Short track team notes for World Cup #3

Samsung World Cup Short Track

Team notes for World Cup #3, Nagoya, Japan

NAGOYA, Japan – After a four-week competition break since the last record-setting World Cup in Montreal, Speed Skating Canada’s short track team is in Nagoya, Japan for the third Samsung ISU World Cup of the season from Friday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 2. Listed below are the individual races each skater will take part in.

Qualification rounds are on Friday include both 1,500-metre races, the 500 metres, the 1,000 metres and relays. Saturday’s races will see the first 1,500-metre race, the 500-metre competitions and the men and women’s relay semifinals. On Sunday, there will be the second 1,500-metre and 1,000-metre races, as well as the relay finals.


(Nagoya, Japan is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time)

Friday, Nov. 30
9:30 a.m. (7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Nov. 29): Preliminary round for 500m, 1000m, first 1500m, second 1500m and quarter final relay heats
Saturday, Dec. 1
9 a.m. (7 p.m. ET, Friday, Nov. 30): Repechage for 500m and first 1500m
2 p.m. (midnight ET, Friday, Nov. 30): 500m quarter finals, semifinals and finals; first 1500m semifinals and finals; and relay semifinals
Sunday, Dec. 2
9 a.m. (7 p.m. ET, Saturday, Dec. 1): Repechage for 1000m and second 1500m
2 p.m. (midnight ET, Saturday, Dec. 1): 1000m quarter finals, semifinals and finals; second 1500m semifinals and finals; and relay finals

ISU Result website; Event website

Team Notes

  • SSC’s media guide.
  • At World Cup #1 in Calgary (Oct. 19-21), Canada collected four individual silver medals and a bronze, as well as a bronze in the men's relay.
  • At World Cup #2 in Montreal (Oct. 26-28), Canada collected three individual gold medals, five silver and three bronze, as well a silver in the women's relay. The 12 total medals are the most for Canada at one World Cup.
  • The World Cup Podium Tracker by Intact Insurance for the 2012-13 season stands at $20,000 (5 gold, 10 silver; 5 bronze). Intact Insurance will award $1,000 in cash and prizes to a local speed skating club with each individual medal win. The last two seasons, Intact Insurance awarded more than $50,000 in cash and prizes.


  • Valérie Maltais set the world and Canadian 1000 m record of *1:27.653 at World Cup #1 in the qualification round on Oct. 19 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. She set the Canadian record of 1:27.895 at the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 15 at the Olympic Oval. *Her world record was beat by Suk Hee Shim of Korea, 1:26.661, at World Cup #1 in Calgary on Oct. 21.
  • Michael Gilday, Charles Hamelin, François Hamelin and Oliver Jean set the world and Canadian relay record of 6:30.958 at World Cup #1 on Oct. 19 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. The foursome broke the Canadian record on Sept. 16 at the Olympic Oval during the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 16 with a time of 6:32.909.
  • Charles Hamelin set the Canadian 500 m record of 40.125 seconds in the final of the second 500 m race at the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 16 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.
  • Olivier Jean set the Canadian 1000 m record of 1:21.815 in the final of the first 1000 m race at the fall World Cup selections on Sept. 15 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.

Team staff

Jennifer Cottin - Team leader and SSC short track program coordinator
Frédéric Blackburn - Head coach, women
Derrick Campbell - Head coach, men

Canadian team for fall World Cups

SkaterWCGoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC #3
Marie-Eve Drolet181618Laterrière, Que.500, 1500 (1)
Jessica Gregg202237Edmonton1500 (1), 1500 (2)
Jessica Hewitt150000Langley, B.C.1000, 1500 (2)
Valérie Maltais151124La Baie, Que.1000, 1500 (2)
Marianne St. Gelais1794316St. Félicien, Que.500, 1500 (1)
Caroline Truchon100011Chicoutimi, Que.500, 1000
SkaterWCGoldSilverBronzeTotalHometownRaces for WC #3
Guillaume Bastille163249Rivière-du-Loup, Que.1500 (1), 1500 (2)
Michael Gilday191539Yellowknife1000, 1500 (2)
Charles Hamelin4318161953Sainte-Julie, Que.500, 1500 (1)
François Hamelin190145Sainte-Julie, Que.500, 1500 (1)
Olivier Jean2576518Lachenaie, Que.500, 1000
Liam McFarlane60112Medicine Hat, Alta.1000, 1500 (2)

World Cup medals won by Canadians this season

Race RankSkater#TimeWorld CupDate
Bastille, *Gilday, *C. Hamelin, *F. Hamelin, *Jean
6:30.958WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
Drolet, *Gregg, *Maltais, *St-Gelais, *Truchon
4:14.910WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (2)M1Bastille, Guillaume41.376WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
1000 (2)W2Drolet, Marie-Eve1:29.449WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
1000 (2)M2Gilday, Michael1:23.114WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
500 (2)M2Gilday, Michael41.574WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (1)W2Gregg, Jessica43.928WC-2, Montreal27/10/12
500 (2)W1Gregg, Jessica44.221WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
1500M3Hamelin, Charles2:10.822WC-1, Calgary20/10/12
500M2Hamelin, Charles40.420WC-1, Calgary21/10/12
1000M2Hamelin, Charles1:26.045WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (1)M2Hamelin, Charles41.484WC-2, Montreal27/10/12
1000 (1)M2Jean, Olivier1:23.748WC-1, Calgary20/10/12
500 (1)M3Jean, Olivier41.916WC-2, Montreal27/10/12
1000W1Maltais, Valérie1:30.865WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (2)M3McFarlane, Liam41.479WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (2)W2St-Gelais, Marianne44.408WC-2, Montreal28/10/12
500 (2)W3Truchon, Caroline44.354WC-2, Montreal28/10/12

# Best time in that distance during this World Cup.
* skated in the final

World Cup rankings by distance