Silver for Alex and Matthew at Junior Nationals; Joey 5th


Alex and Matthew skate at Junior Nationals (Skate Canada photo)

At the BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships in London Ontario. Skate Newfoundland and Labrador was represented by Joey Russell in Senior Men. Joey skated a brilliant short programme on Friday scoring 74.04 to place 3rd, landing a clean triple axel. He placed 5th overall after scoring 128.12 in the long for a provincial record total of 202.16.

At the BMO Junior Nationals Alex and Matthew Young won silver in novice pairs with a personal best score of 63.92 in the long programme (102.68 overall, only just short of the winner’s score of 102.87). ¬†They were in first place after the short programme with a score of 38.76. Alex and Matthew’s long programme can now be seen on Skatebuzz TV!

We congratulate former provincial team member Kaetlyn Osmond (now representing Alberta/NWT/NU) on her bronze medal in Junior women, and another former team member, Nick van Der Merwe (also now skating for Alberta) competed in Junior men. Section official Corey Sutherland acted as a technical specialist at Junior Nationals.

BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships results
Junior Nationals results

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