What To Watch on Day 10: Canada in women’s hockey semis, Valieva decision

Canada's Sarah Fillier (10) celebrates a goal during a women's quarterfinal hockey game against Sweden at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, in Beijing. (Petr David Josek/AP Photo)

As the Super Bowl is played in California, there could be some Olympic fireworks in Beijing.

Former Team Canada star Kaillie Humphries is in position to win monobob gold for the United States shortly after the NFL title tilt ends.

Meanwhile, the Court of Arbitration for Sport is expected to rule on whether 15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva can continue competing in the Olympics in the midst of a controversial doping case. The decision is expected to come in around 1 a.m. ET on Monday.

The final two runs of monobob are part of an exciting late-night, early-morning stretch for Day 10 viewers in Canada.

Here are five key Canadian storylines to watch.

Editor’s note: All times are Monday in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted.

Jennifer Jones
Women’s curling, vs. Russia, 8:05 p.m. (Sunday), vs. Great Britain, 7:05 a.m.
The Winnipeg skip faltered late in a loss to Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni on Day 9, dropping Canada’s record to 1-3. As a result, Canada has little margin for error if it wants to make the semifinals.

Christine de Bruin
Women’s monobob, Run 3 at 9 p.m., Run 4 at 10 p.m. (Sunday)
The Canadian sits second at the halfway mark, but the 1.04-second gap between de Bruin and Humphries is a lot to make up in this sport. Still, the native of Stony Plain, Alta., is very much in the medal mix.

Canadian women’s hockey team
Semifinal vs. Switzerland, 11:10 p.m. (Sunday)
The Canadians beat the Swiss 12-1 in the tournament opener for both teams. If Canada doesn’t advance to the final, it would be a massive disappointment.

Max Parrot and Mark McMorris
Men’s snowboard big air qualification, 12:30 a.m.
McMorris apologized to Parrot on Saturday after initially implying in an interview he deserved better in slopestyle — where Parrot grabbed Canada’s first and only gold so far and McMorris took bronze. Whether all is cool or not, having both back in the same competition figures to be a talking point.

Marion Thenault
Women’s freestyle ski aerials, qualification at 2 a.m., final at 6 a.m.
Thenault was part of Canada’s bronze medal-winning mixed team in Beijing. The 21-year-old native of Sherbrooke, Que., was the sport’s rookie of the year last season. She has three top-five finishes on the World Cup circuit this season.

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