It didn’t take long for Team Canada to make a statement at the world women’s curling championship in Prince George.
The Canadians in the opening draw whipped Italy 9-2 in just six ends.
Canadian Skip Kerri Einarson was nearly perfect in the match, hitting 96% of her shots.
Canada picked up deuces in the second, fourth and fifth ends and stole three more in the second to grab a 9-1 lead after five.
In other action, USA crushed Czech Republic 9-2 and Sweden beat Turkey 9-6.
Sweden was incredibly efficient, averaging 93.75% on its shots.
The closest game of the afternoon went into an extra end before South Korea beat Norway 7-6 after Norway scored three in the 10th.
The second draw in the 13-team round robin goes at 7:oo tonight at CN Centre.
- Denmark vs. Germany
- Canada vs. Norway
- Scotland vs. Switzerland
- Japan vs. Turkey
Results, upcoming games and standings can be found here.