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Speed Skating Canada names Patrick Godbout as Communications and Media Relations Manager

Ottawa, March 20th, 2014 – Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is pleased to announce that Patrick Godbout will be its new Communications and Media Relations Manager effective Tuesday, April 1st.

Speed Skating Canada names Patrick Godbout as Communications and Media Relations Manager

Ottawa, March 20th, 2014 – Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is pleased to announce that Patrick Godbout will be its new Communications and Media Relations Manager effective Tuesday, April 1st.

 

2014 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships. An and Shim crowned World Champions. Charles Hamelin and Valérie Maltais take bronze

Montréal, March 16th, 2014 - The very last individual race of the Short Track Speed Skating World Championships, the 3000m, determined the final cumulative individual standings to crown the 2014 World Champions before 4500 spectators at Maurice-Richard Arena: Russia’s Victor An and Korea’s Suk-Hee Shim.
 
At the very last turn, Victor An was barely ahead of Charles Hamelin, who was convinced he could overtake him at the finish line. Unfortunately, Hamelin tripped up and slid into the mats. 
 

2014 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships Charles Hamelin wins bronze

Montréal, March 15th, 2014: The start line featured an impressive quartet of skaters. Russia’s Victor An, current Olympic champion, China’s Dajing Wu, silver medalist in Sochi, American J.R. Celski, world record holder and Canada’s Charles Hamelin (Sainte-Julie, Québec), 2010 Olympic champion competed in the 500m final of the Short Track Speed Skating World Championships at Montreal’s Maurice-Richard Arena.

Charles Hamelin wins bronze

2014 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships. Hamelin and Shim crowned at 1500m

Charles Hamelin (Ste-Julie, Québec), 1500m Olympic champion, claimed the world championship title today at the same distance, ahead of China’s Tianyu Han and Korea’s Se-Yeong Park at the Short Track Speed Skating World Championships in Montreal.

“The world championship title at this distance is as important to me as winning an Olympic medal”, declared Charles Hamelin, who found his way to lead the pack one many occasions in a final riddled with passing and overtaking.

2014 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships

Morrison wins 1000m while Blondin captures mass start bronze in Heerenveen, Netherlands

Denny Morrison’s medal haul continued Friday with a win in a 1000m race at the World Cup Final in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa followed with a bronze in a mass start race later the same day. With the win Morrison places second overall for the World Cup season in the 1000m.

Morrison’s winning time was one minute, 08.91 seconds. Shani Davis of the United States was second in 1:09.31 while Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands picked up the bronze in 1:09.25.

Charles Hamelin has 2018 in his sights Last event of the season: World Championships in Montreal

 

Strong Canadian results at the short track speed skating Junior World Championships

Montréal, March 11th, 2014 – The Canadian team had strong results, showing the country’s promise anddepth in short track speed skating at the Junior World Championships recently held in Erzurum, Turkey

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Fiset top Canadian on first day of ISU World Junior Long Track Championships

Noémie Fiset of Quebec posted the best result for Canada Friday on the first day of competition at the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Bjugn, Norway.

Fiset was 13th in the women’s 500m with a time of 41.09 seconds. Jeanne Blais-Dufour, also of Quebec, was 37th in 42.57.

Jordan Henkelman of Calgary was 18th in the men’s 500m in 37.50. Daniel Dubreuil of Levis, Que, was 24th in 37.44 and Alexandre Déry, also of Levis, 27th in 37.85.

Morrison leads Canadian team into Inzell World Cup March 7-9

Double medallist from the Sochi Winter Olympics Denny Morrison will lead the Canadian contingent at an ISU Essent World Cup long track speed skating competition in Inzell, Germany from March 7-9.

Morrison won a silver medal in the 1000m and bronze in the 1500m in Russia in February.  The Fort St. John, B.C., skater will compete in the 1000m on March 8 and the 1500m on March 9.

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