PyeongChang 2018: Looking ahead at Canadian Paralympic Team action on Day 6

Canadian Paralympic Committee

March 14, 2018

- Canada faces host South Korea in Para ice hockey semifinals


– Canada faces host South Korea in Para ice hockey semifinals   
– Wheelchair curling team aims for semifinal berth as round-robin play concludes

PyeongChang, March 14, 2018 – The Canadian Paralympic Team will be focused on the indoor sports at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games on Thursday, with Para ice hockey and wheelchair curling reaching critical days in Gangneung. 

•    Canada’s Para ice hockey team will hit the Gangneung Hockey Centre for a semifinal duel against host country South Korea at 12 p.m. local time/11 p.m. Wednesday ET. A win would guarantee Canada a medal. The Canadians have yet to give up a goal at PyeongChang 2018, dishing out 35 of their own past their opponents’ nets. For its part, South Korea came through preliminary play with a 2-1 record, defeating Japan and Czech Republic but falling to the United States 8-0. Canada will be aiming to reach the gold-medal game for the first time since Torino 2006, when it won the tournament. The second semifinal will feature the United States versus Italy.  
•    The final day of the wheelchair curling round-robin stage will see Canada take on Germany at 9:35 a.m. local time/8:35 Wednesday ET and Finland at 2:35 p.m. local time/1:35 a.m. ET. Only the top four teams make it to the semifinals, and Canada sits in a strong position entering the day in second place with a 7-2 record. It’s been an exciting tournament, with skip Mark Ideson’s team squeaking out a few close wins that could be the difference in advancing to the medal rounds. The team finished fifth in the world championships in Gangneung last year, but Canada is the only nation to have ever won wheelchair curling at the Paralympic Games dating back to its debut at Torino 2006.  
•    Due to rain in the forecast, Para alpine skiing was re-scheduled. The Slalom races will now run Saturday March 17 for the men and Sunday March 18 for the women.  

Television coverage:
CBC: 4-6 p.m. across Canada
Radio-Canada: 11:05 p.m. – 12:35 a.m. Tuesday ET
Sportsnet One: 6-8 a.m. ET
AMI: 9-11 p.m. ET

Live Streaming:
Events will be live streamed on the CBC and Radio-Canada websites,, Twitter and Facebook and will be available on demand following the conclusion of the live event.

People across Canada can also sign up to be their own broadcaster at, selecting the events they wish to share with their friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Once selected events start, live coverage will automatically appear in their feed as if they are broadcasting it.


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