What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb.16-17

Canadian men's hockey team returns to ice vs Czech Republic, 10 p.m. ET

What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb.16-17
Wojtek Wolski, left, scored twice in Canada's first game. © Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

CBC's daily broadcast schedule:

7 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET, Olympic Games Primetime, with Scott Russell

2 a.m. to 6 a.m. ET, Olympic Games Overnight with Craig Morris and Kelly VanderBeek

6 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, Olympic Games Morning, with Andi Petrillo and Alexandre Despatie​

Canadians and notables events to watch:

  • Men's figure skating, Patrick Chan, Friday, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET

A three-time world champion, Chan enters the free skate of his final Games in sixth place with a score of 90.01 in the short program. The 27-year-old's decorated Olympic career includes a pair of silver medals in the men's and team competition in Sochi and a gold in the team event earlier in the week.

VIDEO | Patrick Chan has a mesmerizing short program skate

The only other Canadian competing is first-time Olympian Keegan Messing, who qualified for the free skate in 10th place.

  • Ladies' Super-G, Lindsey Vonn, Friday, 9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET

Pyeongchang will likely be the final Olympics for the American ski legend. Of her 81 career World Cup victories, 28 have come in the Super-G but Vonn only has an Olympic bronze from Vancouver 2010 in the discipline. The event will also mark her debut at this year's Games. 

VIDEO | Lindsey Vonn and the value of winning gold

  • Men's hockey, Canada vs. Czech Republic, Friday, 10:10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET

There were questions about where the Canadians were going to find their offence heading into the tournament, but those doubts were temporarily put to rest after their 5-1 victory over Switzerland. Wojtek Wolski and Rene Bourque each scored a pair while Derek Roy had three assists. 

VIDEO | Men's hockey cut-down: Canada vs. Switzerland

The Czech Republic also came out on top in their first game with a 2-1 victory over the host country.

  • Short track speed skating, Marianne St-Gelais, Kim Boutin, Charles Hamelin, Samuel Girard, Saturday, 5 a.m.-8 a.m. ET

After being disqualified in the 500-metre race, St-Gelais looks for redemption in the women's 1,500, where she won world championship gold in 2016 and silver in 2017. Boutin is also a contender with two World Cup podiums this season as she looks to add to her medal haul.

VIDEO | Kim Boutin wins bronze in dramatic 500m short track final

The men's 1,000 begins at 5:44 a.m. ET as Hamelin looks to become the first Canadian to win three individual Olympic gold medals. The 33-year-old is the 2016 world champion in the distance and was a bronze medallist in 2017. Girard was runner-up to Hamelin in 2016 and is coming off a fourth-place finish in last Saturday's 1,500 race.

  • Women's skeleton, Elisabeth Vathje, Jane Channell, Mirela Rahneva, Saturday 6:15 a.m.-8:15 a.m. ET

After a sub-par first run, Vathje rebounded in her second run to move from 12th to eighth place entering the final two runs while Channell and Rahneva sit 11th and 13th respectively.

VIDEO | Elisabeth Vathje within striking distance after 2 skeleton heats

Vathje is coming off her best World Cup season in which she finished third in the World Cup rankings. Channell finished closed behind in fifth place with her top result on the circuit coming in Whistler, B.C., where she was second.

Like her teammates, Rahneva also finished within the top 10 in the World Cup rankings. Her 2017-18 season includes a  third place finish and three fourth-place results.