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Canada
Hockey Canada
Nickname(s) Team Canada (Équipe Canada)
Association Hockey Canada
GM Flag of Canada Sean Burke
Head coach Flag of Canada Craig MacTavish
Assistants Flag of Canada Misha Donskov
Flag of Canada Paul Coffey
Captain Maxim Noreau
Most games Brad Schlegel (312)
Top scorer Cliff Ronning (73)
Most points Cliff Ronning (156)
IIHF code CAN
IIHF ranking 1
Highest IIHF ranking 1 (2003-2005, 2008, 2010, 2015-present)
Lowest IIHF ranking 5 (2012-2013)
Team colours               
First international
Flag of Canada-1868-Red Canada 8–1 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland
(Les Avants, Switzerland; January 10, 1910)
Biggest win
Canadian Red Ensign 1921 Canada 47–0 Denmark Flag of Denmark
(Stockholm, Sweden; February 12, 1949)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 11–1 Canada Flag of Canada
(Vienna, Austria; April 24, 1977)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 72 (first in 1920)
Best result Gold medal with cup Gold: 26 - 1920, 1924, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2015, 2016
Canada Cup/World Cup of Hockey
Appearances 8 (first in 1976)
Best result Gold medal with cup Gold: 6 - 1976, 1984, 1987, 1991, 2004, 2016
Olympics
Appearances 22 (first in 1920)
Medals Gold medal Gold: 9 – 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1948, 1952, 2002, 2010, 2014

Silver medal Silver: 4 – 1936, 1960, 1992, 1994

Bronze medal Bronze: 3 – 1956, 1968, 2018
International record (W-L-T)
928–424–132
Olympic medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1920 Antwerp Ice hockey
Gold 1924 Chamonix Ice hockey
Gold 1928 St. Moritz Ice hockey
Gold 1932 Lake Placid Ice hockey
Silver 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice hockey
Gold 1948 St. Moritz Ice hockey
Gold 1952 Oslo Ice hockey
Bronze 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice hockey
Silver 1960 Squaw Valley Ice hockey
Bronze 1968 Grenoble Ice hockey
Silver 1992 Albertville Ice hockey
Silver 1994 Lillehammer Ice hockey
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey
Gold 2010 Vancouver Ice hockey
Gold 2014 Sochi Ice hockey
Bronze 2018 Pyeongchang Ice hockey
World Championships medal record
World Championship
Gold 1920 Belgium Canada
Gold 1924 France Canada
Gold 1928 Switzerland Canada
Gold 1930 Austria, France, Germany Canada
Gold 1931 Poland Canada
Gold 1932 USA Canada
Silver 1933 Czechoslovakia Canada
Gold 1934 Italy Canada
Gold 1935 Switzerland Canada
Silver 1936 Germany Canada
Gold 1937 Great Britain Canada
Gold 1938 Czechoslovakia Canada
Gold 1939 Switzerland Canada
Gold 1948 Switzerland Canada
Silver 1949 Sweden Canada
Gold 1950 Great Britain Canada
Gold 1951 France Canada
Gold 1952 Norway {{{2}}}
Silver 1954 Sweden Canada
Gold 1955 West Germany Canada
Bronze 1956 Italy Canada
Gold 1958 Norway Canada
Gold 1959 Czechoslovakia Canada
Silver 1960 USA Canada
Gold 1961 Switzerland Canada
Silver 1962 USA Canada
Bronze 1966 Yugoslavia Canada
Bronze 1967 Austria Canada
Bronze 1968 France Canada
Bronze 1978 Czechoslovakia Canada
Bronze 1982 Finland Canada
Bronze 1983 West Germany Canada
Silver 1985 Czechoslovakia Canada
Bronze 1986 Soviet Union Canada
Bronze 1989 Sweden Canada
Bronze 1991 Finland Canada
Gold 1994 Italy Canada
Bronze 1995 Sweden Canada
Silver 1996 Austria Canada
Gold 1997 Finland Canada
Gold 2003 Finland Canada
Gold 2004 Czech Republic Canada
Silver 2005 Austria Canada
Gold 2007 Russia Canada
Silver 2008 Canada Canada
Silver 2009 Switzerland Canada
Gold 2015 Czech Republic Canada
Gold 2016 Russia Canada
Silver 2017 Germany, France Canada
Silver 2019 Slovakia Canada

