Tuesday, giving Canada (3-1-0) a third straight win heading into today’s important matchup against the first-place Czech Republic (3-0-1) in the teams’ final round-robin game.
The Canadian men’s team, coached by Ian Moores of Bay Roberts and featuring seven Newfoundland players, has completed its round-robin schedule, finishing with a 3-0 loss — its first of the tourney — to Slovakia on Tuesday.
That means the Slovaks, who won all four of their preliminary games, took top spot in their pool, with Canada (2-1-1) in second.
The Canadians will take on Switzerland (2-2-0) in a first-round playoff crossover on Thursday.
Amanda Kean of St. Anthony, Kristen Cooze of Kippens, Chloe Tinkler of Labrador City and Dawn Tulk of Port Saunders are the other players from this province on the Canadian women’s roster. Tulk was injured in Sunday's win over the United Kingdom.
The Newfoundlanders on the Canadian men’s team include Kevin Reid of Norman’s Cove, who was Canada’s player of the game Tuesday; Jordan Escott, Jim Babij, Brad Yetman, Nathan Yetman and team leading scorer Marcus Power, all of St. John’s; and Patrick O’Keefe of Mount Pearl.