Silver for Scotland's curlers at World Junior Championships

Cousins Karlee left and Lindsey Burgess hug following Team Canada's semifinal win over China on Friday at the world junior women's curling championship. Richard Gray  World Curling Federation

Cousins Karlee left and Lindsey Burgess hug following Team Canada's semifinal win over China on Friday at the world junior women's curling championship. Richard Gray World Curling Federation

Team Canada didn't let Sweden's undefeated record intimidate them as they claimed the World Junior Women's Curling championship with a 7-4 victory Saturday morning in Aberdeen, Scotland.

"It's an unbelievable feeling". They are representing Canada after winning Nationals in Quebec earlier this year.

The Scots took the lead again with a single point in the fourth end, but the Canadians moved ahead with a score of three points in the sixth end and a steal of one point in the seventh end for a 5-2 lead.

"They're all great shooters on the other team, hats off to them", said Tardi.

Defeat was tough on dejected Scotland skip Ross Whyte, who had led his side brilliantly all week but he was gracious in defeat. "We've just got to make sure that we keep the game simplified". Unfortunately, we didn't turn out and shoot the lights out. The Canadian boys played really well, but we didn't have our best game and that's what happens when you don't play well.

She said: "We played really well in the first 10 games then we had one poor game and ended up with silver".

"The boys played really well throughout the whole week and really made my job easy".

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Stopera (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) and his team of Luc Violette (Lake Stevens, Wash.), Ben Richardson (Issaquah, Wash.), Graem Fenson (Bemidji) and Jonathon Harstad (Duluth) gave up a big end late in the game that fueled the 7-4 win by Jan Hess and the Swiss men. I'm really glad that they've done that and that we came out here and proved ourselves as a team.

With Canada's women also taking gold earlier, this completed a notable double.

"We knew that we didn't have anything to lose because we were playing the reigning world champions, so I think that all the pressure would have been on them", said Jones.

"I'm just feeling amazed, I guess", said the 19-year-old skip. "I'm super proud of my team". "Whenever they had the hammer we wanted to keep them close to one".

"It's a goal to force them to one and we got the end-goal that we wanted".

While Canada were piling yet more world juniors medals on the heap they've won over the years, China's 11-5 win in the women's bronze medal match over Norway was their first at this level.

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