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Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Media Guide

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Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba


About The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (CSCM) is a proud member of the Canadian Sport Centre network having opened for business in March 1997. The CSCM was created as one of the many legacies of the 1999 Pan American Games held in Winnipeg. With the ongoing support of Sport Manitoba, Canadian Olympic Committee, Sport Canada, Coaching Association of Canada, Pan Am Games Legacy Fund, and the corporate community, the CSCM continues to be recognized as a hub for high performance sport activities in Manitoba. The CSCM provides services and programs to enhance the training environment for athletes and coaches throughout the province. Vision The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba enables individuals to realize and achieve human potential through sport. Mission The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba is committed to supporting high performance athletes and coaches in their pursuit of podium performances in national and international competitions. Values PARTNERSHIPS We believe that the creation of strategic partnerships based on mutual trust and respect are essential to the achievement of our stated vision. EXCELLENCE We believe in the ethical pursuit of excellence as an inherent right of all individuals. LEADERSHIP We believe in leadership that challenges, inspires, enables, and encourages. ATHLETE FOCUSED / COACH LED / EXPERT RESOURCED We believe that all of our programs and services must be focused on the performance enhancement needs of the athlete. CELEBRATING SUCCESSES We believe in celebrating the success of everyone associated with the CSCM. HOLISTIC APPROACH We believe in the development of the physical, social, mental, and spiritual well being of all individuals in the sport community that we serve. FAIRNESS We believe in fair and ethical practices as characterized by equity, integrity, and trust. RESPECT We believe in free and open communication and an environment that fosters the dignity and self-esteem of everyone associated with the CSCM

Board of Directors Mike Moore, Chair Maureen Switzer, Past Chair Travis Muhr, Treasurer Jaimie Earley, Sport Canada Gatan Robitaille, Coaching Association of Canada Jeff Hnatiuk, Sport Manitoba Coleen Dufresne, Coaching Representative Andrew Lamont, Athlete Representative Dr. Dean Kriellaars, Sport Manitoba Mary Dempster, Member at Large Staff Randy Anderson, General Manager Doreen Bechtle, Athlete Services Manager David Telles-Langdon, National Coaching Institute Director Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, Director of Sport Psychology Daryl Hurrie, Sport Science Mike Dahl, Sport Science Adam Toffan, Strength and Conditioning Steve Gushulak, Communications Manager Greg Paseshnik, Marketing & Business Development Founding Partners

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Canada & Manitoba at the Winter Games

2006 Turin Jennifer Botterill, Ice Hockey Delaney Collins - Ice Hockey (Alternate) Clara Hughes, Speed Skating Michael Ireland, Speed Skating Cindy Klassen, Speed Skating Shannon Rempel, Speed Skating Brittany Schussler, Speed Skating (Alternate) Sami-Jo Small, Ice Hockey (Alternate)

1998 Nagano Susan Auch, Speed Skating Jennifer Botterill, Ice Hockey Theoren Fleury, Ice Hockey 1994 Lillehammer Susan Auch, Speed Skating Michael Ireland, Speed Skating Sean Ireland, Speed Skating 1992 Albertville Susan Auch, Speed Skating Curtis Giles, Ice Hockey Greg Haydenluck, Bobsleigh Sean Ireland, Speed Skating Trevor Kidd, Ice Hockey Cal Langford, Bobsleigh Jacqueline Petr, Figure Skating Peter Robertson-Stovel, Bobsleigh Lorna Sasseville, Cross Country Skiing

2002 Salt Lake City Susan Auch, Speed Skating Ed Belfour, Ice Hockey Jennifer Botterill, Ice Hockey Theoren Fleury, Ice Hockey Clara Hughes, Speed Skating Michael Ireland, Speed Skating Cindy Klassen, Speed Skating Sami Jo-Small, Ice Hockey

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Speed Skating

Richmond Olympic Oval

Canadas Past Podium Performances:

