DAY 8 RECAP – MARCH 12, 2022
Hudak finishes seventh
In her last individual event of the Beijing Winter Paralympics, Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak finished seventh in the women’s standing 10-kilometre Para Nordic cross country race on Day 8 of the Games.
Hudak completed the distance in a time of 43 minutes and 16.3 seconds, just under two minutes behind Ukraine’s Oleksandra Kononova, who claimed the gold.
Hudak will get one more shot at the podium when she teams up with Brian McKeever in the open 4 x 2.5-km cross country relay on Day 9.
The relay is scheduled to start Saturday at 10:00 p.m. (SK time).
Upcoming Saskatchewan competition
As head coach, Saskatoon’s Ken Babey will lead the Canadian Para hockey team into the gold medal game against defending champions, the United States on Day 9 of the Paralympics.
Puck drop is scheduled for Saturday at 10:05 p.m.
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Hudak wins second bronze
Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak won her second of two medals at the Beijing Winter Games in the women’s standing 12.5-kilometre biathlon race.
Hudak posted a time of 49 minutes and one second to capture the bronze medal, behind Liudmyla Liashenko of Ukraine who took gold and Zhiqing Zhao of China who took silver.
Hudak have a chance to add to her medal total when she competes in her fifth event of the 2022 Games, the women’s standing 10-km cross country event on Day 8. The race is scheduled to being on Saturday at 9:20 p.m. (SK time).
Men’s Para hockey reaches for gold
In their second match up of the Winter Games, the Canadian men’s Para hockey team, led by Saskatoon head coach Ken Babey, breezed by South Korea 11-0 in the semifinals on Day 7 to advance to the gold medal game at the Beijing Paralympics.
Canada look to capture their first gold medal since the 2006 Winter Games in Turin when they take on the United States in the final. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:05 p.m. on March 12 (SK time).
DeJong misses the podium
Competing in her final event of the Paralympics, Biggar’s Lisa DeJong placed eight in the women’s banked slalom on Day 7.
Her best time of 1:20.19 was not enough to reach the podium.
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A look ahead for Hudak and DeJong
Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak looks to compete in her fourth event of the Games on Day 7. Hudak is set to race in the women’s biathlon 12.5-kilometre on March 10 at 10:20 p.m. (SK time). An event in which she placed third at the 2018 Paralympic Games.
Also on Day 7, Biggar’s Lisa DeJong will hit the slopes again in search of her second Games medal as she competes in the banked slalom event scheduled for March 10 at 9:00 p.m. (SK time).
Hudak races to sixth-place finish
Just one day after her bronze medal finish in the women’s standing 15-kilometre cross country event, Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak finished sixth in the women’s standing biathlon 10-kilometre course.
She completed the race with a time of 37 minutes and 43.1 seconds, one minute behind Ukraine’s Iryna Bui who captured gold.
Men’s Para hockey recover
Under the helm of head coach Ken Babey of Saskatoon, the men’s Para hockey team bounced back from being shut out by the United States, to blank South Korea 6-0 on Day 4.
Canada’s James Dunn posted a hat-trick, with teammates Liam Hickey, Billy Bridges and captain Tyler McGregor also putting the puck past the posts to lead the team to victory over South Korea.
DeJong captures first ever medal in Para snowboard
Biggar’s Lisa DeJong made history in her Paralympic debut to take silver in the women’s Para snowboard cross SB-LL2 final, Canada’s first-ever medal in the sport.
After a solid qualifying run on Day 2, DeJong executed a strong, clean run ahead of Brenna Huckaby of the United States and Lisa Bunschoten of the Netherlands, who both went down. Huckaby managed to finish the race and capture bronze despite her fall.
Hudak claims second career Paralympic bronze
Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak is Paralympic medallist once again with a bronze medal finish in the women’s standing 15-kilometre cross country event with a time of 49 minutes and 27.8 seconds.
This is Hudak’s second podium finish in her third Paralympics. She took home bronze in the 12.5-km biathlon in 2018.
Hudak will compete in her third event of the Games on Day 4 in the biathlon 10-km event. Competition is scheduled to start on March 7 at 10:00 p.m. (SK time).
Upcoming Saskatchewan Competition
Saskatoon head coach Ken Babey and the Canadian men’s Para hockey team will take on South Korea in round robin action on Day 4. The puck is scheduled to drop March 7 at 11:05 p.m. (SK time).
Hudak finishes eighth in first Games competition
Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak opened the Beijing Winter Paralympics with an eighth-place finish in the women’s sprint standing biathlon on Day 1 of competition.
Hudak completed the 6-kilometre distance in a time of 20 minutes and 32.4 seconds, just over 49 seconds behind China’s Guo Yijie who took the gold medal.
Canada blanked by United States in Paralympic opener
Led by Saskatoon head coach Ken Babey, the Canadian Para hockey team was shut out 5-0 by defending Paralympic champions the United States on Day 1 of the Winter Games in Beijing.
Josh Pauls and Brody Roybal scored for the United States in the first period, while Malik Jones and Josh Misiewicz each added one in the second period and Declan Farmer rounded out the scoring with a goal in the third.
Upcoming Saskatchewan competition
Para snowboarder Lisa DeJong of Biggar will make her Paralympic debut on Day 2 of the Games, competing in the snowboard cross qualifications beginning Saturday at 9 p.m. (SK time).
Canada takes the stage at opening ceremony
Led by flag bearers Para hockey player Greg Westlake and wheelchair curler Ina Forrest the Canadian contingent of Paralympians marched in the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Winter Paralympics.
Day 1 of competition will see Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak compete in the biathlon 6-kilometre event, scheduled to begin March 4 at 10:15 p.m. (SK time). Saskatoon’s Ken Babey will be behind the bench leading the Para hockey team in the preliminary round robin game against the United States. Puck drop is scheduled for March 4 at 11:05 p.m. (SK time).