Speed Skating Canada Names Provisional Short Track Teams for 2021-2022 Season

Twelve skaters named to World Cup racing pool and remain in contention to represent Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Speed Skating Canada announces today the provisional composition of its short track high performance teams for the 2021-2022 season, which includes the National Team, NextGen Team and the Racing Pool for the Special Olympic Qualification Competitions (SOQC).

The team nominations were made following the 2021 Canadian Short Track Championships presented by Intact Insurance, which was hosted in Montreal from August 21 to 29. Nominations were based on the final adjusted rankings from the competition, while also taking into consideration the recommendations of national program coaches and athlete evaluations for bye requests and discretionary nominations.

It is important to note that the composition of these teams could potentially change in coming weeks should an appeal be submitted and accepted. Teams will not be made official until the appeal period has passed and a decision on those appeals – should any be received – has been made.

2021-2022 National Team Composition

The provisional National Team for 2021-2022 remains largely unchanged from last season. Sherbrooke’s Nicolas Perreault is the only new addition. He joins veterans Charles Hamelin, Kim Boutin and Pascal Dion; consistent international performers Courtney Sarault, Alyson Charles and Steven Dubois; and 17-year old up-and-comer Florence Brunelle, among others.

Women’s Team

  1. Kim Boutin
  2. Courtney Sarault
  3. Florence Brunelle
  4. Alyson Charles
  5. Danaé Blais
  6. Camille De Serres-Rainville
  7. Claudia Gagnon
  8. Rikki Doak

Men’s Team

  1. Steven Dubois
  2. Pascal Dion
  3. Jordan Pierre Gilles
  4. Charles Hamelin
  5. William Dandjinou
  6. Nicolas Perreault
  7. Maxime Laoun
  8. Alphonse Ouimette

2021-2022 SOQC Racing Pool Composition

The members of the SOQC Racing Pool will represented Canada on the World Cup circuit this fall. They’ll put themselves in contention for the Beijing 2022 team based on their performances at those four World Cup competitions, which are scheduled for Beijing (CHN) and Nagoya (JPN) in October, and Debrecen (HUN) and Dordrecht (NED) in November.

Women’s Racing Pool

  1. Kim Boutin
  2. Courtney Sarault
  3. Florence Brunelle
  4. Alyson Charles
  5. Danaé Blais
  6. Camille De Serres-Rainville

Men’s Racing Pool

  1. Steven Dubois
  2. Pascal Dion
  3. Jordan Pierre Gilles
  4. Charles Hamelin
  5. Maxime Laoun
  6. William Dandjinou

2021-2022 NextGen Team Composition

The provisional NextGen team for 2021-2022 features fives returning skaters from last season, along with seven athletes that are new to the national program. New faces include Quebec skaters Anne-Clara Belley, Béatrice Delorme, Miao Qi, Jérôme Courtemanche, Alexandre Migner and Émilien Blackburn, as well as British Columbia’s Samuel Green.

Women’s Team

  1. Ann-Sophie Bachand
  2. Victoria Gareau
  3. Wren Acorn
  4. Anne-Clara Belley
  5. Béatrice Delorme
  6. Miao Qi

Men’s Team

  1. Jérôme Courtemanche
  2. Alexandre Migner
  3. Félix Roussel
  4. Samuel Green
  5. Émilien Blackburn
  6. Philippe Daudelin