Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir find silver along the Canadian Trail
Great outings in curling and bobsleigh other highlights of Day 10
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir kept their focus on the road directly ahead all week and came out with an ice dance silver medal along the Canadian Trail.
The Monday long skate pitted Virtue, from London, and Moir, of Ilderton, Ont., against Meryl Davis and Charlie White, their U.S. rivals and club mates. The Americans won the gold.
Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones and her rink of Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen beat Korea 9-4 in the final game of the round-robin. At 9-0, they are the first women’s rink to go undefeated in the preliminary round.
And Canada’s women’s hockey team withstood a plucky challenge from Switzerland to win their semi-final 3-1 on two goals by Natalie Spooner, of Scarborough, Ont.. They move on to the final against the United States.
Elsewhere along the Trail:
• Justin Kripps, of Summerland, B.C., and brakeman Bryan Barnett, of Edmonton, finished a surprise sixth in two-man bobsleigh, setting them up as a crew to watch for 2018. Chris Spring, of Calgary, and Jesse Lumsden, of Burlington, Ont., were eighth, while Lyndon Rush, of Humboldt, Sask., and Lascelles Brown of Calgary were 10th.
• Megan Imrie was given a last-minute spot in the women’s 12.5 km mass start biathlon race and had just an hour to prepare. The Falcon Lake, Man. native was doing well until her last trip through the shooting zone, where she missed three targets and finished 28th.
• Travis Gerrits, of Milton, Ont., made it through three rounds of qualification (and one spectacular fall) in men’s aerials but could not quite hit the final four and a chance at the medals, finishing seventh overall.
• The Calgary trio of Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes, Dusty Korek and Trevor Morrice, plus Matthew Rowley, of Red Deer, took 12th in the men’s team ski jumping and did not advance to the final.