PyeongChang 2018 – One Year Out: Hockey
Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba – The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba’s preview of the 2018 Olympic Games featuring some of Manitoba’s most exceptional winter athletes.
In the last decade, the United States have been victorious in the vast majority their match-ups against Canada. In fact, Team Canada has only won two of the last nine World Championships.
Despite their results at non-Olympic events, the Canadian women’s team has looked unstoppable on the Olympic stage, clinching gold at every Games since being upset by the Americans in 1998. Canada’s women’s hockey team will be looking to win their fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal in PyeongChang.
Canada’s Olympic roster is expected to be announced shortly after the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships which will run from March 31 to April 7, 2017.
In 2018, there is a possibility the world’s best hockey players will not be allowed to compete in the Olympic Games. The National Hockey League may not allow their players to compete for their countries at the 2018 Olympic Games.
Discussions surrounding the NHL’s participation in the Games between the NHL, IOC, and IIHF are still ongoing, though NHL players are hopeful they will be able to represent their countries as the world looks on next year in South Korea.
Manitobans to Watch
Jonathan Toews | Duncan Keith | Patrick Sharp
Chicago Blackhawks alternate captain Duncan Keith was born in Winnipeg before moving to Fort Frances at a very young age. Like Toews, Duncan Keith has an impressive resume that includes three Stanley Cups and two Olympic gold medals. Keith is arguably Canada’s best defenceman, and will likely accompany Toews to their third Olympic Games together in 2018.
Dallas Stars alternate captain and forward Patrick Sharp was born in Winnipeg, though calls Thunder Bay his hometown. Sharp, formerly with the Chicago Blackhawks, has also won three Stanley Cups, and won Olympic gold with Team Canada in 2014 at his first Olympic Games.
Other Manitobans to watch: Alexander Steen, Travis Zajac
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 22 Manitoban-born hockey players currently playing in the NHL.
SPORTS & ARTS PROGRAM
Sports & Arts Program applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are available.
The Sports & Arts (S&A) program offers students the flexibility and support they need to achieve their athletic and academic goals. The program is offered through Vincent Massey Collegiate and provides flexible timetables, individualized programs, performance contracts, teacher advisor programs, French immersion, an advanced placement program and honours courses.
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (CSCM) was created as one of the many legacies of the 1999 Pan American Games held in Winnipeg. Today, CSCM is the hub for high-performance sport in Manitoba. A proud member of the Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, CSCM works to provide a world-class, multi-sport daily training environment for athletes and coaches through integrated services and programs in the fields of physiology, strength and conditioning, nutrition, psychology and support services.
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