Moskowy still winless at world juniors

Canadian Braeden Moskowy’s struggles continue at the world junior curling championship. The Regina rink dropped to 0-3 in the men’s event following a 9-7 loss to Switzerland on Sunday.

PERTH — Canadian Braeden Moskowy’s struggles continue at the world junior curling championship.

The Regina rink dropped to 0-3 in the men’s event following a 9-7 loss to Switzerland on Sunday.

“We started off pretty slowly, and couldn’t work out the ice at all,” the Canadian skip said. “But the second half was the best we’ve played since we’ve been here.

“We battled back when we were down, so I guess that’s something we can build on going forward.”

Switzerland captured the win with a draw in the 10th end to improve to 2-1 and move into five-way tie for second behind first-place Norway (3-0).

“We’ve had a good start to the tournament, but something was missing in our attitude and it completely changed in that game against Canada,” Swiss skip Peter de Cruz said. “They had a bit of difficulty at the beginning of the game and we played better, that made a difference. We just hung on.”

Norway earned its third straight win with a 7-3 decision over the Czech Republic (0-3).

In other action it was: Sweden 10, U.S. 1 in seven ends; China 5, Scotland 4; Finland 8, Denmark 6 in 11 ends.

In women’s action, Saskatoon’s Trish Paulsen split her two games to fall to 1-2. Paulsen’s rink earned a 10-4 victory over Norway in nine ends before dropping a 7-6 decision to Japan in the later draw.