Dave Holland / COC
Dave Holland / COC

Gangwon 2024: Team Canada at the end of Day 12

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA (January 31, 2024) – The penultimate day of the Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games, Day 13, saw Team Canada athletes compete in three sports. While Canadian athletes faced some adversity on Day 13, the experience gained from competing at the Youth Olympic Games will benefit them throughout their continued journeys in sport and life.

In a close back-and-forth game, Team Canada’s mixed doubles curling team made up of Cailey Locke (Conception Bay South, N.L.) and Simon Perry (Portugal Cove, N.L.) lost to Team Great Britain 7-6. Finishing the round robin play in third place in Group A, they will not advance to the quarterfinals.


Team Canada lost a heart-breaker of a bronze medal game against Finland. After going up 3-0 after the first seven minutes of play, Finland scored two quick goals after changing their goalkeeper. In the second period, Finland scored two to pull ahead of Canada. Mathis Preston (Penticton, B.C./Okanagan Hockey Academy, CSSHL-U18) scored in the third period to tie the game, which ultimately went to shoot-outs.

In a best-of-three shoot-out scenario, Finland scored twice while Canada wasn’t able to get one in the net, leading to a 5-4 victory for Finland.

The three early goals in the first period were scored by Alessandro Di Iorio (Vaughan, Ont./Vaughan, GTHL-U16), Tynan Lawrence (Fredericton, N.B./Shattuck-St. Mary’s, USHS) and Keaton Verhoeff (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta./RHA Kelowna, CSSHL-U18.

“We had a good start, went up three right away. And then they kind of bounced back and we were on our heels so we kind of let them claw back into the game, and then shoot-outs. To lose in two shoot-outs, it’s tough. We unfortunately couldn’t get the win today but we still put in a really good effort.”
– Zach Nyman

Quincy Barr (Calgary, Alta.) and Trent Morozumi (Calgary, Alta.) were in action today in the men’s freestyle ski halfpipe event at Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort. Finishing 11th and 13th overall, the Canadians just missed qualifying for the final, but will use their Youth Olympic Games journey as valuable development experience for the future.

“I was super happy about my runs today, I put down the best runs of my life and I am super happy with the way I skied the last three days. I am super grateful and honoured to have had the privilege to represent my country here at the Youth Olympic Games, it meant the world to me.”
– Quincy Barr

After two Olympic Games of not being able to have family and friends come and cheer on the athletes due to pandemic restrictions, a highlight of the Youth Olympic Games have been the large contingency of Canadian supporters who made the trip to South Korea to support the young athletes. Barr’s father had travelled to Korea, unbeknownst to his son, to surprise and cheer him on at the Youth Olympic Games – the most prestigious competition of Barr’s life thus far.

“My dad ended up flying out to come surprise me, it was so nice to have gotten that big of a surprise before we started training! It meant the world to me that he was able to be here and watch me compete. It was a moment I will never forget.”
– Quincy Barr

Tomorrow, the Youth Olympic Games will wrap up with the final day of competition and the Closing Ceremony. All four cross-country skiers will be in action in the mixed 4 x 5km relay, figure skaters will compete in the figure skating team event and two athletes will compete in women’s snowboard halfpipe. Earlier today, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced that Youth Olympic Games gold medallists in pairs figure skating, Annika Behnke (Peace River, Alta.) and Kole Sauve (Edmonton, Alta.) will lead their teammates into the Gangwon 2024 Closing Ceremony while carrying the Canadian flag.

For full Team Canada results from Day 12, click here.

FEBRUARY 1 (Day 13)
*The “Potential / Comp. possible” column represents a potential phase of competition should a competitor advance. Rows in red are medal events.

Gold – 3 | Silver – 2 | Bronze – 0


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