Canada’s Jennifer Jones and Kevin Koe win curling World Cup Grand Final

Canada 9 Switzerland 6 (women’s final)

Canada 5 China 3 (men’s final)

BEIJING — Canada’s Jennifer Jones and Kevin Koe won women’s and men’s gold at the Curling World Cup Grand Final on Sunday to end their seasons on a high note.

The Canadian team of Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres finished second overall in the mixed doubles competition.

Jones, from Winnipeg, defeated Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni 9-6 to win the women’s title.

“It’s a great way to end the season. I was a little bit sad to be away on Mother’s Day, but this makes it a little bit better,” Jones said.

Jones’s rink replaced Rachel Homan’s Ottawa club in the Grand Final because both Homan and second Joanne Courtney are pregnant.

Koe, from Calgary, ended the curling season the same way he started it — with a victory at a Curling World Cup event in China. Koe earned his trip to the Grand Final with a win at the inaugural Curling World Cup event in Suzhou and bookended it in Beijing with a 5-3 victory against the host Chinese team led by Qiang Zou in the men’s final.

Canada’s mixed doubles team of Walker and Muyres (Edmonton and Saskatoon) lost their mixed doubles final game 8-3 against Norway’s Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Red Deer COVID-19 cases reach 20

Red Deer now has 20 cases of COVID-19, an increase of three… Continue reading

A message from the Advocate publisher

In good times and bad, The Red Deer Advocate has been here… Continue reading

Staff at the Central Alberta Humane Society are ‘bracing for more pet dumpings’

Lay-offs and pandemic measures could take a toll on pets

List grows of central Alberta municipalities laying off staff because of pandemic

Lacombe announced it was laying off one-third of staff

Red Deer men whose trailer home destroyed by tragic fire moving on

Trailer home residents asking for a little help from volunteers to clean up the trailer site

WATCH: Firefighters, RCMP help Red Deer boy celebrate 3rd birthday

Firefighters and RCMP officers helped a Red Deer boy celebrate his third… Continue reading

Alberta Health Services provides COVID-19 prevention tips

Alberta Health Services has a number of recommendations for people amid the… Continue reading

Alberta government website has latest COVID-19 statistics

Red Deer Advocate readers can stay up to date on the COVID-19… Continue reading

Alberta’s energy war room to spend only on ‘subsistence operations’ due to COVID-19

Alberta’s energy war room to spend only on ‘subsistence operations’ due to COVID-19

A message from Waskasoo Medical Clinic

A Message From Waskasoo Medical Clinic Waskasoo Medical Clinic (including our walk-in… Continue reading

Father of Humboldt Bronco disappointed Saskatchewan has relaxed trucking rules

Father of Humboldt Bronco disappointed Saskatchewan has relaxed trucking rules

Alberta education minister resists Opposition calls to rescind mass layoffs

Alberta education minister resists Opposition calls to rescind mass layoffs

Alberta Medical Association calls health-care changes irresponsible during pandemic

Alberta Medical Association calls health-care changes irresponsible during pandemic

Crosby, McDavid favourites again in NHLPA annual poll

Crosby, McDavid favourites again in NHLPA annual poll

Most Read