Top five things to watch in Sochi on Wednesday
Canadian bobsledders Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse will compete for a spot on the podium Wednesday. (FABRIZIO BENSCH/Reuters)
Here are five things to watch at the Sochi Games on Wednesday:
Canadian bobsledder Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse head into the second half of the competition with runs No. 3 and 4 on Wednesday. Their Canada 1 sled sits in second after two runs, behind United States 1. The competition gets going at 11:15 a.m. (EST) Wednesday.
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Canada plays Latvia in the men's hockey tournament quarterfinals (noon EST) and Carey Price will be in net. The Montreal Canadiens netminder from Anahim Lake, B.C. is playing his third of Canada's four games and has clearly been anointed the No. 1 goalie by coach Mike Babcock. Few, if anybody, in Canada will dispute the decision.
It's about time Canada's offence busts loose in Sochi, isn't it? With 11 goals in three games (six of which came against Austria) the high-powered lineup hasn't yet really clicked. If you're Latvia, that's a scary thought.
The men's hockey tournament is the glamour event of the Sochi Games, and it really heats up Wednesday. Sweden has eliminated Slovenia 5-0 already to get to the semifinals. The other games Wednesday are: Russia-Finland (7:30 a.m. EST); Canada-Latvia (noon EST); and U.S.-Czech Republic (noon EST).
It's Canada-China in the semifinals at 10 a.m. (EST) with the winner moving on to play either Sweden or Great Britain for gold on Friday. The Canadians, skipped by Brad Jones, started off slow but finished the round-robin with an impressive 7-2 record.