Leman wins ski cross gold, Team Canada advances to semi-final, Humphries drives to bobsleigh bronze
- Canada advanced to the men’s hockey semi-final with a 1-0 win over Finland. However, starting goalie Ben left with an injury early in the second period and did not return
- Brady Leman sped to the top of the podium in men’s ski cross, winning Canada’s ninth gold medal
- Canada’s women’s curling rink will not play for a medal at the Olympics after a heartbreaking loss to Great Britain. As Cathal Kelly writes, they’ll be known for dropping the curling ball
- Calgary’s Kaillie Humphries captured her third straight Olympic medal in bobsleigh, teaming up with breakwoman Phylicia George to win bronze
- Kaetlyn Osmond sits third after the short program in the ladies singles figure skating event
- Grant Robertson with a look at how Olympic athletes handle social media and why staying inside the ‘bubble’ isn’t as easy as it sounds
- Accident or deliberate trip? North Korea was on their way to a squeaky clean Games and then they hit the short-track ice
- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, fresh off of their second gold medal at these Games, will pay tribute to Gord Downie during the figure skating gala on Sunday
All times Eastern
Men's ice hockey quarterfinals (Canada vs. Finland)
Maxim Noreau's goal early in the third period moved Team Canada into the Olympic men's hockey semifinals with a 1-0 win over Finland.
The breakthrough goal came 55 seconds into the third period with Noreau blasting a point shot stickside past Mikko Koskinen after an Eric O'Dell faceoff win.
Ben Scrivens started the game for Canada, but gave way to Kevin Poulin at 4:17 of the second period after a crushing O'Dell check sent a Finnish player flying into the Canadian goaltender.
Freestyle skiing (Men's ski cross)
Canada's Brady Leman won gold in men's skicross on making up for his fourth-place finish at the Sochi Games four years ago. Leman, from Calgary, was in the four-man big final with Toronto's Kevin Drury. Drury finished fourth after crashing with Sergey Ridzik, an Olympic Athlete from Russia, early in the race. Chris Del Bosco suffered a serious crash in his heat when he tried to put himself into a qualifying position in the 1/8 final. Del Bosco lost control mid-air as his head whipped back and he fell awkwardly. Sources say he suffered a broken pelvis. Dave Duncan finished fourth in the small final.
Bobsleigh (Women's runs 3-4)
Canada's Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George won bronze in the women's bobsled competition.
Humphries, the two-time defending Olympic gold medallist from 2010 and 2014 raced to a time of three minutes 22.89 seconds with brakeman George.
Figure skating (Ladies short program)
Kaetlyn Osmond will be looking for a medal after finishing third in the ladies short program with a score of 78.87. She sits just behind Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva of the Olympic Athletes from Russia heading into the free skate on Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. This is already a major win for Osmond. A broken fibula in 2014 required two surgeries to repair and kept her away from competition for the better part of a year. Terrified to return to the ice, she has fought the fear and a silver medal at the 2017 world championships did wonders for her confidence. She finished 13th in Sochi.
Curling (Women's round robin)
Rachel Homan's rink will miss out on the playoff round after a devastating loss to Great Britain Tuesday night. Leading 5-4 going into the tenth and final end, Canada allowed Great Britain to sit four before Homan's final draw came up light. Since curling made its return to the Winter Olympics in 1998, Canadian teams had won a men's and women's medal in every games.
Curling (Men's round robin)
Kevin Koe's men's squad easily defeated the rink from Denmark to finish second in the round robin. Koe and company had a commanding 7-1 lead after five ends and allowed alternate Scott Pfieifer the opportunity to play. Canada will now play the U.S. and John Schuster in the semifinal on Feb. 22.
Speed skating (Men's and Women's team sprint finals)
Canada's trio of Ivanie Blondin, Josie Morrison and Isabelle Weidemann fell to the team from the United States in the bronze medal skate in the long-track speedskating women's team pursuit.
Japan dethroned defending champions the Netherlands to claim gold in the women's Olympic team pursuit final on Wednesday as the Dutch took the silver medal.
Snowboard (Men's big air qualification)
Regina's Mark McMorris was one of three Canadian snowboarders to qualify for the men's big air final on Wednesday along with Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., Sebastien Toutant of L'Assomption, Que. McMorris finished the qualifying runs with a top-score of 95.75, good enough for third in his heat. Parrot advanced in heat 1 thanks to the strength of a 92.50 run, which was the best performance of his heat. Toutant advanced with his 91.00-point performance. The top six performers from each 18-man heat advanced. The final will take place Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.
What's coming up
All times Eastern
- 7:05 p.m. Feb. 21: Curling (Men’s, women’s semifinal tiebreaker)
- 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21: Freestyle skiing (Men’s freeski halfpipe final)
- 11:10 p.m. Feb. 21: Ice hockey (Women’s hockey gold medal game, Canada vs. USA)
- 5:00 a.m. Feb. 22: Short track speed skating (Men’s 500m finals, women’s 500m finals, men’s 5000m relay finals)
- 6:05 a.m. Feb. 22: Curling (Men’s semifinals)
In case you missed it
- Opening ceremonies: Winter Olympics officially under way after opening ceremony
- Day 1: Parrot, McMorris win Canada’s first medals of the Games in men’s slopestyle
- Day 2: Figure skating team wins Canada’s first gold medal of Winter Olympics
- Day 3: Kingsbury captures Canada’s second gold medal at Winter Games
- Day 4: Canadian curlers capture gold, Gough makes history and Boutin earns surprise bronze in short track
- Day 5: Figure skating pair Duhamel and Radford win bronze in free skate
- Day 6: Canada adds to medal haul with gold in speed skating, silver in luge
- Day 7: Women’s curling rink still winless, Chan sixth heading into last ever Olympics skate
- Day 8: A gold for Girard, a bronze for Boutin in speed-skating finals
- Day 9: Freestyle skier wins bronze, Team Canada nets 4-0 hockey win against Korea
- Day 10: Canada’s Justin Kripps ties for gold with Germany in two-man bobsleigh
- Day 11: Two golds for Canada as Virtue and Moir exit on top, Sharpe wins halfpipe
More from The Globe
- ’This must be like livin’ in paradise’: U.S. ski Olympians snuck out to Japan to chase powder, Nathan Vanderklippe reports
- Freestyle and snowboarding athletes are bringing back old fashioned Canadian Olympic spirit, Cathal Kelly writes
- Canada, U.S. are powerhouses of Olympic women’s hockey. But a new era of parity may slowly be coming, Grant Robertson reports
- At the Olympics, losing is painful, horrific – and inevitable for most of the athletes, Nathan VanderKlippe reports
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With files from Canadian Press