The Canadian national ice hockey team is the ice hockey team representing Canada. The team is overseen by Hockey Canada, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation, and participates in international competitions. From 1920 until 1963, Canada's international representation was by senior amateur club teams. Canada's national men's team was founded in 1963 by Father David Bauer as a part of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, playing out of the University of British Columbia.[1]

The nickname "Team Canada" was christened for the 1972 Summit Series and has been frequently used to refer to the Canadian national team ever since. Canada has been one of the leading national ice hockey teams in international play, winning the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union, four of five Canada Cups dating back to 1976, 9 Winter Olympics (the most of any participating hockey nation), including the 2002 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Olympics, six consecutive IIHF World Championships, including twenty-six total, and the 2004 and 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

The current coach is Craig MacTavish. Canada is currently ranked first in the IIHF World Ranking.

HistoryEdit

From 1920 until 1963, the senior amateur club teams representing Canada, were usually the most recent Allan Cup champions. The last senior team to win a gold medal at the World Championship was the Trail Smoke Eaters in 1961.

Following the 1963 World Championships, Father David Bauer founded the national team as a permanent institution. The new permanent national team first competed at the 1964 Winter Olympics. Since 1964, the national team has two Olympic gold medals, and five world championship wins.

Before the emergence of the Soviet Union, Canada dominated hockey, winning six out of seven golds at the Olympics before 1956 and 13 world championship gold medals before 1961. From 1954 to 1991, Canada was able to win only four World Championships and no Winter Olympic Gold medals when the Soviet, Czechoslovak, and Swedish teams dominated. This was in part because Canada's best professional players were unable to attend these events as they had commitments with their respective National Hockey League teams.

Canada withdrew from official IIHF events in 1970 and the National Team programme was suspended after they were refused permission to use semi-professional players at the world championship. Canada returned to the IIHF in 1977 after a series of negotiations between IIHF President Dr. Sabetzki and top officials of professional ice hockey in Canada and the United States of America. Canadians and Americans were allowed to enhance their world championship teams with professional players; and the world championships were scheduled as late as possible to ensure more players would be available from among the NHL teams eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

In return, a competition for the "Canada Cup" was to be played every four years on North American territory with the participation of Canada, the United States, and the four strongest European national teams, including professionals.

In 1983, Hockey Canada began the "Programme of Excellence", whose purpose was to prepare a team for the Winter Olympics every four years. This new National Team played a full season together all over the world against both national and club teams, and often attracted top NHL prospects, veteran pros with NHL experience and, in a few cases, current NHLers who were holding out in contract disputes. This programme was discontinued in 1998, when the NHL began shutting down to allow its players to compete.

After not winning a gold medal for 33 years, Canada finally won the World Championship in 1994 in Italy. Since that time, they have won in 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2015 and 2016.

At the 2010 Olympics, Canada won the gold medal with a 3-2 win against the USA in the final. Sidney Crosby's overtime goal secured Canada the final gold medal of the Games. [2] At the 2014 Olympics, Canada also won the gold medal after a 3-0 win against Sweden.

Retired Numbers Edit

List of teams representing Canada from 1920 to 1963Edit

Event Team Hometown
1920 Summer Olympics Winnipeg Falcons Winnipeg, Manitoba
1924 Winter Olympics Toronto Granites Toronto, Ontario
1928 Winter Olympics Toronto Varsity Grads Toronto, Ontario
1930 World Championships Toronto Canadas Toronto, Ontario
1931 World Championships Manitoba Grads Winnipeg, Manitoba
1932 Winter Olympics Winnipeg Winnipegs Winnipeg, Manitoba
1933 World Championships Toronto National Sea Fleas Toronto, Ontario
1934 World Championships Saskatoon Quakers Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1935 World Championships Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg, Manitoba
1936 Winter Olympics Port Arthur Bearcats Port Arthur, Ontario
1937 World Championships Kimberley Dynamiters Kimberley, British Columbia
1938 World Championships Sudbury Wolves Sudbury, Ontario
1939 World Championships Trail Smoke Eaters Trail, British Columbia
World Championships not held from 1940–1946 during World War II.
1947 World Championships Did not participate
1948 Winter Olympics Ottawa RCAF Flyers Ottawa, Ontario
1949 World Championships Sudbury Wolves Sudbury, Ontario
1950 World Championships Edmonton Mercurys Edmonton, Alberta
1951 World Championships Lethbridge Maple Leafs Lethbridge, Alberta
1952 Winter Olympics Edmonton Mercurys Edmonton, Alberta
1953 World Championships Did not participate
1954 World Championships East York Lyndhursts East York, Ontario
1955 World Championships Penticton Vees Penticton, British Columbia
1956 Winter Olympics Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen KitchenerWaterloo, Ontario
1957 World Championships Did not participate
1958 World Championships Whitby Dunlops Whitby, Ontario
1959 World Championships Belleville McFarlands Belleville, Ontario
1960 Winter Olympics Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen KitchenerWaterloo, Ontario
1961 World Championships Trail Smoke Eaters Trail, British Columbia
1962 World Championships Galt Terriers Galt, Ontario
1963 World Championships Trail Smoke Eaters Trail, British Columbia

