Charlottetown’s Brett Gallant and Winnipeg’s Jocelyn Peterman will play the United States in the semifinal today at the world mixed doubles curling championship in Norway.
The game is set for 4 a.m. Atlantic with the gold-medal game going at 11 a.m. Sweden and Australia are playing in the other semifinal.
The Canadian champs defeated Finland 7-2 in Friday’s first playoff game and then Russia 7-3 in the quarter-final.
Canada opened the scoring against Finland with a deuce in the first. Finland scored singles in the next two ends before Canada responded with singles in the fourth and fifth, a deuce in the sixth before ending the contest with a steal of one in the seventh.
In the quarter-final, Russia scored singles in the first two ends before Canada responded with one in the third and deuces in the fourth and fifth ends to take a 5-2 lead. The teams traded singles the next two ends before Canada stole one in the eighth end.