Canada takes silver at world mixed curling championship

Canada head coach Jim Waite, Megan Carr, Kory Carr, Jacqueline McCormick and team skip Trevor Bonot, from left, pose with their silver medals. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)

CHAMPERY, Switzerland – Canada settled for silver at the world mixed curling championship on Saturday after dropping an 8-5 decision to Scotland at the Palladium de Champery.

The Thunder Bay, Ont., team of skip Trevor Bonot, Jackie McCormick, Kory Carr and Megan Carr scored two with a double takeout in the seventh end. Canada forced an extra end with a steal of one in the eighth when Scotland skip Grant Hardie was wide his final stone.

Canada applied pressure in the extra end but Hardie delivered a double takeout to remove two Canadian counters for the victory.

"It’ll take a minute to settle in that it’s only silver because we came so close," Bonot said. "But I’m still very proud to take a medal home to Canada."

The Czech Republic edged Norway 7-6 for the bronze.