What to watch: Day 6 at Sochi 2014

The sixth day of action includes Sonja Gaudet, Rolf Pedersen and Greg Westlake. 13 Mar 2014
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Forward Greg Westlake helped Canada go 3-0 in the preliminary round to finish first in Group A at Sochi 2014.

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The ice sledge hockey semi-finals are expected to draw large crowds on Day 6 at Sochi 2014.


Canada head into the final day of the wheelchair curling round robin sessions with a 6-1 record and are the two-time defending Paralympic champions in the sport led by Sonja Gaudet. Slovakia, with a 4-3 mark, sit in a tie for third place and will play Canada at 9:30 (MSK) as they try to make a push for a spot in the semi-finals.


The first ice sledge hockey semi-final will take place at 13:00 (MSK) at Shayba Arena, as Norway take on host nation Russia. Led by defenceman Rolf Pedersen, Norway have medalled in sledge hockey at ever Paralympic Winter Games, including a bronze-medal finish at Vancouver 2010. Although Russia are making their Paralympic debut in the sport, they have already proven their toughness by finishing first in Group B in the preliminary round and knocking off defending Paralympic champions USA.


The Canada-USA semi-final match at 20:00 (MSK) is expected to steal the headlines, with the top two ranked teams and rivals battling it out for a place in the gold-medal game. Canada, led by forwards Greg Westlake and Brad Bowden, and the reigning world champions, while the USA, anchored by goaltender Steve Cash and forward Josh Pauls, are the defending Paralympic champions.

The men’s slalom will come to a conclusion in the evening hours across all three classes, with Slovakia’s Jakub Krako, France’s Vincent Gauthier-Manuel and Japan’s Taiki Morii all in action.