Bradette & Hamelin best overall skaters at National team selections #2

Bradette and Hamelin best overall skaters at National short track team selections #2

CALGARY – Quebecers Kasandra Bradette and François Hamelin were the best two skaters after three days of competition and fours individual races at the national short track team selections #2 in Calgary. The competition wrapped-up today with the 1,000 metres and Super 3,000 metres, for the top skaters. (Results).

After four races, Hamelin of Sainte-Julie, Que., was first 3,222 points. He was first in today’s 1,000 metres and seventh in the 3,000 metres. Bradette of St-Félicien, Que., earned 3,223 points for the top spot. She was first in the 1,000 metres and third in the 3,000 metres.

Rémi Beaulieu was second in the men’s overall ranking with 2,126 points, and Pier-Olivier Gagnon was third with 1,888. Both skaters are from Montreal. Jessica Hewitt of Kamloops, B.C., took second place for the women with 2,982 points and Montreal’s Sabrina Bourgela was third with 1,844.

This competition, along with the Canadian Open Championships in January, will be used to compile the 2011-12 Canadian rankings and assist in determining the top 12 men and 12 women for the 2012-13 national and development teams.

Men’s final ranking (province):
1st - Francois Hamelin (Quebec), 3,222 points; 2nd - Rémi Beaulieu (Quebec), 2,126; 3rd - Pier-Olivier Gagnon (Quebec), 1,888; 4th - Alexandre St-Jean (Quebec), 1,773; 5th - Guillaume Blais-Dufour (Quebec), 1,662; 6th - Gabriel Chiasson-Poirier (Quebec), 1,308; 7th - Patrick Duffy (Ontario), 1,146; 8th - Maxime Gauthier (Quebec), 1,137; 9th - Vincent Cournoyer (Quebec), 875; 10th - Jacob McKenzie (Ontario), 666; 11th - Yoan Gauthier (Quebec), 662; 12th - Dave Belval (Quebec), 427; 13th - Mathieu Larivière Lord (Quebec); 14th - Allyn Gagnon (Quebec); 15th - Jonathan Perez-Audy (Quebec); 16th - Rob Watson (Ontario); 17th - Mathieu Robitaille (Quebec); 18th - Sasha Fathoullin (Alberta); 19th - Vincent Egesborg (Quebec); 20th - Mikhail Choi (Quebec); 21st - David Goulet (Quebec); 22nd - Jean-Christophe Marando (Quebec); 23rd - Julien Collin Demers (Ontario); 24th - Benoit Larivière Lord (Quebec).

Women’s final ranking (province):
1st - Kasandra Bradette (Quebec), 3,223 points; 2nd - Jessica Hewitt (Quebec), 2,982; 3rd - Sabrina Bourgela (Quebec), 1,844; 4th - Namasthée Harris-Gauthier (Quebec), 1,577; 5th - Vanessa Bélanger-Marceau (Quebec), 1,531; 6th - Andrea Do-Duc (Quebec), 1,076; 7th - Léa Thibault (Quebec), 1,050; 8th - Ann-Véronique Michaud (Quebec), 1,046; 9th - Courtney Shmyr (B.C.), 612; 10th - Vicky Labourdette (Quebec), 566; 11th - Gillian Richmond (Alberta), 539; 12th - Michelle Mackay (B.C.), 480; 13th - Audrey Phaneuf (Quebec); 14th - Keri Morrison (Ontario); 15th - Ana Pacanins (Alberta); 16th - Elizabeth Albert (Quebec); 17th - Kim Boutin (Quebec); 18th - Camille DeSerres-Rainville (Quebec); 19th - Jessica Santos Bouffard (Quebec); 20th - Amélie Tremblay (Quebec); 21st - Marie-Claude Lemieux (Quebec); 22nd - Jesse Keca (B.C.); 23rd - Joannie Gervais (Quebec); 23rd - Jamie MacDonald (B.C.)