Canadian figure skaters in Italy for Egna Spring Trophy

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have 14 entries, for a total of 17 skaters competing in Egna, Italy, for the 2018 Egna Spring Trophy. The international event takes place April 5-8, 2018, with competition for men, women and pairs at the novice, junior and senior levels. Canada will have entries in novice and junior, including two junior men, one junior woman, three novice men, five novice women and three novice pairs.

Canadian junior champion Matthew Markell, 18, Prescott, Ont., is the first of two junior Canadian men entries. Markell trains in Prescott, Ont., with coaches Allie Hann-McCurdy and Michael Coreno.

Beresford Clements, 16, Gibsons, B.C., is the second Canadian junior men entry. This season, Clements won the silver medal in junior at the Autumn Classic International. He is coached by Joanne McLeod and Neil Wilson in Burnaby, B.C.

Canadian junior silver medallist Sarah-Maude Blanchard, 17, Sherbrooke, Que., is the Canadian entry in junior women. She trains in Sherbrooke, Que., with coaches Marie-Christine Grenier and Odrée Grenier.

Canadian novice champion Alec Guinzbourg, 13, Kingston, Ont., is the first of three Canadian novice men entries. He trains in Richmond Hill, Ont., with coaches Andrei Berezintsev and Inga Zusev.

Canadian novice silver medallist Aleksa Rakic, 13, Burnaby, B.C., is the second Canadian novice men entry. Rakic trains in Burnaby, B.C., with coaches Joanne McLeod and Neil Wilson.

Canadian novice bronze medallist Brian Chiem, 16, Edmonton, Alta., rounds out the Canadian novice men entries. He trains in Edmonton, Alta., with coach Ravi Walia.

Canadian novice champion Amelia Orzel, 14, Woodbridge, Ont., is the first of five Canadian novice women entries. Orzel trains in Richmond Hill, Ont., with coach Eva Najarro.

Canadian novice silver medallist Daria Carr, 14, Kelowna, B.C., is the second Canadian novice women entry. She trains in Kelowna, B.C., with coaches Karen Mongrain and Jason Mongrain.

Canadian novice bronze medallist Sandrine Bouchard, 15, Lévis, Que., is the third Canadian novice women entry. Bourchard trains in Lévis, Que., with coaches Lise Bellemare and Martine Simard.

Leah Lee, 13, Vancouver, B.C., is the fourth Canadian novice women entry. Lee trains in Vancouver, B.C., with coach Jennifer Yibing Jiang.

Mélaurie Boivin, 14, Alma, Que., will also represent Canada in novice women. She trains in Chicoutimi, Que., with coach Marlène Picard.

Canadian novice champions Brooke McIntosh, 13, Toronto, Ont., and Brandon Toste, 15, Mississauga, Ont., are one of three Canadian novice pairs entries. They train in Mississauga, Ont., with coach Andrew Evans.

Canadian novice silver medallists Marine Pouliot, 13, Lorraine, Que., and Alexandre Simard, 17, Rivière-Ouelle, Que., will also represent Canada in novice pairs. Pouliot and Simard train in Rosmère, Que., under coaches Yvan Desjardins and Violaine Émard.

Canadian novice bronze medallists Camille Perreault, 13, Orford, Que., and Bryan Pierro, 17, St-Hubert, Que., are the final Canadian novice pairs entry. They train in Chambly, Que., with coach Marc-André Craig.

André Bourgeois, Skate Canada NextGen Director, and Manon Perron of Boucherville, Que., are the Canadian team leaders at the event. André-Marc Allain of Gatineau, Que., is the sole Canadian official at the event.

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Discipline Name Age Hometown Club Coach
Junior Men Matthew Markell 18 Prescott, Ont. Prescott FSC Allie Hann-McCurdy / Michael Coreno
Junior Men Beresford Clements 16 Gibsons, B.C. Champs International SC Joanne McLeod / Neil Wilson
Junior Women Sarah-Maude Blanchard 17 Sherbrooke, Que. CPA Sherbrooke Marie-Christine Grenier / Odrée Grenier
Novice Men Alec Guinzbourg 13 Kingston, Ont. Richmond Training Centre Andrei Berezintsev / Inga Zusev
Novice Men Aleksa Rakic 13 Burnaby, B.C. Champs International SC Joanne McLeod / Neil Wilson
Novice Men Brian Chiem 16 Edmonton, Alta. Ice Palace FSC Ravi Walia
Novice Women Amelia Orzel 14 Woodbridge, Ont. York Region Skating Academy WC Eva Najarro
Novice Women Daria Carr 14 Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna FSC Karen Mongrain / Jason Mongrain
Novice Women Sandrine Bouchard 15 Lévis, Que. CPA St-Romuald/St-Jean Lise Bellemare / Martine Simard
Novice Women Leah Lee 13 Vancouver, B.C. Sunset FSC Jennifer Yibing Jiang
Novice Women Mélaurie Boivin 14 Alma, Que. CPA Chicoutimi Marlène Picard
Novice Pairs Brooke McIntosh / Brandon Toste 13/15 Toronto, Ont. / Mississauga, Ont. Canadian Ice Academy / Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club Andrew Evans
Novice Pairs Marine Pouliot / Alexandre Simard 13/17 Lorraine, Que. / Rivière-Ouelle, Que. CPA Lorraine / CPA La Pocatière Yvan Desjardins / Violaine Émard
Novice Pairs Camille Perreault / Bryan Pierro 13/17 Orford, Que. / St-Hubert, Que. CPA Magog / CPA St-Hubert / Centre Jeunesse Performance Plus Marc-André Craig
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