Sid is one of the best to ever play the game, and with 3 Stanley cups and 4 Gold medals for team Canada, he’s got the hardware to prove it. If that wasn’t enough, Sid is the youngest NHL player ever to get 100 points in a season, the youngest to lead the NHL playoffs in scoring, the youngest to win a World Championship scoring title and the youngest NHL captain to win a Stanley Cup
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Since joining the national program MP has won countless awards and medals, but what the Team Canada captain is best known for, is delivering in the clutch. As the youngest player on Team Canada during the 2010 winter Olympics, MP scored 5 goals, including the two she buried during the gold medal game, leading Canada to beat the USA by a score of 2-0. In the 2014 Sochi Olympics, MP showed that she was a big game player when she led Canada to back to back Olympic gold medals, scoring the game-tying and game-winning goal in the gold medal match… again.
Andre is fast. Really fast. The Canadian record holder for the 200m was the first Canadian sprinter to win 3 medals in an Olympics, when he took home a silver and 2 bronze at his debut in Rio in 2016. Since then, he’s continued to build his success, winning numerous national and international titles as well as winning the Lionel Conacher Award in 2016 as the male Canadian athlete of the year. Tokyo 2020 is right around the corner, and you can count on Andre’s name being talked about across the country.
At just 20 years of age, Canadian professional tennis player Leylah Fernandez has already debuted in the top 20 world rankings. Her success is in-part due to her remarkable run in 2021 – when she became a US Open Finalist after defeating three top-5 players enroute to the final. She also claimed her first professional title earlier that year, winning the 2021 Monterrey Open. Following these successes, Leylah has once again won the title in Monterrey, reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, and represented team Canada in Billie Jean King Cup.
Aurelie Rivard started lessons with the Red Cross before she was a year old and was fast tracking as a young swimmer. At 16, she made her Paralympic debut in London and won a silver medal in the 50 metre freestyle. In the early part of 2016 Aurelie was swimming fast, holding the world record in the 50m.When she left Rio de Janeiro several days later, Aurelie Rivard, Canada's finest Paralympic swimmer, was carrying four medals, three gold and one silver. In the 100m freestyle, she sets back to back world records in heats and finals on the way to Paralympic gold. Aurélie Rivard won 5 medals in Tokyo in 2020 — representing 25% of the hardware won by the entire Canadian Paralympic Team.
Seven World Championships; Six Olympic appearances; Five Olympic medals; Four Olympic Gold medals – Hayley Wickenheiser is a titan of sport and a leader both on and off the ice. A first-ballot Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Hayley’s hockey IQ is highly-respected in both the male and female game. Since retiring, Hayley hasn’t missed a beat, now serving as an Assistant general Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and working as a medical resident. Dr. Wickenheiser’s passion for hockey and medicine is matched only by her desire to give back to the game that has given her so much – she works tirelessly to break down barriers in sport for women, hosting her annual WickFest and sharing stories from her trailblazing career. Hockey Legend, Canadian Hero; Hayley Wickenheiser.
Kia Nurse has taken the Canadian basketball world by storm. After four incredibly successful seasons with the University of Connecticut Huskies, Kia was picked 10th overall in the 2018 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty. In her short WNBA career, Kia has already been named an All-Star. Now with the Seattle Storm, Kia has her sights set on a WNBA Championship. Kia also remains a veteran leader of the Canadian National Women's program having made her first appearance at age 16 and has played in the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. Off the court, Kia works as a TSN basketball analyst covering the NBA and NCAA.