Vancouver 2010 Schedule (Times in PST): 13/02/10 - 12:00 - Mens 5000m (Medal) 14/02/10 - 13:00 - Womens 3000m (Medal) 15/02/10 - 15:30 - Mens 500m (1 of 2) 15/02/10 - 17:28 - Mens 500m (2 of 2) (Medal) 16/02/10 - 15:30 - Womens 500m (1 of 2) 16/02/10 - 17:28 - Womens 500m (2 of 2) (Medal) 17/02/10 - 16:00 - Mens 1000m (Medal) 18/02/10 - 13:00 - Womens 1000m (Medal) 20/02/10 - 16:15 - Mens 1500m (Medal) 21/02/10 - 15:00 - Womens 1500m (Medal) 23/02/10 - 11:00 - Mens 10000m (Medal) 24/02/10 - 13:00 - Womens 5000m (Medal) 26/02/10 - 12:30 - Mens Team Pursuit QF 26/02/10 - 13:20 - Womens Team Pursuit QF 26/02/10 - 14:07 - Mens Team Pursuit SF 27/02/10 - 12:30 - Womens Team Pursuit SF 27/02/10 - 12:51 - Mens Team Pursuit D Final 27/02/10 - 12:57 - Mens Team Pursuit C Final 27/02/10 - 13:13 - Womens Team Pursuit D Final 27/02/10 - 13:19 - Womens Team Pursuit C Final 27/02/10 - 13:49 - Mens Team Pursuit B Final (Medal) 27/02/10 - 13:55 - Mens Team Pursuit A Final (Medal) 27/02/10 - 14:12 - Womens Team Pursuit B Final (Medal) 27/02/10 - 14:17 - Womens Team Pursuit A Final (Medal)

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Torino 2006 (Cindy Klassen) - Gold Torino 2006 (Clara Hughes) - Gold Torino 2006 (Team Pursuit Men) - Silver Torino 2006 (Team Pursuit Women) - Silver Torino 2006 (Cindy Klassen) - Silver Torino 2006 (Kristina Groves) - Silver Torino 2006 (Cindy Klassen) - Bronze x2 Salt Lake City 2002 (Catriona Lemay-Doan) - Gold Salt Lake City 2002 (Cindy Klassen) - Bronze Salt Lake City 2002 (Clara Hughes) - Bronze Nagano 1998 (Catriona Le May-Doan) - Gold Nagano 1998 (Jeremy Wotherspoon) - Silver Nagano 1998 (Susan Auch) - Silver Nagano 1998 (Catriona Le May-Doan) - Bronze Nagano 1998 (Kevin Overland) - Bronze Lillehammer 1994 (Susan Auch) - Silver Sarajevo 1984 (Gaetan Boucher) - Gold x2 Sarajevo 1984 (Gaetan Boucher) - Bronze Lake Placid 1980 (Gaetan Boucher) - Silver Innsbruck 1976 (Cathy Priestner) - Silver Oslo 1952 (Gordon Audley) - Bronze Lake Placid 1932 (Alexander Hurd) - Silver Lake Placid 1932 (Alexander Hurd) - Bronze Lake Placid 1932 (Frank Stack) - Bronze Lake Placid 1932 (William F. Logan) - Bronze x2

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Clara Hughes
Hometown: Date of Birth: Current Residence: Coach: Club: Training Centre: Years on National Team: Occupation: Glen Sutton, QC September 27, 1972 Glen Sutton, QC Xiuli Wang Sherbrooke Olympic Oval (Calgary) 9 years Athlete

Previous Olympic Experience: 2006 Turin (Gold, Silver, 9th) 2002 Salt Lake City (Bronze, 10th) 2000 Sydney (6th, 43rd) Road Cycling 1996 Atlanta (Bronze, Bronze) Road Cycling

Events entered in Vancouver: 3000m 5000m

Career Highlights: Silver medallist in the 5000m at the 2008 and 2009 World Single Distance Championships Recipient of the 2006 IOC Sport and the Community Trophy Olympic gold medallist in 5000m and silver medallist in team pursuit in 2006 Bronze medallist in the 5000m and silver medallist in team pursuit at the 2005 World Single Distances Championships Bronze medallist in the 5000m at the 2004 and 2005 World All Round Championships Selected as Speed Skating Canadas 2004 Female Skater of the Year Long Track Gold medallist in the 5000m at the 2004 World Single Distances Championships Her bronze medal (5000m) in Salt Lake City made her only the second woman and fourth person ever to medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics Quick Facts: Started speed skating at the age of 16, switched to cycling at age 17, returned to speed skating at age 28 Double Bronze medallist at 1996 Olympics in cycling (Road race and time trial) Member of Canadian National Cycling Team from 1991 to 2003 Does extensive humanitarian work with Right To Play, an international humanitarian organization using sport and play to better the lives of the worlds most impoverished children Commentator for CBC (cycling) 18-time Canadian Champion in cycling Named to the 2006 List of Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity by CAAWS 2010 World Cup Circuit Results: World Cup #1 Berlin 7th - 3000m World Cup #2 Heerenveen 5th - 3000m World Cup #3 Hamar 4th - 5000m World Cup #4 Calgary 11th - 3000m World Cup #5 Salt Lake City 8th - 3000m
(Information & Profile Picture from Speed Skating Canada)

