Tagged Team Canada

World Junior heartbreak shouldn’t overshadow young talent

By David Song, January 10 2016 — For Canada and international hockey, anything less than gold is a bust. It can be difficult to swallow the United States’ thrilling comeback win in the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship final. A resilient and talented American squad twice overcame two-goal deficits to win gold in a shootout,…

The World Cup of Hockey highlights international talent

By David Song, September 27 2016 — The 2016 World Cup of Hockey has already generated a number of memorable moments on the international stage. Chief among these was Team USA’s shocking fall from grace — they did not win a single game leading up to their elimination on Sept. 20. This year’s tournament was…

Olympic Games have the power to unite Canadians

By Jill Girgulis, August 2 2016 — Every four years, something strange happens. Despite Calgary’s sunny weather and wealth of available outdoor activities, I find myself spending a disproportionate amount of time in front of the television for two weeks of the summer. The reason is three simple words — Summer Olympic Games. Growing up…

Canadian figure skaters poised to contend in 2018

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, April 7 2016 — The World Figure Skating Championships — held in Boston from March 28–April 3 — may have yielded only one medal for Canada, but the efforts put forth by the team throughout the competition are nothing to scoff at. Montreal-based pair Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford took home a…

Canada pins Olympic hopes on track & field and cycling

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, March 29th 2016 —  Team Canada is shaping up as a force to be reckoned with at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games are only a few months away, but Canada’s athletes are hard at work fighting for spots in numerous preliminary events that will determine…

Oval hosts final event of speed skating season

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, March 22 2016 — The Olympic Oval hosted its inaugural international speed skating competition, the Oval Finale, on March 17–20. Skaters from Japan, Norway, Canada and the United States competed in long track speed skating events at the Oval’s final event of the year. Four-time Olympic medalist Denny Morrison competed at the…

Walking away from high-performance sport

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, February 23 2016 — The day I knew I was ready to move on from long track speed skating stands out more to me than my best races. I remember skating alone in circles, wrestling with a year-long depression I couldn’t shake. I remember stepping off the ice and knowing I was…

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