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This year’s Ottawa Sports Awards Male Athlete of the Year is a top performer in a pair of highly competitive international sports: long-track speed skating and track cycling. In 2014, Vincent De Haitre earned the best result out of Ottawa male athletes at the biggest winter and summer multi-sport games of the year.
Vincent qualified for the first senior national team of his career in the lead-up to the Sochi Games, making his Winter Olympic debut at age 19. Canada’s rising speed skating star placed 20th in the men’s 1,000 m and 33rd in the 1,500 m.
After 6 weeks of down time at the completion of his speed skating season, Vincent switched his focus to cycling and qualified for Canada’s Commonwealth Games team.
In Glasgow, the 1,000 m time trial national men’s champion placed 7th in his signature kilo event and helped Canada to a 4th-place performance in the team sprint.
Training minimally just before speed skating kicked back into full gear, Vincent snuck in a trip to September’s Pan American Track Cycling Championships in Mexico and made his coaches’ jaws drop when he became just the second Canadian in history to do the kilo in under 1 minute, 1 second, establishing a new national record in the process.
Back on his blades, Vincent posted the fastest 1,000 m time in the world this season on Calgary’s quick ice at the Fall World Cup Trials, beating the Sochi 2014 silver medalist in the discipline, Denny Morrison.
The youngest member of the Canadian team by four years started off the 2014-2015 World Cup season with a bang as well, recording a 1,000 m fourth-place finish in Japan.
He is most definitely one to watch for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, and beyond.
It’s now 9 years and counting that Ivanie Blondin has received either the city’s top short-track or long-track speed skater award, but this is the first time she has won the Kristina Groves Female Athlete of the Year Award.
The Gloucester Concordes skater achieved a major career milestone in 2014, qualifying for her first Winter Olympic Games. At her debut in Sochi, Blondin placed 24th in the women’s 3,000 m, 14th in the 5,000 m and 5th in the team pursuit. She closed her 2013-14 campaign with a mass start bronze medal at the World Cup Final.
But it was the start of the 2014-15 season where Ivanie really took off. Now 24 years old, Blondin has established herself as Canada’s top female long-track speed skater.
She won a World Cup 5,000 m bronze in South Korea, and earned 4 medals from 4 mass start races: gold in Japan, bronze in South Korea, silver in Germany and gold in the Netherlands – Canada’s only World Cup medals won by a female this season.
Blondin finished 2014 ranked 1st in the world in the mass start, and tied for 3rd overall in all distances.
They’ve had a stranglehold on the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s basketball national championship for over a decade, and the Carleton Ravens have had almost as powerful a reign as the Ottawa Sports Awards Male Team of the Year.
Since the award was first presented in 2003, the Ravens have claimed the trophy on 9 of 12 occasions. In that span, they’ve won the W.P. McGee Trophy as CIS champs 10 times, including this past season.
Carleton was a perfect 22-0 in regular season, but entered the national championships as the second seed following a last-season defeat to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees in the Ontario final.
There was no stopping the Ravens at the nationals, however, as they topped the Gee-Gees 79-67 in the bigger championship game in front of a home crowd at Canadian Tire Centre. Graduating Ottawa native Tyson Hinz put in a final masterful performance to wrap up his career with a game-high 30 points, earning game MVP honours.
Brothers Thomas and Philip Scrubb were also a force throughout the season, respectively collecting honours for CIS defensive player of the year and CIS athlete of the year (out of all sports).
Philip also earned his record-setting third CIS men’s basketball MVP nod, while the Ravens extended their record of national crowns to an even 10.
They repeated as Scotties Tournament of Hearts women’s curling national champions in 2014, and Team Homan now repeats as Ottawa Sports Awards Female Team of the Year as well.
This is the fourth time in the past five years (and sixth time overall) that a Rachel Homan-skipped rink has been selected as Ottawa’s top female team, and 2014 represented yet another step in a curling journey that remains quite young.
The Ottawa Curling Club rink of lead Lisa Weagle, second Alison Kreviazuk, third Emma Miskew and skip Homan captured their second consecutive Canadian title, this time posting an undefeated 13-0 record throughout the tournament in Montreal.
Also part of the North American group that won the WFG Continental Cup, Team Homan went on to win a silver medal at the World Championships – one step higher on the podium than their bronze medal from the previous season.
With Joanne Courtney joining the team in place of Kreviazuk, Team Homan is off to a strong start in 2014-2015, reaching four finals in competitions against many the world’s top female curling teams, including the Autumn Gold Curling Classic grand slam event. They finished 2014 as Canada’s third-ranked team.
It took four years for him to earn his first triumph over the Carleton Ravens, but James Derouin has now built a program capable of consistently challenging – and beating – the kings of Canadian university men’s basketball. And he’s done it in the unlikeliest of places – right next door at the University of Ottawa.
A former Gee-Gees captain and assistant coach, the Ottawa native led his team to a 20-2 record overall in 2013-2014 and became the fastest Gee-Gees men’s basketball coach to reach 50 career regular-season victories.
Derouin’s troops pulled off an upset victory over the Ravens in the Ontario championship game to win the school’s first Wilson Cup since 1993. The Gee-Gees entered the national championships seeded first and wound up as silver medalists behind Carleton.
uOttawa finished the 2014 calendar year ranked second in Canada with a perfect 8-0 record and later overtook Carleton for the top ranking thanks to a January victory.
Claudette Faubert was the head coach for the Ontario Special Olympics track and field team, which won 131 medals at the 2014 Canadian National Games in Vancouver.
One-third of the 21 athletes selected to be on the national team for next year’s Special Olympics World Games hailed from Ontario and were under Faubert’s guidance.
Based on these strong performances, Faubert was chosen as an associate coach for the Canadian World Games team – the fourth time in her career she will attend a World Games.
The volunteer Eastern Ontario region Special Olympics committee member will also act as a snowshoeing coach at the Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games, beginning on Jan. 29 in North Bay.
It would be next to impossible to spend any significant amount of time on a local rugby pitch without crossing paths with Lee Powell in some capacity. As a player for 40 years, a coach for 35 years and a referee for 30 years – not to mention plenty of time in the boardrooms too – Lee represents a total commitment to the sport of rugby and its success locally.
Since 1976, the registered level 4/5 NCCP master coach has worked with 4 high schools, both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, and many Eastern Ontario Rugby Union clubs – including the Ottawa Irish, Ottawa Scottish, Barrhaven RFC, Bytown Blues, Men’s Rep team, the Harlequins and both junior and women’s regional representative teams – as well as the men’s national team program.
In his spare time, Lee has also coached high school basketball, football and wrestling, has chaired OFSAA championships and helped organize numerous international rugby matches.
He chaired Rugby Canada national tournaments, worked on the Ontario Summer Games, and played host to more than 60 international junior rugby tours. He has been the EORU President and a member of the Rugby Ontario Board.
Lee was twice named Ontario university Coach of the Year, he was the 1994 ACT Sportsman of the Year in 1994 and has received recognitions from Rugby Ontario, OFSAA, Carleton and Rugby Canada.
But perhaps his most impressive credential is a playing career of 40 years that included a 2013 appearance for the Bytown Blues in the Eastern Ontario/Quebec men’s league at age 63.
A tireless worker on the local and national scene, Paul ApSimon’s impact on the sport of fencing has been felt by innumerable athletes over the course of his 25+ years of coaching.
Beginning in 1984, Paul represented Canada many times as a participant at World and Commonwealth Championships. The daytime phys ed teacher at Henry Munro Middle School coached the University of Ottawa’s varsity men’s and women’s teams from 1987-2000, winning 13 provincial championships. From U of O, Paul also helped launch the international career of Sherraine Schalm, a World Championships bronze medalist, overall World Cup champion, and Canada’s most successful female fencer of all time.
The head coach of Ottawa Fencing – the joint effort of the RA Centre and Excalibur clubs – is responsible for much of the sport’s strength locally. Athletes from Ottawa have occupied over a third of Team Ontario’s fencing positions at the past two Canada Summer Games, bringing home a total of 15 medals.
Paul is also a trailblazing figure in the Canadian fencing scene. He’s been the Canadian Foil Team Coach since 2010, helping the women’s team achieve their all-time best result at a World Championships in 2013 and guiding Eleanor Harvey to a World Junior Championships silver medal. He’s acted as team leader and coach at FISU, Youth Olympic, Pan Am and Olympic Games, his athletes winning many international medals along the way.
As if he wasn’t busy enough, Paul has also coached modern pentathlete Melanie McCann in fencing – her strongest event – and helped her earn an 11th-place showing at the 2012 Olympics.
It will be a true homecoming when Ron Port receives the Ottawa Sports Awards Lifetime Volunteer/Administrator Trophy on Jan. 29 at Algonquin College. Ron spent his entire 49-year working career in sports at Algonquin’s Woodroffe Campus.
