Speed Skating Canada also selects Junior Team for the remainder of the 2021-2022 season
CALGARY, ALBERTA – Laura Hall (Alberta) and Max Poulin (Alberta) were crowned the Junior Canadian Allround Champions at Long Track Canada Cup 3 held on the weekend of March 11-13, 2022 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. Hall and Poulin secured their titles after finishing first in the overall rankings at the end of the competition.
Sofia Bieber (Manitoba) came in second in the women’s overall rankings behind Hall, while Ariane Fournier (Québec) came in third.
“It is exciting to be able to put together a full good competition, in all the distances, and I got a bunch of personal bests, so I am glad that all the work paid off. After a lot of interruptions this season, it is very nice to skate a full competition with fast ice times. It feels really nice to be able to race again.”Laura Hall
Poulin is joined on the men’s podium by Jalen Doan (Alberta) who finished second and Luca Veeman (Saskatchewan) who finished third.
“I am in a bit of shock. I mean I expected to hopefully do well this weekend, but I never expected to finish first. It feels good to be back on the ice and see all my friends.”Max Poulin
Results from the Long Track Canada Cup 3 were also used by Speed Skating Canada to name four men and four women to its Junior Team for the remainder of the season. The 2021-2022 Long Track Junior Team is comprised of Poulin, Doan, Veeman, Antoine Hamel (Québec), Hall, Bieber, Fournier and Alyson Lalonde (Québec).