Olympic Recap Day 7

Fish finishes sixth in Olympic debut

Speed skater Graeme Fish made his Olympic debut in the men’s 10,000-metre event on Day 7 of the Beijing Winter Games, finishing sixth.

Fish, who hails from Moose Jaw, completed his race in a time of 12 minutes and 58.80 seconds, ahead of teammate Ted-Jan Bloemen who finished eighth with a time of 13:01.39.

The 10,000-metre was the lone event for Fish at the Olympics.

Clark scores as Canada trounces Sweden in quarter-finals

The Canadian women’s hockey team is off to the Olympic semifinals after shutting out Sweden 11-0 in the quarter-finals on Day 7.

While Brianne Jenner got Canada on the board early in the first period, scoring at three minutes and five seconds, it wasn’t until the final three minutes of the period that Canada took a commanding lead.

Starting at 17:05, Sarah Fillier scored back-to-back goals within 36 seconds of each other and Jamie Lee Rattray added a goal with 25 seconds left in the period to put Canada ahead 4-0.

Canada turned the heat up in the second period as five players found the back of the net all before the midway point of the period.

Natalie Spooner scored first followed by Erin Ambrose, Blayre Turnbull and Jenner. Saskatoon forward Emily Clark picked up the final goal of the period, scoring on the powerplay at 9:09 to give Canada the 9-0 lead heading into the last period.

The only goals of the third period belonged to Jenner and Fillier, helping both of them to notch hat tricks.

Between the pipes, Canada’s Emerance Maschmeyer recorded the shutout and her second win of the Games stopping all 11 shots faced.

As the remaining teams will be reseeded for the semifinals, Canada will have to wait for all the quarter-finals to finish before they find out their next opponent.

Weyburn official Alexandra Blair was also on the ice representing Saskatchewan and Canada as a linesperson.

Upcoming Saskatchewan competition

Prince Albert forward Adam Cracknell and the Canadian men’s hockey team will be back in action on Day 8, taking on the United States in their second game of preliminary-round action. Puck drops at 10:10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 (SK time).

Olympic notes: Read the full Day 7 recap on Olympic.ca…Canada remains at 12 medals (One gold, four silver and seven bronze).

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