Ron joined Algonquian in 1966 as a physical education teacher and men’s hockey coach. He was the hockey coach for 12 years, served as the east division convenor for 12 years and also the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association hockey convenor. Ron also coached curling, badminton and golf, and on the OCAA executive for 8 years, including 2 as President.
After his early experiences, Ron was appointed Algonquin’s Athletic Director, a post he held for 30 years. During his time, Thunder teams won 28 OCAA championships and reached 25 more provincial finals, and captured two Canadian titles.
Under Ron’s guidance, the gymnasium was renovated to the existing gym, and in 1996, it was named after him. One of his last acts – and certainly the most visible – was overseeing the creation of a 20,000 square-foot fitness venue and the installation of the first artificial field and removable dome for a Canadian college.
Having played the sport growing up, Laura Knowles first began refereeing ringette as a teenager. Over 30 years later, with a mountain of officiating roles behind her, Laura will receive the Ottawa Sports Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for a Technical Official.
The member of the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame is responsible for helping to develop and implement several key rules that have added to the sport’s excitement such as the 30-second shot clock and the ”move it or lose it” rule, while also working to make the game safer for players.
A Level 5 official herself, Laura has been a master instructor since 1991 and has aided in the development of countless officials, from the regional level in Eastern Ontario up to the high-performance stage. She has officiated and supervised at provincial, national and international competitions, including the Canadian Ringette Championship, Canada Winter Games and World Ringette Championship.
Laura has also held positions with provincial associations in B.C. and Nova Scotia, with Ringette Canada and the International Ringette Federation in her wide-ranging and influential career.
ARCHERY – ERIC PETERS: For the second straight year, Eric is the top archer in the city. Representing Canada at the Youth Olympic Games, the 17-year-old earned a bronze medal in the mixed international recurve competition with Finnish partner Mirjam Tuokkola by winning 3 of 4 matches. Besides placing 1st at the national trials to attend the Youth Olympics, Eric also captured Ontario cadet gold medals in the target, indoor and 10-ring competitions.
ATHLETICS – SULTANA FRIZELL: This Ottawa Lions athlete set a new Canadian and North American record in the women’s hammer throw in 2014. Her distance of 75.73 m ranked her 5th in the world this season. Sultana also successfully defended her Commonwealth Games title in Glasgow, setting a new Commonwealth record of 71.97 m. She was later chosen as Canada’s Closing Ceremonies flag bearer.
BADMINTON – ANDREW D’SOUZA: This University of Ottawa Human Kinetics major is ranked 2nd amongst men’s badminton players in Canada. In 2014, Andrew won 2 titles in the Canadian Elite Series. The 20-year-old also made his multi-sport games debut at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. He was undefeated in pool play as Canada’s men’s singles representative in the mixed team event, helping our country reach the quarter-final round. Also this year, Andrew knocked off the 2nd seed en route to a quarter-final appearance at the Pan Am Championships.
BASEBALL – DEMI ORIMOLOYE: Demi split 2014 between the Ottawa-Nepean Canadians and Canada’s junior national team, earning recognition from Baseball America as the 11th-ranked prospect out of North American high school players for June’s Major League Baseball Draft and top-2 amongst Canadians. The 18-year-old won a bronze medal with Canada in the 18U Pan Am Championships in Mexico and was selected MVP and an Under Armour All-American at the Area Code Games.
BASKETBALL – PHIL SCRUBB: This 6’3” guard was a key leader for the Carleton Ravens team that won its record-breaking 10th CIS championship in 2013-14. Our 2013 Male Athlete of the Year continued to rack up the honours in 2014, earning the provincial and national men’s basketball player of the year awards for a third consecutive season, Carleton’s Athlete of the Year, as well as the BLG Award as the top Canadian male university athlete across all sports. Both he and his brother, fellow Raven Thomas Scrubb, were part of Canada’s senior men’s national team in 2014. The 5th-year commerce student also regularly draws interest from NBA recruiters.
BIATHLON – JASON LAWTON: Jason placed 4th in sprint, 6th in pursuit and was an individual silver medalist in the 7.5 km race at the 2014 National Championships in New Brunswick while competing as a senior boy. Following December’s junior & youth national team trials, Jason is the 3rd-ranked youth male biathlete in Canada.
BOBSLEIGH – CODY SORENSEN: 2014 was certainly an unforgettable year for Ottawa bobsledder Cody Sorensen. Aboard Chris Spring’s sled, Cody finished last season’s World Cup circuit ranked 4th in the world thanks to a number of strong results before the Olympics. On the eve of the Sochi Games, Canada’s coaches switched Cody and his push crew to Justin Kripps’ sled. The new team pushed the second-fastest start times in each of the first two heats; combined, they tied for the best starts after 2 runs. The four-man Canada-3 sled was on pace for the 2nd-best time in the 2nd run of the Olympics before it tipped. That put an end to Cody’s podium hopes, and his Games, with a mild concussion from the crash. Cody is not competing in the 2014-2015 season, using the year to help build a post-sport career, but he has designs to return to the ice tracks the following season.
BOWLING (5 PIN) – STEPHANE LAPENSÉE: Recognized as one of the top 5-pin bowlers in the province, Stephane qualified 2nd for the Ontario Open Championships with a 10-game average of 274. His performance directly advanced him to the stepladder semifinals, but the flu-stricken competitor lost that match and finished with a bronze medal. Stephane had the most head-to-head match wins in Ottawa’s Monday Night Majors League, carrying a 268 average and twice breaking the coveted 400 barrier with a pair of 403 games.
BOWLING (10 PIN) – MARCO PROULX: Bowling out of McArthur Lanes, Marco had perhaps the best season in his 36-year competitive career in 2014. In a 52-day period, he rolled 3 perfect games to give him 4 career 300 games. One of those perfect games was part of his 3-game score of 836, which was his part of a Canadian record total in the “2-member, 3-game” category. He teamed with former Ottawa Sports Awards winner Dave Wiskowski, who counted 762 pins, to set the national record. Competing in the Roger Sarazin Memorial League, Marco posted a 222 average and won the singles and doubles titles at the Capital District Tenpin Bowling Association’s annual tournaments.
BOXING – ERICA ADJEI: Erica has been boxing out of the Beaver Boxing Club for 6 years. She has racked up numerous bout and tournament wins, including a gold medal at the 2014 Canadian Championships. She loves her sport and is pursuing coaching and officiating credentials. Erica has beaten the #2-ranked boxer in her class and is now after the #1 spot.
BROOMBALL – JASMINE NAMAGOOSE: This 18-year-old broomball player scored well over 20 goals for her Ontario-champion Eastern Thunder juvenile girls’ team. She is known as a playmaker, a great team player and possessor of a powerful shot. Because of her skills, Jasmine has been invited to play at the higher elite level as well.
CANOE/KAYAK (SPRINT) – BEN TARDIOLI: Ben broke through into canoeing’s highest level in 2014. After winning 2 races at the national trials, the 24-year-old earned a 4th-place finish in his World Cup debut in the Czech Republic. Back at home in Canada, Ben earned the C-1 200 m entry for the World Championships. He beat his Canadian teammates for the spot, posting a blazing fast time of 38.37 seconds, a world record mark. At the World Championships in Moscow, the Carleton University grad made it to the ‘A’ final, finishing 9th. Proud to wear the maple leaf and Rideau Canoe Club jersey wherever he races, Ben hopes to land on the podium at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
CANOE/KAYAK (WHITEWATER) – CAMERON SMEDLEY: This Carleton University student is a repeat winner for our sport of canoe/kayak whitewater paddling. A long-time national team member who lives and trains in Ottawa, Cameron earned 2 gold medals at the Whitewater National Championships in the C-1 and C-2 races. Internationally, Cameron placed 14th at a World Cup race in London, England.
CRICKET – ZAIN MAHMOOD: Zain plays for the Canterbury Cricket Club, leading his Ottawa Valley Cricket Council division in both runs (388) and wickets (29) in 2014. He also topped the T20 division with another 339 runs and 18 wickets. In 27 matches, Zain scored 767 runs at an average of 34.86 per game, and 49 wickets at an average of 7.47 per game. He had 3 centuries and 2 fifties during this batting streak, and had 10 catches and 3 run outs. He has represented Canada on several occasions. Across all formats of OVCC play, Zain has played 205 matches, amassing 5,474 runs, with 9 centuries and 29 fifties.
