Weaver, Poje of Canada win ice dance at NHK Trophy

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OSAKA, Japan (AP) Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada won the ice dance event at the NHK Trophy on Sunday to secure a spot in the Grand Prix Final.

Weaver and Poje, who were first after the short dance, won the free dance on Sunday to finish with a total of 169.42 points and claim their second Grand Prix series title following a win at Skate Canada.

Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin of Russia were second with 152.54 points followed by Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of the United States with 146.41 points.

Weaver and Poje earned a berth at the Dec. 11-14 Grand Prix Final in Barcelona. Madison Chock and Evan Bates of United States and Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France previously qualified.