November 12, 2012
Ski coach not happy with Canadian showing
By QMI Agency
Canadian men's alpine team coach Pete Bosinger ripped his skiers Sunday after none managed to crack the top 30 at the World Cup slalom event in Levi, Finland.
Mike Janyk of Whistler, B.C, had the top finish -- he was 32nd -- as all four Canucks failed to qualify for a second run. Julien Cousineau of Lachute, Que., was 38th, Trevor Philp of Calgary was 43rd and Sasha Zaitsoff of Queens Bay, B.C., was 59th.
"It wasn't acceptable," Bosinger said. "It's not something we are going to panic about, we've just got to change our approach. It was a perfect track; absolutely perfect conditions. You have to get out there and ski your best.
"You need to take chances and pull out your best skiing and if you don't you are not going to qualify because there's too many good guys starting outside the top 30."
Andre Myhrer of Sweden, the reigning slalom champ, won the gold medal with a two-run time of one minute, 49.55 seconds. Marcel Hirscher of Austria was second and Jens Byggmark of Sweden third.
Lake Louise, Alta., will host World Cup men's downhill and super-G races No. 24-25.