Founded in 1963 by Father David Bauer, Canada’s National Men’s Team was a full-time program from 1963-68 and 1983-2000, giving Canada a constant presence at major international events around the world.
Canada dominated the early years of Olympic hockey, winning gold at six of the first seven Games between 1920 and 1952, and has won three of the last four, including home-ice gold in Vancouver, B.C., in 2010.
After settling for silver when women's hockey made its debut at the Olympics in 1998, Canada has yet to taste defeat again at the Games, winning four consecutive gold medals in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.
NHLers whose teams failed to qualify for postseason play, or were first-round casualties, represent Canada. No single country has won gold more than Canada; the most recent of its 25 world titles came in 2015.
Beginning with the inaugural worlds in Ottawa in 1990, Canada has never finished worse than
silver, winning the first eight gold medals (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004) and claiming
its 10th in 2012.
The final step in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, Canada's National Junior Team has found record-setting at the IIHF World Junior Championship since the first year of the POE in 1982, winning 16 gold medals.
A holiday tradition from coast to coast to coast, the IIHF World Junior Championship puts the future stars of the game on display. Canada is a 16-time World Juniors gold medallist, including five on home ice.
The second step in Hockey Canada’s women’s high performance program, Canada's National Women’s Development Team competes annually in a summer series against the U.S., and at an international event in January.
The first step in Hockey Canada’s women’s high performance program, Canada's National Women’s Under-18 Team competes annually in a summer series against the U.S., and at the IIHF U18 Women's World Championship.
Each season, Canada's National Sledge Team welcomes three top sledge hockey nations for a tournament that is quickly becoming one of the most prestigious and anticipated on the international sledge hockey calendar.
From Paul Henderson to Shane Doan, from 1972 to 2004, from the Summit Series to the World Cup, Canada has often been on top of the best-on-best tournaments that have dotted the history of international hockey.