Canadian men’s hockey team eliminated by Sweden
The Olympic journey for Prince Albert’s Adam Cracknell and the Canadian men’s hockey team came to an end on Day 12 as they were shutout 2-0 by Sweden in the quarter-finals.
It took over 50 minutes for the first goal to be scored and unfortunately for the Canadians, it was Sweden’s Lucas Wallmark that found the back of the net 10 minutes and 15 seconds into the third period.
The Canadians attempted the comeback, even pulling goaltender Matt Tomkins with 2:09 left to play for the one-man advantage. The gamble didn’t work in Canada’s favour as Anton Lander scored on the open net 19 seconds later to put the Swedes up 2-0.
The loss eliminates Canada from the 2022 Olympic Games.
Upcoming Saskatchewan competition
Saskatoon forward Emily Clark and the Canadian women’s hockey team will go for gold as they meet the United States in the Olympic final on Day 13. Game time is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 10:10 p.m. (SK time).
Olympic Notes: Read the full Day 12 recap on Olympic.ca…The Canadian men’s 5000-metre short track speedskating relay team, including Charles Hamelin, Steven Dubios, Pascal Dion, Jordan Pierre-Gilles and alternate Maxime Laoun captured gold…Canada’s medal count is now 18 (Three gold, four silver and 11 bronze).