I saw a bit of the junior men, junior pairs, and novice men. Roman Sadovsky and Nicolas Nadeau had been favourites of mine from last year (when they finished 1-2 at Challenge in novice), so it was great to see them continue their success in juniors. Nadeau's short program was one of my favourite programs in any discipline and level, and he got a good laugh out of the audience when he made a random fall on stroking into a part of his program. Unfortunately, he had a similar fall in the FP and the two falls together cost him the bronze medal. Sadovsky and Kan both have a good combination of strong jumping and good choreography, and I enjoyed both of their programs too. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to see Mathieu Nepton, so I'll have to check the archives.
Of the five novice men I saw, Eric Liu was my favourite, with a wonderfully musical program to Rach 2, so I was happy to see him pull off the win. I also really liked Daniel-Olivier Boulanger-Trottier, who was the leader after the SP but had jump problems in the free. He had the strongest basic skating of the skaters I saw and also had a fun ballroom dance themed program (right down to the number on the back of his costume).
In junior pairs, I thought after the SP that Purich and Arcieri were starting to gel, but I was disappointed with the FP. Purich has a lot of personality and really sells the programs, and Arcieri doesn't really keep up with her in that aspect. Hopefully they just need more time together, but they're not there yet. Strangely, last year I thought that Purich looked junior-ish compared to seniors...this year, I feel like she looks too senior compared to the other juniors. Bell & Sylvester have good elements, but a little bland on the presentation side. I thought that they might have shown more improvement from last season.