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Mike Ireland
Hometown: Date of Birth: Current Residence: Coach: Club: Training Centre: Years on National Team: Occupation: Winnipeg, MB January 3, 1974 Calgary, AB Michael Crowe River Heights Skating Richmond Oval 16 years Student (University of Calgary)

Previous Olympic Experience: 2006 Turin (7th) 2002 Salt Lake City (7th, 14th) 1994 Lillehammer (26th)

Events entered in Vancouver: 500m

Career Highlights: Silver medallist at the 2008 Inzell World Cup Finished in the top 10 in both 500m races at the 2008 World Single Distance Championships Bronze medallist at the 2004 World Sprint Championships Bronze medallist in the 500m at the 2004 World Single Distances Championships Battled an adductor muscle injury in 2003 to finish 9th at the World Sprint Championships Bronze medallist at the 2002 World Sprint Championships Placed 4th overall in the 2002 World Cup standings in the 500m and 1000m 2001 World Sprint Champion 2nd overall at 2000 World Sprint Championships 2nd in the 500m at the 2000 World Single Distances Championships

Quick Facts: Started speed skating at the age of 5 Enjoys a wide variety of sports including golf, tennis, soccer, hockey, rollerblading Has an interest in computers

2010 World Cup Circuit Results: World Cup #2 Heerenveen 5th - 500m (B) World Cup #4 Calgary 1st - 500m (B) World Cup #5 Salt Lake City 14th - 500m

5th - 500m (B) 13th - 500m 12th - 500m

(Information & Profile Picture from Speed Skating Canada)

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Cindy Klassen
Hometown: Date of Birth: Current Residence: Coach: Club: Training Centre: Years on National Team: Occupation: Winnipeg, MB August 12, 1979 Calgary, AB Michael Crowe Winnipeg Speed Skating Richmond Oval 10 years Athlete

2006 Turin (Gold, Silver, Silver, Bronze, Bronze) 2002 Salt Lake City (Bronze, 4th, 4th, 13th)

Previous Olympic Experience:

Events entered in Vancouver:


1500m 3000m 5000m

Third overall at both the 2007 World All Round Championships and World Sprint Championships Silver medallist in the 1500m and bronze medallist in the 3000m at the 2007 World Single Distances Championships Female Athlete of the Year at the 2007 Canadian Sport Awards Recipient of the 2006 Lou Marsh Athlete of the Year Award Five Olympic medals for Cindy Klassen which is the most medals won by a Canadian at one Olympics and the most by a female speed skater at the Games 1st overall, in 500m, 1500m, 3000m and 5000m at the 2006 World Speed Skating Championship World Cup champion in the 3000m in 2006 Canadian Press Female Athlete of the year in 2005 and 2007 Selected as Speed Skating Canadas 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Female Skater of the Year Long Track World Cup champion in the 1500m in 2003 and 2005 World Champion in the 1500m and 3000m and silver medallist in team pursuit at the 2005 World Single Distances Championships Silver medallist at the 2005 World All Round Championships Won a silver and bronze medal at the 2004 World Single Distances Championships after missing over 75 % of the season due to a forearm injury In 2003, Cindy became the first Canadian in 27 years to win the overall title at the World Speed Skating Championships Placed 2nd overall at the 2003 World Sprint Championships Started speed skating at the age of 18 Competed at 1999 Pan American Games in In-line speed skating Member of Womens National Junior Hockey Team in 1996 Participated in the 1994 Commonwealth Games in womens Field Lacrosse (demonstration sport) Likes to water ski, fish and mountain bike at her cottage

Career Highlights:

Quick Facts:

