There was a thread for Canadian ice dance 2012/2013, but there doesn't seem to be one for 2013/2014 that I can find. There are the individual threads for the top teams, of course (Virtue/Moir, Weaver/Poje, Gilles/Poirier, Paul/Islam), but nothing for general discussion about the other senior teams and the junior level teams. Hopefully this thread will become that general discussion for other teams.
It's time to start one, I think, because Mackenzie Bent/Garrett MacKeen should be congratulated on their first ever JGP gold medal this weekend at the JGP Riga (Latvia). Last season they won a bronze at the JGP in Austria, which was their best JGP standing previous to this. Their next assignment is the JGP in Kosice, Slovakia. If they get on the podium there (certainly a possibility), they have a reasonable chance of making the JGP Final.
They didn't establish any new international personal bests in winning the gold, but they almost matched their previous short dance personal best from last season's Junior Worlds. Their free dance score was about the same as their free dance score from junior worlds. That's a good start for the season; hopefully they can build on that.
Their free dance from Riga is here.
Congratulations to them!
ETA: Moderator, please see Sylvia's post below. If this thread is more appropriate to the GSD, could you please move it? Thanks.