As a coach, Tom Renney helped Canada win four medals on the international stage. Now as Hockey Canada’s new president and CEO, he’ll be involved in every aspect of the game, and the chance to reconnect with Canadians at the grassroots level has him excited.
Olympic gold medallists and world champions were joined by the three Order of Hockey in Canada recipients as the Hockey Canada Foundation recognized the best in Canadian hockey at the annual Celebrity Classic gala and golf tournament.
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.
For two-time Olympic gold medallist Gillian Apps, every journey she takes while representing her country on the ice is special in its own way, and she's learned one valuable lesson: "it's one thing to win a medal; it's even harder to defend."
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.