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Learn about Great Canadians in the game of hockey

No sport can help shape a young Canadian into a community leader like hockey can. The national pastime teaches so many life-skills, from team work to responsibility, leadership and hard work, just to name a few.

Hockey Canada wants to highlight 'Great Canadians' – notable people who used their minor hockey experiences to help do great things in their lives away from the rink. Great Canadians are able to connect their hockey experience, perhaps just at a minor level, to their future success. Success in their field, their community and their life.

Stay tuned to see how hockey shaped them, and it what it takes to be successful.

He is a World Juniors gold medallist, Memorial Cup champion and eight-year NHLer, but it’s what Sheldon Kennedy has done off the ice that has made the biggest impact.
Great Canadians: Paul Brandt
A Canadian country icon, the Albertan has used his music to promote a love for hockey while giving back to the community.
Great Canadians: Michael J. Fox
The actor – honoured alongside Goyette, Juneau and the Gov. General – credits minor hockey for his positive attitude.
Great Canadians: Danielle Goyette
The two-time Olympic gold medallist and eight-time world champion can look back on a single moment that shaped her life.
Great Canadians: Joé Juneau
An Olympic silver medallist and 13-year NHL veteran, his biggest contribution to hockey has come at the grassroots level.
Great Canadians: Murray Costello
The long-time president of Hockey Canada has dedicated his life to a sport that he says gave him every opportunity. 
Great Canadians: Right Hon. David Johnston
The Governor General talks about his love for the game, and how his Harvard coach helped inspire him on and off the ice.
Great Canadians: Cassie Campbell-Pascall
The two-time Olympic gold medallist shares the life lessons hockey taught her, and why it is important for kids to play.
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