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Canada was in the drivers’ seat the entire way while posting a 10-2 win over Japan to stretch their win streak to eight games at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship.

In the morning draw Canada improved to 8-0 with a seven-end win over Japan.

Canada scored a pair in the second, and after Japan took one in the second, Canada took control of the game with three in the third and a steal of one in the fourth. A Japan single in the fifth made it a 6-1 game at the fifth end break.

After trading singles in the next two ends, Canada stole three in the seventh when Moe Meguro’s draw against three sailed through the rings.

Meguro had sat out as skip for the past few games in favour of third Mari Motohashi.

Canada was again red hot with their shot making, with the team having a 91 per cent performance, and skip Jennifer Jones earning a 95 per cent efficiency rating. Team Japan had just a 64 per cent showing.

Canada will be back on the ice this afternoon against Germany, and they wrap up the round robin on Thursday with games against Russia and a much-anticipated draw against Scotland.

Japan, 1-7, has the afternoon off before stepping back onto the ice tonight against Germany.

Norway skip Linn Githmark made a clutch draw to the four foot to win a strategic 4-3 win over Russia. The win lifts Norway’s record to 3-5, while Russia falls to 4-4.

Norway will face China in today’s afternoon draw, while Russia will face China in evening action.

Sweden remains in the playoff hunt with a 7-4 win over Latvia. The Swedish rink curled at 92 per cent for the win, which helps them improve to 5-3 and move up into the top four with three games remaining. Sweden clashes with Denmark in afternoon action.

Latvia, who are now 1-7, will take on Demark tonight.

A three-point end in the ninth helped Team USA score a 9-7 win over Switzerland.

The United States improved to 6-2 and earn a share of second place with the 6-1 Scotland rink. Switzerland falls to 2-6.

The Americans will be back on the ice tonight to face Scotland in a key round robin showdown. Switzerland has a date with Scotland this afternoon.

Geographic location: Canada

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