Staff Sgt. Matt Mortensen takes off from the start line during a practice run at the 2017 World Cup competition at Lake Placid, New York. Mortensen, a World Class Athlete, qualified for his third Olympics. U.S. Army photo by Joe Lacdan

Now that the 2018 Winter Olympics are underway, it’s time to buckle in for a month of icy athleticism. Among the 242 Team USA members we have to root for, Long Island has five hometown heroes going for the gold this February in Korea. Here’s how to follow them.

John Daly

This three-time Us Olympic Skelton racer from West Islip will compete 8 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, then 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. Follow him on Twitter at @JohnDalyUSA, his Facebook page and on Instagram at @johndalyusa

Matt Gilroy

The Team USA men’s hockey defenseman, a former New York Ranger and North Bellmore native, is making his first Olympic appearance. Team USA plays Slovenia at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, Slovakia at 10:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 and Olympians from Russia at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 before the playoffs begin Tuesday, Feb. 20. Follow him on Facebook

Justin Krewson

This Eastport native is aiming for a doubles luge medal with his partner, Jayson Terdiman. Six training rounds between Sunday and Tuesday will be followed by the main event 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Follow him on Facebook. His Instagram handle is @krewsonusa 

Devin Logan

This former Oceanside resident won a silver medal in the slope style competition in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. This time, the freeskier is also competing in the ski halfpipe contest.

The Women’s Slopestyle Qualifying at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 can be live streamed here and the final at 11 p.m. the same day can be live streamed here. The Women’s Ski Halfpipe Qualifying at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 can be live streamed here and the final at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 can be live streamed here. NBC will air the competition as well.

Follow Logan on Twitter at @dlogan, her Facebook page and on Instagram at @devinlogan

Matt Mortenson

This double Luger from Huntington Station is making his second Olympic run. Six training rounds between Sunday and Tuesday will be followed by the main event 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Follow him on Twitter at @MMortensenUSA, Instagram at @mmortensenusa and on Facebook.

 

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