Chelsea Carey couldn’t keep a straight face after Canada won its opening game at the women’s curling world championship.
Carey won on the final shot of the 11th end as Canada rallied for an 8-7 victory over Denmark’s Lene Nielsen on Saturday in Draw 1 of the event being played in Swift Current.
Denmark had an early 4-0 lead after two frames, with Canada inching closer end by end. Carey scored three in the ninth for a 7-6 lead then held Nielsen to one point in the 10th to force the extra end and get the win.
“Never a doubt,” said Carey with a laugh when asked if everything went according to plan. “It actually wasn’t that poorly a played game. We handed them a kind of a soft three in the first end, we got a little fooled with some of the spots early in the ice.
“We stayed patient and just kept making shots and luckily enough we were able to pull it off in the end.”
The Canadians return to the ice on Sunday morning to face reigning world champion Switzerland in Draw 3. Round-robin play continues through Thursday, with the playoffs beginning on Friday and the final on March 27.