MOUAT AND MUIRHEAD CLAIM TWO WINS APIECE AT CHAMPIONS CUP

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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.

Muirhead’s quartet beat Team DeJong 8-2 before gaining revenge for their defeat in their Winter Olympic bronze medal match by beating Japan’s Team Fujisawa by the same scoreline.

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.

“We have played Edin quite a few times over the course of our trip this side of the atlantic so it would be nice to finally get a win off Edin and see if we can actually top our section at a Slam.”

Team Muirhead play Team Paetz from Switzerland in their next game.

Results:

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
 

Team Mouat:
Bruce Mouat
Grant Hardie
Bobbie Lammie
Hammy McMillan
Coach Alan Hannah

Team Muirthead
Eve Muirhead
Anna Sloan
Vicki Adams
Lauren Gray

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Photos: Perthshire Picture Agency - Graeme Hart. 

 

 

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