Yamaguchi, NHL husband join judges’ table
TORONTO (CP) — Olympic gold medallist Kristi Yamaguchi and her NHL husband Bret Hedican are weighing in on the CBC-TV reality show, “Battle of the Blades.”
Yamaguchi, a 1992 U.S. Olympic champion, and the recently retired Hedican, who won a Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes, will join the judges’ table to provide a combined score on Sunday’s performance episode.
They’ll join regular judges Sandra Bezic and Dick Button in rating the prowess of sea- soned figure skaters that are paired with former hockey players for the weekly skate-off.
Producers say all four judges will decide which of the bottom two ranking pairs — as determined by viewer votes — gets iced on Monday’s results show.