A sport needing no introduction, hockey has been a staple of the Canadian sport experience for centuries. Hockey made its debut at the 1920 Olympics, adding a women’s tournament for the first time in 1998. Canada has amassed 22 medals, 13 of which are gold, ranking as the most successful country in the world.
Hockey has been on the Canada Games Winter program since 1967, adding women’s competition in 1991. Featuring a lengthy list of world-renowned alumni including Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon, Marie-Philip Poulin, Steven Stamkos and Hayley Wickenheiser, the Canada Games have functioned as a step along the way to Olympic and professional success.