Canada beats New Zealand to secure the World Mixed Curling Championship playoff spot

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Canada qualified for the World Mixed Curling Championship playoffs on Tuesday with wins over Poland and New Zealand.

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Skip Felix Asselin and his crew from the Glenmore Curling Club in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., improved to 6-0 and led Group B with two games to go.

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In its first game of the day, Canada scored two goals in the third and fifth ends to secure a 6-3 victory over Poland in seven ends.

Canada also needed just seven ends to beat New Zealand 6-3 and took early control of the game with four points in the second end.

The wins guaranteed Canada at least a place in the top three in Group B. Canada can secure top spot in the group with a win on Wednesday over Slovenia.

The four group winners at the end of the round-robin advance directly to the quarterfinals, while the teams finishing second and third in each group play qualifying matches to determine the other four quarterfinalists.

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