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CBC Sports - Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014 07:32 ET

5 things you missed in Sochi last night

Goaltender Carey Price to start Game 1 for Canada

Jennifer Jones 2
Jennifer Jones is trying to go to 4-0 in Sochi on Wednesday. (Canadian Press)

Canadians continue to perform well at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Here's some highlights of some developments you may have missed overnight.

Carey Price gets the nod

Team Canada men's hockey coach Mike Babcock says Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price will be the man between the pipes for the team's first game against Norway on Thursday (noon ET).

Vancouver netminder Roberto Luongo will get the start in the second game against Austria on Friday (noonET).

Canadians on track in women's halfpipe

Canadian snowboarder Alexandra Duckworth posted the seventh highest score in her halfpipe heat, putting up a 69.75 which guarantees her a spot in the semifinals.

Two other Canadians, Vancouver’s Mercedes Nicoll and Toronto’s Katie Tsuyuki, are trying to join her in the second heat, which is happening now.

American Kelly Clark is the favourite in the event, and she did not disappoint, with her score of 95 giving her a direct ticket to the finals set to happen just after noon ET.

Women's curling continues dominance

Team Canada's women's curling team, led by Jennifer Jones, has been the most impressive ladies team in Sochi thus far, starting out 3-0 after three wins. 

They extended their streak early Wednesday, beating world champion Great Britain 9-6.

The men play Russia at 10 a.m. ET and could use a win in their fourth game after starting out 1-2.

Canada vs. USA in women's hockey

The biggest rivalry in women's hockey is kicking off at 7:30 a.m. ET today. Team Canada has won the past three Olympic gold medals, but their fierce rivals from the U.S. will be gunning for them in the last round-robin game.

Regardless of who wins, both teams have booked their tickets to the semifinals. 

Larisa Yurkiw's downhill dreams dashed

Few skiers had to overcome more in Sochi, but Canadian downhiller Larisa Yurkiw's medal ambitions ended early Tuesday with a 20th-place finish in ladies downhill.

Yurkiw raised thousands of dollars to fund her own way to Sochi with sponsorships after money dried up following a few injury-plagued seasons.

Denny Morrison goes for a medal

Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison will try to make the most of the opportunity given to him in the men's 1000-metres final. Morrison did not qualify to compete at that distance, but Canadian teammate Gilmore Junio gave up his spot for Morrison, because Junio says Morrison is a better bet for a medal at that distance.

We'll see if he's right as the event begins at 9 a.m. ET.

 

 

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