CoachesEdit

List of coaches of the Canada men's national ice hockey team.

Olympics

  1. Gordon Sigurjonson, 1920
  2. Frank Rankin, 1924
  3. Conn Smythe, 1928
  4. Jack Hughes, 1932
  5. Al Pudas, 1936
  6. Sgt. Frank Boucher, 1948
  7. Louis Holmes, 1952
  8. Bobby Bauer, 1956, 1960
  9. Father David Bauer, 1964
  10. Jackie McLeod, 1968
  11. Lorne Davis, Clare Drake, Tom Watt (co-coaches), 1980
  12. Dave King, 1984, 1988, 1992
  13. Tom Renney, 1994
  14. Marc Crawford, 1998
  15. Pat Quinn, 2002, 2006
  16. Mike Babcock, 2010, 2014
  17. Willie Desjardins, 2018

Canada/World Cups

  1. Harry Sinden, 1972 Summit Series
  2. Bill Harris, 1974 Summit Series
  3. Scotty Bowman, 1976, 1981 Canada Cups
  4. Glen Sather, 1984 Canada Cup
  5. Mike Keenan, 1987 and 1991 Canada Cups
  6. Glen Sather, 1996 World Cup
  7. Pat Quinn, 2004 World Cup
  8. Mike Babcock, 2016 World Cup

World Championships

  1. Les Allen, 1930
  2. Blake Wilson, 1931
  3. Harold Ballard, 1933
  4. Johnny Walker, 1934
  5. Scotty Oliver, 1935
  6. John Achtzener, 1937
  7. Max Silverman, 1938
  8. Elmer Piper, 1939
  9. Max Silverman, 1949
  10. Jimmy Graham, 1950
  11. Dick Gray, 1951
  12. Greg Currie, 1954
  13. Grant Warwick, 1955
  14. Sid Smith, 1958
  15. Ike Hildebrand, 1959
  16. Lloyd Roubell, 1961, 1962
  17. Bobby Kromm, 1963
  18. Gordon Simpson, 1965
  19. Jackie McLeod, 1966, 1967, 1969
  20. Johnny Wilson, 1977
  21. Harry Howell, 1978
  22. Marshall Johnston, 1979
  23. Don Cherry, 1981
  24. Red Berenson, 1982
  25. Dave King, 1983
  26. Doug Carpenter, 1985
  27. Pat Quinn, 1986
  28. Dave King, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
  29. Mike Keenan, 1993
  30. George Kingston, 1994
  31. Tom Renney, 1995, 1996
  32. Andy Murray, 1997, 1998
  33. Mike Johnston, 1999
  34. Tom Renney, 2000
  35. Wayne Fleming, 2001, 2002
  36. Andy Murray, 2003
  37. Mike Babcock, 2004
  38. Marc Habscheid, 2005, 2006
  39. Andy Murray, 2007
  40. Ken Hitchcock, 2008
  41. Lindy Ruff, 2009
  42. Craig MacTavish, 2010
  43. Ken Hitchcock, 2011
  44. Brent Sutter, 2012
  45. Lindy Ruff, 2013
  46. Dave Tippett, 2014
  47. Todd McLellan, 2015
  48. Bill Peters, 2016
  49. Jon Cooper, 2017
  50. Bill Peters, 2018
  51. Alain Vigneault, 2019

Olympic RecordEdit

Summit Series Record Edit

Canada Cup Record Edit

  • 1976 - Won championship
  • 1981 - Lost Final
  • 1984 - Won championship
  • 1987 - Won championship
  • 1991 - Won championship

World Cup of Hockey Record Edit

  • 1996 - Lost Final
  • 2004 - Won the World Cup
  • 2016 - Won the World Cup

World Championship Record Edit

Spengler Cup Record Edit

Spengler Cup victories for Team Canada have occurred in 1984, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. In this tournament, Canada competes against European club teams, not against national teams. These opposing teams often have Canadians on their rosters. Canada used to be represented by the standing national team at this event, but since its dissolution is usually made up of Canadians playing in European leagues.

