Day 7 in Sochi: What Team Canada is up to

The men's hockey team is on the ice and Toronto native Patrick Chan searches for gold

Toronto's Patrick Chan competes for gold in men's figure skating
(Canadian Press)

After beating Norway 3-1 in its Olympic opener, Team Canada's men's hockey team faces Austria on Friday at 12 a.m.

Roberto Luongo will start in net in place of Carey Price. P-K Subban and Matt Duchene (who sat out on Thursday) will start  in place of Patrick Sharp and Dan Hamhuis.
Meantime, one of Canada's most popular figure skating stars is looking for gold after a disappointing fifth-place showing in Vancouver four years ago.

Patrick Chan has an eye on the podium entering today's long skate. The three-time world champion from Toronto is second after Thursday's short program. Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu is in first place in the competition, which starts at 10 a-m Eastern.

John Montgomery, the reigning Olympic gold medallist in men's skeleton is not in Sochi after failing to make Canada's team, but two Canadians will compete in Friday's event.

Calgary's John Fairbairn and Kelowna, B-C's Eric Neilson will both try to keep the gold in Canadian hands. Run 1 goes at 7:30 a-m Eastern time while Run 2 begins an hour and a half later.

Men's ski jumping also gets underway with four Canadians vying for medals (starting at 12:30 p-m Eastern). Calgarians Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes and Trevor Morrice are competing along with Edmonton native Dusty Korek and Red Deer, Alberta's Matthew Rowley.

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