Corryn Brown and her team from Kamloops will be cheering from the sidelines after finishing out of playoff contention at the world junior curling championships in Sochi, Russia.
The Canadian women lost 7-6 to Sweden’s Sara McManus on Thursday morning, then followed up with an 8-6 win over Norway’s Kristine Davanger, finishing the round robin with a 3-6 record.
The men advanced to the 1-2 Page playoff game with a 8-3 win over China.
Matt Dunstone’s Winnipeg rink finished the round-robin with a 7-2 record, behind Scotland’s Kyle Smith (8-1). Russia finished with the same record as Canada, but settled for third due to a loss against Dunstone in round-robin play.
Canada will face Scotland in Friday’s Page playoff, with the winner going directly to Sunday’s gold-medal final. The loser still gets a chance to advance by defeating the winner of the 3-4 Page playoff in a semifinal.
Russia will face Sweden in the 3-4 playoff.