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Another Silver Medal For Canada Luge Junior World Championships

Canada was on the podium again in men’s singles competition at the Luge Junior World Championships. After winning a silver medal in doubles competition with partner Grant Albrecht, Mike Moffat (age 18) picked up his second silver medal with a second place two-run time of one minute, 46.631. David Moller of Germany won gold with a time of 1:46.560 and Jan Eichorn (1:46.947), also of Germany, won bronze.

"Gold is what I came for but I guess silver isn’t too shabby," commented Moffat. "I had a few minor mistakes which made the difference between silver and gold by seven one hundreths of a second."

Other Canadian sliders also posted some excellent results. Jeff Christie moved up from 21st place at last year’s Worlds to a sixth place time of 1:47.748 at this year’s event. Ian Cockerline, competing in his first Junior World Championships, finished ninth (1:48.071) followed by Ryan Paton (1:48.954) in 19th place out of 41 international sliders.

The Junior World Championships finish on January 28 with each nation selecting one slider from each category to race off in team competition. Selected to represent Canada in the team competition will be Mike Moffat (men’s singles); Lindsay Danforth (women’s singles) and the doubles team of Grant Albrecht and Mike Moffat.

All Canadian athletes are from Calgary unlesss otherwise noted.