Olympic wake-up call: Day 13 news you might have missed from the Winter Games

Canada's reign in Olympic women's hockey comes to an end

Olympic wake-up call: Day 13 news you might have missed from the Winter Games
Canada's reign as Olympic women's hockey champions came to an end with a 3-2 shootout loss to the United States. © Julio Cortez/Associated Press

By Benjamin Blum and Amy Cleveland, CBC Sports

Canada's women's hockey team lost the gold-medal game in a shootout to the United States, while Kim Boutin completed a short-track hat trick with a silver-medal finish and the men's 5,000-metre relay team scored bronze. 

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.

Canada denied record-breaking gold

It took 80 minutes of heart-stopping action followed by an intense shootout, but the Canadian women's hockey team ultimately fell short of a record-breaking fifth consecutive Olympic gold. American goalie Maddie Rooney denied Meghan Agosta in the shootout shortly after Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson put the Americans ahead with a video game-calibre deke.

It's the U.S. women's first gold since 1998 and happened on the 38th anniversary of the fabled "Miracle on Ice."


Boutin completes hat trick

Kim Boutin claimed her third Olympic medal at these Games in as many events to complete a short track hat trick. 

After collecting a bronze medal in both the 1,500-metre and 500, the Sherbrooke, Que., native upgraded to silver in the women's 1,000 to become the first Canadian woman to reach the podium in every individual Olympic race. 

Marianne St-Gelais failed to advance beyond the quarter-finals, while Valérie Maltais was penalized in the semifinal and didn't move on. 

Veteran Charles Hamelin now has an Olympic medal of each colour after skating to bronze in the men's 5,000 relay alongside Samuel Girard, Charle Cournoyer and Pascal Dion. 

It was Hamelin's first and only medal of these Games, but he remains one of Canada's most decorated winter Olympic athletes after earning three golds and a silver at previous Olympics. 

Girard, who won gold for Canada in the men's 1,000 event, finished fourth in the 500. 

Koe to play for bronze

Kevin Koe and his Calgary-based rink won't defend Canada's men's curling gold from Sochi after falling 5-3 to American John Shuster. 

The Canadians will play Switzerland in the bronze-medal match Friday at 1:35 a.m. ET. 

Thompson's improbable comeback

Defending women's ski cross champ Marielle Thompson placed first in seeding just four months after a devastating knee injury during training. Fellow Canadians Kelsey Serwa — who won silver in Sochi — and Brittany Phelan placed second and third, respectively, while India Sherret was 11th.

The quartet will ski for medals beginning with the 1/8 finals at Thursday 8 p.m. ET.

Del Bosco update

Canadian ski cross racer Chris Del Bosco sustained four rib fractures, a bruised lung and a pelvis fracture, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced on Twitter. The COC also reiterated that the 35-year-old, who crashed during the men's 1/8 finals, remains in stable condition and is being monitored.

Other notable news

  • Austria's Anna Gasser won gold in the inaugural women's big air event. Canadians Spencer O'Brien and Laurie Blouin placed ninth and 12th, respectively.
  • U.S. skier David Wise repeated as men's halfpipe champ. Canada's Noah Bowman and Mike Riddle finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
  • Swedish skier Andre Myhrer, at 35, became the oldest Olympic men's slalom champ. Phil Brown was the top Canadian, placing 22nd.
  • Switzerland's Michelle Gisin won the women's alpine combined event, knocking U.S. star Mikaela Shiffrin out of the top spot. Canadian Valérie Grenier finished sixth.

What's coming up on Thursday?

Figure skating

Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond is in bronze-medal position heading into the women's free skate at 8 p.m. ET. She'll be in tough for gold though, as it's shaping up to be a showdown between Olympic Athletes from Russia Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva.

With files from The Associated Press and CBC Sports