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OLYMPIC SENSATION TO DROP THE PUCK NORTH STARS HOME GAME

The Newcastle North Stars will have a good luck charm in their corner this weekend. Olympic figure skater Kailani Craine will drop the puck at their first home game of the season on Saturday. The Hunter product will also perform her Olympic routine during the second intermission. The North Stars host the Canberra Brave, after losing their opening game against the Ice Dogs in Sydney.

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SETBACK FOR CRAINE AHEAD OF WINTER OLYMPICS

Newcastle figure skater Kailani Craine continues her preparations for the Winter Olympics – but they took a slight hit at the Four Continents Championships in Taiwan overnight. Skating in the short program, the 19 year-old fell but quickly recovered to finish the opening round in 16th overall. She’ll compete in the long program tomorrow night, before beginning her Pyeong Chang campaign in just 17 days time.

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CRAINE PREPARES FOR JUNIOR WORLD TITLES

Waratah figure skater Kailani Craine is on her way to Estonia, to prepare for the junior world titles. It’s already been a big year for the 16-year-old, who won silver at her first senior international event in Poland, then grabbed 12th at the prestigious Four Continents Championships in Seoul two weeks ago. “I definitely want to make it through the long program so that’s top 24 and then anything above that will be fantastic. But I think if I can get top 12 at Four Continents I can definitely get top 12 at Junior Worlds.” She’s looking to make up for a disappointing effort at junior worlds in 2014. “I didn’t have the best short program skate last year, if I can produce what I’ve done so far in the year I think I’ll do very well.”

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CRAINE EYES OVERSEAS

Hunter figure skater Kailani Craine isn’t resting on her laurels after a double win at last weekend’s national championships in Queensland. The 16-year-old is now preparing for a European trip she hopes will earn her a shot at the world’s best.

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