World Cup Final 2017 Preliminary Team Announcement

    February 15, 2017

    To give athletes as much notice as possible to plan for the Canada World Cup Final March 17-19, 2017 in Quebec City, a preliminary selection announcement is provided below. This preliminary selection is based on 7.5.a-e of the Amendment to the Selection Criteria for Competitions (23-Jan-2017)

    The remainder of the selection process (7.5.f-g) will be completed after March 5 to allow consideration of all the international race results in February and early March.

    WSC Team
    Alex Harvey                           NST - CNEPH - Club Nordique Mont Ste Ann
    Devon Kershaw                      NST - Onaping Falls
    Len Valjas                               NST - Team Hardwood
    Jess Cockney                          NST - Foothills Nordic
    Graeme Killick                       NST - Ptarmigan Nordic
    Knute Johnsgaard                   NST - AWCA - Whitehorse
    Emily Nishikawa                    NST - Whitehorse
    Dahria Beatty                          NST - AWCA – Whitehorse
    Cendrine Browne                    NST - CNEPH - Fondeurs
    Katherine Stewart Jones          NST - TBay NTDC - Nakkertok
    Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt           NST - AWCA – Fondeurs-Laurentides

    FIS COC Leaders at end of Period 3
    Maya Macisaac-Jones             NST – AWCA – Rocky Mountain Racers
    Russell Kennedy                     Canmore Nordic

    World Junior Championships (top 12 result)
    Gareth Williams                      NST Jr – Telemark

    NorAm Ranking Top ranked athletes based on best 4 races (this excludes athletes selected above):
    Andy Shields (1st)                  Lappe
    Sophie Carrier-Laforte (6th)   CNEPH - Skinouk

    COC Points - Best 4 Cdn Results for WC Selection - Women
    COC Points - Best 4 Cdn Results for WC Selection - Men

    *PyeongChang World Cup results between 20 and 30 were not considered in this preliminary selection based on an analysis of the depth of field at this event. These results may be considered in the final selection process 7.5.f.