Blais-Dufour, Henkelman selected to Canadian junior long track team

Calgary, Alberta, Jan. 31, 2014 – Geanne Blais-Dufour of Quebec and Jordan Henkelman of Calgary have been selected to Canada’s junior long track speed skating team for the upcoming world championships.

They join six previously identified Canadian 19-and-under skaters on the squad that will travel to Bjugn, Norway March 7-9.

Headlining the team are 2014 Canadian overall individual champions Isabelle Weidemann of Ottawa and Daniel Dubreuil of Levis, Que. Weidemann and Dubreuil repeated as gold medalists at the national junior championships Jan. 24-25 in Saskatoon, Sask.

The 2014 world junior team also includes Juliette Wheler of Saskatoon, Noemie Fiset of Quebec, Ben Donnelly of Oshawa and Alexandre Dery, also of Quebec.


About Speed Skating Canada

Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, the association is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial branches representing more than 13,000 individual members, and counting. SSC believes that sport is an apprenticeship for life and prizes respect for others, integrity, excellence of effort, as well as a safe, healthy environment. SSC recognizes and values its outstanding volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It also celebrates the 58 Olympic medals won by Canadian athletes since 1932, as well as the coaches, officials and other dedicated individuals who helped them on their journey. 


SSC is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values including our premium sponsors Intact Insurance and Samsung, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, and WinSport Canada.


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