CURLING – RACHEL HOMAN: Rachel has won our curling award numerous times and has earned it once again as she continues to skip one of the best women’s curling teams in the world. Our 2013 Female Athlete of the Year continued her winning ways in 2014, capturing her 2nd-career Scotties Tournament of Hearts national crown, going undefeated. She followed this up with a very impressive display of curling excellence en route to a silver medal performance at the World Championships. Her rink was a part of the North American group that won the WFG Continental Cup and she finished 2013-2014 ranked 2nd in Canada. Already in 2014-2015, Rachel has skipped her team to 4 finals against the world’s top female curling teams.
CYCLING – VINCENT DE HAITRE: Vincent broke into the senior international cycling scene in 2014, establishing his position as a rising sprint prospect in Canadian track cycling. At age 19, Vincent qualified for Canada’s Commonwealth Games team to compete in Glasgow, Scotland. The 1,000 m time trial national men’s champion placed 7th in his signature kilo event at the Commonwealth Games, and also helped Canada to a 4th-place performance in the team sprint. A Sochi 2014 Olympian who spends the bulk of his time on speed skates, Vincent later shocked his coaches at September’s Pan American Championships in Mexico when he became just the second Canadian in history to complete the kilo in under 1 minute, 1 second, establishing a new national record – the first record-setting performance of his career in either sport.
DIVING – HENRY McKAY: Our diving award winner for 4 consecutive years, Henry started his 2014 season successfully with gold medals in the 1 m and 3 m events at the CAMO International competition in Montreal. The 14-year-old Nepean-Ottawa Diving Club athlete followed this up with 5 medals at the Winter Provincials, winning gold in 1 m, silver in tower and bronze in 3 m in the age 14-15 division, and also collecting a 1 m silver and 3 m bronze in the senior men’s competition. Despite recovering from an elbow injury, Henry was able to win a 1 m silver medal at the Spring Provincials and 2 silvers and a bronze at the Quebec Provincials. At the 2014 Junior Elite Nationals, Henry’s best result was a 400+-point total on the tower, which is an international qualifying score.
EQUESTRIAN – JACQUELINE WHELAN: This multi-talented rider competes in 3 different disciplines: dressage, jumping and cross-country events. Riding as a junior, Jacqueline participated in several competitions, including the Ottawa Horse and Lanes Ends Trials where she placed 3rd. Jacqueline earned a 2nd-place performance at the Touch A Rainbow Horse Trials and later too 1st at this same event in the cross-country race. Jacqueline also placed 1st at the Steven’s Creek Summer Trials.
FENCING – JENNY ZHAO: This 17-year-old Earl of March Seconday School student had an impressive season, starting off with a 5th-place finish at the Junior Pan Am Championships. She followed this up with an 11th-place result at the Cadet World Championships, which led to her selection for the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, where she finished 11th. Jenny capped off her 2014 season with a silver medal at the Junior Canadian Championships. A foil specialist who trains under our Lifetime Achievement Coaching Award winner Paul ApSimon, Jenny has qualified for the Canadian U20 team and will be travelling to Austria for an April World Cup and also has her sights set on the Junior Pan Am and Junior World Championships this season.
FIELD HOCKEY – LIAM MANNING: Liam was a field hockey champion in 2014 before he ever stepped on turf. This 18-year-old Nepean Nighthawks goalkeeper was part of the first provincial-champion team in club history at the Ontario Indoor Championships. Outdoors, he competed for Canada’s 5’s U18 at the Youth Olympics in China, backstopping Canada to quarter-final and semi-final shootout wins over heavily-favoured Pakistan and Spain. The silver medal victory was Canada’s best-ever result in a major international field hockey competition.
FIGURE SKATING – ALAINE CHARTRAND: This Nepean Skating Club member had a breakthrough year on the international circuit in 2014. After placing 5th at the senior nationals, Alaine matched that result at the World Junior Championships and also placed 7th at the ISU Four Continents Championships. This 18-year-old also earned the first senior international medal of her career, a bronze, at a November ISU Grand Prix event in Moscow.
FOOTBALL – ETTORE LATTANZIO: For the second consecutive year, this University of Ottawa Gee-Gees defensive lineman is our winner in football. In 2014, Ettore led Ontario University Athletes with 8 quarterback sacks, tying him for 3rd nationally. Repeating as the OUA’s top lineman, Ettore was also awarded the J.P. Metras Trophy as Canada’s top university lineman. This is Ettore’s draft year, so look for him to go high in the CFL draft.
FOOTBALL (AUSSIE RULES) – AIMEE LEGAULT: Aimee was an instrumental piece in the Ottawa Swans’ puzzle as they won the first provincial championship in club history in 2014. Aimée was named player of the game in the Grand Final match against the Hamilton Wildcats. She was also the captain of the Northern Lights national team that represented Canada at the International Cup in Melbourne, Australia. Aimee also made history there, earning world team honours as Canada won its first-ever gold at the global event.
FOOTBALL (TOUCH) – ASHLEY POWERS: Ashley is an Ottawa native who played as the quarterback for the Ottawa Devils women’s touch football team. She quarterbacked this team to a Provincial ‘AA’ title and finished the season with an appearance in the National Championships final, where she and her teammates picked up the silver medal.
GOLF – GRACE ST-GERMAIN: She won a ton of tournaments this year, and for the 2nd year in a row, Grace is our winner for golf. Amongst this 16-year-old’s biggest victories were the Quebec Women’s Amateur (the youngest player to ever win it), the Maple Leaf Junior Tour Championship, and the Canadian Juvenile and Junior Girls Championships. The Ontario Summer Games and junior provincial silver medalist also competed for Team Canada, winning bronze at the inaugural World Junior Girls Championship.
GYMNASTICS (ARTISTIC) – SAMUEL ZAKUTNEY: In his first year competing in the junior high-performance class, Samuel won medals provincially, nationally and internationally in 2014. The National Capital Boys Gymnastics Academy member helped Canada win a bronze medal in the team competition at the Junior Pan American Championships in Brazil. Samuel also was the junior all-around champion at the Elite Canada meet, winning the parallel bars and high bar. Samuel won 7 medals at the Canadian Championships at Carleton University, placing 3rd all-round and earning gold in the vault and parallel bars event finals. The Grade 11 Franco-Cité high school student capped 2014 by qualifying for the Canada Winter Games. He’ll soon head to Prince George, B.C.
GYMNASTICS (RHYTHMIC) – LUCINDA NOWELL: Ottawa’s lone member of a national rhythmic gymnastics team, Lucinda Nowell continued to excel on her new path in the sport as a member of Canada’s group rhythmic gymnastics team. In 2014, the Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club-bred athlete was the only member of the Toronto-based national group program who are not Toronto natives. Lucinda competed at World Cup events in Portugal and Italy and was part of Canada’s 5th-place finish at the Pan American Championships. The 18-year-old also helped Canada move forward in the Olympic qualification process with a top-24 finish at the World Championships, placing 21st. She was recently selected to be part of the national team program again for 2015, which will include the Toronto Pan Am Games and the World Championships in Germany.
HOCKEY – JAMIE LEE RATTRAY: This 22-year-old Kanata native capped off her career at Clarkson University by leading the Golden Knights to the school’s first-ever NCAA Div. 1 title. Jamie Lee was named the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award as the best U.S. college women’s hockey player, following in the footsteps of greats such as Julie Chu, Angela Ruggiero and Jennifer Botterill. Last season, Clarkson’s all-time leading scorer registered 29 goals and 37 assists in 41 NCAA games. Now playing for the Brampton Thunder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, Jamie Lee was named a league all-star in her rookie season. The sniper also made her debut for the senior women’s national team in 2014, helping Team Canada to victory at the Four Nations Cup by scoring 3 points in 3 games.
HOCKEY (SLEDGE) – BEN DELANEY: A repeat winner in sledge hockey, this 18-year-old player has reached the top levels in his sport. Ben continues to train and play in Ottawa and has quickly developed into a rising star for Team Canada. Ben, or “The Kid” as he is called, earned a place on the senior national team in time for the Sochi Paralympic Games. Canada’s youngest player by 3 years, Ben scored one goal at the Games and won a bronze medal in his Paralympic debut.
JUDO – ZACHARIE CHENG-BOIVIN: A judoka since age 5, this 15-year-old now splits his time between the Judo Ontario High Performance Centre, the National Training Centre in Montreal and the Ottawa Judo Club. Zach is the reigning U18 Canadian champion in the 46kg class, and is ranked #1 in Quebec, Ontario and Canada in his present U18 weight category (50kg), winning numerous gold medals in major competitions in 2014 in his weight class and often fighting up in a higher weight class. He became a recipient of funding from the Quest for Gold program and was selected to attend a training camp with the Dutch junior national team in the Netherlands.
