Lo­cal syn­chro teams per­form well at re­gion­als

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

A num­ber of lo­cal teams re­cently re­turned from the 2014 At­lantic Re­gional Syn­chro­nized Skat­ing Cham­pi­onships at The Glacier in Mount Pearl on Jan 31- Feb 1.

Skaters from the Con­cep­tion Bay North Skat­ing Club, the Trin­ity Pla­cen­tia Fig­ure Skat­ing Club in Whit­bourne, PARC Skat­ing Club in Pla­cen­tia all com­peted in the event to vary­ing de­grees of suc­cess.

CBNSC sent three teams to the com­pe­ti­tion, while Trin­ity Pla­cen­tia had four teams and PARC also sent four teams.

In the be­gin­ner II cat­e­gory, the Ice Gems of CBNSC fin­ish­ing sec­ond in the di­vi­sion by just .03.

The Frost Bites of PARCSC fin­ished fourth in the di­vi­sion.

In the pre-novice syn­chro di­vi­sion, the T.P. Ex­plo­sions placed took home the bronze medal af­ter a third place fin­ish.

The Ice Caps, of PARCSC, fin- ished in fifth, while CBNSC’s Ici­cles fin­ished in sixth.

PARCSC took home a medal in the Be­gin­ner I Syn­chro di­vi­sion when the Frosty Blades fin­ished in third place. The T.P. Sparks, of TPFSC, fin­ished just be­hind them in fourth place.

The Ici­cles team that placed sixth also brought home the Butt Tro­phy. This tro­phy is voted on by the par­tic­i­pat­ing teams and is awarded to the team that best de­mostrates the qual­i­ties of good sports­man­ship, spirit of fair play, co­op­er­a­tion and friend­ship.

The fol­low­ing are re­sults for other teams in the com­pe­ti­tion:

• T.P. Erup­tions (TPFSC) — sev­enth, el­e­men­tary;

• Ice Creams (CBNSC) — fourth, ju­ve­nile;

• T.P. Flames (TPFSC) — fifth, ju­ve­nile;

• Frosty Crys­tals (PARCSC) — sixth, ju­ve­nile.

The Ice Creams fin­ished fin­ished fourth in the ju­ve­nile di­vi­sion at the 2014 At­lantic Re­gional Syn­chro­nized Skat­ing Cham­pi­onships at The Glacier in Mount Pearl on Jan 31- Feb 1. Mem­bers of the team are: floor (l-r) — Rachel Drover, Bri­anna Rus­sell, Emily Craig and Ju­lia Keefe; front — Sarah Daw­son, Ha­ley Dawe, He­lena Churchill and coach Melissa Saun­ders; mid­dle — Han­nah Green, Katie Nasci­mento, Rakel Bishop and Emily Daw­son; back — Natalie Mercer, Lexie Smith, Lind­say Porter and Chelsey Crane.

The Ice Gems cap­tured the sil­ver medal in the be­gin­ner II cat­e­gory. Mem­bers of the team are: front (l-r) — Mag­gie Gosse, Beth Ed­munds, Claire Mercer, Ciara O’Keefe, Chloe Sey­mour, Syrai Fitzger­ald, Han­nah Doyle, Aleksa Sharpe and Emily Ash; back — coach Melissa Saun­ders, Hai­ley Pike, Brook­lyn Crane, Danielle Mercer, Han­nah Young, Grace King, Tay­lor Far­rell and Rachel Mor­gan.

The CBNSC syn­chro team, the Ici­cles, are shown here go­ing through their rou­tine at the 2014 At­lantic Re­gional Syn­chro­nized Skat­ing Cham­pi­onships at The Glacier in Mount Pearl on Jan 31- Feb 1. The Ici­cles fin­ished sixth in the pre-novice di­vi­sion, but were awarded the Butt Tro­phy. Mem­bers of the team are: front (l-r) — Melissa Rus­sell, Jamie Dawe and Bai­ley Fowler; mid­dle — Naomi Dereaux, Katie Daw­son and Jennifer Earle; back — Ash­ley Porter, Lauren Sul­li­van, Sarah Dawe and Kathryn Pet­ten.

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