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NEXXICE CAPTURES EIGHTH STRAIGHT SENIOR SYNCHRONIZED TITLE

Mon, 24 Feb 2014

BURNABY—Team NEXXICE from Burlington, Ontario, captured their eighth straight Senior title here Sunday at the conclusion of the Skate Canada National Synchronized Skating Championships and they did it with a record score.

The Ontario team, who haven’t lost the Senior title since 2007, put together a combined score of 228.12 points (short and free skate) to beat their own 2009 record score of 223.58 points.

They easily outdistanced runner-up Les Supremes from Saint-Leonard, Quebec, who finished with 215.02 points. The bronze medal went to Oakville, Ontario, Edge team with 111.76 points.

The first and second finish will send both NEXXICE and Les Supremes back to the World Senior Championship this April in Italy.

Les Supremes reversed the order in the Junior event, finishing ahead of NEXXICE, 172.10 points to 164.72. Les Pirouettes from Laval, Quebec, finished third with 159.96 points. The result ended NEXXICE’s attempt to win a sixth straight Junior title.

Les Supremes and Les Pirouettes had earlier qualified to represent Canada at the World Junior Championship in early March in Switzerland.

Sunday’s third final, the Open division, was won by the Boucherville, Quebec, team Nova, who took the the title with 140.70 points. Gold Ice from Brampton, Ontario, finished second with 129.72 points while NEXXICE was third with 128.01 points.

The three-day event drew just over 700 skaters representing 41 clubs from across the country.