ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

CURLING: US men hold firm to 2nd-place tie at World Juniors

LIVERPOOL, Nova Scotia -- The U.S. men retained second-place status at the 2019 World Junior Curling Championships on Wednesday. Andrew Stopera and his team of Luc Violette (Edmonds, Wash.), Ben Richardson (Cleveland, Ohio), Graem Fenson (Bemidji...

3081110+curlingrocks1.jpg

LIVERPOOL, Nova Scotia -- The U.S. men retained second-place status at the 2019 World Junior Curling Championships on Wednesday.

Andrew Stopera and his team of Luc Violette (Edmonds, Wash.), Ben Richardson (Cleveland, Ohio), Graem Fenson (Bemidji) and Riley Fenson (Bemidji) beat Sweden 7-5 by scoring two in the ninth end. They then topped New Zealand 8-3 to improve to 5-2 in round-robin play.

Team USA remains tied with Canada, Norway and Switzerland for second in the standings. Scotland’s 7-0 mark leads the field.

On the women’s side, U.S. skip Cait Flannery and teammates Leah Yavarow (Bemidji), Lexi Lanigan (Duluth) and Rebecca Miles (Duluth) fell in their lone match of the day in a 9-8 loss to China, who scored one in the 10th end.

The U.S. women sit tied for seventh in the standings after six games at 2-4. China and Switzerland share the top spot with 5-1 records.

ADVERTISEMENT

The American men will face Switzerland in their lone match today, while the women match up with Sweden and Switzerland.

Related Topics: CURLINGBEMIDJI CURLING
What To Read Next
The Tuesday, Jan. 31, game between Sioux Falls Lincoln and Watertown was forced to move after junior JT Rock broke the rim with a powerful two-handed dunk. Rock is committed to play at Iowa State.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted by a reader and does not reflect the views of the Pioneer. Letters can be sent to letters@bemidjipioneer.com or P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56601.
Hull was a five-time 50-goal scorer, led the NHL in goalscoring seven times, twice won the Hart Trophy and was voted a First-Team All-Star on the left wing 10 times.
Two major donations were announced on Saturday during a Hockey Day Minnesota television broadcast on Bally Sports North from funds raised during Bemidji’s Hockey Day event that took place in 2019.