Feb 20, 2018; Gangneung, South Korea; United States forward Chris Bourque (17) controls the puck against Slovakia defenseman Tomas Starosta (19) during the first period in the men's ice hockey qualification match for the quarterfinals during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre. Mandatory Credit: David E. Klutho-USA TODAY Sports

2018 Winter Olympics Updates

Currently, the United States has five gold medals, three silver medals and four bronze medals, making it a total of 12 Olympic medals. Norway leads with 29 medals followed by Germany with 23 medals. Now, team USA works to obtaining gold medals in ice hockey.

U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Seeks Win

Meanwhile, the U.S. Women’s Hockey team seeks to end Canada’s 16-year claim of the Olympic gold medal when they face each other for the championship on Thursday (Wednesday 11:10 p.m. EST on NBC Sports Network).

Women’s hockey was featured in the Olympics as a sport for the first time in the 1998  Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Leading up to the event, Canada was the favored team to take home the gold, as they were dominating in every competition. However, the U.S. team was able to shock Canada and the world and secured the gold medal. As a result, Canada has taken home the gold.

U.S Men’s Hockey Team Advances to the Quarterfinals

For the men, Team USA will face the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals tomorrow Feb. 21 at 12:10 p.m. local time. (Feb. 20 at 10:10 p.m. EST). Head coach for the USA Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey team, Tony Granato, believes his team has a solid chance to advance from the quarterfinals.

 

Between Ryan Donato‘s two goals and Troy Terry collecting three assists, the U.S. Men’s Ice Hockey team was able to top off Slovakia, 5-1, in the qualification playoff game.

Team USA Takes Home Bronze in Ice Dancing

On Tuesday in South Korea, the U.S. brother and sister ice dancing team, Maia and Alex Shibutani, got the bronze medal. Most noteworthy, the Canadian ice dancing team, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, reclaimed the Olympic gold medal. And to many’s surprises, the French pair, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, obtained the silver medal.

Feb 20, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports.

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