LACROSSE – FREDERICK HARTLEY: Frederick had an outstanding season with the Gloucester Griffins, scoring 61 goals (best in the Ontario Jr. ‘B’ Lacrosse League) and 49 assists in 20 games, placing him 2nd in overall league scoring and tops in the Eastern conference. The club and Eastern conference MVP added another 2 goals and 10 assists in 3 playoff games. Fred extended his season by playing for the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees field lacrosse team, finishing 3rd in team scoring with 15 goals and 13 assists in 12 regular season games. He gives back to his sport as an outstanding volunteer referee with the Gloucester Minor Lacrosse Association.
LAWN BOWLS – ROB RIENZO: Competing in the men’s pairs category, Rob skipped district 16’s only gold medal-winning team to qualify for the Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships in Winnipeg. After winning the district title and going undefeated at the Ontario Championships, Rienzo and teammate Zack Steele placed 9th at the nationals. Rob also skipped the team of David Jefferies, Gerry Laporte and William Smalluk to the men’s fours district team championship and a provincials berth.
MODERN PENTATHLON – MELANIE McCANN: For the third consecutive year, Melanie is Ottawa’s top athlete in this five-sport, one-day event that includes fencing, swimming, equestrian, pistol shooting and running. A 2012 Olympian and Canada’s top-ranked female modern pentathlete, Melanie placed 15th at a Hungary World Cup and 5th at the Pan American Championships in Mexico.
ORIENTEERING – JEFFREY TEUTSCH: Jeff’s top performance in 2014 was his silver medal performance in the men’s middle distance race at the North American Orienteering Championships. The Ottawa Orienteering athlete was also a key organizer of the NAOC 2014 competition, held locally. Jeff, a select member of Canada’s high-performance program, has fought many nagging injuries over the past 2 years yet still continues to be very successful at events both in Canada and in Europe. Also an athletes’ rep on Orienteering Canada’s board of directors, Jeff is a driving force behind Canada’s efforts to raise its level of orienteering to match what’s seen in Europe.
PARASPORT – JOSH CASSIDY: Josh was the 2014 Canadian 5,000 m champion and an 800 m silver medalist in the 800 m. The wheelchair racer is world-ranked 19th in the 1,500 m, 14th in the 5,000 m and 10th in the 10,000 m. The 2014 Commonwealth Games competitor’s top finish in Glasgow was a 5th-place performance in the T54 1,500 m. Josh was the winner of the Rolling Rampage 10 km race, held on Parliament Hill in October. The Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club selected him as their parasport athlete of the year.
RINGETTE – JAYME SIMZER: Jayme played a key role in leading the Ottawa Ice to their first-ever National Ringettte League title in 2014. The 24-year-old scored 3 times in Ottawa’s 7-4 win over Cambridge in the gold medal game. On the heels of a regular season where she averaged better than 2 points per game (26 goals & 26 assists in 23 contests), the national second-team all-star scored 11 goals in the championship tournament. Jayme was also a silver medalist with Team Canada at the 2013/14 World Championships.
ROWING – MATTHEW FOURNIER: Matthew has had an outstanding season while rowing for Carleton University, the Ottawa Rowing Club and Canada’s national team. At Carleton, he was undefeated on the fall circuit, winning both Ontario and Canadian university races and earning OUA and CU male rower of the year honours. Racing in lightweight boats, Matthew also finished 3rd at the Head of the Charles regatta. With Team Canada, the ORC’s Athlete of the Year won gold and silver medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Championships.
RUGBY – MEGAN COPELAND-DINAN: Megan plays for many different teams and enjoyed success with all of them in 2014. The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees starter helped her team win its program’s first provincial title, and then followed that up with a 4th-place finish nationally. She also started for the Barrhaven Scottish and made history there too, winning the club’s first Quebec women’s premiere championship. A national league runner-up with Quebec, Megan is now on the long list for Canada’s senior women’s team.
RUNNING (CROSS-COUNTRY) – CLAIRE SMITH: Our back-to-back cross-country winner continued her emergence in the running world in 2014 with both the Glebe CI Gryphons and the Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club. An OFSAA senior girls’ 3,000 m track champion and national youth record setter, Claire led her high school to the lowest senior girls’ team total since 1973 and its third overall girls’ team provincial title this fall. Claire also helped Canada to the team title at the NACAC junior continental cross-country championships by earning an individual bronze medal. The Stanford University-bound athlete was also chosen to represent Canada at the 2015 IAAF World Cross-Country Championships in China and the Pan American Cup in Columbia.
RUNNING (ROAD RACING) – TOMMY DES BRISAY: This 22-year-old Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club runner competed in his first marathon at Ottawa Race Weekend, running an impressive 2:39:21 to finish 28th overall and 10th among Canadian men. Tommy, a University of Ottawa student who is autistic, loves to run and races most weekends, winning the Goode 10 km Run, the Wakefield 10-mile race and the 9 Run Run half marathon.
SAILING – QUINTON GALLON: This 15-year-old member of the Britannia Yacht Club high-performance race team spent his summer competing in Laser-class regattas across Ontario in his boat, “Gunsmoke”, a Beneteau First Class 10. Quinton, who holds CanSail 5 accreditation, does well in the weekly long-distance races on the Ottawa River and is an identified athlete by the Ontario sailing team.
SKIING (ALPINE) – DUSTIN COOK: Dustin finished his 2013-14 season with a Nor Am series title and has blasted his way up the international rankings to start 2014-15. The 2014 national bronze medalist is ranked 12th in this season’s World Cup Super-G standings thanks to a pair of 12th-place finishes and a 13th at World Cups in Italy, USA and Alberta. Dustin is also ranked 34th in the giant slalom, with a top World Cup finish of 21st.
SKIING (CROSS-COUNTRY) – ALISON POUW: She was a strong contributor to the Glebe Gryphons’ OFSAA-winning girls’ cross-country running team, but it’s on skis that Alison really excels. The OFSAA nordic skiing junior girls’ silver medalist won the Ontario club championships for her age group and was golden once again for Nakkertok Nordic at the Canadian Championships, earning a 5k skate-ski race title as well as the aggregate crown for girls born in 1998.
SKIING (FREESTYLE) – MATTHEW BULL: This 17-year-old slopestyle skier earned a place on the Ontario freestyle provincial team with his strong results in 2014. An Ontario Winter Games silver medalist, Matthew placed 2nd at the Camp Fortune Timber Tour event, and also collected a 6th at the junior nationals. Matthew is ranked 16th out of all ages in Ontario.
SNOWBOARDING – JOHN LESLIE: 2014 was a standout year for Sochi Paralympian John Leslie. This Ottawa Akademy club snowboarder started his season by winning 3 bronze medals from 4 World Cup races in advance of the Paralympics. Competing in one of the Games’ deepest fields despite the fact that it was the discipline’s Paralympic debut, John placed 7th out of 33 in para-snowboard cross. The 22-year-old also received the Auclair Team Spirit Award from Canada Snowboard in April in recognition of his strong results, leadership skills and dedication to his community. John began his 2014-15 campaign on a strong note with a 6th-place showing in the banked slalom at a World Cup in Holland.
SOCCER – JUSTIN MAHEU: Justin enjoyed a big year on the east coast and brought home a big honour as Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s men’s soccer player of the year. Also an Academic All-Canadian, this 2nd-year arts student led the Atlantic conference in scoring with 15 goals in 11 games. The former Ottawa Fury youth player posted the best goals per game ratio in Canada, helping his Cape Breton Capers to an 8-4-1 regular season record.
SOFTBALL – JOEL LANGFORD: Joel had a strong 2014, batting .478 at the National Championships to earn all-star shortstop honours. Appearing with the Toronto Gators at the ISC World Tournament, the 26-year-old batted .308. Joel also helped Canada to a bronze medal at October’s Pan Am Championship in Argentina. This Orleans Rebels-brewed softball player has been named to the 2015 men’s national team athlete pool eligible to compete in the World Championship and the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS – MEAGAN MICHIE: Meagan had another strong season in 2014, winning 4 gold medals and 2 silver in individual swimming events at the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Vancouver. A member of Canada’s Special Olympics training squad, Meagan will compete in July’s Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Meagan has also been selected to represent Ottawa in cross-country skiing at January’s Ontario Special Olympics Winter Games in North Bay.
SPEED SKATING (LONG-TRACK) – IVANIE BLONDIN: Make that 9 years and counting that Ivanie Blondin has received either our short-track or long-track speed skater award. The 24-year-old Gloucester Concordes athlete made her Olympic debut in Sochi, placing 24th in the women’s 3,000 m, 14th in the 5,000 m and 5th in the team pursuit. She closed her 2013-14 campaign with a mass start bronze medal at the World Cup Final. But it was the start of the 2014-15 season where Ivanie really took off. Canada’s top female speed skater won a World Cup 5,000 m bronze in South Korea, and earned 4 medals from 4 mass start races: gold in Japan, bronze in South Korea, silver in Germany and gold in the Netherlands. She finished 2014 ranked 1st in the world in the mass start, and tied for 3rd overall in all distances.
