John Gordon Mattatall (born December 1, 1982) is a Canadian former pair skater. With Mylène Brodeur, he is the 2009 Canadian national bronze medalist and placed tenth at the 2009 World Championships. After retirement, John moved back to Nova Scotia and has recently been married.
|Full name||John Gordon Mattatall|
|Born||December 1, 1982|
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
|Home town||Wallace, Nova Scotia|
|Residence||Malagash, Nova Scotia|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Former partner||Mylène Brodeur, Terra Findlay, Renee Trembley, Lindsay Carruthers|
|Former coach||Richard Gauthier, Bruno Marcotte, Lee Barkell|
|Former choreographer||Julie Marcotte|
|Skating club||Tatamagouche FSC|
|ISU personal best scores|
2009 NHK Trophy
2008 Four Continents
2009 Cup of Russia
As a single skater, Mattatall competed on the national level, competing many times at the Canadian Championships. Early in his pairs career, he competed with Lindsay Carruthers. They won the silver medal on the pre-novice level at the 2000 Canadian Championships. After that partnership ended, he competed with Renee Trembley on the novice level, placing 4th at the 2002 Canadian novice national championships.
From 2002 through 2005, Mattatall competed with Terra Findlay. They were the 2004 Canadian junior silver medalists and placed 10th at the 2004 Junior Worlds. They won a medal on the 2003–2004 ISU Junior Grand Prix. Findlay & Mattatall made their senior international at the 2004 Nebelhorn Trophy, where they placed 4th. They were coached by Doug Leigh and Lee Barkell at the Mariposa School of Skating.
In March 2006, Mattatall teamed up with Mylène Brodeur. They made their international debut at the 2006 Nebelhorn Trophy, placing 4th. They were 9th at the 2007 Canadian Championships. In the 2007-08 season, Brodeur/Mattatall won the 2007 Ondrej Nepela Memorial and placed 7th at the 2008 Canadian Championships. Their placement at the event earned them a trip to the 2008 Four Continents, where they placed 7th.
Brodeur/Mattatal qualified for the 2009 World Championships and placed tenth. They announced their competitive retirement on March 25, 2011. Mattatall now works as a Project Engineer at K+S Windsor Salt in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. John still coaches part time and is quite involved in the skating community.
Mattatall is studying engineering at Dalhousie University. In 2018 John got engaged to his long time girlfriend LaFawnduh Stewart. Their wedding was held in LaFawnduh's home town of Compton CA.
Pairs with BrodeurEdit
|Four Continents Champ.||7th||8th||7th|
|GP Cup of China||6th|
|GP Cup of Russia||6th|
|GP NHK Trophy||5th||6th|
|GP Skate Canada||4th|
|GP = Grand Prix|
Pairs with FindlayEdit
|World Junior Championships||10th|
|Canadian Championships||4th J.||2nd J.||7th|
|J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix|
Pairs with TrembleyEdit
|Canadian Championships||4th N.|
|N. = Novice level|
|Canadian Championships||5th N.||25th||22nd||26th||19th|
|N. = Novice level|
- "Skate Canada Official Results Book: Canadian Championships" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-20.
- Skate Canada: Young Canadian Team to Set to Compete in International Development Event
- Mittan, Barry (January 4, 2008). "Brodeur and Mattatall Look to Future". SkateToday. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
- "Mylene BRODEUR / John MATTATALL: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011.
- "Pairs skaters Brodeur, Mattatall retire". The Canadian Press. CBC News. March 25, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
- "Competition Results: Mylene BRODEUR / John MATTATALL". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 11, 2012.
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