My Team Canada - Chuck Hughes

“I played organized hockey until Peewee, which is when my dad told me to make a decision between hockey and skiing. I chose skiing because I believed I could get far in the sport; I really thought that! But all through my childhood, I loved hockey. I played house league and with NDG in Montreal; every weekend, I couldn’t wait to get on the ice.

“Now I just play for fun. For the last four or five years, we play on a regular basis at the Bell Centre at 6 a.m. It’s early, but we do it for the love of the game!

“I’ve always been a hockey fan; I’ve loved the Montreal Canadiens since I was a kid, and Stéphane Richer was my hero back in the day. Now he comes to my restaurant to eat; he’s still built like a tank!

“A lot of NHL players come into my restaurant; guys like P.K. Subban, Carey Price, Saku Koivu and Kristopher Letang. What I like is that when guys get traded, they spread the word. A guy like Saku Koivu always sends people here. I love it, these guys eat a lot! Players who play elsewhere will come back in the off-season and will have a bite to eat at my restaurant. Guys like Martin St. Louis or Claude Giroux always come back in the summer. I love it; we talk hockey and share our passion!”

Goaltenders
Corey Crawford
Braden Holtby
Carey Price

Defencemen
Drew Doughty
Mike Green
Duncan Keith
Kris Letang
Mark Staal
P.K. Subban
Marc-Édouard Vlasic
Shea Weber

Forwards
Patrice Bergeron
Sidney Crosby
Matt Duchene
Claude Giroux
Milan Lucic
Rick Nash
James Neal
Corey Perry
Patrick Sharp
Martin St-Louis
Eric Staal
Jordan Staal
Steven Stamkos
Jonathan Toews

WHY?: I am so excited about the Olympics. We always dream about watching Canada’s best players together; I’ll be watching all the games. This is our moment! I have to be honest, when I did my choices, I went with the guys I knew; clients at the restaurant and who became friends. Most of them are guys from Quebec! But let’s be honest, whoever is on the team, we know they will represent Canada well. You can’t go wrong with the best hockey players in the country!
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2014 OLY: Gold medal front pages (M)
Feb 24, 2014
Newspaper cover pages from Feb. 24, the day after Canada won gold in Sochi.
2014 OLY: CAN 3 - SWE 0 (Gold)
Feb 23, 2014
Toews, Crosby and Kunitz scored to help Canada to another Olympic gold.
2014 OLY: Men's Gold Celeb
Feb 23, 2014
Canada celebrates its third men’s hockey gold medal in the past four Olympic Winter Games.
2014 OLY: CAN 1 - USA 0
Feb 21, 2014
Carey Price made 31 saves for the shutout to lead Canada to the gold medal game.
2014 OLY: CAN 2 - LAT 1
Feb 19, 2014
Shea Weber had the winner with 6:54 left to send Canada to the semifinals.
2014 OLY: CAN 2 - FIN 1 (OT)
Feb 16, 2014
Drew Doughty’s second goal of the game was the overtime winner.
2014 OLY: CAN 6 - AUT 0
Feb 14, 2014
Jeff Carter’s hat trick led Canada to its second win in as many days in Sochi.
2014 OLY: CAN 3 - NOR 1
Feb 13, 2014
Drew Doughty’s multi-point night helped Canada to its first win in Sochi.
2014 OLY: Men’s team player desktops
Jan 08, 2014
Get ready for Sochi 2014 and download your favourite player now!
2014 OLY: Men’s players nominated for Sochi
Jan 07, 2014
The 25-player roster includes 11 gold medallists from Vancouver 2010.
2014 OLY: Sochi 2014 jerseys unveiled
Oct 08, 2013
Check out Canada’s new look for the 2014 Games.
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