Michael Dipietro was Ontario’s netminder at the 2015 Canada Winter Games and led them to a gold medal. Last year he was drafted 64th overall by the Vancouver Canucks. He was just invited to join Team Canada at the World Championships
We caught up with him to see how the Canada Games helped propel his career
Q: What is your favourite Canada Games memory?
A: Definitely beating Alberta in the finals to win gold!
Q: How did the Canada Games help you become a better athlete?
A: The Games helped me become a better athlete because they rounded me into a good teammate. Also, they taught me how to deal with pressure situations when my team and teammates needed me most.
Q: What made the Games unique to other events you competed at?
A: The sportsmanship and how all these Canadian athletes cheered on their province in other sports.
Q: What advice would you give to future Canada Games athletes?
A: To enjoy each step of the way. It will be one of the best experiences of your lives because it was definitely one of the best experiences of mine!
Q: What is one important lesson you learned from competing at the Canada Games?
A: There were many lessons that I learned but one that stuck out was that you can only control you and how you play. Everything else is out of your control.