Canadian Trail: How Canada did today at the Olympics

Canada has 29 medals as Canadian men win hockey bronze

Canadian Trail: How Canada did today at the Olympics
Canada hockey team celebrate with their bronze medals after beating the Czech Republic in the men's bronze medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday. © Julio Cortez/Associated Press

By Joe Pack, CBC Sports

Canada sits second in the medal standings with a total of 29 after the men's hockey team won bronze and snowboarder Sebastien Toutant won gold in the inaugural men's big air event on Saturday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Fellow Canadian snowboarders Max Parrot and Mark McMorris finished ninth and 10th, respectively.

Men's hockey

The men's hockey team held off a late rally by the Czech Republic to win 6-4 and capture a bronze medal. Chris Kelly and Andrew Ebbett each scored twice for Canada.

Olympic Athletes of Russia will battle Germany for the right to be called Olympic champions on Saturday at 11:10 p.m ET.


Ivanie Blondin crashed in the semifinal of the women's mass start Saturday. The 27-year-old from Ottawa was a favourite to reach the podium in the event, but she lost control on a turn during the second sprint lap of the 5,000-metre race and couldn't recover.

Burlington, Ont., native Keri Morrison finished 12th in the women's event, which was won by Japanese skater Nana Takagi.

Men's 50-km mass start classic

Alex Harvey finished in fourth place in the men's 50-kilometre mass start classic. Competing in his third Winter Games, the 29-year-old came away with a career-best result, just six seconds shy of the podium. 

Canada's Devon Kershaw and Graeme Killick finished 26th and 27th respectively while Russel Kennedy finished 49th. 

Alpine mixed team

Canada was eliminated in the first round of the Alpine mixed team event, the debut of the Olympic sport. Switzerland won the final Alpine gold in Pyeongchang by beating Austria in the final. Norway defeated France for the bronze.


Canadian snowboarders Jasey-Jay Anderson and Darren Gardner missed the cut in the men's parallel giant slalom competition Saturday. Anderson finished 24th while Gardner finished in 28th place.

The 42-year-old Anderson is the only Canadian to compete in six Olympic Games. The Quebec native won gold in 2010.