SPEED SKATING (SHORT-TRACK) – SAMANTHA MORRISON: While continuing to train and study in Calgary, Samantha has maintained her national standing as the 2nd-ranked female short-track speed skater from Ontario. Our short-track speed skating winner for 3 years running started the 2014/15 season strongly, finishing 5th at the Desert Classic competition in Salt Lake City against Canadian and U.S. national team members. Her 16th-place finish at a recent national qualifier event shows the Gloucester Concordes-brewed skater is on the right path.
SQUASH – FRANCO PATRY: This 17-year-old Orleans Squash Club member has been a very active player at a high level for many years. Currently, Franco is the #1-ranked junior squash player in the Ottawa area, and among the region’s top-30 out of all ages. He has been a member of the representative Ottawa junior squash team for the past 6 years and continues to place well in adult and junior squash events in regional, provincial and national tournaments.
SWIMMING – CAITLIN HODGE: Caitlin set a trio of University of Ottawa Gee-Gees school records in her rookie season last year. The Ontario University Athletics Rookie of the Year was a provincial and national university silver medalist in the women’s 800 m freestyle. She set one of her records in that discipline and also established new program marks in the 200 m and 400 m freestyle. Also a strong open water swimmer and a past junior national team member, Caitlin also helped her Gee-Gees win provincial bronze in the 4×200 m freestyle relay.
SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING – OLIVIA JENSEN-LARGE: A former member of the Nepean Synchro Club, Olivia is now a national level athlete who now trains out of Montreal alongside the national team program.Competing in the 13-to-15-year-old age group in 2014, Olivia placed 5th in the figures element at the Lisa Alexander East competition, 3rd at the Ontario Winter Games and 3rd in the Ontario open age group.Competing as a solo swimmer, Olivia placed 1st at the East Regionals, the Ontario Winter Games and the Gloucester Invitational. Joining her Nepean partner, Kristen Stremlaw, this duo won every duet competition they entered, including the Hilton Invitational and the Ontario Open Age Group Championships.
TABLE TENNIS – EUGENE WANG: When it comes to playing table tennis in North America, Eugene is among the best. A men’s singles quarter-finalist at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this season, Eugene was also the North American and Canadian champion. When he wasn’t playing club table tennis in Europe, Eugene was also a finalist in a pair of major tournaments sponsored by equipment supplier Butterfly.
TENNIS – JIM CAMERON: For the second time in as many years, Jim is a world champion tennis player. Joined by partner Keith Porter of Toronto, Jim celebrated another call to the medal podium by winning the men’s 60-to-64 age class at the International Tennis Federation’s Super Seniors World Championships in Turkey. Seeded 4th, Jim and Keith won 5 straight matches, including the final over a German entry. At the Canadian super seniors, Jim lost the men’s 60-64 singles final to Porter in 3 sets, but teamed with partner Steve Yesowick to capture the men’s 60-64 doubles title.
TRAMPOLINE – BENJAMIN TYO: Benjamin capped off a stellar 2014 season by being selected for the Ontario team to take part in the Canada Winter Games coming up this February as trampoline makes its CWG debut in Prince George. This 17-year-old has also been named to the U19 men’s national team – the first ever selected from Ottawa. Benjamin won 3 medals at the Canadian Championships and finished in 5th place (top Canadian) at the U18 Pan Am Championships. He was also the top Canadian in 20th place at the 2014 World U19 Championships in Daytona Beach.
TRIATHLON – SAMANTHA KLUS: Samantha landed on the podium at all 3 Triathlon Canada National Junior Series events in which she competed. This 19-year-old Bytown Storm Triathlon Club athlete won a gold in Kelowna, a bronze in Saskatchewan and another bronze at the National Championships in Magog, Que. She was also a provincial silver medalist and placed 9th out of 57 athletes at the Pan American Junior Championships – 2nd among the 19 Canadians that took part. She finished 2014 ranked 2nd in Canada out of junior female triathletes.
ULTIMATE – OWEN WATT: The Canadian Junior Open ultimate team made history in 2014, and Owen Watt was right in the middle of it. The 18-year-old member of Ottawa’s Phoenix ultimate team was part of the Canadian team that pulled off a thrilling 17-16 sudden-death triumph over the United States in the championship game of the World Junior Championships in Italy. Canada had never before beaten the U.S. head-to-head in a Junior Open final until this year. The University of Waterloo mechanical engineering student also competed for his university team in the fall. Owen captained the Warriors to victory at the Steeltown Classic and 7th place at the Canadian University Ultimate Championships.
VOLLEYBALL – JORI MANTHA: This McMaster Marauders 4th-year outside hitter was named the Ontario University Athletics men’s volleyball player of the year. Jori was the top scorer for the McMaster team that finished atop of the CIS rankings with a 19-1 regular season record. The OUA and CIS all-star finished the year 5th in the OUA in points per set (4.09), 4th in total kills (210), 5th in total points, and 6th in service aces (23) and kills per set (3.33).
WATER POLO – EUAN SCOFFIELD: This Ottawa Titans Water Polo Club player experienced his sport at all levels in 2014 – provincial, national, continental and world. At the World Youth Water Polo championships in Turkey, he helped Canada to a 10th-place finish with a 3-4 record. He earned a bronze medal with the Canadian team at the Junior Pan Am Championships in California. On home soil, Euan led the Titans’ charge to gold medals at the Ontario and Canadian 18U men’s championships, earning MVP honours at both.
WATER SKIING – JONAH SHAFFER: Jonah started off the season very strongly and achieved a personal-best score of 4.5@39off but then suffered a torn nerve in his shoulder that didn’t allow him to compete and train for much of the year. Jonah returned from his injury strongly, placing 6th at the U.S. masters and 4th at August’s Canadian Championships. The world’s 4th-ranked U21 skier’s recent strong performances include many top-10 finishes both nationally and internationally.
WEIGHTLIFTING – ISABELLE DESPRÉS: Isabelle is a living example of persistence and dedication paying off. The physiotherapist has had to overcome financial obstacles and numerous major injuries over the years as she pursued her dream of representing Canada on the international stage in weightlifting. In 2014, the Ottawa Elite weightlifting club member won a gold medal in the Canadian women’s 58 kg division to qualify for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The 33-year-old was Canada’s most senior female weightlifting team member in Glasgow. Isabelle posted a 179 kg combined total for the snatch and clean-and-jerk to place 9th. She now has her sights set on the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games and possibly the Rio 2016 Olympics.
WHEELCHAIR RUGBY – PATRICE DAGENAIS: Ottawa Stingers and Team Canada wheelchair rugby player Patrice Dagenais celebrated 2 major international silver medal victories in 2014. First, he helped Canada to silver at the Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament and then earned the same colour medal at August’s World Championship in Denmark. After losing to USA by 23 points the previous year, Patrice and his mates turned the tables on the planet’s #1-ranked team in the semi-finals of the World Championships. Canada scored with 2 seconds left to force overtime and then finished the upset over USA 59-56 before falling to defending Paralympic champion Australia in the final.
WRESTLING – ERICA WIEBE: Erica Wiebe reached the top of the wrestling world in 2014, holding the #1 world ranking for much of the year. The National Capital Wrestling Club-bred competitor from Stittsville had an utterly dominant streak against the world’s best 75 kg women leading into September’s World Championships, where she was a quarter-finalist. Erica had lost only 2 matches – both in a team event – all year, earning victories over every one of the recent Olympic medalists and world champions. She won major international events in Hungary, Austria, Germany, Sweden and Colorado and was the Commonwealth Games gold medalist. The University of Calgary-based wrestler is a lightning-quick and highly agile athlete who’s turned the typical image of a heavyweight wrestler on its head (literally, in the case of many of her opponents). She is definitely one to watch in the lead-up to the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Kyle Davenport, Kris Holford-Walker, Simon Brown, Reda Ghazal, Saverio Panuccio, Maher Husseini, Rowen Martino, Stephane Emard, Joel Kabula, Jemuel Paul, Abe Kamara, Ryan Brousseau, Jae Leacock, Lucas Blain, Isaac Johnson, Stefan Mariano, Trevor Turner, George Anthony El-Asmar, Alex Asmis, Kishoyian Kipusi, Yousif Baja, Marcellus Paul, Kris Radzichowsky, Mike Gagliano (head coach), Les Escobar & Loui Legakis (assistants).
Amber Burton, Kim Cupid, Felicia Mazerolle, Claire Abbott, Lauren Carey, Jesa Rada, Sarah Ferguson, Rebecca Brugmans, Lindsay Whittaker, Jessica Basquin, Ciara Churchill, Katie Flansbury, Sandre Bascoe, John MacInnis (head coach), Laura Bond & Hannah Sunley-Paisley (assistants).
