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Red Deer Redemption: Gushue ousts Schwaller in rematch at Canadian Open

RED DEER, Alta. — It was a rematch but not a repeat between Brad Gushue and Yannick Schwaller during the Co-op Canadian Open men’s quarterfinals.

Gushue and his St. John’s, N.L., crew fell to Schwaller’s Swiss squad 4-2 during Friday’s round-robin finale but turned the tables with elimination on the line Saturday.

The 14-time Grand Slam men’s champion Gushue scored three in the seventh for a 6-4 victory and achieved “Red Deer Redemption” at Servus Arena.

Team Gushue will now take on Team Brendan Bottcher in the semifinals after the Calgary club clipped Winnipeg’s Team Matt Dunstone 7-3.

It’ll be a Stirling derby on the other side of the bracket between Team Bruce Mouat and Team Ross Whyte.

Mouat advanced after holding off Team James Craik 5-4 in another all-Scottish matchup.

Whyte eliminated Team Joël Retornaz 5-4 to end the Italian club’s run of consecutive Grand Slam title wins at three.

Retornaz defeated Whyte 3-2 during last month’s WFG Masters men’s final to complete the “hat trick.”


Women’s quarterfinals (6 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. MT): Sweden’s Team Anna Hasselborg vs. Winnipeg’s Team Jennifer Jones; Ottawa’s Team Rachel Homan vs. Team Eun-Ji Gim of South Korea; Switzerland’s Team Silvana Tirinzoni vs. Team Eun-Jung Kim of South Korea; and Team Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man., vs. Japan’s Team Satsuki Fujisawa.

The men’s and women’s semifinals go down at 10 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. MT.

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