Olympic wake-up call: Day 14 news you might have missed from the Winter Games

Canada's record medal haul, minus a curling podium

Olympic wake-up call: Day 14 news you might have missed from the Winter Games
Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond, centre, and Kelsey Serwa, right, earned two of three Canadian medals on Day 14, but Kevin Koe couldn't add to that medal haul © Canadian Press/Getty Images

By Benjamin Blum, CBC Sports

There's still a couple of days to go in Pyeongchang, but these are already the most successful Winter Olympics for Canada in terms of total medal count.

Kaetlyn Osmond's figure skating bronze surpassed the haul from Vancouver, while Kelsey Serwa and Britt Phelan took gold and silver, respectively, in the women's ski cross final. However, the Canadian men's curling rink came up short in its bronze-medal match and the men's hockey team will try to claim bronze after falling to Germany.

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

Osmond's bronze breaks Canadian record

Figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond was a key contributor in the team event for Canada, helping her teammates win gold with her short skate. The 22-year-old needed to beat her personal best in the free in order to win an individual medal, and she delivered with a stunning Black Swan routine.

Osmond's bronze was Canada's 27th of the Games, setting a Canadian record for most medals won at a single Winter Games. OAR teen skaters Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva won gold and silver, respectively, while Gabrielle Daleman struggled in the free skate, placing 15th after entering the program in seventh.

Mission accomplished for Kelsey Serwa

The strong bond between Canada's Kelsey Serwa and Britt Phelan was evident in the women's ski cross final, with the two teammates embracing at the finish line after Serwa claimed gold and Phelan got silver.

Serwa, who earned silver in Sochi, took the 2014-15 season off after struggling with two knee injuries leading into those Olympics.

"In my mind I still felt like I had a lot more to accomplish in this sport," Serwa said before these Games.

Defending ski cross champ Marielle Thompson was eliminated in the opening heat. It was her first competitive event since undergoing knee surgery for a ruptured ACL and MCL last fall.

India Sherret crashed during her first heat and had to be taken off on a sled. She was in stable condition and was taken to hospital for tests, according to a team official, and there was no immediate word on the extent of her injury.

Wunder auf Eis

Yes, that's German for "Miracle on Ice." The Canadian men's hockey team's third-period rally came up short, falling 4-3 to Germany.

The loss denied the Canadian men a shot at three-consecutive Olympic golds, but the team still has a shot at bronze medal in a preliminary-round rematch against the Czechs, who lost to the Olympic Athletes from Russia in the other semifinal.

The bronze-medal game gets underway Saturday at 7:10 a.m. ET. Germany and OAR play for gold Saturday at 11:10 p.m. ET.

Koe can't rally for bronze

Canada's men's curling rink fell 7-5 to Switzerland in the bronze-medal game, meaning that the Canadian men's and women's teams failed to medal at an Olympics for the first time ever.

Remember mixed curling? Canadian curling fans can console themselves with the gold medal won last week by Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris in the inaugural Olympic doubles event.

Long track skaters miss podium

Alexandre St-Jean had Canada's top finish in the men's 1,000-metre finals, skating to an 11th-place result.

Vincent de Haître was 19th and Laurent Dubreuil finished 25th.

What's coming up on Friday?

Here are some events featuring Canadian competitors:


Justin Kripps, Christopher Spring and Nick Poloniato pilot the three Canadian sleds in the men's four-man. The first two runs start at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Kripps already owns gold from these Games after he and Alex Kopacz tied Germany's Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis in the two-man.

Big air

Max Parrot and Mark McMorris are looking to add to their Pyeongchang medal haul and teammate Sébastien Toutant is aiming for his first Olympic medal when the men's big air final gets underway at 8 p.m. ET.

With files from The Canadian Press