When Canada's National Men's Team stepped onto the ice for the first time at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria, it marked the beginning of a new era in international hockey, the brainchild of Father David Bauer.
Saturday, Feb. 8 marked 66 years since the RCAF Flyers won an Olympic gold medal for Canada in St. Moritz, Switzerland. But for one member of that team, Sgt. Andy Gilpin, hockey remains a part of everyday life, even at 93 years old.
From the Stanley Cup in 1993 to the World Cup in 2004 and a pair of Olympic gold medals in 2002 and 2010, Pierre Gervais has had a front row seat to some of Canadian hockey's greatest moments, and he's hoping for a few more in Sochi.
He was there in 1994, when Peter Forsberg, Mats Naslund and Hakan Loob led Sweden to a gold medal in Lillehammer. Now, linesman Lonnie Cameron is back on the ice at the Olympics, this time as one 13 NHL officials in Sochi.
They've worked the World Juniors, and in the gold medal game at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Now linesmen Chris Carlson and Jesse Wilmot are the lone non-NHL Canadian officials on the ice in Sochi.
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Jeff Carter had a natural hat trick in the second period, Patrick Marleau added three assists and Roberto Luongo stopped all 23 shots he faced for the shutout as Canada stayed unbeaten in Group B by blanking Austria.
Drew Doughty scored once and added an assist, Patrice Bergeron added two helpers and Carey Price made 19 saves in his Olympic debut as Canada opened its Olympic schedule with a victory over the Norwegians.
The 2006 Olympian, who has also represented Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and a pair of IIHF World Championships, will replace Tampa Bay teammate Steven Stamkos, who has not been cleared for game participation.
It has been 1,409 days since Sidney Crosby scored the golden goal in Vancouver. For the men charged with naming Canada’s 2014 Olympic roster, they took every last one of those days to decide who would wear the red and white in Sochi.
The 25-player roster for Sochi includes 11 who helped Canada win gold at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and a combined 17 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medals, 10 world championship gold medals and 14 Stanley Cups.
Hockey Canada, in partnership with Nike, the COC and CPC, has unveiled the red, white and black jerseys to be worn by Canada's men's, women's and sledge hockey teams during the 2014 Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.
With just a few weeks to go until the first puck drops in Sochi, Russia, and Canada opens
defense of its men’s and women’s gold medals, take a look back at how Canada has performed in previous
Olympic hockey tournaments.
RBC has unveiled its roster for the RBC Olympians program from 2013 to 2015, and it includes nine current and former Team Canada members, including eight who have won gold at the Olympic Winter Games or Paralympic Winter Games.
Four years after leading Canada to an Olympic gold medal, Mike Babcock will be back behind the bench with Canada's National Men's Team, joined by associate coaches Ken Hitchcock, Claude Julien and Lindy Ruff.
Canada’s preliminary round schedule at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will
include Austria after it finished atop one of three final qualification tournaments. Latvia and Slovenia will
also be part of the field in Sochi.
2010 Olympic management team members Steve Yzerman, Doug Armstrong, Ken Holland and Kevin Lowe will be part of Canada’s National Men’s Team management group through 2013-14, including the Olympic Winter Games.