MOUAT AND MUIRHEAD CLAIM TWO WINS APIECE AT CHAMPIONS CUP
European Champions Team Muirhead and World Bronze medallists Team Mouat have both claimed two wins apiece at the Grand Slam of Curling (GSOC) Champions Cup (24-29 April), currently underway at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, their last event of the season.
Meanwhile Team Mouat had a narrower opening victory, beating Team Bottcher 9-8 and then went on to secure a comprehensive 7-1 win against Team Flasch.
Skip Bruce Mouat said after his two win day: “Those were two good Canadian teams we have not played before, so it was good to get two wins from those games.
“It was a stronger performance from us against Team Flasch, we played a lot better than we did in our first game so there are positives moving on to our next game against Team Edin,” he said.
Commenting on playing in the WinSport Arena for the first time, within the Canada Olympic Park, Mouat added: It is a really cool venue, it has a lot of ice rinks in fact I think there are four of them and we are playing in the biggest one and the ice conditions are really good and consistent throughout a game, so all great so far.”
Team Mouat take on newly crowned World Champions Team Edin from Sweden in their next game and are hoping to reverse the outcome of their recent encounters.
Team Muirhead play Team Paetz from Switzerland in their next game.
Team Mouat v Team Bottcher 9-8
Team Mouat v Team Flasch 7-1
Team Muirhead v Team DeJong 8-2
Team Muirhead v Team Fujisawa 8-2
Coach Alan Hannah
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Photos: Perthshire Picture Agency - Graeme Hart.