Long track team notes for World Cup #5

Team notes for ISU Long Track World Cup #5 in Harbin, China

HARBIN, China
– Canada’s long track speed skating team travelled from Nagano, Japan, to take part in the fifth Essent ISU World Cup of the season on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16. See the table below for the athletes and their specific distances.

World Cup #5 will feature the sprint distances, 500 metres, 1,000 metres and team sprint. Anastasia Bucsis and Danielle Wotherspoon will be competing for the women, and the men will be represented by Alex Boisvert-Lacroix, William Dutton, Jamie Gregg, Gilmore Junio, Denny Morrison and Philippe Riopel.

Team notes for World Cup #5
Harbin, China - Heilongjiang Provincial Speed Skating Oval

Schedule

(Harbin, China is 13 hours ahead of Ottawa, ET)

Saturday, Dec. 15
*11:30 a.m. (Friday, 10:30 p.m., ET): Division B: Men's and Women's 500m and 1000m
3 p.m. (2 a.m., ET): Division A: Men's and Women's 500m and 1000m
Sunday, Dec. 16
*noon (Saturday, 11 p.m., ET): Division B: Men's and Women's 500m and 1000m
3 p.m. (2 a.m., ET): Division A: Men's and Women's 500m, 1000m and team sprint
* times subject to change

ISU results website; Event website


Team Notes

  • SSC’s media guide.
  • At World Cup #1 in Heerenveen, Netherlands (Nov. 16-18), Canada collected two individual gold medals and a bronze in the women's team pursuit. The Canadian women had seven top 10 finishes, including the medals, while the men had six.
  • At World Cup #2 in Kolomna, Russia (Nov. 24-25), Canada collected two individual medals, a silver and bronze. The Canadian women had two top 10 finishes, including the medals, while the men had one.
  • At World Cup #3 in Astana, Kazakhstan (Dec. 1-2), Canada collected one individual medal, a gold by Christine Nesbitt in the 1500m, and one gold medal in women's team pursuit. The Canadian women had three top 10 finishes, including the medals, while the men had two in the top 10.
  • At World Cup #4 in Nagano, Japan (Dec. 8-9), Canada won a gold and two silver individual medals, and a gold in men's team sprint. The Canadian women had four top 10 finishes, including the medals, while the men had seven in the top 10.
  • The World Cup Podium Tracker by Intact Insurance stands at $30,000 (8 gold, 14 silver; 8 bronze). Intact Insurance will award $1,000 in cash and prizes to a local speed skating club with each individual medal win. From the last World Cups (short and long track), the following clubs will each receive $1,000 from the program: the Milton Speed Skating Club, the Club de patinage de vitesse de Portneuf, the Eastman Speed Skating Club, the Club de patinage de vitesse de Montréal-Gadbois, and the Regina Speed Skating Club.

Team staff

Mike Crowe – Coach and team leader

Canadian athletes for fall World Cups (updated Dec. 10, 2012)

* National team athlete; # Development team athlete

WomenWC (1)GoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC #5
Ivanie Blondin #90101OttawaNext WC: Winter TBD
Anastasia Bucsis *170000Calgary500, 1000
Kali Christ *60000ReginaNext WC: Winter TBD
Kaylin Irvine #50000CalgaryNext WC: Winter TBD
Cindy Klassen *5813131339WinnipegNext WC: Winter TBD
Christine Nesbitt *5231171563London, Ont.Next WC: Winter TBD
Shannon Rempel #5814611WinnipegNext WC: Winter TBD
Brittany Schussler *640156WinnipegNext WC: Winter TBD
Brianne Tutt #30000Airdrie, Alta.Next WC: Winter TBD
Danielle Wotherspoon #260000Red Deer, Alta.500
Totals298453639120
MenWC (1)GoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC #5
Jordan Belchos *190000TorontoNext WC: Winter TBD
Alex Boisvert-Lacroix #50000Sherbrooke, Que.500
Tyler Derraugh90000WinnipegNext WC: Winter TBD
Laurent Dubreuil *20000Lévis, Que.Next WC: Winter TBD
William Dutton #100000Humboldt, Sask.500
Mathieu Giroux100000Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que.Next WC: Winter TBD
Jamie Gregg *251113Edmonton500, 1000
Gilmore Junio *120101Calgary500
Lucas Makowsky *360101ReginaNext WC: Winter TBD
Denny Morrison *547171337Fort St. John, B.C.500, 1000
Philippe Riopel #220000Lachenaie, Que.1000
Stefan Waples #40000WinnipegNext WC: Winter TBD
Totals2088201442

(1) WC denotes number of participations at World Cups.


World Cup medals won by Canadians this season

RaceRankSkaterTimeWorld CupDate
PursuitBronzeBlondin, Nesbitt, Schussler3:02.33WC-1, Heerenveen18/11/12
PursuitGoldBlondin, Nesbitt, Schussler2:58.40WC-3, Astana2/12/12
SprintGoldDerraugh, Dutton, Junio WC-4, Nagano9/12/12
1000GoldDenny Morrison1:09.43WC-1, Heerenveen17/11/12
1500GoldChristine Nesbitt1:56.35WC-1, Heerenveen17/11/12
1500BronzeChristine Nesbitt1:56.16WC-2, Kolomna24/11/12
Mass startSilverIvanie Blondin19 ptsWC-2, Kolomna24/11/12
1500GoldChristine Nesbitt1:57.18WC-3, Astana2/12/12
1000SilverChristine Nesbitt1:15.24WC-4, Nagano8/12/12
1000GoldChristine Nesbitt1:15.13WC-4, Nagano9/12/12
1000SilverDenny Morrison1:09.64WC-4, Nagano9/12/12
500SilverGilmore Junio35.16WC-4, Nagano9/12/12

World Cup Rankings by distance

Women500m1000m1500m3000m/5000mMass startPursuitOverall
Men500m1000m1500m5000m/10000mMass startPursuitOverall