Olympic Recap Day 9

Canadian men’s hockey team finishes preliminary play with win

The Canadian men’s hockey team rebounded with a 5-0 shutout over China in their final preliminary round game on Day 9 of the Olympics in Beijing to finish with a 2-1 record in the Group A standings.

With the record the Canadians, including Prince Albert’s Adam Cracknell, will face China again in the qualification match for the quarter-final on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 07:10 a.m. (SK time). The winner will advance to the quarter-finals from Group A.

In the Day 9 win, five different Canadians scored including Corban Knight, Erin O’Dell, Ben Street, Adam Tambellini and Kent Johnson. Matt Tomkins stopped all 26 shots he faced in the game for the Canadians.

For a full game recap, visit Olympic.ca

Hudey races in the long track 500-metres

Three-time Olympian Marsha Hudey from White City finished 21st in the women’s 500-metres in long track speed skating. She clocked in at a time of 38.79. She was the top Canadian of three to compete in the event.

Upcoming Saskatchewan competition

Saskatoon’s Emily Clark and the Canadian women’s hockey team will face Switzerland in the semifinals on Day 10. Game time for the Canada vs. Switzerland game is Sunday, Feb. 13 at 10:10 p.m. (SK time).

Regina’s Mark McMorris will compete in the snowboard big air qualification on Sunday, Feb. 13. The event begins at 11:30 p.m. (SK time).

Olympic notes: Read the full Day 9 recap on Olympic.ca… Canadian Steven Dubois won his second medal of the games with a bronze in the men’s 500-metre in long track speed skating… Canada’s medal count is now 14 (One gold, four silver, nine bronze).

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