Eric Staal is a Thunder Bay born, professional hockey player. The oldest of four hockey-playing brothers, Eric is a member of hockey’s exclusive Triple Gold Club: He won Olympic gold in 2010 and a World Championship in 2007 with Canada, and he helped the Carolina Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup in 2006. Staal spent a decade rewriting the Hurricanes record book. He would lead the Hurricanes in scoring eight times from 2006-15 and represent the franchise in four NHL All-Star Games. This season Eric played in 82 games for the Wild, scoring 28 goals to lead the Wild in goals and 65 points for the year. Eric also reached a milestone in his career with the Wild playing in his 1000 game which includes a total of 353 goals and 846 points.
Jordan Staal is a Thunder Bay born, professional hockey player and an alternate captain of the Carolina Hurricanes. Jordan was selected second overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. During his time with Pittsburgh, Jordan set NHL records: he became the youngest player to score a hat- trick (18 yrs.), the youngest player to score two shorthanded goals (20 yrs.), and the youngest player to score on a penalty shot (18 yrs.). Jordan won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009. June 22, 2012, was a big day for Staal; he got married and was traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Carolina Hurricanes. He has played 764 games scoring 187 goals and 436 points.
Marc Staal is a Thunder Bay born, professional hockey player and an alternate captain of the New York Rangers. Marc is the only defenseman among the four Staal brothers. The Rangers selected him 12th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and he has appeared in 689 games for the club since, helping them reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014. Marc was selected to participate in the NHL All Star game in 2011 and he has seen success internationally, winning two gold medals at the World Junior Hockey Championships in 2006 and 2007. He was named the tournament’s top defenceman in the 2006 Championships.
Jared Staal is a Thunder Bay born, professional hockey player and the youngest of the four Staal brothers. Jared was drafted in 2008 by the Phoenix Coyotes, but joined his brothers Eric and Jordan in Carolina in 2010. On April 25, 2013, Jared made his NHL debut, playing alongside both Eric and Jordan, against the New York Rangers. He has played in more than 200 games in the AHL and spent the 2015-16 season playing with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays and the 2016-17 season with the Edinburgh Capitals of the EIHL in Scotland where he had 12 goals and 33 points in 44 games.
Robert “Bobby” Orr, is a retired professional hockey player, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. Orr used his skating speed, scoring, and play-making abilities to revolutionize the position of defenceman. He played in the NHL for 12 seasons, starting with 10 with the Boston Bruins followed by two with the Chicago Blackhawks. As of today, Orr remains the only defenceman to have won the league scoring title with two Art Ross Trophies. He holds the record for most points and assists in a single season by a defenceman. Orr won a record eight consecutive Norris Trophies as the NHL’s best defenceman and three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league’s most valuable player (MVP). Orr was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 at age 31, the youngest to be inducted at that time. Orr entered the player agent business in 1996 and today is president of the Orr Hockey Group agency.
Grant Fuhr is a retired professional hockey goaltender who played in 868 games in the NHL from 1981-2000. In 1981, he was selected 8th overall by the Edmonton Oilers, where he went on to enjoy a decade of stellar play. He backstopped the team to five Stanley Cups He played in the National Hockey League All-Star Game in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, and 1989. In 1987, he played in goal for the NHL All-Stars in both games of the Rendez-Vous ‘87 series against the Soviet National Team. In 1987-88, Fuhr backstopped Canada to a victory at the Canada Cup, playing in all nine games,.Grant won the Vezina Trophy in 1988 and the William Jennings Trophy in 1994. In 2003, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Fuhr continues to stay involved in the NHL and spends a great deal of his time doing speaking and golf engagements.
Tom Pyatt is a Thunder Bay born professional hockey player currently with the Ottawa Senators. Pyatt has played in six NHL seasons, split between the Montreal Canadians, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Senators. Pyatt has been successful internationally winning two gold medals as a member of Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2006 & 2007. Tom won the Spengler Cup with Genève-Servette HC in 2014 and he was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2015 Spengler Cup where he scored 4 points in 4 games en route to his second Spengler Cup title. This year, Pyatt played in all 82 regular season games for the Senators averaging over 15 minutes of ice time per game and helped them reach the Eastern Conference fi nals where they lost to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions, Pittsburgh Penguins in game 7 in overtime.
Norman Maciver is a Thunder Bay born, professional hockey executive and former player. He is currently an assistant general manager for the Chicago Blackhawks. As a player, he played defence for six teams in the NHL during a thirteen-year professional career. Macivor played 500 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 55 goals and 230 assists for 285 points. In 2006, MacIver was hired by the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks to serve as the club’s director of player development, and was promoted to director of player personnel in 2011. After Marc Bergevin left the club to become the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens for the 2012-13 season, MacIver was promoted to assistant general manager. Norm has won 3 Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks.
Justin Faulk is a professional hockey player from Minnesota and is currently an alternate captain for the Carolina Hurricane. In 2012, Faulk earned a spot on the NHL’s All-Rookie team in 2011-12 after leading the Carolina Hurricanes in average ice time per game (22:51), ranking first among rookie defensemen in power-play goals (five), tying for first among rookie defensemen in total goals (eight) and fi nishing second among rookie defenseman in points (22). In the 2014–15 season, Justin was recognized with his fi rst All-Star appearance, being selected to represent “Team Toews” at the 2015 NHL All-Star and was also named Hurricanes MVP that season after he scored 15 goals with a team-high 34 assists. Overall, Justin has played in 401 games scoring 66 goals and 192 points.
