Team Canada curlers

Team Canada curlers

Canadians perfect in Prague

Armstrong’s Ina Forrest and Vernon’s Sonja Gaudet added yet another gold to their ever-growing collection of wheelchair curling medals Tuesday in Prague, Czech Republic.

Curling with skip Jim Armstrong and third Darryl Neighbour, Forrest (second) and Gaudet (lead) boosted Team Canada to a 7-3 win over Scotland in the gold-medal game.

Canada, who won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics and the 2009 world championships, also in Vancouver, opened with a deuce in one. The Scots answered with back-to-back singles in two and three, but Canada seized control with deuces in four and five and added a single steal in six.

Scotland counted one in seven, but Canada ran them out of stones in eight.

“We got off to a good start, stealing two,” said Armstrong. “We were very solid and the two girls (Gaudet and Forrest) at the front end absolutely set the bar for wheelchair curling. They made it really easy for me, I honestly never had a tough shot. 

“In the round-robin we were very close after five ends against Scotland, but sometimes you have to play a little more aggressively and we had to play hard to beat them.”

Canada, who went undefeated at 11-0 in their championship run, grounded Norway 7-4 in their 1-versus-2 page playoff Monday at Prague’s Roztyly Curling Hall. Scotland pummeled Norway 12-1 in the semifinals.