Canadian Junior Championships & Canada Cup wrap

Canadian Junior Long Track Championships and Canada Cup 3 wrap up today

SASKATOON – Hosted by the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club, on behalf of Speed Skating Canada and the Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association, the Canadian Junior Long Track Championships and Canada Cup 3 wrapped up today after three days of competition at Saskatoon’s Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval.

Alberta’s Kate Hanly and Quebec’s François Déry were crowned Canadian junior all-round champions on Saturday. The junior sprint titles were determined today by the cumulative of four races from the 500- and 1,000-metre distances. Hanly again took the women’s crown, and she was joined by fellow Albertan Stefan Dilger for the men’s sprint title.

The fourth and last Canada Cup of the season is in Calgary from March 15 to 18. The winners of this weekend’s Canada Cup 3 races were as follows:

Women’s first 500 metres: Jennessa Kemp of Alberta

Women’s second 500 metres: Marsha Hudey of Saskatchewan

Women’s first 1000 metres: Elyce Henry of B.C.

Women’s second 1000 metres: Elyce Henry of B.C.

Women’s 1,500 metres: Jennessa Kemp of Alberta

Women’s 3,000 metres: Victoria Spence of B.C.

Men’s first 500 metres: Alex Boisvert-Lacroix

Men’s second 500 metres: Alex Boisvert-Lacroix

Men’s first 1000 metres: Martin Corbett of Ontario

Men’s second 1000 metres: Mykola Makowsky of Saskatchewan

Men’s 1,500 metres: Martin Corbett of Ontario

Men’s 5,000 metres: Alec Janssens of B.C.

Up to five junior men and women will represent Canada at the Junior World Cup in Calgary from Feb. 10-12 and the Essent ISU World Junior Championships in Obihiro, Japan, from March 2-4. Junior skaters must have reached the age of 14, but not the age of 19 by July 1, 2011, as well as meeting ISU standard requirements for each distance.