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.
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 24 world titles came in 2007.
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.
Since 1990, Canada's National Women's Team has found unparalleled success on the international stage, winning 10 gold medals at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship, and four at the Olympics.
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.
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.
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.
Canada's National Women’s Development Team meets twice a year, for a summer camp and three-game series, typically against the United States, and again for a holiday season international event in Germany.
Canada's National Women’s Under-18 Team meets twice a year, for a summer camp and three-game series, typically against the United States, and again for the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship.
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.