Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Ice Dancers Soucisse, Firus Win Silver at ISU Four Continents

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Ice Dancers Soucisse, Firus Win Silver at ISU Four Continents

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Soucisse, Firus win silver at Four Continents

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TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan - Carolane Soucisse of Chateauguay, Que., and Shane Firus of North Vancouver, B.C., smashed their personal best score en route to the silver medal in ice dancing on Thursday at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of the United States won the gold medal with 174.29 points. Soucisse and Firus, third after the short dance, followed at 164.96, bettering their previous best of 154.60 set in October.

Kana Muramoto and Chris Reed of Japan were third at 163.86.

''We're pretty ecstatic,'' said Firus. ''The goal coming in was a medal and we accomplished that. We're psyched and super pumped right now.''

Barely two weeks from the Pyeongchang Games, Canada sent skaters to Four Continents who missed qualifying for its Olympic team. …

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