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Sylvia
04-20-2010, 02:59 AM
Copied over from the U.S. envelopes thread:

The 2010-2011 Canadian team is up. They will not be naming a junior team this year.

http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/athletes/national_teams/team_profiles/national_team/?CFID=11004592&CFTOKEN=72103134
Why won't a Junior team be named for the coming season?

Sylvia
04-20-2010, 03:03 AM
Nine singles skaters (ages 13-16) will participate in the 2010 National Development Camp, April 23-25, in Toronto -- link to press release: http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/news_views/press_room/news_releases/2010/apr19-10.cfm

ETA -- the 9 are:
Kimberly Moon-Chong, 13 [N1]
Natasha Purich, 14 [N2]
Jane Gray, 15 [N3]
Rachel Greben, 13 [N4]
Eri Nishimura, 15 [J1]
Samuel Angers, 16 [N2]
Peter O'Brien, 15 [N3]
Shane Firus, 16 [N7]
Jack Kermezian, 16 [N5]

sammyf
04-20-2010, 04:11 AM
Why won't a Junior team be named for the coming season?

No idea why, it's just what is says on their website.

http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/athletes/national_teams/athlete_selection/


Junior National Team
The Junior National Team is made up of athletes that placed in the top five in Singles, Pair and Dance at the BMO Junior Canadian Championships.

As of the 2010/2011 season only the National Team will be named.

Really
04-20-2010, 04:16 AM
Perhaps SC doesn't want Jr assignments to be limited to just the few who place well at Nationals. Given how skaters can change so much between Junior and Senior, this might not be a bad idea as some lower ranked skaters 'blossom' and show promise missing almost a year earlier.

screech
04-20-2010, 05:05 AM
I guess that squashes the Craig Buntin retirement rumors (for now), since he and Meagan are listed. YAY!!

flowerpower
04-20-2010, 05:23 AM
I guess that squashes the Craig Buntin retirement rumors (for now), since he and Meagan are listed. YAY!!

It looks like they've just listed the top 5 finishers in each discipline from Nationals. It doesn't mean they're all continuing; there may be retirements.

shutterbug
04-20-2010, 06:23 AM
Copied over from the U.S. envelopes thread:

Why won't a Junior team be named for the coming season?

I believe it has to do with the changes to the competition structure arising from the new LTAD model.


It looks like they've just listed the top 5 finishers in each discipline from Nationals. It doesn't mean they're all continuing; there may be retirements.

Does anyone know if the vacant spots left by the retiring teams/skaters will be filled?

pinky166
04-20-2010, 07:44 PM
Does this mean Kate Charobonneau will be doing another season as a junior? I assumed she'd be moving up to the senior level where she is 17 but I guess not.

oleada
04-20-2010, 07:55 PM
Charbonneau has nothing to gain from moving up at this point, IMO. Doing another season of the JGP, coming in as a "name" and improving her consistency with the harder jumps will help her a lot, I think. As nice as her skating is, artistically she's rather bland, so she can grow as a performer as well - she certainly has the potential. If she did the GP, she'd be stuck with bad draws and low PCS.

pinky166
04-20-2010, 08:25 PM
Charbonneau has nothing to gain from moving up at this point, IMO. Doing another season of the JGP, coming in as a "name" and improving her consistency with the harder jumps will help her a lot, I think. As nice as her skating is, artistically she's rather bland, so she can grow as a performer as well - she certainly has the potential. If she did the GP, she'd be stuck with bad draws and low PCS.

True. I just see her as a better skater than Szmiett and Samson at this point, even though they beat her at nationals.

euterpe
04-20-2010, 10:27 PM
Charbonneau is 47th on the ISU World Standings list and 39th on the Seasons Best list. She would be unlikely to receive GP invitations anyway. She can accrue better standings and more ISU points on the JGP circuit while working on presentation, and she might make it to the JGPF.

victoriajh
04-20-2010, 11:37 PM
I guess that squashes the Craig Buntin retirement rumors (for now), since he and Meagan are listed. YAY!!

i thought that too then I remembered the announcements right before the season began =( I have a sneaky feeling he is not coming back but I hope I am wrong!

Ziggy
04-23-2010, 05:19 AM
Why rumours? Craig Buntin has confirmed his retirement after the Olympic season a while ago. In fact, I don't think that he ever intended to compete beyond 2012 and it's something Meagan has been aware of all along.

From what I heard, Duhamel has teamed up with Eric Radford.

Top 5 finishers from Canadian Nationals have been simply listed. It'll surely be amended eventually.

blue_idealist
04-24-2010, 12:29 AM
I hope Shawn Sawyer stayyyyssssss.. pleaseeeeeeeeeee

Sylvia
05-07-2010, 05:47 PM
No idea why, it's just what is says on their website.

http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/athletes/national_teams/athlete_selection/
If you scroll down to the bottom of this page, there's a note as follows:

* Effective the 2010/2011 season, the Junior National Team will no longer be selected as per our new competition structure and focus on long-term athlete development.