 Actual Roster Edit

Position Number Name Born Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G #1 Brendan Burke March 11, 1995 6ft 4in (193cm) 185lb (84kg) L
G #30 Zach Fucale May 28, 1995 6ft 2in (188cm) 187lb (85kg) L
G #31 Matt Tomkins June 19, 1994 6ft 3in (191cm) 194lb (88kg) L
D #4 Paul Postma February 22, 1989 6ft 3in (191cm) 198lb (90kg) R
D #5 Ian Mitchell January 18, 1999 5ft 11in (180cm) 179lb (81kg) R
D #18 Mathew Maione November 21, 1990 5ft 9in (175cm) 196lb (89kg) L
D #20 Alex Grant January 20, 1989 6ft 3in (191cm) 209lb (95kg) R
D #28 Patrick Wiercioch September 12, 1990 6ft 4in (193cm) 196lb (89kg) L
D #47 Andrew MacDonald September 7, 1986 6ft 1in (185cm) 190lb (86kg) L
D #56 Maxim Noreau May 24, 1987 5ft 11in (180cm) 196lb (89kg) R
D #81 Nick Ross February 10, 1989 6ft 1in (185cm) 207lb (94kg) L
F #9 Adam Tambellini November 1, 1994 6ft 4in (193cm) 194lb (88kg) L
F #10 Kris Versteeg May 13, 1986 5ft 11in (180cm) 176lb (80kg) R
F #11 Zach Boychuk October 4, 1989 5ft 10in (178cm) 185lb (84kg) L
F #15 Dustin Jeffrey February 27, 1988 6ft 1in (185cm) 205lb (93kg) L
F #16 Eric Fehr September 7, 1985 6ft 4in (193cm) 207lb (94kg) R
F #17 Justin Danforth March 15, 1993 5ft 9in (175cm) 181lb (82kg) R
F #19 Scottie Upshall October 7, 1983 6ft 0in (183cm) 201lb (91kg) L
F #21 Dion Knelsen January 4, 1989 5ft 9in (175cm) 194lb (88kg) L
F #22 Blair Riley November 1, 1985 6ft 0in (183cm) 216lb (98kg) R
F #26 Daniel Winnik March 6, 1985 6ft 2in (188cm) 209lb (95kg) L
F #27 Éric Faille July 27, 1989 6ft 0in (183cm) 179lb (81kg) R
F #32 Kevin Clark December 29, 1987 5ft 9in (175cm) 172lb (78kg) R
F #49 Ben Maxwell March 30, 1988 6ft 1in (185cm) 183lb (83kg) L
F #51 David Desharnais September 14, 1986 5ft 7in (170cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F #86 Josh Jooris June 14, 1990 6ft 1in (185cm) 196lb (89kg) R
F #89 Chris DiDomenico February 20, 1989 5ft 11in (180cm) 183lb (83kg) R

 Team Staff Edit

Role Name Born
Chief Executive Officer Tom Renney March 1, 1955
President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Smith November 27, 1966
General Manager Sean Burke January 29, 1967
Management Group Shane Doan October 10, 1976
Director of Hockey Operations and Assistant Coach Misha Donskov April 24, 1977
Head Coach Craig MacTavish August 15, 1958
Assistant Coach Paul Coffey June 1, 1961
Video Coach James Emery June 24, 1982
Team Physician Dr. Jim Thorne
Therapist Jeff Thorburn May 14, 1974
Massage Therapist Andy Hüppi December 2, 1969
Equipment Manager Robin McDonald July 12, 1967
Manager, National Teams Ben Shutron June 14, 1988
Intern, Hockey Operations Kurt Keats August 16, 1995

Notes Edit

  1. Hockey Canada
  2. "Canada win thrilling final gold of Winter Olympics", BBC Sport, 2010-02-28. Retrieved on 2010-03-01. 

ReferencesEdit

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1997), Canada's Olympic Hockey Teams: The Complete History, 1920–1998, Toronto: Doubleday Canada, ISBN 0-385-25688-4
  • Wallechinsky, David (2002), The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics (2002 ed.), New York: The Overlook Press, ISBN 1-58567-185-1

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