Scotland's Bruce Mouat made his Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling series debut at the 2016 Humpty's Champions Cup in Sherwood Park, Alta. (Anil Mungal)

Mouat runs the table to gold at Winter Universiade

February 7, 2017, 1:10 PM

Great Britain’s Bruce Mouat posted a perfect record en route to the gold medal at the 2017 Winter Universiade.

The reigning world junior men’s champion ran the table in Almaty, Kazakhstan, completing an 11-0 run with an 8-6 victory over Sweden’s Gustav Eskilsson in Tuesday’s final.

Mouat’s team includes third Bobby Lammie, second Gregor Cannon and lead Derrick Sloan.

Norway’s Steffen Walstad defeated Lukas Klima 7-4 in the bronze-medal game.

The Canadian men’s team from Wilfrid Laurier University featuring Aaron Squires, Richard Krell, Spencer Nuttall and Fraser Reid finished with a 4-5 round-robin record and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Canada’s Kelsey Rocque cruised to win the women’s gold medal defeating Russia’s Victoria Moiseeva 8-3.

The University of Alberta crew of Rocque, Danielle Schmiemann, Taylor McDonald and Taylore Theroux finished first in the round-robin standings with a 7-2 record and beat Sweden’s Isabella Wranå 7-4 in the semifinals to reach the championship game.

Rocque, from Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., won back-to-back world junior curling championships in 2014 and 2015 to become the first Canadian women’s skip to capture consecutive junior titles. McDonald earned world junior gold with Rocque in 2014 while Schmiemann was a member of the 2015 squad.

Wranå topped Switzerland’s Elena Stern 6-3 in the women’s bronze-medal game.

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