2010 World Cup Circuit Results:


World Cup #1 Berlin World Cup #2 Heerenveen World Cup #4 Calgary World Cup #5 Salt Lake City 9th - 3000m 13th - 3000m 9th - 3000m 12th - 3000m 2nd - 1000m (B) 11th - 1500m 11th - 1500m 13th - 1500m 9th - 1500m 18th - 1000m 19th - 1000m 2nd - Team Pursuit

(Information & Profile Picture from Speed Skating Canada)

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Kyle Parrott
Hometown: Date of Birth: Current Residence: Coach: Club: Training Centre: Years on National Team: Occupation: Minnedosa, MB September 13, 1985 Richmond, BC Michael Crowe Westman Speed Skating Richmond Oval 1 year Student/Athlete

Previous Olympic Experience: No previous Olympic experience

Events entered in Vancouver: 500m 1000m 1500m

Career Highlights: Finished 9th in the 1000m at his first World Single Distance Championships in 2009 Skated in his first World Cup in Changchun in 2008 and his best result there was 14th in the 1000m Ranked 2nd in Canada in the 1000m and 5th in the 500m for the 08-09 season Sets personal bests in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m almost every year Finished 1st in the 1000m at the Canada Cup #1, Canada Cup #2, and the North American Championships in 2008 Quick Facts:

Started speed skating at the age of 11 Interests: Yoga and hanging out with friends

World Cup #2 Heerenveen World Cup #4 Calgary World Cup #5 Salt Lake City

2010 World Cup Circuit Results: 2nd - 500m (B) 1st - 500m (B) 13th - 500m 16th - 500m 11th - 500m 13th - 500m

11th - 1000m 13th - 1000m 11th - 1000m

(Information & Profile Picture from Speed Skating Canada)

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Shannon Rempel
Hometown: Date of Birth: Current Residence: Coach: Club: Training Centre: Years on National Team: Occupation: Winnipeg, MB November 26, 1984 Calgary, AB Xiuli Wang St. James Speed Skating Olympic Oval (Calgary) 8 years Student (University of Calgary)

Previous Olympic Experience: 2006 Turin (Silver, 16th, 24th, 28th)

Events entered in Vancouver: 500m 1000m

Career Highlights: Ranked 3rd overall in the 1000m and 5th in the 1500m on the 08-09 World Cup Circuit Won 4 medals on the 08-09 World Cup circuit, 2 silver and 2 bronze Member of the Pursuit Team who finished 1st in the overall World Cup rankings in 2007-08 Won her first individual gold medal in a World Cup in Nagano in 2006 (1000m) Gold medallist in the Team Pursuit at the 2007 World Single Distances Championships Silver medallist in Team Pursuit at the 2006 Olympic Games Won her first career World Cup medal (silver) in Harbin (Dec/04) Bronze medallist at the 2004 World Junior Championships 2003 World Junior Champion Won a silver in the 500m and a bronze in the 1000m at the 2001 World Junior Championships, finishing 4th overall Quick Facts: Started speed skating at the age of 10 Interests include baking/cooking, hanging out with friends, reading, fashion

2010 World Cup Circuit Results: World Cup #1 Berlin 23rd - 500m 21st - 1000m 22nd - 500m World Cup #2 Heerenveen 7th - 500m (B) 4th - 1000m (B) World Cup #4 Calgary 5th - 500m (B) 12th - 500m (B) 14th - 1500m World Cup #5 Salt Lake City 4th - 500m (B) 3rd - 500m (B) 2nd - 1500m (B)

4th - 1000m (B) 20th - 1000m

(Information & Profile Picture from Speed Skating Canada)

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Brittany Schussler
Hometown: Date of Birth: Current Residence: Coach: Club: Training Centre: Years on National Team: Occupation: Winnipeg, MB April 21, 1985 Richmond, BC Ingrid Paul Winnipeg Speed Skating Richmond Oval 7 years Student (University of Calgary)

Previous Olympic Experience: 2006 Turin (Alternate - did not compete)

