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Canada beats Australia, advances to semifinals at mixed curling worlds

By The Canadian Press on October 20, 2023.

Team Quebec skip Félix Asselin watches a shot at the 2023 Tim Hortons Brier in London, Ontario on Thursday March 9, 2023. Canada advanced to the semifinals of the world mixed doubles curling championship with a 7-3 win over Australia on Friday. Asselin's team from suburban Montreal started swiftly with two points in the first, followed by steals of one and two in the following ends.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

ABERDEEN, United Kingdom – Canada advanced to the semifinals of the world mixed doubles curling championship with a 7-3 win over Australia on Friday.

Felix Asselin’s team from suburban Montreal started swiftly with two points in the first, followed by steals of one and two in the following ends.

Australia got on the board in the fourth to cut the lead to 5-1, but Canada responded with two in the fifth.

The Australians conceded after a blank sixth end and managing just one point in the seventh.

Canada will face Sweden, which defeated Belgium 7-2 on Friday, in Saturday’s semifinals.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 20, 2023.

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