Olympic wake-up call: Day 6 news you might have missed from the Winter Games

Ted-Jan Bloemen earns 1st gold medal, Duhamel and Radford reach podium

Olympic wake-up call: Day 6 news you might have missed from the Winter Games
Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen posted an Olympic record in the 10,000-metre final to win his first Olympic gold. © Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

By Benjamin Blum and Amy Cleveland, CBC Sports

Ted-Jan Bloemen won his first Olympic gold medal, Canada's luge team found redemption, two Canadian teams improved to 3-0 and a pair of figure skaters also added to their medal haul.

Here's a quick recap of all the important Olympic news you might have missed overnight, and a look at what's still to come later today.

Bloemen sets record, wins gold

Dutch-born Canadian Ted-Jan Bloemen posted an Olympic record of 12 minutes, 39.77 seconds in the men's 10,000-metre final to earn his first Olympic gold medal. 

Bloemen claimed silver earlier in the week in the 5,000. Teammate Jordan Belchos finished fifth. 

Luge relay redemption

Canada's luge relay team got their elusive podium result, sliding into a silver finish in a combined time of 2:24.872 behind Germany.

Veteran singles lugers Alex Gough, Sam Edney and doubles duo Tristan Walker and Justin Snith were denied a medal four years ago in Sochi after a heartbreaking fourth-place finish. 

Men's hockey off to winning start

Canada's men's team began its quest for a third-straight Olympic gold — this time without players from the NHL — with a convincing 5-1 victory over Switzerland.

Rene Bourque and Wojtek Wolski each had a pair of goals and Maxim Noreau chipped in one of his own. Goalie Ben Scrivens steered away all but one of the Swiss team's 29 shots, allowing only Simon Moser to score. 

Koe rallies rink past Norway

Canadian skip Kevin Koe came through in the later ends, keying a four-point rally en route to a 7-4 win. Canada has now won three close matches to open the Games, while Norway fell to 0-2 so far in Pyeongchang. Koe and Co. are back in action tomorrow at 6:05 a.m. ET.

On the women's side, Rachel Homan's Canadian rink is off to a rocky start after dropping both of their opening matches. With a 7-6 extra-ends loss to Sweden, Homan sits 0-2 in round-robin play. 

Women's hockey team grinds out win

Sparks usually fly when Canada and the United States meet at the Olympics, and last night's game was no exception. Canadian goaltender Geneviève Lacasse's 44-save performance kept the Americans at bay, with Meghan Agosta and Sarah Nurse providing the offence in a 2-1 win. Both teams have already booked spots in the semifinals.

Duhamel and Radford's bronze

Canadian pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford rode a season's-best performance to a spot on an Olympic podium. The veteran duo, skating to Adele's Hometown Glory, won bronze in what they've already said is their final season.

With files from The Canadian Press