"That was a super-hard field but we expected more of ourselves," Morrison said after the race. "We're all disappointed," his teammate Jordan Belchos added. "I look at what I could have done better and it sucks in the team when I see everyone sad. These are three of my best friends and we wanted to win together."
South Korea, the Netherlands, Norway and New Zealand will move on to the semifinals, which will go later this week.
On the women's side, two Canadians were in contention in the women's 500. Marsha Hudey finished in 10th place with a time of 37.88 seconds, while her teammate Heather McLean was less than half a second behind her at 38.29, good enough for 14th place.
Japanese skate Nao Kodaira won gold with an Olympic record time of 36.94, while back-to-back defending champion Lee Sang-Hwa of South Korea took the silver with a time of 37.33.
Czech skater Karolina Erbanova rounded out the podium in third place.