Nick Kypreos is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left-winger. He played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He is currently a hockey analyst on the Rogers Sportsnet cable television network in Canada.
As the youngest of four children, Rosannagh (Rosie) MacLennan often tagged along to her older siblings’ gymnastic lessons. When she was 7, Rosie could no longer stand to simply watch from the sidelines and she finally got her turn on the trampolines. At age 11, Rosie began competing internationally and was the Canadian National Women’s Champion in 2005, 2009 and 2011.
Just shy of a medal at both of her previous Olympic Games and after suffering frustrating crashes, Maelle Ricker thrilled Canadians as she reached the Gold Medal podium at Vancouver 2010 in front of a home crowd in British Columbia. With that win, Ricker became the first Canadian woman to earn an Olympic gold medal on home soil.
Kyle Shewfelt achieved his ultimate goal on Sunday, August 22, 2004 in Athens, Greece when he captured Canada’s first-ever Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics with his Gold medal performance in the floor exercise. In 2006 Kyle won multiple Commonwealth Games medals, a bronze medal and best ever sixth-place team finish at the World Championships and a silver medal at the prestigious World Cup Finals.
A native of Ottawa, Kristina started skating when she was 11 because she wanted to distinguish herself from her ski-crazed family. Good news for Canada. Twenty-years later, in 2007-08, she produced a season to remember collecting World Cup medals culminating in her first of three overall titles in the 1500m, a World All-round Championship bronze medal, and an historic five-medal performance at the World Single Distance Championships including gold in the 3000m.
In July of 1998, goaltender Kelly Hrudey retired from the NHL and traded in his skates for a microphone joining the cast of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada as a full-time analyst. Hrudey came to broadcasting after a fifteen-year career as a goaltender for the New York Islanders, LA Kings, and San Jose Sharks. He compiled a record of 271-265-88 with a goals against average of 3.43, with 16 shutouts. By providing hockey fans with some of the most insightful, well-researched and accurate commentary available, he was able to parlay his experience and knowledge of the game of hockey with a career in front of the camera.