Events entered in Vancouver: 1000m 1500m Team Pursuit

Career Highlights: 2009 World Champion in Team Pursuit, she also finished 7th in the 3000m and 11th in the 5000m at the 2009 World Single Distance Championships Won her first individual World Cup medal in Berlin in the Fall of 2008 a silver in the 1500m, she then achieved 11 top-10 finishes and won bronze in the 1500m at the last World Cup of the season Ranked 2nd in Canada in the 3000m, 3rd in the 5000m, 4th in the 1500m and 6th in the 1000m for the 2008-09 season Member of the Pursuit Team who won the overall World Cup title in 2007-08 Won a silver in team pursuit and finished 6th in the 1500m at the 2008 World Single Distance Championships Placed fourth overall at the 2002 & 2003 World Junior Championships Bronze medallist in the 1500m at the 2003 World Junior Championships Had top 8 finishes in 4 World Junior Championships At the age of 14 she placed 5th overall at the 2000 World Junior Championships Quick Facts: Started speed skating at the age of 7 Interests include reading, soccer and cooking Won provincial high school championship in soccer Named Manitoba Youth Athlete of the Year for 2002 and 2003 Superstitions: always puts on left skate first

2010 World Cup Circuit Results: World Cup #1 Berlin 6th - 3000m 5th - 1000m 3rd - 1500m World Cup #2 Herrenveen 7th - 3000m 12th - 1500m 15th - 1000m World Cup #4 Calgary 8th - 3000m 4th - 1500m 18th - 1000m World Cup #5 Salt Lake City 9th - 3000m 7th - 1500m

1st - Team Pursuit 1st - Team Pursuit

(Information & Profile Picture from Speed Skating Canada)

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Ice Hockey

Canada Hockey Place

Canadas Past Podium Performances (Men):

Vancouver 2010 Schedule (Times in PST): 13/02/10 - 17:00 - Womens Prelim - CAN vs. SLO 15/02/10 - 14:30 - Womens Prelim - CAN vs. SWI 16/02/10 - 16:30 - Mens Prelim - CAN vs. NOR 17/02/10 - 14:30 - Womens Prelim - CAN vs. SWE 18/02/10 - 16:30 - Mens Prelim - CAN vs. SWI 21/02/10 - 16:40 - Mens Prelim - CAN vs. USA 22/02/10 - 12:00 - Womens Play-offs Semifinals 22/02/10 - 14:00 - Womens Classifications - 7th/8th 22/02/10 - 17:00 - Womens Play-offs Semifinals 22/02/10 - 19:00 - Womens Classifications - 5th/6th 23/02/10 - 12:00 - Mens Play-offs Qualifications 23/02/10 - 16:30 - Mens Play-offs Qualifications 23/02/10 - 19:00 - Mens Play-offs Qualifications 23/02/10 - 21:00 - Mens Play-offs Qualifications 24/02/10 - 12:00 - Mens Play-offs Quarterfinals 24/02/10 - 16:30 - Mens Play-offs Quarterfinals 24/02/10 - 19:00 - Mens Play-offs Quarterfinals 24/02/10 - 21:00 - Mens Play-offs Quarterfinals 25/02/10 - 11:00 - Womens Bronze Game (Medal) 25/02/10 - 15:30 - Womens Gold Game (Medal) 26/02/10 - 12:00 - Mens Play-offs Semifinals 26/02/10 - 18:30 - Mens Play-offs Semifinals 27/02/10 - 19:00 - Mens Bronze Game (Medal) 28/02/10 - 12:15 - Mens Gold Game (Medal)

Salt Lake City 2002 - Gold Lillehammer 1994 - Silver Albertville 1992 - Silver Grenoble 1968 - Bronze Squaw Valley 1960 - Silver Cortina dAmpezzo 1956 - Bronze Oslo 1952 - Gold St. Moritz 1948 - Gold Garmish-Partenkirchen 1936 - Silver Lake Placid 1932 - Gold St. Moritz 1928 - Gold Chamonitz 1924 - Gold Antwerp 1920 - Gold

Canadas Past Podium Performances (Women):

Torino 2006 - Gold Salt Lake City 2002 - Gold Nagano 1998 - Silver

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Jennifer Botterill
Hometown: Date of Birth: Team: Position: Shoots: Minor Hockey Association: Years on National Team: Jersey Number: Winnipeg, MB May 1, 1979 Mississauga Chiefs (CWHL) Forward Left Winnipeg MHA 13 years 17

Previous Olympic Experience:


