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Horace Gwynne

Horace “Lefty” Gwynne, boxer (born 5 October 1912 in Toronto, ON; died 16 August 2001 in Toronto). Horace “Lefty” Gwynne was a smart, tactical, hard-hitting southpaw who fought as a bantamweight. He is one of only three Canadian boxers to win Olympic gold, the others being Albert Schneider (1920) and Lennox Lewis (1988). After his Olympic medal in 1932, Gwynne had a successful career as a professional, winning the Canadian professional bantamweight title in 1938. He retired in 1939 with a pro record of 39–8–2 with six knockouts. He was part of the inaugural class of inductees into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1955. He is also a member of the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame and the Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame.


Melvin Hanson

Melvin Hanson, "Fritzie," football player (born 13 July 1912 in Perham, Minn; died 14 February 1996). Hanson joined the Winnipeg Football Club in 1935, during an era of massive importing of American talent in the Western Conference.


Dino Ciccarelli

Dino Ciccarelli, hockey player (b at Sarnia, Ont 8 Feb 1960). At 5'10" and 180 lbs, Dino Ciccarelli was considered too small to be successful in the NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE.


Luc Robitaille

Robitaille was not originally thought to be all-star NHL material. He was the 171st pick of the 1984 NHL entry draft, selected in the 9th round by the Los Angeles Kings.


Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux, hockey player (born at Montréal, 5 Oct 1965). Mario Lemieux grew up in Montréal, near the famous Forum, where the Canadiens played until 1996.


Steve Yzerman

Stephen "Steve" Gregory Yzerman, hockey player, general manager (born 9 May 1965 in Cranbrook, BC). National Hockey League (NHL) superstar Steve Yzerman, a career Detroit Red Wing known for his exceptional sportsmanship and leadership abilities, is the longest-serving captain in the league's history. Yzerman was captain of the Detroit Red Wings from 1986 to 2006, and led the team to three Stanley Cup victories. In 2002, he won an Olympic gold medal as part of the men’s hockey team. He was also executive director of the men’s hockey teams that won Olympic gold in 2010 and 2014. Yzerman became vice president of the Detroit Red Wings following his retirement as a player, and in 2010 became general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning.


Hayley Wickenheiser

Hayley Wickenheiser, OC, hockey player, softball player (born 12 August 1978 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan). Hayley Wickenheiser won seven gold medals and six silver medals with Team Canada at the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship, as well as four gold medals and one silver medal at the Olympic Winter Games. She is the all-time leader in goals (18), assists (33) and points (51) in women’s ice hockey at the Olympic Winter Games. She is the all-time leader in assists (49) and points (86) at the Women’s World Hockey Championship. She was also the first woman ever to score a goal in a men’s professional league. Wickenheiser retired from competitive hockey in 2017, finishing with 379 points (168 goals and 211 assists) in 276 games with Team Canada. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she has won the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as the Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year and been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Hockey Hall of Fame.


Jeremy Wotherspoon

Jeremy Wotherspoon, speed skater (b at Humboldt, Sask 26 Oct 1976). He began speed skating at the age of eight. He grew up doing both long and short track, practising his short-track skills in the fall and spring on indoor rinks while waiting for the long-track rink outdoors to freeze.


Hervé Filion

Hervé Filion, harness-racing trainer and driver (born 1 February 1940 in Angers, QC; died 22 June 2017 in Mineola, New York).


Ted Kennedy

Hardworking and tenacious, Ted Kennedy typified the powerful, tough checking Maple Leaf teams built by Conn SMYTHE. In 1946 he and players Howie Meeker and Vic Lynn formed the renowned KLM Line, which helped the Leafs to another 3 Stanley Cup victories from 1947-49.


Kyle Shewfelt

Kyle Shewfelt, gymnast (b at Calgary, Alta, 6 May 1982). Kyle Shewfelt holds a unique spot in Canadian gymnastic history as the first Olympic gold medal winner in Artistic Gymnastics and, along with Lori FUNG, the second Canadian to win a gold medal in the sport altogether.


Steve Nash (Profile)

AT A MEXICAN food cafeteria on the edge of downtown Dallas, they know right away it's Steve Nash coming in the door. He's in jeans, a long-sleeved T and a light jacket, but you can't miss the shaggy hair, the shy smile and the fact that, in this town especially, he's a major dude.


Ernie Richardson

Ernie Richardson, curler (born at Stoughton, Sask 1931). He gained world acclaim as skip of the famous Richardson Rink, probably the best known in Canadian curling history.


Todd Brooker

Todd Brooker, alpine skier (b at Paris, Ont 24 Nov 1959). Todd Brooker began skiing at 4 and by 12 was racing throughout Ontario and Québec. An extremely aggressive skier, he has experienced both spectacular wins and devastating injuries.


Maëlle Ricker

Maëlle Ricker, snowboarder (b at North Vancouver, BC, 2 Dec 1978). Maëlle Ricker is the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in SNOWBOARDING and the first Canadian woman to win Olympic gold on Canadian soil.