Olympics Highlights: Two Bronze Medals in Skiing and Ice Dancing, and a Big Win for U.S. Men’s Hockey

We picked up a few more medals at the Winter Olympics yesterday.  There were more events early this morning, but we don’t want to spoil them for anyone.  Here are four updates from earlier . . .

1.  Freestyle skier Maddie Bowman was NOT able to defend her title from 2014 in the women’s halfpipe, and didn’t even medal.  She crashed on all three of her runs, and ended up in LAST place.  But Brita Sigourney of the U.S. did snag Bronze.

2.  Brother and sister Alex and Maia Shibutani took home a Bronze medal in ice dancing.  Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir from Canada were the favorites.  They took Gold.  Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron from France took Silver.  (She’s the one who had an R-RATED wardrobe malfunction two nights ago.)

3.  The U.S. men’s hockey team needed a win against Slovakia last night to keep their medal hopes alive . . . and they DID it.  They won 5 to 1.  That means we’ll play the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals tomorrow.  But that one might be tougher, because they’re still undefeated.

The U.S. WOMEN’S hockey team cruised through the early rounds, and they’re set to play Canada in the gold-medal game tomorrow night.

4.  As of midnight last night, Norway was leading with 28 medals . . . then Germany with 20 . . . Canada with 19 . . . the Netherlands with 13 . . . and the U.S. was in 5th place with 12, including five Gold.  (Check out the updated medal standings here.)