2006 Turin (Gold) 2002 Salt Lake City (Gold) 1998 Nagano (Silver)

A member of Canadas National Womens Team since 1997 Has taken part in three Olympic Winter Games, eight IIHF World Womens Championships, nine 4 Nations Cups and the Torino Ice Tournament Was named the 2004 IIHF World Womens Championship MVP and named to the Media All-Star Team Named to Canadas 2003 IIHF World Womens Championship roster, but the championship was subsequently cancelled Named Top Forward and Most Valuable Player at the 2001 IIHF World Womens Championship Canadas top goal scorer (8 goals) at the 2001 IIHF World Womens Championship Was captain of Canadas National Womens Under-22 Team which won a three-game series against the United States in August 1999 2008-09: Spent the season with the CWHLs Mississauga Chiefs 2007-08: Helped Mississauga win 2008 Esso Womens Nationals in Charlottetown, PEI with 3-2 double overtime win over the Brampton Canadette-Thunder Named Most Sportsmanlike Player at 2008 Esso Womens Nationals Won the Angela James Bowl as the CWHLs leading scorer, with 56 points in 25 games 2004-05: Won the NWHL championship and a gold medal at the Esso Womens National Championship with the Toronto Aeros 2002-03: Spent four seasonsat Harvard University (ECAC) between 1998 and 2003 Is the only player to have won the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top player in U.S. womens college hockey twice, in both 2000-01 and 2002-03 Is the all-time NCAA point leader in U.S. womens college hockey (149G, 170A,319P) Registered at least one point in 106 of her 107 career games at Harvard Set a U.S. college hockey record in 2000-01 by getting a point in 80 consecutive games Harvards team captain in 2000-01 and 2002-03 Won the U.S. womens college hockey championship with Harvard in 98-99 and was named MVP of the tournament

Hockey Canada Background:

Hockey Background:

Nickname: Botts Daughter of Cal and Doreen ... Father Cal is a sports psychologist who has worked with Canadas national teams and National Hockey League teams ... Mother, Doreen, took part in the 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympics as a speedskater ... Has one brother, Jason, currently the assistant general manager of the Pittsburg Penguins who won three gold medals with Canadas National Junior Team ... Jason currently works for the Pittsburgh Penguins as their director of hockey administration Team Manitobas honorary team captain for the 2007 Canada Winter Games Attended Canadas National Junior Basketball selection camp in 1996
(Information & Profile Picture from Hockey Canada)

Personal:

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Jonathan Toews
Hometown: Date of Birth: Team: Position: Shoots: Minor Hockey Association: Jersey Number: Winnipeg, MB April 29, 1988 Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) Forward Left Winnipeg MHA 16

Previous Olympic Experience:


No previous Olympic experience Won a gold and silver medal with Canada at the IIHF World Championship (2007, 2008) Won two gold medals with Canadas National Junior Team at the IIHF World Junior Championship (2006, 2007) and was named top forward by the IIHF Directorate and to the 2007 tournament all-star team Scored three shootout goals in a semifinal victory over the United States First Canadian player to ever win gold at the IIHF World Championship and IIHF World Junior Championship in the same season Captained Canadas National Mens Summer Under-18 Team to a gold medal at the 2005 Junior World Cup Captained Team West to a gold medal at the 2005 World Under-17 Challenge One of three players (joining Chris Gratton and Joe Thornton) to win a World Under-17 Challenge, summer under-18 event and IIHF World Junior Championship in one year (12 month period)

Hockey Canada Background:

Hockey Background:
2008-09: His second NHL season, both with Chicago Recorded his first NHL hat trick on February 27 against Pittsburgh Registered his 100th NHL point on February 17 vs. Tampa Bay Named captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, making him the third youngest captain in NHL history 2007-08: His rookie NHL season with Chicago Set a career high with three assists on February 24th vs. Anaheim Made his NHL debut, recorded his first NHL point and scored his first NHL goal on October 10th vs. San Jose, scoring on his first shot on goal Recorded a ten-game point streak to start his career, the second longest such streak in NHL history Third in Chicago scoring, with 54 points, tied for third among NHL rookies in scoring and led NHL rookies in goals, with 24 Tied for the lead among NHL rookies in powerplay goals, with seven Second among Chicago forwards in ice time, at 18:40 per game Amateur: Helped the University of North Dakota to the NCAA championship game in 2006 and 2007 Led Shattuck-St. Marys in scoring, with 118 points, in 2005-06 and 110 points, in 2004-05 Selected first overall by Tri-City in the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft

