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PYEONGCHANG 2018

Day 15: Canada beats Czechs 6-4 for men's hockey bronze

Feb. 24, 2018: Chris Kelly of Canada celebrates with teammates after scoring Canada’s fifth goal against the Czech Republic in the bronze-medal Olympic men’s hockey game.

Latest news

  • Canada took Olympic bronze in men’s hockey on Saturday, beating the Czech Republic 6-4. Germany, which gave Canada a stinging defeat in Friday’s semifinal game, will face Olympic athletes from Russia for the gold medal at 11:10 p.m. (ET).
  • Speed skater Kim Boutin has been named Canada’s flag bearer in the closing ceremony, which begins Sunday at 6 a.m. (ET).
  • The long-track speed-skating mass start made its Olympic debut on Saturday. Canada’s Olivier Jean finished 14th in the men’s final and Keri Morrison came in 12th in the women’s, but Ivanie Blondin didn’t qualify after a hard fall in her semifinal race. Here’s a primer on how the mass start works.
  • A Canadian athlete, his wife and his manager are being investigated after allegedly stealing a car and driving it drunk back to their residence. A CBC report identified the athlete as skier Dave Duncan, but did not specify who was driving the car.
  • Canadian Sebastien Toutant won the gold medal in men’s snowboarding big air, winning Canada’s 11th gold medal of these Games. Parrot and McMorris finished ninth and 10th, respectively
  • Cross-country skiing ace Alex Harvey finished fourth in the men’s 50km mass start event.
  • Canada’s four-man bobsleigh group piloted by Justin Kripps sits fourth after the first two runs.
  • Jocelyne Larocque, a women’s hockey player, has apologized after refusing to wear a silver medal after Canada lost to the USA in heartbreaking fashion.

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Hockey (Men's bronze medal game)

It's not the colour of medal they wanted, but they'll take it. After a disappointing defeat to the Germans, Canada beat the Czech Republic 6-4 to take the bronze in men's hockey. Andrew Ebbett and Chris Kelly scored twice with Derek Roy and Wojtek Wolski also chipping in for the Canadians, who were playing these Games without NHL talent.

Feb. 28, 2018: Canadian forward Chris Kelly celebrates his goal with teammate Quinton Howden during first period men’s hockey bronze medal game action against the Czech Republic at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Flag bearer

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Speed skater Kim Boutin has been named Canada's flag bearer in the closing ceremony, which begins Sunday at 6 a.m. (ET). The 23-year-old from Sherbrooke, Que., raced to three medals in Pyeongchang – silver in the 1,000 metres, and bronze in both the 500 and 1,500. She will lead Canada's largest – 225 athletes – and most successful team in winter Olympic history into Pyeongchang Stadium.


Speed skating (Men's/Women's mass start)

A fall on the ice cost Ottawa's Ivanie Blondin her shot at the podium at the women's long-track speed skating mass start, an event making its Olympic debut. Fellow Canadian Keri Morrison made it to the women's final and came in 12th, with the gold going to Nana Tagaki of Japan. In the men's event, Canadian Olivier Jean raced in the final, coming in 14th; gold went to Korean skater Lee Seung-Hoon.

Snowboarding (Men's big air final)

Canadian Sebastien Toutant won the gold medal in men's big air on Day 15, moving Canada's total medal count to 28 at the Pyeongchang Games. He finished with a score of 174.25.American Kyle Mack won the silver medal with a score of 168.75 while Billy Morgan from Great Britain won the bronze medal with a 168.00-score performance.Fellow Canadians Max Parrot and McMorris finished ninth and tenth, respectively. McMorris finished with a score of 72.50 while Parrot finished with a 117.75.

Bobsleigh (Four-man)

Canadian pilot Justin Kripps and his screw currently sit fourth after Run 2 in the four-man bobsleigh race. Their second run was a time of 48.28, which helped their overall score more to 1:38.13, 0.23 behind the third-place spot. They'll participate in Run 3 and 4 on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

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Snowboarding (Men's/Women's parallel giant slalom)

Canadian snowboarders Jasey-Jay Anderson and Darren Gardner missed the cut in the men's parallel giant slalom competition Saturday. Anderson finished 24th in the 32-man field in one minute 26.76 seconds while Gardner was 28th in 1:26.94. The 42-year-old Anderson, who won a World Cup event a month ago, is the only Canadian to compete in six different Winter Olympics. Anderson won Olympic gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games. The 27-year-old Gardner, from Burlington, Ont., was making his Olympic debut.

Cross-country skiing (Men's 50km mass start)

Cross-country skiing ace Alex Harvey finished fourth in the gruelling 50km mass start event, just off the podium. The 29-year-old from St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., is the reigning world champion in the event. He finished with a time of 2:11:05.7. Andrey Larkov from the Olympic Athletes from Russia finished third, with a time of 2:10:59.6.


What's coming up

All times Eastern


  • 7:05 p.m. Feb. 24: Curling (Women’s gold medal game)
  • 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24: Bobsleigh (Four-man runs 3 and 4)
  • 11:10 p.m. Feb. 24: Men’s hockey (Gold medal game)
  • 1:15 a.m. Feb. 25: Cross country (Women’s 30km mass start)
  • 6 a.m. Feb. 25: Closing ceremony

In case you missed it


More from The Globe


  • As the Winter Olympics come to an end, what does South Korea take away from the Games? Nathan Vanderklippe reports
  • With men’s hockey disappointment, Canada watches as others savour the moment, writes Cathal Kelly
  • All cliches apply to these strange Olympics, writes John Doyle
  • Inevitably, Canada will treat our Olympic curlers’ failure as a national crisis, Cathal Kelly writes

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With files from Canadian Press

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