Rachel Abraham, Asya Bartley, Amy Ebata, Jennifer McLaughlin, Sarah Haynes, Lindsay Yuen, Seanna Smallwood, Raquel Wright, Ellie Hunter, Bianca Paiement, Emily Lai, Jessica Couture, Alexandria Ellis, Bronte Hogeveen, Michelle Flowers, Lindsay Ouellette, Paulina Karwowski, Casey Jones, Emma Thuot, Megan Copeland-Dinan, Lina Hanhan, Jessica Foran, Haley Forster, Sydney Otten, Victoria Cranton, Celine Zhang, Tara Watts, Samantha Bennett, Ashley Strike, Tegan Bradshaw, Jackie Tittley, Lily Weber, Maddie Monaghan, Lauren Agnew, Kaitlyn McLeod, Emily Groper, Laura Zandwyk, Emily Moore, Nastasha Smith, Alexis Groulx, Eila Collings, Courtney Mastine, Amanda Burford, Joanne Lunag, Sandra Hudson, Dan Gauthier (head coach), Duncan McNaughton (assistant), Kathleen Gauthier (athletic therapist) & Seamus McManus (manager).
Gavin Resch, Clinton Springer-Williams, Connor Wood, Thomas Scrubb, Victor Raso, Cameron Smythe, Philip Scrubb, Guillaume Payen Boucard, Brody Maracle, Kevin Churchill, Tyson Hinz, Jean Emmanuel Pierre-Charles, Cole Penman, Dave Smart (head coach), Rob Smart Jr., Dean Petridis, Manny Furtado, Aaron Blakely and Richard Anderson (assistants), Bruce Marshall (therapist), Andy Stewart (strength coach) & Greg McManus (manager).
Matthew Blundell, Samson Kan, Rowan Pentz, Nicholas Lussier, Alexandre Salat, Joe Wright, Justin Wagenaar, Alecsandru Tudor, Gerald Myall, Philip McCully, Geoffrey Devaney, Zachary Zanussi, Jason Kneitz, Eli Sukunda (head coach), Wesley Ross & Kyle Girard (assistants).
Jessica Armstrong, Lynn Kreviazuk, Lauren Horton, Jamie Sinclair (skip), Sarah Armstrong (alternate) & Graham Sinclair (coach).
Jess Barcauskas, Jon Beuk, Trish Hill & Chris Gardner.
Evan Atkinson, Jordan Cruz, Peter Dineen, Matteo Disipio, Dermott Duggan, Liam Finn, Justin Godmaire, Nicholas Groves, Milind Kumar, Riley Maude, Dylan McGregor, Cameron Sansom, Dallas Snow, Loren Klimchuk (head coach), Rejean Godmaire and Jason Duggan (assistants) & Jen Maude (manager).
Jeremy Brown, Jake Surrett, Ben Kitts, Ryan Sudhakar, Sam Ollson, Kevin Roy, Corey Bourada, Alex Boulianne, Robert Cosenzo, Liam Dennison, Isaac Keiwan, Diego Pontones, Brad McCallen, Mark Pharoah, Jack Patterson, Abraham Sudhakar (head coach/manager), Mark Cosenzo & Bill Kitts (assistants).
Sydney Catlin, Laura Winges, Paige Johnston, Jenna van Koppen, Sarah-Lynne Begin, Sarah Lemkow, Nicole Mills, Allie Marcotte, Nia King, Karli O’Brien, Molly Lewis, Amy Kolesnik, Katherine Mulders, Alison O’Brien, Megan McGuire, Christie Kellam, Rianne Munro, Lary Allen (head coach), Bryson Lamble, Colleen Moore & Kristin Johnston (assistants).
Sarrah Christianson-Grant, Samantha Ferguson, Tessa Irwin, Caitlin Clouthier, Hanna Conroy, Kerry Anne Muir, Lydia Zandbelt, Sydney Campbell, Gracin Macmllan, Amber Clouthier, Dawn Namagoose, Jasmine Namagoose, Lily Moran, Katelyn Kelly, Lauren Cramm, Emily Van Oyen, Lynn Duncan, Janessa Byers, Maddie Leavitt, Dallas MacMillan, Todd Clouthier (head coach), John Irwin (assistant) & Ruth Brown (trainer).
David Jefferies, Rico Silvestro & Malcolm Rose.
Claire Smith, Alexa Livingstone, Emma Barrett, Katherine Marshall, Natasha Wong, Ali Pouw, Keili Shepherd, Cassidy Grimes, Mzia Lee Pottie, Mei Mei Weston, Anna Larkin, Kendall Saravanamuttoo, Kate Millar, Suzannah Barrett, Ciara MacKay & Kirk Dillabaugh (coach).
Claire Smith, Alexa Livingstone, Katherine Marshall, Natasha Wong & Emma Barrett.
Ali Pouw, Reilly McClure, Hanna Smith, Katherine Marshall & Anne Rimes (coach).
Dawson Lyon, Pierre Grail-Johnson, Evan Kealey, Liam Powers-Kelly & Anne Rimes (coach).
Pierre Abdul, Scott Dowell, Alexandre Rioux, Jackson Dunning, Proudhon Petit Frere, Kevin Russell, Alexandre St-Denis, Maxime St-Denis, Alexandre Nsakanda, Richard Bucar, François St-Denis (head coach), Thierry Lavigne and Patrick Corriveau (assistants) & Tammy St-Denis (manager).
James Keenan, Avery Clayton, Jared Valentino, Honoreal Iioki, Nana Yaw Serbeh, Johnathan Mena, Connor Ogilvie, David Wardowski, Tristan Ready, Daniel Falcone, Hayden Tripp, Carter Bowers, Jackson Hyland, Kyle Sonnenburg, Matthew Turasco, Eric Bento, Jose Soares-Da Silveira, Josh McNair, Joseph Lukusa, Nicklas Sua, Anesu Latmore, Stephane Tshishimbi, Ethan Rice, Carmine Urbani, Terrell Brown, Shawn Lukusa, John Gunn, Colin Henley-Vachon, Harrison Cooney, Nicholas Porteous, Justin Malloy, Blake McKenzie-Thompson, Luke Price, Natale Frangione, Cedrik Rumbold, Jack McCrady, Micheal Slattery, Steven Schwartz, Micheal Gomez, Manyok Akol, Ralph Siciliano (head coach), Dan Lachance, Ryan O’Reilly, Chris Leonard, Carlo Trunzo, Richard Saunders, Jamie Lirette, Patrick Kilmartin, Jamie Slattery, Jessie Lirette, Jackson Clayton and Dylan Lachance (assistants), Rosie Urbani (manager), Sandra Frangione and Allie Dirienzio (trainers), Adrian Price and Paul Da Silveira (equipment), Vince Belle (videographer) & Rob Gilchrist (photographer).
Jaegar Prot, Alain Cimankinda, Costa Jones, Matthew Duffy, Nick Krzaniak, Kyle Sheahan, Jordan Doucette, Vicente Ramos, Malik Sauve-
Mohamed, Saeed Hersi, Brandon Robertson, Bryce Davidson, Jordan Gorgichuk, Patrick Pankow, Keenan Tanti, Daley Pierce, Robenson Saint-Jean, Neil Gibbons, Tremayne Rockburn, Daniel Barker, Jahdel Ferron, Evan Yourth, Ty
Elliott, Taylor Matthews, Joey McKiernan, Augustin Mande, Will Jordan, Liam MacDonald, Brad Herbst, Zackery Kealey, Akash Bakshi, Abed Hamidi, James Derdzinski, Kyrique Fletcher, Mark Bonifacio, Patrick Boyd, Paul Lukusa, John Allarie, Mario Rino, Phil IIioki, Jason Lachance, Eric Martin, Cameron Fischi, Andrew Pye, Conor Redmond, Paul Caissie, Connor Ayre, Paul Zobs, Jesse Skucas, Wade Gordon, Vincenzo Trunzo, Kiell Barrie, Luke Rawlings, Nicolas Urbani, Johny Monsour, Jasmin Dervisevic, Jacob Feraco, Cody Corbin, Andrew Akinniyi, Max Palladino (head coach), Kris Butt, Shawn Collins, Hugh John-Doyle, Shahe Babikian, Nick Gorgichuk, Steve Gorgichuk, Dan Massey, Robert Bento, AJ Palladino, Jon Cimankinda, Kyle Sorrie, Matt Murfitt and Carl Tolmie (assistants), Ann Simard and Tammy Butt (managers), Brenda Cox, Andrew Ding, Rachel Kelly Hube and Kyle Seagram (trainers), Christopher Derdzinski and Brad Pierce (equipment) & Sandy Ruckstuhl (President).
