Canadian Junior Short Track Championship wraps up today in Calgary

Canadian Junior Short Track Championship wraps up today in Calgary
Shmyr, from B.C., is the women's overall points champion and Quebec's Gauthier is the men's winner

CALGARY (Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011) – The Canadian Junior Championship for short track wrapped to today at the Olympic Oval in Calgary after two days of competition. The Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA) hosted the event for the first time, on behalf of Speed Skating Canada (SSC).

The championship featured the 500-metre and 1,500-metre distances on Saturday, and the 1,000-metre and 1,500-metre races today.

The Canadian Junior Championship serves as the selection competition for the 2012 World Junior Championship being held in Melbourne, Australia from Feb. 24-26. Canada will send a team of four women and four men. Final ranking will be based on the total points from all four races. One of the spots has been reserved for Quebec City’s Alexandre St. Jean. He has been pre-selected for the world junior squad from his fall World Cup selections results.

The Canadian Junior Championship was made possible through the support of SSC, AASSA, Intact, Apogée, HBC, The Co-Op, Alberta Sport, Recreation, Park and Wildlife Foundation, Calgary Speed Skating Association and the Olympic Oval.

The top four skaters in each race and overall are as follows. For complete and official results, visit SSC’s results and rankings page. (First – 1,000 points; Second – 816; Third – 666; Fourth – 543)

Overall women:
1. Courtney Shmyr (Langley, B.C.) – 3,482 points
2. Léa Thibault (Laval, Que.) – 2,927
3. Audrey Phaneuf (Boucherville, Que.) – 2,245
4. Genève Bélanger (Montreal) – 1,881

Overall men:
1. Yoan Gauthier (Rivière-du-Loup, Que.) – 3,482 points
2. David Goulet (Montreal) – 2,925
3. Jean-Christophe Marando (Longueuil, Que.) – 2,841
4. Sébastien Landry (Montreal) – 2,348

Women’s 500 metres:
1. Courtney Shmyr (Langley, B.C.)
2. Léa Thibault (Laval, Que.)
3. Genève Bélanger (Montreal)
4. Audrey Phaneuf (Boucherville, Que.)

Men’s 500 metres:
1. Yoan Gauthier (Rivière-du-Loup, Que.)
2. Jean-Christophe Marando (Longueuil, Que.)
3. Sasha Fathoullin (Calgary)
4. Sébastien Landry (Montreal)

Women’s 1,000 metres:
1. Léa Thibault (Laval, Que.)
2. Audrey Phaneuf (Boucherville, Que.)
3. Courtney Shmyr (Langley, B.C.)
4. Joanie Gervais (Jonquière, Que.)

Men’s 1,000 metres:
1. Yoan Gauthier (Rivière-du-Loup, Que.)
2. Jean-Christophe Marando (Longueuil, Que.)
3. David Goulet (Montreal)
4. Vincent Morin (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Women’s 1,500(1) metres:
1. Namasthée Harris-Gauthier (Montreal)
2. Courtney Shmyr (Langley, B.C.)
3. Jessica Santos-Bouffard (Montreal)
4. Michelle MacKay (Pitt Meadows, B.C.)

Men’s 1,500(1) metres:
1. Sébastien Landry (Montreal)
2. David Goulet (Montreal)
3. Yoan Gauthier (Rivière-du-Loup, Que.)
4. Jean-Christophe Marando (Longueuil, Que.)

Women’s Super 1,500 metres:
1. Courtney Shmyr (Langley, B.C.)
2. Léa Thibault (Laval, Que.)
3. Genève Bélanger (Montreal)
4. Michelle MacKay (Pitt Meadows, B.C.)

Men’s Super 1,500 metres:
1. David Goulet (Montreal)
2. Yoan Gauthier (Rivière-du-Loup, Que.)
3. Jean-Christophe Marando (Longueuil, Que.)
4. Vincent Morin (Sherbrooke, Que.)

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