New tonight: CBC’s Battle of the Blades crowns a winner

From a media release:


Top Three Pairs choose numbered puck from a hat for their performance order in BATTLE OF THE BLADES Season 3 finale (2)

The top three pairs remaining on BATTLE OF THE BLADES Season 3 faced their toughest battle yet in the finale showdown for the first place $100k prize of a donation to their chosen charity. Last night, Tanith Belbin and Boyd Devereaux, Tessa Bonhomme and David Pelletier and Marie-France Dubreuil and Bryan Berard performed their personal favourite routine from this season as well as a new routine. In the last episode on Monday, November 14 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT), the entire Season 3 cast will perform a group routine and then the winning pair will be crowned as champions.

The top three pairs are:

TANITH & BOYD – Five-time U.S. Ice Dance Champion, four-time World Medalist and 2006 Olympic Ice Dance Silver Medalist Tanith Belbin is paired with former Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers player Boyd Devereaux, an Ontario native, who won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2002. Tanith is competing to win prize money for the Montreal Neurological Institute and Boyd is competing for Epilepsy Huron-Perth-Bruce.

TESSA & DAVID – Tessa Bonhomme, BATTLE OF THE BLADES’ first female hockey player, was part of Canada’s Gold Medal-winning women’s hockey team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and a member of the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team since 2004. She is skating with David Pelletier, a three-time Canadian Pairs Champion, World Champion, Grand-Prix Final Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, who in 2002, captured Canada’s first Olympic Gold medal in pairs skating in 42 years. Tessa is competing to win prize money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure – Sudbury Run Site and David is competing for Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.

MARIE-FRANCE & BRYAN – Returning from Season 1, five-time Canadian Ice Dance Champion Marie-France Dubreuil is paired with Bryan Berard, who played for six NHL teams including the Toronto Maple Leafs and battled back from a severe eye injury in one of the greatest comeback stories in hockey history. They are competing to win prize money for Do It For Daron with the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.