Nicola Goldsmith, Mitchell Slobodian, Alexandra Slobodian, Alison Pouw, Nolan Scheier, Kieran Tomilinson, Maks Zechel, Shelby Howard, Brendon Howard, Marcus Nussbaum, Hanna Smith, Katherine Stewart-Jones, Carrington Pomeroy, Holly Brown, Timothy Austen, Isaac Alexander-Cook, Julian Alexander-Cook, Alyssa Stowe, Christopher Blakeney, Amandine Drew, Elodie Drew, Claire Grall, Zoe Williams, Nicolas Lum, Roxanna Kemp, Talia Hennessy, Patrick Marshall, Katherine Marshall, Nicholas Schute, Tove Halvorsen, Kendall Saravanamuttoo, Reilley McClure, Nelson Allan, Avery Vreugdenhil-Beauclerc, Marie-Alexandre Lemire, Emilie Stewart-Jones, Kieran Jones (head coach) & Geoff Tomlinson (assistant).
Ryan Kent, Liam Cochrane, Jordan Wallace, Cameron Badour, Nicholas Brayton, Jamie Knowlton, Parker Godkin, Drew Frigault, Sam Firth, Dylan Kloek, Michael Mather, Jordan Trottier, Carter O’Connell, Curtis Conley, Cameron Wyers, Justin Tkachuk, Nathan Grenon, Dom Peters, Riley Ash, Thomas Langham, Corson Kealey, Dawson Tait, Kevin Wallace (head coach), Greg Kent, Peter Cochrane and Kirk Kealey (assistants) & Tom Brayton (trainer).
Rob Rienzo (skip) & Zach Steele.
Liam Manning, Braedon Muldoon, Rohan Chopra, Connor Baird, Syed Asem Quadri & Sandeep Chopra (head coach).
Dimitrina Bayarova, Ellena Damini, Caitlin Hayes, Olivia Jensen-Large, Brianna Kelly, Madisyn Smith, Kristin Stremlaw, Addy Strickland, Michaela Kostron (team coach) & Vanessa Graham (club head coach).
Elise Bordeleau, Lindsay Damini, Lily Dong, Greer Gemin, Isabelle Maclean, Annie Nuttall, Cynthia Zheng, Brooke Whitney (team coach) & Vanessa Graham (club head coach).
Kasha Lee, Step Goliss, Amanda Polson, Kelly Hartley, Alex Tousignant, Michelle Leafloor, Rachel Priddle, Jess Keeling, Kim Young, Katrin Urban, Karina Navarro, Ashley Powers & Rodney Moors (coach).
Samy Coulombe, Giulian Dela Merced, Austin Flannigan, Minh Pham, Chuheng Xing, Danielle Cantal, Joletta Cheung, Aswini Ganesh, Lina Liu, Sashini Senarath, Silvesta Ng (coach) & Sally Liang (manager).
Liam Brennan, Cameron Cappelli, Jack Collins, Nathan Danova, Felix Joos, Eric Yoseke, Jonathan Laidlaw, Cailan Loebel, Luc Ntima, Samuel Ntima, Giovanni (Johnny) Priori, Joey Rossi, Marek Rybak, Colin Steele, Gokhan Yilmaz, Milosh Stojanovic, Riley Veloso, Stephane Gnago, Liam Wood, Hassim Sow, Jason Whiting (head coach) & Jay Bhindl (assistant).
Noah Campagna, Gabriel Cinanni, Sean Devanderschueren, Alexander Dimock, Alexandre Dinh, Justin Earle, Liam Harb, Zachary Hart, Lucas Hervato, Spencer Hubble, Abdullah Juma, Sam Laviolette, Frederico Leal, Thomas Licursi, Claudio Rossi, Connor Smith, Noah Stanford, Ryan Therriault, Robert Vranas, Ahmad Olleik & Steve Hill (head coach).
Haydn Bechthold, Gabriel Bitar, Javante Godbout, Ivan Godoy-Smirnov, Daniel Gorelov, Jordan Hassin, Quinn Honeyman-Wootton, Johnny Hutchinson, Gaddiel Kamto, Oskar Kanczuga, Hansly Malonga, Jack Wadden, Michael O’Brien, Liam Scullion, Frederic Morand, Blair Sharkey, Yannik Sigouin, Mackenzie Roach & Christian Hoefler (head coach).
William Amoi, Alex Asmis, Lucas Blain, Everett Cockell, Felix Daigle, David Eiblmeier, Thierry Foucher Lemay, Arman Ghaltaei, Hamed Hamed, Nicholas Jeffs, Abe Kamara, Kishoyian Kipusi, Derrick Lavertu-Bazard, Tyler Niles, Tevin-Klyde Nzamba, Mitchell O’Brien, Damilola Ogunruku, Matthew Orr, Julian Piccioli, Jordan Rollocks, Tristan St. Pierre, Joel McDonald, Fernando Torre, Adam Dijkerman-Mouji & Jimmy Zito (head coach).
Kayla Adamek, Kadeisha Buchanan, Jessica Bujouves, Arin Gilliland, Lydia Hastings, Danielle Hubka, Lauren Hughes, Ashley Lawrence, Maggie Malone, Maryse Bard-Martel, Veronica Mazzella, Bryana McCarthy, Jillian McVicker, Kristy Moore, Christabel Oduro, Courtney Raetzman, Meaghan Ramsden, Teresa Rynier, Anne Steinlage, Laura Stockdale, Taylor Townsend, Lisa-Marie Woods, Shelina Zadorsky, Dominic Oliveri (head coach) & Robin Rushton (assistant).
Ann Raymond, Krysta Matthews, Gabrielle Paull, Emily Joyce, Heidi Maglaras, Shannon Peacock, Kris Foss, Marta Tkaczyszyn,
Connie Hart, Emilie Larivière, Emily Raymond, Christine Johnston, Joy Thompson, Lynn Shepherd, Caroline Proulx, Sue Holloway, Sophie Toupin, Julie Ritcher, Natacha
Tremblay, Christine Licari, Gina DiPrimio,
Holly Allen-Lennox, Bruce Raymond (head coach), Diane Crocker (manager), Ashley Raymond (steerperson) & Vannessa Beaulac (drummer).
Alex Bateman, Sarah Brown, Natasha Cote, Elsa Fougère, Tori Goble, Sophie Goguen, Sarah Gross, Jennifer Hartley, Gillian Holder, Chloe Laframboise, Emilie Laviolette, Jenna Love, Kyrie Love, Carrie Lugg, Katie Lugg, Brittany MacDonald, Jenna McBride, Jayme Simzer, Al Bateman (head coach), Jodi Connolly, Erin Lepage and Jon Love (assistants) & Linda Lugg (manager).
Shyvonne Roxborough, Colle Thompson, Alexandra Telford & Alexia Lamonthe (junior girls’ 4×100 m), Mikayla Trudeau-Meisner, Lauren Gale, Keira Christie-Galloway & Alexandra Ethier (midget girls’ 4×100 m), Gordon Cave, Toluwalope Makinde, Matthew Bedard & Devin Biocchi (senior men’s 4×100 m), Stephen Evans, Kevin M’Pindou, Matthew Bedard & Austin White (junior men’s 4×400 m), Toluwalope Makinde, Denray Jean-Jacques, Devin Biocchi & Wade Embury (senior men’s 4×400 m) and Shona McCulloch, Natalie Day, Aja Penny & Jenna Rossi (midget girls’ 4×800 m).
Greg Conley, Tom Williamson, William Parkes, Aaron Forster, Corson Kealey, Austin Robinson, Riley Ash, Ryan Kent, Dawson Tait, Will Monkhouse, Carter O’Connell, Curtis Conley, Stuart Tait, Eric Cheung, Justin Tkachuk, Drew Frigault, Kevin Vandam, Bradon Tkachuk, Greg Mackenzie, Jordan Hendycks, Adam Bridie, Jordan Laymann, Graeme Carss, Noah Ramsaran, Jamie Forster (head coach), Kirk Kealey (assistant), Jeff Caras, Mark Mackenzie and Kerry Williamson (trainers).
Marika Kay & Jenna Pelham (Senior Women’s 2’s), Joshua King & Paul Steneker (Under-23 Lightweight Men’s 2’s), Alanna Fogarty & Anna Curie (U23 Lightweight Women’s 2’s), Milica Banic, Gillian Cross, Hayley Watt & Louise Munro (U19 Women’s 4’s), Joseph Kunkel, Mac Bruce-Fuoco, James Pots & Harrison Humphrey (U23 Lightweight Men’s 4’s), Milica Banic & Louise Munro (U19 Women’s 2’s), Gillian Cross & Hayley Watt (U17 Women’s 2’s), Joseph Kunkel & Mac Bruce-Fuoco (Sr. Lightweight Men’s 2’s), Jenna Pelham, Alanna Fogarty, Anna Curie & Lilianne Page (Sr. Lightweight Women’s 4’s) & Joshua King (U23 Lightweight Men’s singles).