Minor hockey: Won six city (Winnipeg) championships in minor hockey


Bilingual His younger brother, David, was selected by the New York Islanders (3rd round, 66th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft Favourite NHL player: Joe Sakic Son of Bryan and Andre
(Information & Profile Picture from Hockey Canada)

Personal:

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Skeleton

Whistler Sliding Centre

Canadas Past Podium Performances:

Vancouver 2010 Schedule (Times in PST): 18/02/10 - 16:00 - Womens Heat 1

18/02/10 - 17:00 - Womens Heat 2 18/02/10 - 18:30 - Mens Heat 1 18/02/10 - 19:45 - Mens Heat 2

Torino 2006 (Duff Gibson) - Gold

Torino 2006 (Jeff Pain) - Silver

19/02/10 - 15:45 - Womens Heat 3 19/02/10 - 16:45 - Womens Heat 4 (Medal)

Torino 2006 (Melissa Hollingsworth-Richards) - Bronze

19/02/10 - 18:20 - Mens Heat 3 19/02/10 - 19:30 - Mens Heat 4 (Medal)

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Jon Montgomery
Hometown: Date of Birth: Current Residence: Years on National Team: Occupation: Russell, MB May 6, 1979 Calgary, AB 5 years Sales Consultant/Auto. Auctioneer

Previous Olympic Experience: No previous Olympic experience

Background: In 2002, a casual trip to Canada Olympic Park left an indelible mark on Jon. While on a tour of the Park, he witnessed a skeleton race, and immediately fell in love with the sport. Jon quickly enjoyed success during his development path in the sport. In 2005-06, Jon became the first Canadian man to win the Europa Cup Overall mens title, and is now considered one of Canadas top skeleton athletes. Jons start to his rookie season on the World Cup could not have been drawn any more perfect. He kicked off the 2006-07 World Cup campaign with a bronze-medal finish on his home track in Calgary. He went on to finish in the top-10 three more times during the season, and finished sixth in the Overall World Cup standings. Last year, Jon had a breakout season the World Cup where he racked up five podium finishes, including his first World Cup victory and a silver medal at the World Championships, en route to finishing second overall on the World Cup. Jon grew up playing hockey and baseball in his hometown of Russell, Manitoba.

Career Highlights: 2008 Overall World Cup Standings - 2nd 2008 World Championships, Altenberg - 2nd Place 2008 Canadian Championships, Calgary - 1st Place 2007 Canadian Championships, Calgary - 1st Place 2008 World Cup, Cesana - 1st Place 2008 World Cup, Winterberg - 2nd Place 2007 World Cup, Lake Placid - 2nd Place 2007 World Cup, Calgary - 3rd Place 2006 World Cup, Calgary - 3rd Place 2007 World Cup, Igls - 8th Place 2007 World Cup, Winterberg - 4th Place

2010 World Cup Circuit Results: World Cup #1 Park City - 9th Place World Cup #2 Lake Placid - 12th Place World Cup #3 Cesana - 1st Place World Cup #4 Winterberg - 12th Place World Cup #5 Altenberg - 7th World Cup #6 Koenigssee - 6th World Cup #7 St. Moritz - 5th World Cup #8 Igls - 5th

Ranked 5th Overall inWorld Cup Points for the 2010 Season
(as of January 25, 2010)
(Information & Profile Picture from Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton)

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Biathlon

Whistler Olympic Park

Canadas Past Podium Performances:

Vancouver 2010 Schedule (Times in PST): 13/02/10 - 13:00 - Womens 7.5 km Sprint (Medal)

14/02/10 - 11:15 - Mens 10 km Sprint (Medal) 16/02/10 - 10:30 - Womens 10 km Pursuit (Medal) 16/02/10 - 12:45 - Mens 12.5 km Pursuit (Medal)

Lillehammer 1994 (Myriam Bedard) - Gold

Lillehammer 1994 (Myriam Bedard) - Gold

18/02/10 - 10:00 - Womens 15 km Individual (Medal) 18/02/10 - 13:00 - Mens 20 km Individual (Medal)

Albertville 1992 (Myriam Bedard) - Bronze

21/02/10 - 10:45 - Mens 15 km Mass Start (Medal) 21/02/10 - 13:00 - Womens 12.5 km Mass Start (Medal) 23/02/10 - 11:30 - Womens 4x6 km Relay (Medal) 26/02/10 - 11:30 - Mens 4x7.5 km Relay (Medal)

