OTTAWA, ON: Two- time world pair champions Meagan Duhamel, 31, Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford, 32, Balmertown, Ont., have updated their coaching team for the 2017-2018 season and will no longer be coached by Richard Gauthier.

“Meagan and I thank Richard from the bottom of hearts for all he has done for us. His influence in our lives will extend far beyond the arena. This was an extremely difficult decision but now we will concentrate and focus on the important upcoming season,” stated Radford.

“Eric and I felt like we wanted to make some changes to our training. We will be forever grateful to Richard. Everything we’ve achieved in our career wouldn’t have been possible without him. We wish him the best,” added Duhamel.

Bruno Marcotte will act as head coach with support from John Zimmerman. John Kerr has also joined the team as their choreographer, alongside Julie Marcotte.