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Alpine Canada names final 9 skiers to Olympic team

01/27/2014 05:47 EST | Updated 03/29/2014 05:59 EDT
The last nine skiers have been named to the Canadian Olympic team headed for Sochi in February, Alpine Canada announced Monday.

The six men and three women consist of:

- Phil Brown, Toronto

- Mike Janyk, Whistler, B.C.

- Trevor Philp, Calgary

- Morgan Pridy, Whistler, B.C.

- Brad Spence, Calgary

- Ben Thomsen, Invermere, B.C.

- Erin Mielzynski, Collingwood, Ont.

- Marie-Pier Préfontaine, Saint-Sauveur, Que.

- Elli Terwiel, Sun Peaks, B.C.

Alpine Canada will be sending 15 skiers in total to Sochi. The federation had already nominated the first six Canadian skiers earlier this month.

They include:

- Erik Guay, Mont-Tremblant, Que.

- Jan Hudec, Calgary

- Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Vancouver

- Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Lac-Etchemin, Que.

- Britt Phelan, Mont-Tremblant, Que.

- Larisa Yurkiw, Owen Sound, Ont.

Thomsen secured his place on Canada’s Olympic Alpine team after finishing 12th in the men’s World Cup downhill event Saturday in Kitzbeuhel, Austria.

Pridy booked his Olympic ticket Sunday – the final day of qualification – following a career-best 21st place in the men’s super-G event at the same Austrian venue.

“This is a strong team with a mix of experienced podium contenders and talented young racers,” Paul Kristofic, Alpine Canada’s vice president of sports, said in a statement.

“This group has worked extremely hard to earn the right to represent Canada at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. They will do everything they can to push for the podium and make Canada proud.”

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