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Martin was somewhat disappointed with his result, and the condition of the pipe.

“The pipe was a bit slow because of yesterday’s snowfall,” said Martin. “Still, I executed my elements. I was cautious in the first round then did my big tricks in the second.”

Squamish’s Justin Lamoureux finished one spot back of Martin in 14 th place. Charles Reid and Whistler’s Neil Connolly were 20 th and 21 st , Crispin Lipscomb 28 th , Gabriel Dussault 30 th , Brendan Davis 44 th , and Ryan Rausch 50 th to round out the top-50. More than 116 riders took part, although some of the top riders were conspicuously absent, participating in a pro quarterpipe competition in Japan that went to Shaun White.

On the women’s side, Whistler’s Mercedes Nicoll — who has been training at Copper since the start of the season as it was the first pipe to open in North America — also earned a berth on the world team, as did Charmaine Ironside by finishing 14 th and 16 th respectively. Alexandra Duckworth, Katie Tsuyuki and Dominique Vallée were 25 th , 26 th and 34 th .

The win went to U.S. veteran Kelly Clark, followed by Soko Yamaoka of Japan, and Hannah Teter of the U.S.


Wolfpack looking for four points in last two games

The Squamish Wolfpack entered the last two weeks before the Christmas break on a mission to earn 10 point, and improve their standings against the fourth place Delta Ice Hawks. With two leading scorers on the injury list, Ross Pattison and Whistler’s Josh Schaubroeck, it was a tall order but the Wolfpack may pull it off with three wins in their last five games, including two four-point games against the Ice Hawks.

At press time the Wolfpack had 24 points, six back of Delta in the Tom Shaw Conference. To make the Pacific International Junior Hockey League playoffs in their first year the Wolfpack will need to finish fourth or better.

Squamish beat the Ice Hawks 4-3 on Dec. 6, lost 4-1 to the Aldergrove Kodiaks on Dec. 10 — a game they should have won — but rallied in their next game against Ridge Meadows on Dec. 12. They kept things relatively close against the second place Grandview Steelers on Dec. 13, then beat the Ice Hawks by a decisive 5-2 on Dec. 16.

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