Jenna Pelham, Lilianne Page, Anna Currie, Alanna Fogarty, Megan Haley, Dana Howell, Emmie Page, Alyssa Pastic & Jennifer Bowen
(Sr. Women’s Lightweight 8’s), Joe Kunkel & Mac Bruce-Fuoco (U23 Men’s Lightweight Pairs), Melica Banic, Gillian Cross, Hayley Watt & Louise Munro (U19 Women’s Quad), Elsa Lalonde (Women’s AS 1x Dash), Corey Montgomery (Men’s AS 1x Dash), David Blair & Paul Steneker (Men’s LTA 2x Dash), David Blair & Paul Steneker (Men’s LTA 2x) & Elsa Lalonde (Women’s AS 1x).
Louise Munro (CanAmMex Regatta, Women’s 2x & 4’s) & Matthew Fournier (Commonwealth Championships, Men’s Lightweight 2x).
Sandro Panetta, Vince Adams, Sean O’Neill, Mathew Tickell, Dan Obedi, Kennedy Williams, Paul Seguin, Mitch Duggan, James Prescott, Marc Latremouille, Dan Hall, Delroy Clarke, Chris Belleville, Dan Pignat, Mark Jennings, Rob Gow, Ben O’Connor, DeWayne Knight & Renford Thomas.
David Chung, Kallel Coltess, Nicolas DiBerardino, Keenan Foley, Cedric Gravel, Hassan Hamed, Kristian Johnson, Ian Kerr, Nicholas Marriott, Ryan Massoud, Tony Mikhael, Barou Junior Mbuyamba, Stefano Nicastro, Mat Pacheco, Luc Rowlands, Anthony Sartzetakis, Russell Shaw (head coach), Arie Daalder (assistant), Dave Foley (trainer), Dave Rowlands (manager) & Paul Harris (club head coach).
Vivian Nguyen, Aimée Legault, Emma Dickinson, Holly Costanza, Janelle Montreuil, Amanda Paradis, Lauren Stoot, Vanessa Wynn-Williams, Nathalie Presseau, Meaghan Derynck, Catherine Geci, Meghan Haycock, Lisa Dalla Rosa, Janie Leduc, Brier Dodge, Kylie MciLwaine, Alisa Dafoe, Roberta Kramchynsky, Margo Legault, Brianna Knowles, Ashley Scott, Courtney Preston, Emily Legault, Kelly Robinson, Kelsey Martin, Ricki-Lee Pitman, Vikki Blair, Chris Lockhart (head coach), Emma Dickinson (assistant) & Charles Bernard (manager).
Yorek Hurrelman, Victor Gomeluk, Duncan Kennedy, Filip Matic, Euan Scoffield, Mihajlo Krstic, Raphael Siegel, Laurent Brosseau, Filip Marjanovic, Danilo Vucetic, Alexis Issa, Aleksa Gardijan, Alex Bracanovich, Jerry Tesanovic (head coach), Scott Caswell (assistant) & Natasha Tchentsova (manager).
Dheeraj Kumar, Haris Chaudhry, Tharindu Nanayakkara, Suranjan Arasaratnam, Nabiullah Nawabi, Kogilan Ravinthiran, Mustafa Popalzai, Nihal Ajitkumar, Gaurav Arora, Amreek Singh, Shazeb Khan, Rahul Rohra & Asif Sheikh.
Connor Chisholm, Matthieu Cooke, Bryce Hanna, Christian Horton, Anthony Horvath, Zack Huntley, Joey Ianni, Zach Kiiffner, Mike Malis, Adam O’Reilly, Joey Pittman, Brad Rintoul, Christopher Shute, and Dave Wilson, Bill Cooke, Felipe Mendoza & Steve Welch (coaches).
Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk, Lisa Weagle, Rachel Homan & Earle Morris (coach).
August Sibthorpe (U17 Women’s K-1 200 m & 500 m), August Sibthorpe & Naomi van Walraven (K-2 500m), Scott Braddon (U16 Men’s K-1 1,000 m), Carl Jette (Masters Men C-1 1,000 m), Stuart Wilson (captain), Vanessa Arbour, Scott Braddon, Nick Brownlie, David Carranco, Dianna Carranco, Jennifer Cross, Lochlen Farquharson, Marilyn Irwin, Nigel McIntyre, Alexandria Menard–Esteves, Tiegan Scott, August Sibthorpe, Joseph Spratt and Naomi van Walraven (U17 Mixed C-15), Ian Mortimer (Captain), Katie Acelvari, Kate Braddon, Alec Bradford, Davis Evans, Stephen Frodsham, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh, Allison Keller, Rachel MacIntosh, Zachary Porter, Zacharie Richard, Madeline Schmidt, Megan Sibthorpe, Aiden Stead & Lucas Tardioli (U19 Mixed C-15 200 m).
Doug Kee, Matt Haughn, Cole Lyon-Hatcher & Ryan McCrady.
Lauren Horton, Matt Haughn, Jessica Armstrong, Ryan McCrady & Christine McCrady (coach).
Zoe Lazenby, Emily Butler, Sierra Hailstone, Robyn Rennie, Kristine Sproule, Blake Claydon (head coach), Melody Murison & Brigitte Johnstone (assistants).
Anne Boulanger, Cassie Berquist, Alisha Zhao, Allison Verney, An Tran, Brianna Jaffray, Carrie Lugg, Corrine Giorgetti, Ellen Crawford, Eloise Clement, Hannah Dawson, Heather Ambery, Isabella Bedard, Jahleel Bonaobra, Jenna McBride, Kathleen Cavallaro, Kathryn Pohran, Kaylee Sparks, Kristina Cowan, Lauren Polowyk, Liza Shelly, Marie-Christine Jacques, Maude Carrier Laforte, Myriam Hebabi, Sam Green, Sam Stewart, Sarah Innes & Shannon Becker.
Mackenzie Dicks, Lauren Daize, Haley Seguin, Alex Geoffrion, Hannah Blinn, Zoe Moore, Alana McPhail, Avery MacIntosh, MacKenzie Leonard, Ellyn Edwards, Maya Tisdall, Kevin Daize (head coach), Dion Dicks (assistant), Dan Seguin (statistician), Em Geoffrion & Marc Geoffrion (managers).
Vikas Gill, Gabriel Gonthier-Dubue, Mehdi Tihani, Caleb Agada, Johnny Berhanemeskel, Matt Plunkett, Nick Jordan, Mike L’Africain, Ryan Evans, Terry Thomas, Zach Traer, Matt Nelson, Jeff Plunkett, Moe Ismail, James Derouin (head coach), Justin Serresse, Kris Dale, Clarence Porter, Patrick Betu & Nick Nishikawa (assistants).
Tia Anderson-Hudson, Brooke Babcock, Emily Babcock, Chanel Breton, Megan Copeland-Dinan, Danielle Erdelyi, Jessica Foran, Chanelle Fortin, Casey Jones, Paulina Karwowski, Lydia Kedney-Bolduc, Allison MacCormack, Shawna MacLean, Afton Maisonneuve, Patrica Mandon, Anitta Martignago, Courtney Mastine, Erin McCallan, Fiona McNeill-Knowles, Bianca Paiement, Nathalie Palmer, Irene Patrinos, Breanna Phillipps, Emma Sandstrom, Simone Savary, Danarae Sommerville, Ashley Strike, Abby Taetz, Erin van Gulik, Emily Weir, Lizma Wiese, Jen Boyd (head coach) & Duncan McNaughton (assistant).
Cynthia Leblanc, Morgan McNeil, Sheniz Eryuzlu, Meaghan Ramsden, Katherine Bearne, Alyssa Rimac, Delaney Rickert-Hall, Faythe Lou, Maris Barnabe, Vanessa El-Asmar, Sophie Curtis, Chiara Quadri, Alexie Morin-Holland, Elisabeth Wong, Anika Littlemore, Julia Francki, Sabrina Wahab, Karlee Waldvogel, Hannah Landry, Sydney St-Germain, Victoria Marchand, Melissa Pesant, Anke Patzelt, Alyssa Garnett, Marjorie Jobin, Pilar Khoury, Steve Johnson (head coach), Stuart Barbour, Pavel Cancura & David Bellemare (assistants).
Trevor Beaulieu, Austin LaPrade, Spencer Murray, Evan Davis & Tammy Waddell (coach).