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Hill, White Highlight ‘Wolves at Nordic World Trials

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Hill, White Highlight ‘Wolves at Nordic World Trials

Lakehead’s nordic skiers will test themselves against the best in the country at the Haywood Noram World Jr/U23 Cross Country Ski Trials. The race is also being counted as one of the annual Ontario Cup events. The races run from Thursday, Jan 14 to Sunday, Jan 17 at Lappe Nordic Ski Centre.

Event website.

The top skiers from this week’s races will represent Canada at the World Championships, being held in Romania (Feb 23-28).

Lakehead’s top prospects heading into the races include Sadie White in the women’s U23 division, while Scott Hill is expected to make a strong case to return to the Canadian national U23 men’s team.


Lakehead skiers helped the host committee officially open the event Monday at the Prince Arthur Hotel.

“We’re hoping for a few athletes to qualify for the national team for sure, Scott and Sadie in particular, but for the team as a whole, this event serves as a good measure against the other university teams,” said Lakehead Coach Leif Lennie following the media conference Monday.

“Almost all of the best skiers we’ll face this season will be here this week…so it’s a good opportunity to see where we’re at in terms of conditioning, to see if our training has paid off, and areas we need to work on,” Lennie added.

A complete Lakehead roster for the week follows below.

The event runs from Thursday, Jan 14 to Sunday, Jan 17, with Lakehead skiers competing on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at Lappe Nordic Ski Centre.

A full schedule can be found on the event website.


Thunderwolves Roster @ World Junior/U23 Trials (Jan14-17)

Sadie White (Thunder Bay)
Nicole Dumonski (Thunder Bay)
Bryana van Leeuwen (Ottawa)
Barbara Gunka (Thunder Bay)
Alysson Marshall (Salmon Arm, BC)


Scott Hill (Toronto)
Geoffrey Way-Nee (Peterborough, Ont.)
Hayden Gorman (Caledon East, Ont.)
Konrad Kuhn (Labrador City, Nfld)
Lucas Shewen (Woodview, Ont.)
Colin Pendziwol (Thunder Bay)
Chris Hamilton (Thunder Bay)
Sean Carter (Winnipeg)
Gavin Shields (Thunder Bay)
Jordan Desjardins (Dymond, Ont.)

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