Ottawa's Rachel Homan raises record to 3-0 at Champions Cup

SASKATOON — Rachel Homan's rink is off to a fast start at the Humpty's Champions Cup.

The Ottawa team sits atop the standings at 3-0 after an 8-4 win over Min Ji Kim of South Korea in Thursday afternoon action at the final Grand Slam event of the season.

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Winnipeg's Kerri Einarson joined Homan as the only skips at 3-0 when she beat Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., 8-3 in evening play.

In the other evening draws, Jennifer Jones (2-1) beat Team Flaxey (2-2), 8-3 in an all-Winnipeg showdown, while Robyn Silvernagle of North Battleford, Sask., (2-1) toppled Sweden's Anna Hasselborg (2-1), 8-6.

On the men's side, American John Shuster sat alone at 3-0.

World championship runner-up Kevin Koe of Calgary was 2-0 after an 8-3 win over Switzerland's Yannick Schwaller, while Toronto's John Epping also was 2-0 after a 7-6 win over Brad Gushue of St. John's, N.L.

Gushue (2-1) bounced back in one of the two evening draws with a 6-0 victory over Saskatoon's Krik Muyres (0-2). And Regina's Matt Dunstone (1-2) edged Tyler Tardi of Langley, B.C., (0-3). 7-6 for his first win of the tournament in the other.

The preliminary round wraps up Friday, with the playoffs on Saturday and Sunday.

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