a 6-2 win. Northern Ontario jumps up to 3-2 while Saskatchewan falls to 2-3 in Pool A.

Meanwhile on Sheet E, Maxime Elmaleh took on Steve Moss from the Northwest Territories. Elmaleh opened up the scoring with a single in the first. Moss was quick to respond with a four-ender in the second. Not to be outdone, Quebec quickly caught up with a three-ender in the third end to tie it up 4-4. After a series of single points by both teams in the middle ends, Quebec used the hammer to its advantage to pick up two points in the eighth end en route to an 8-6 win. Quebec and Northwest Territories both sit at 3-2 in Pool B.

Nova Scotia’s Doug MacKenzie and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Chris Ford were in a tight race throughout the game on Sheet D. Tied after six ends, MacKenzie took a single in the seventh end go up one without hammer in the eighth end.

Needing a single point to force an extra end, Ford had a tough draw to the button through a port against three Nova Scotia counters. He came up light and wicked off a rock in the 12-foot and MacKenzie picked up three for a final score of 8-4. Nova Scotia moves up to 4-1 while Newfoundland and Labrador drops to 1-4 in Pool A.

In the live-streamed game on Sheet B, Bob Sigurdson’s Winnipeg-based squad posted a 12-2 win over Nunavut’s Ed Macdonald. Manitoba climbs to 3-2 while Nunavut continues to search for a win and remains in seventh place in Pool B.

Standings after Draw 6

Pool A
4-0 Alberta
4-1 Nova Scotia
3-2 Northern Ontario
2-3 Saskatchewan
1-3 Prince Edward Island
1-3 British Columbia
1-4 Newfoundland and Labrador

Pool B
3-1 New Brunswick
3-2 Manitoba
3-2 Northwest Territories
3-2 Quebec
2-2 Yukon
2-2 Ontario
0-5 Nunavut

The competition continues on Wednesday with draws at 2:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET.

For event, team and draw information, visit www.curling.ca/2016mixed.

For a downloadable copy of the event draw, click here.

For a downloadable copy of the team rosters, click here.

To watch the live streaming, click here.

Draw scores/standings will be immediately available on Curling Canada’s website, www.curling.ca.

For event, team and draw information, visit www.curling.ca/2016mixed.

For a downloadable copy of the event draw, click here.

For a downloadable copy of the team rosters, click here.

To watch the live streaming, click here.

Draw scores/standings will be immediately available on Curling Canada’s website, www.curling.ca.

Teams at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship stand for a moment of silence at 11 o'clock to mark Remembrance Day (Curling Canada/Sonja DiMarco Photo)

Teams at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship stand for a moment of silence at 11 o’clock to mark Remembrance Day (Curling Canada/Sonja DiMarco Photo)