TRENTINO, Italy -- Brendan Bottcher of Sherwood Park, Alta., and his rink from the University of Alberta continued their four-game winning streak at the 26th Winter Universiade by defeating Korea's Chang Min Kim 7-6 on Saturday.
Bottcher, with Michael Lizmore, Brad Thiessen, Karrick Martin and alternate Parker Konschuh, led 5-2 at the half-way point, but Kim scored three points in the seventh end to tie the game at 6-6.
Canada blanked the next two ends and scored the winning single in the tenth to remain at the top of the leaderboard, tied with Sweden's Oskar Eriksson with 4-0 records.
Canada will face Italy and Czech Republic, both with 1-3 records, on Sunday.
In women's curling, Laura Crocker and her Wilfrid Laurier University rink are still looking for a second win at the Winter Universiade curling tournament.
Crocker lost to Great Britain's Hannah Fleming 7-5 in Saturday morning action, before dropping an 8-5 decision to Anna Sidorova of Russia in the evening.
Canada's 1-4 record is tied with the U.S., and ahead of China and host Italy. Canada will face a winless China in their only game on Sunday.
On the slopes, Philippe Rivet of St. Lambert. Que., was the lone Canadian to participate in the men's Super G. He posted a time of 1 minute, 25.26 seconds to finish 26th out of 59 competitors.
In the cross-country skiing sprint events, no Canadians advanced to the semifinal round.
The top finisher for Canada in the women's 7.5 kilometre race was Camille Pepin of St. Ferreol les Neiges, Que., who placed 32nd. On the men's side, Harry Seaton of Orillia, Ont., completed the 10 km event in 25th place.