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Megan Imrie
Hometown: Date of Birth: Current Residence: Coach: Club: Training Centre: Years on Sr. National Team: Falcon Lake, MB February 14, 1986 Canmore, AB Geret Coyne Falcon Sports Club Canmore, AB 3 years

Previous Olympic Experience: No previous Olympic experience

Events entered in Vancouver: 7.5 km Sprint 10 km Pursuit 15 km Individual 12.5 km Mass Start 4 x 6 km Relay

Background: Megans interest in biathlon began when she was six years old after watching the Canadian Biathlon Championships in her hometown of Falcon Lake, MB. She took part in an after-school Biathlon Bears program and loved it. Megans work ethic and love for the outdoors can be traced back to growing up on her parents ranch of 40 horses. In 2005, Megan left home to train in Canmore and pursue her dream of representing Canada in the 2010 Olympics. Thanks to the support of her hometown and personal sponsors, Megan has been able to focus on biathlon, and take a few university correspondence courses as well. Megan took a major step forward towards achieving her Olympic dream last year as a rookie on the World Cup circuit where her best finish was 49th at a World Cup in Slovenia. Megans favourite pastime is spending time at her familys cabin, where she enjoys wakeboarding, waterskiing, sailing and horseback riding. Notable Results: 2009 Canadian Championships, Valcartier - 1st (sprint); 2nd (individual) 2008 Canadian Championships, Callaghan Valley - 1st (individual) 2008 World Championships, estersund - 51st (individual) 2008 World Cup, Pokljuka - 49th (individual) 2007 Canadian Junior Champion, Charlo - 1st (individual, sprint, pursuit) 2007 Junior World Championships, Martell - 10st (individual) 2006 European Cup, Martell-Val Martello - 7th (pursuit), 13th (sprint) 2006 North American Cup: Overall Winner (Junior Women) 2006 Canadian Championships: 1 (pursuit) 2005 Canadian Championships, Edmonton, AB: 2 (sprint), 2 (mass start) 2005 World Youth Championships, Kontiolahti, FIN: 8 (relay) 2005 North American Championships, Canmore, AB: 2 (sprint) 2010 World Cup Circuit Results: 41st - 7.5 km Sprint 55th - 7.5 km Sprint 50th - 10 km Pursuit 56th - 15 km Individual 48th - 7.5 km Sprint 94th - 7.5 km Sprint 16th - 4 x 6km Relay 48th - 15 km Individual 44th - 7.5 km Sprint

World Cup #1 Oestersund World Cup #2 Hochfilzen World Cup #3 Pokljuka World Cup #5 Ruhpolding World Cup #6 Antholz-Anterselva

13th - 4 x 6 km Relay 51st - 10 km Pursuit 42nd - 10 km Pursuit

(Information & Profile Picture from Biathlon Canada)

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Manitoba Coaches, Mission Staff, Technical Officials and Volunteers


Team Services
Hub Berube - Team Services Officer Ian Dalling - Results/Schedules Andre Brin - Communications Mens Hockey Pat ONeill - Equipment Manager Mens Hockey Dr. Cal Botterill - Mental Trainer - Bobsleigh/Skeleton & Cross Country Ski Jeff Palamar - Team Ombudsman (Paralympics)

Coaches
Brent Zagozewski - Alpine Ski (Speed Team)

Medical Staff
Dr. Ed Pilat - Host Medical Team Dave Blatz - Host Medical Team Jim Ramsay - Athletic Therapist Mens Hockey

Sport Science
Adrian Honish Performance Technology , Specialist Dana Way Performance Technology, Specialist

Technical Officials
Wayne Hinkel Freestyle Skiing Jim Prendergast Speed Skating Trevis Boyd Speed Skating Hans Wuthrich - Chief Ice Technician - Curling Eric Montford - Refrigeration Expert - Curling

Other
Heather McLean Long Track Speed Skating Runner Dave Johns - Chaplain - Athletes Village

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For more information contact:

Communications Manager Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba Room 138 Frank Kennedy Centre 17 Dafoe Rd. University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 (204)474-6645 steve@cscm.ca

Steve Gushulak

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Thank You to the following Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba Corporate Sponsors for their ongoing support:
Platinum Podium of Excellence Sponsor

Sponsors & Partners:

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