Canadian Trail: How Canada did today at the Olympics

Serwa, Phelan and Osmond push Canada's medal total to a record 27

Canadian Trail: How Canada did today at the Olympics
Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond, left, scored bronze in women's figure skating on Friday to push the Canadian medal total to 27 after Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan earned gold and silver, respectively, in women's ski cross. © CBC Sports

By Amy Cleveland, CBC Sports

Canada has surpassed its best medals total won at an Olympic Winter Games thanks to a trio of women capturing hardware on Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

A third straight gold-medal victory for Canada in women's ski cross got things rolling early, with Kelsey Serwa topping the podium, while teammate Brittany Phelan took silver. These medals tied the total of 26 won in Vancouver 2010.

Serwa follows in the footsteps of Ashleigh McIvor, who won ski cross in the event's debut in Vancouver, and Marielle Thompson, who won in Sochi 2014. It was history repeating itself for Canada, as Serwa was second four years ago behind Thompson. 

Thompson, who suffered a serious knee injury just four months ago, and India Sherret failed to advance past the 1/8 finals. 

Later, the record-breaking medal came in women's figure skating, as Kaetlyn Osmond clinched bronze with her free program to push Canada's medal total to 27

Osmond is now only the sixth Canadian woman in 70 years to stand alone on the Olympic figure-skating podium after putting up a combined score of 231.02. Barbara Ann Scott was the first, winning gold at St. Moritz 1948.

Gabrielle Daleman finished 15th. 

With only one day of competition in Pyeongchang remaining, Canada has 27 medals, including 10 gold behind Norway, which leads with 36 medals.

Here's how other Canadians fared on Friday:

Men's hockey

Canada's men's hockey team was stunned by Germany in the semifinals. Despite a gutsy effort to dig out of a 4-1 hole, the Canadians fell 4-3. 

Canada will meet Czech Republic in the bronze-medal game on Saturday at 7:10 a.m. ET. The Czechs were blanked 3-0 by the gold-medal favourite Olympic Athletes from Russia. 

OAR and Germany will battle for hockey supremacy Saturday at 11:10 p.m. 

Men's curling

Kevin Koe and his Calgary-based rink are leaving Pyeongchang empty handed after falling to Switzerland 7-5 in the bronze-medal match. 

It's the first time ever Canada won't be on the men's Olympic podium. 

Canada was the defending champion in both the men's and women's events, but failed to return to get a medal, as Rachel Homan made an early exit and didn't reach the medal matches. 

Long track speed skating

Canadian speed skaters faltered in the men's 1,000-metre final. Alexandre St-Jean had Canada's top finish with an 11th-place result, while Vincent de Haître was 19th and Laurent Dubreuil finished 25th. 

Dutch skater Kjeld Nuis raced to gold in 1:07.95.