Thursday, 26 February 2015

Daily Wrap Report - Thursday, February 26

Judo: Today was a day to support our Yukon teammates. First up, we made some noise for the ladies' curling, then we were off to the men's hockey game for the first period and finished the day off cheering for Brent from the NWT.

Hockey: Yukon boys fought hard in the game against Newfoundland but lost 7-3. They then watched Rachel skate to her gold and got a group photo with her. They will be attending the ceremony tonight. They have a 12:30 game tomorrow against NWT.

Squash: The preliminary round ended today. Our girls lost three straight matches in their encounter with PEI. Their victory against NWT on Monday put them in 5th place out of 6 in pool A. THus, they play the 6th placed team of pool B tomorrow, Newfoundland. Our boys lost all their matches to Manitoba this evening, thus ending up in 6th place in pool B. THey will play the 5th placed team in pool A tomorrow - NWT.

Cross Country Skiing: Today was the men's 15km free mass start and women's 10km free mass start. Knute Johnsgaard finished sixth and the other men finished in the top 30. Annah and Kendra finished fourth and fifth, respectively, and the other women also placed in the top 30. Tomorrow is a practice day.

Snowboard: Today the snowboarders trained at Tabor Mountain for a second day. They are competing tomorrow in slope style and are happy that the snow has proved to withstand the temperature swings Prince George has been experiencing.

Curling: Had an early game against Ontario (a lovely group of Sudbury girls). We were able to get on the board early and kept those girls working for their points. A crowd of Yukon supporters showed up and got the team smiling! They spent the afternoon shopping and spent some time at the CN Centre. Tomorrow they play a crossover game against Newfoundland at 7pm and their final game will be Saturday morning.

Synchro: Today was a practice day for synchro. We also came out to support the men's hockey game against Newfoundland.

Figure Skating: Rachel Pettitt earned gold for figure skating singles - novice females. Her skate was beautiful and she was supported by a full house and lots of Yukoners. Way to go Rachel!!! Figure skating is now done for the Games.