Sask. athletes competition upcoming
With no competition for Saskatchewan athletes on Day 5 of the Beijing Winter Olympics, two will be making their Olympic debuts on Day 6 and 7.
Prince Albert’s Adam Cracknell and the Canadian men’s hockey team will face off against Germany on Day 6, scheduled for Thursday at 7:10 a.m. (SK time). Then, on Day 7, Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish will take to the ice in long track speed skating. His 10,000-metre event is scheduled for Friday at 2 a.m. (SK time).
Coach Todd McClements and physiotherapist Mark Jesney, both from Saskatoon, will be representing Team Canada alongside Fish at the long track.
Also on Day 7 Saskatoon’s Emily Clark and women’s hockey will meet Sweden in the first quarter-finals. Puck drop scheduled for Friday at 7:10 a.m. (SK time).
Olympic Notes: Read the full recap of Day 5 at olympic.ca…Canada’s medal count is now eight (one gold, two silver and five bronze) after a bronze medal win in snowboard cross and silver medal in short track speed skating.