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Hockey Takes Center Stage in Sochi

The U.S. snared the gold and bronze in the women's snowboarding halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics. Salt Lake City's Kaitlyn Farrington is the gold medalist while the bronze was grabbed by teammate Kelly Clark. Clark was the gold medalist in Salt Lake City eight years ago.

Following the results in the women's halfpipe, Team USA had nine medals, three gold, one silver and five bronze.

Two-time defending gold medalist Shani Davis finished a disappointing eighth in the 1,000-meter speedskating event. Davis was hoping to become the first American male speedskater to capture the same event at three consecutive Olympics.

The U.S. women's curling team is close to being eliminated. They were beaten by China 7-4. The Americans would have to win all five of their remaining round-robin games to stand a chance of reaching the semifinals.

Click here for some of the best pictures from day five of the Winter Olympics.

Thursday attention shifts indoors where men's hockey gets underway for the Americans. Team USA will face Slovakia in the opening round. Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings will start in goal for the opener against Slovakia getting the nod over Ryan Miller and Jimmy Howard.

Day six of the Games is on tap Thursday night – WECT News at 11 will still air at its normal timeLIVE online here: http://bit.ly/IF1M4O and on mobile: http://bit.ly/18l5Vot. We'll have an additional LIVE broadcast on WECT after day four has wrapped up at 11:30 p.m.

Tonight's Primetime Lineup:

7p – Wheel of Fortune

7:30p – Jeopardy

8p - 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

11p – WECT News DIGITAL Edition (online and mobile)

11:30p – WECT News Special Edition

Keep an eye on the WECT Olympic Zone for complete coverage of the Games. On mobile? Download the free WECT News App and look for the 2014 Sochi Olympics section featured under the "more" tab.

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