Canada beats Finland in extra end to reach semifinals of mixed curling worlds


Canada’s Jean-Michel Ménard scored three factors in the extra end for a 9-6 victory over Finland’s Markus Sipila on Friday on the world mixed curling championship.

Ménard scored a deuce in the seventh end however Sipila tied the sport with a three-ender in the eighth on the Curl Aberdeen facility.

Canada superior to play Switzerland’s Ursi Hegner in the semifinals on Saturday. Scotland’s Cameron Bryce will face Sweden’s Therese Westman in the opposite recreation.

Ménard, from Gatineau, Que., and teammates Marie-France Larouche, Ian Belleau and Annie Lemay beat Italy’s Denise Pimpini 9-5 in a qualification recreation earlier Friday.

Medal video games are additionally set for Saturday.

WATCH | CBC Sports’ That Curling Show examines the curling panorama:

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Hosts Devin Heroux and Colleen Jones look at the curling panorama as a brand new quadrennial begins. They discuss to newly-appointed World Curling Federation President Beau Welling, 3-time world champion skip from Switzerland Silvana Tirinzoni, Curling Canada’s Nolan Thiessen and shut the present with journalists Ted Wyman and Greg Strong.


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