Day 11 Preview: Canadian women look to advance to finals


Canada’s women’s hockey team is looking to advance through to the finals when they face Finland in the semifinals on Monday night. 

Curling: Kevin Martin, and team Canada will put their undefeated record on the line when they take on the struggling Americans in session 10 of round robin play at 12:00 p.m.  ET.

Other round 10 matchups include:            Round 11 matchups (7:00 p.m. ET):

France vs. Norway                                          Germany vs. Great Britain

Germany vs. China                                         Denmark vs. France

Switzerland vs. Sweden                                 China vs. U.S.A

On the women’s side Canadian Cheryl Bernard will also look to remain perfect when her rink takes on Sweden.

Other matchups include:

Russia vs. China

Japan vs. Switzerland

Great Britain vs. Denmark

Ski jumping: Austria is the team to beat at this year’s Games.  Other teams to watch out for are Norway, Finland and Germany.  The Canadian team, comprised of Stefan Read, Trevor Morrice, Eric Mitchell, and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes, are not believed to be contenders.

Qualifying will be at 1:00 p.m. ET and the medal round is at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Ice hockey:  The United States are taking on Sweden in women’s semifinal action.  The United States are favored in the game and are looking forward to a potential meeting with Canada in the finals.

Canada is also in action tomorrow, taking on Finland.  The Canadians have destroyed their previous three competitors by a score of 41-2 total.  Look for this to be a closer game with Canada ultimately finding themselves in the finals.

In other action from the women’s classification round, China takes on Slovakia while Switzerland will play Russia.

Figure skating – ice dance: The compulsory and original dance portions of the event are completed and tomorrow will feature the final, free dance event. 

Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are in the lead heading into the free dance after a career best performance on Sunday.  They are in great position for a gold medal.

Cross-country skiing: Both ladies’ and men’s team sprint semifinals and finals will take place at Whistler Olympic Park. 

On the women’s side Norway, Finland, and Sweden are believed to be front runners in the competition.  Canadian Sara Renner was 10th in the pursuit and is Canada’s best chance for a medal.

For the men Canada will send Devon Kershaw and Alex Harvey.  Kershaw finished in 16th place in the pursuit race.

Freestyle skiing: Men’s aerial qualification will feature two Canadians; Warren Shouldice who finished in 6th place at the Turin Games, and Kyle Nissen who finished in 5th in Turin.  They are both believed to be medal contenders.

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By: Andrew Garas
Posted: Feb 21 2010 10:55 pm
Filed under: Winter Games

1 Comment on "Day 11 Preview: Canadian women look to advance to finals"

  1. Mr. Saturday | February 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm |

    Kevin Martin has been excellent – watch for him to do some heavy damage with the stones against the Americans.

    Go Canada!

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