Canada Games Alumni Well Represented at 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang

Tuesday, 6th February 2018

Canada Games alumni represent approximately 34% of the athletes that will compete for Team Canada at the upcoming 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Among Canada Games sports, 38% of Canada's roster competed at a Canada Winter Games. 


BIATHLON 8/10 (80%) of the Biathlon team competed at the Canada Winter Games. 

Brendan Green competed for Team NT at the 2003 & 2007 Canada Winter Games where he capped off his illustrious Canada Games career by winning a Gold medal in the 15 km Classic Mass Start. PyeongChang will be his third Olympic Games. 

Sarah Beaudry had a fantastic showing for Team BC at the 2011 Canada Winter Games where she captured 1 gold and 2 bronze medals. This will be Sarah's first Olympic Games. 

Rosanna Crawford had a dominant 2007 Canada Winter Games for Team Alberta that saw her earn gold medals in the 7.5km sprint and 12.5km individual. PyeongChang will be her third Olympic Games.

The Gow brothers both did Team Alberta proud at the 2011 Canada Winter Games and will look to do the same this time around for Team Canada. Scott earned an astounding 4 gold medals while Christian earned a silver and a bronze for Alberta. These are the first Olympic Games for the brothers. 


CROSS COUNTRY SKIING 7/11 (64%) of the Cross Country skiing team competed at the Canada Winter Games. 

Anne-Marie Comeau was dominant for Team Quebec at the 2011 and 2015 Canada Winter Games, capturing a silver in 2011 and two golds in 2015. This will be Anne-Marie's first Olympic Games. 

Knute Johnsgaard is a seasoned Canada Games alumni having competed for Team Yukon at the 2009 Canada Summer Games in Athletics and at the 2011 and 2015 Canada Winter Games in Cross Country Skiing. PyeongChang will be Knute's first Olympic Games. 

Emily Nishikawa also competed at three Canada Games, representing Yukon at the 2003, 2007 and 2011 Canada Winter Games. Her crowing achievement was bringing home a gold, silver and bronze for Team Yukon in 2011. This will be Emily's second Olympic Games. 

Jesse Cockney had an incredible 2011 Canada Winter Games where he won 3 golds and one bronze for Team Alberta. PyeongChang will be Jesse's second Olympic Games. 


SPEEDSKATING

12/19 (63%) of the Long Track Speed Skating team competed at the Canada Winter Games. 

4/10 (40%) of the Short Track Speed Skating team are Canada Games alumni. 

Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais have taken the speed skating world by storm as a power couple off the ice and as tremendous skaters on the ice. Both represented Team Quebec at the Canada Winter Games (Charles in 2003 and Marianne in 2007). Listen to what they have to say about their Canada Games experience in the below video. 

Marsha Hudey had an impressive showing at the 2007 Canada Winter Games where she won 3 gold medals, one of them in the team pursuit alongside Team Sask (now Team Canada)  teammate Kali Christ. PyeongChang 2018 will be Marsha and Kali's second Olympic Games. 

Gilmore Junio became internationally known for his remarkable display of sportsmanship at Sochi 2014 when he gave his spot in the 1000m to teammate Denny Morrison, who had missed qualifying in that event after a fall at the Canadian trials.The speedskater performed well for Team Alberta at the 2007 Canada Winter Games, as evidenced by the below video. 

Laurent Dubreuil was absolutely stellar for Team Quebec at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, as evidenced by his amazing medal haul - 3 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze. Heather McLean was a bright spot for Team Manitoba at the 2011 Games, capturing a gold medal.

Check out highlights of Laurent and Heather here:


FREESTYLE SKIING

12/30 (40%) of the Freestyle Skiing team are Canada Games alumni. 

Chloé Dufour-Lapointe had a strong showing for Team Quebec at the 2007 Canada Winter Games, earning golds in the dual moguls and in the moguls. This will be Chloé's third Olympic Games. 

Andi Naude was a force for Team BC at the 2011 Canada Winter Games as she captured golds in the dual moguls and in the moguls. This will be Andi's first Olympic Games. 

Teal Harle won double gold for Team BC less than 3 years ago at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Take a look at the video he made for us in the lead-up to the Games. 


HOCKEY

14/23 (61%) of the Women's Hockey team are Canada Games alumni. 


Below is the full list of Canada Games alumni by Province and Territory. 

BC AB SK MB ON QC PEI NL NS NWT YK
Gilbert Brule Bryan Barnett Kali Christ Bailey Bram Megan Agosta Anne-Marie Comeau Heather Moyse Kaetlyn Osmond Blayre Turnbull Brendan Green Dahria Beatty
Sarah Beaudry Jesse Cockney Emily Clark Chay Genoway Ivanie Blondin Ann-Renee Desbiens 1 1 1 Kevin Koe

Knute Johnsgaard

Stefan Elliott Rosanna Crawford Marsha Hudey Kaitlyn Lawes Candace Crawford Laurent Dubreuil       2 Emily Nishikawa
Teal Harle Christian Gow Mark McMorris Heather McLean Vincent De Haitre Chloe Dufour-Lapointe         3
Justin Kripps Scott Gow 4 4 Rachel Homan Marc-Antoine Gagnon          
Jamie MacDonald Kailyn Irvine     Dara Howell Charles Hamelin          
Andi Naude Gilmore Junio     Hailey Irwin Olivier Jean          
Meryeta O'Dine Marc Kennedy     Brianne Jenner Valerie Maltais          
Julian Ransom Graeme Killick     Rebecca Johnston Brittany Phelan          
Kelsey Serwa Emma Lunder     Evan McEachran Kevin Poulin          
Cassie Sharpe Meaghan Mikkelson     Emma Miskew Marie-Phillip Poulin          
Megan Tandy 11     Kirsten Moore-Towers Audrey Robichaud          
Broderick Thompson       Kerri Morrison Olivier Rochon          
Yuki Tsubota       Justin Peters Lauriane Rougeau          
14       Natalie Spooner Marianne St-Gelais          
        Laura Stacey Alexandre St-Jean          
        Lenny Valjas 16          
        Jennifer Wakefield            
        Wojtek Wolski            
        19            

For more information, make sure to check our our alumni database. Use the Games filter and select PyeongChang 2018 to see our list of alumni and their profiles.