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Laurent Dubreuil the top Canadian with a 6th place overall ranking at the 2017 ISU World Sprint Championships

Calgary, February 26, 2017 – Laurent Dubreuil came up with a sixth place finish overall as the top Canadian, while Heather McLean finished seventh with two personal best times and Vincent De Haître placed second in the men’s 1000m event, ranking him ninth overall, Sunday, on the second and last day of the 2017 ISU World Sprint Championships held at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.
 

Vincent De Haître smashes 1000m national record to take second spot on the first day of the 2017 ISU World Sprint Championships

Calgary, February 25, 2017 – Vincent De Haître broke an almost 10-year-old Canadian 1000m record which was previously held by Olympic medalist Jeremy Wotherspoon, placing him second in that distance and eighth after two events, while Laurent Dubreuil skated to two personal bests, ranking him sixth overall, and Heather McLean was in 13th place with her combined results after the first day of competition, Saturday, of the 2017 ISU World Sprint Championships held until Sunday at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.

Calgary to host world’s best 500m and 1000m long track speed skaters at the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships

Calgary, February 22, 2017 – Less than a year away from the 2018 Olympic Games, Calgary will host the world's best 56 sprint events specialists (500m and 1000m) who will pursue their preparation at the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships, February 25-26.
 
At this competition, skaters will each take part in two 500m races and two 1000m events to crown a champion based on the cumulative ranking. Each day, one race in each distance will be held, and the only medals to be awarded will come at the end of the competition, based on cumulative ranking.
 

Lamarche and Fish each win a bronze in mass start to conclude the 2017 ISU World Junior Long Track Championships

Helsinki, Finland, February 19, 2017 – Béatrice Lamarche and Graeme Fish each won a bronze medal in their respective mass start races, Sunday, to allow Canada to finish the ISU World Junior Long Track Speed Skating Championships held in Helsinki, Finland, with a total of eight medals.
 
The Canadian team therefore came in second in medal standings, which were dominated by the Netherlands with a tally of 20. Russia, Japan and Norway each came up with four medals to end up tied for third place.
 

Canada wins five medals on Saturday at the 2017 ISU World Junior Long Track Championships

Helsinki, Finland, February 18, 2017 – Canada won five medals, one silver and four bronze, including the one that went to Tyson Langelaar for finishing third in the men's overall individual standings, Saturday, at the ISU World Junior Long Track Speed Skating Championships to be held until Sunday in Helsinki, Finland.