Carter Hutton is a Thunder Bay born, professional hockey player. On April 27, 2013, he made his first NHL start as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago went on to win the Stanley Cup that year and Hutton was given a championship ring. He eventually became the Predators’ starting goalie for most of the 2013–14 NHL season. In the 2016-17 NHL season, as a member of the St. Louis Blues, Hutton appeared in 30 games posting 4 shutouts with a .913 save % and 2.39 GAA. Carter has taken over the role as host of the Hometown Heroes Children’s Charity Golf Classic in support of the George Jefferies Centre, which was previously hosted by Patrick Sharp.
Mike Krushelnyski is a retired professional hockey player who played 15 seasons in the NHL with the Boston Bruins, the Edmonton Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Detroit Red Wings. Krushelnyski and Marty McSorley were part of the 1988 trade in which Wayne Gretzky (who had personally requested McSorley and Krushelnyski to be part of the trade) was sent to the Los Angeles Kings. Before being traded, he played on three Stanley Cup winners with the Edmonton (1985, 1987, and 1988). In a career of 897 games, Krushelnyski recorded 241 goals and 569 points. His single best season was 1984-85, in which he scored 43 goals and 88 points while often playing as a winger on a line with Gretzky and Jari Kurri.
Trevor Rodney Kidd is a retired NHL goaltender who played in 387 games over 12-years in the NHL. Kidd played for the Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs. A first-round draft pick, Kidd was selected 11th overall by the Flames in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Kidd represented Canada three times at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, winning gold medals in 1990 and 1991. He also won a silver medal as a member of Team Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics.
Kerry Fraser is a hockey analyst, broadcaster and former NHL senior referee. During his career, he called over 1,900 regular season games, thirteen Stanley Cup Finals, and over 261 Stanley Cup playoff games. If you look back at photographs of some of the most important moments in NHL history over the past 30 years, you’ll often find Fraser in the picture. He was one of the last three NHL officials covered by the grandfather clause that allowed him to go without a helmet, thus allowing him to continue to be recognized by his signature hairstyle. Fraser officiated the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, which was the first Olympic tournament to feature NHL participation. Fraser retired from officiating after the NHL 2009–10 season working his last game on April 11, 2010. Fraser continues his involvement in the NHL community by participating in a TSN.ca blog named “C’mon Ref!” where he applies his NHL referee experience to controversial calls in current NHL games. Fraser also serves as analyst on TSN’s hockey highlight show, That’s Hockey 2Nite.
Trevor Letowski is a Thunder Bay born, Canadian hockey coach and former NHL forward. He had a successful playing career with several NHL teams, including the Carolina Hurricanes, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks and Columbus Blue Jackets, playing in 616 games, scoring 84 goals and 201 points. Letowski coached the OHL’s Sarnia Sting from 2013-2015 and has served as an Assistant Coach for the Windsor Spitfires for the past 2 seasons. a job he took following his departure from the Sting. Following the end of this season that saw the Spitfires win the Memorial Cup, Letowski was named new Head Coach of the Spitfires. During his playing career, Letowski won a gold medal as a member of Team Canada at the 1997 World Junior Hockey Championships. A newly-minted Memorial Cup champion, Trevor joins Canada’s National Junior Team’s coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. This will be Letowski’s second turn as assistant coach for Canada’s National Junior Team; he was an assistant coach with the team at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Katie Weatherston is a Thunder Bay born, Canadian Women’s hockey player. Weatherston played for Dartmouth College in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from 2002 to 2007. She was then selected to play on the Women's National Team where she won gold in 4 Four Nations Cup tournaments (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008), as well as a gold medal at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, where she had 4 goals and 1 assist. Katie has played in two World Championships, winning a gold medal in 2007 and a silver medal in 2008. Although she was unable to compete in the 2010 Olympics, she had the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch and lighting the community cauldron in her hometown.
Stew Gavin is a retired professional hockey player who played in the NHL between 1980 and 1993. He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, and played in 768 career NHL games with three teams (Toronto, the Hartford Whalers, and the Minnesota North Stars), scoring 130 goals and 286 points. In 2003 he founded the Gavin Management Group. His elite roster of clients includes professional athletes and leaders in the corporate community. Gavin has also served as the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Association, and remains on the Board of Directors, where the association’s efforts have raised more than $4,000,000 for various charitable and gift giving endeavours.
Taylor Pyatt is a Thunder Bay born, professional hockey player. He was selected 8th overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. Taylor has played over 800 games with six NHL teams, most notably with the Vancouver Canucks, where he posted just under 100 points in 3 seasons. Overall, Taylor scored 140 goals and 280 points throughout his NHL career. In 2014, he won the Spengler Cup with Genève-Servette HC of the National A league.
Brett Cleverdon began his career at the 1996 Remax World Long Drive Championships at the age of 19 where he finished in 15th place, narrowly missing advancing to the final 8. This was the highest finish ever by a teenager. Cleverdon performed his first exhibition in October 1996 and has made his exhibitions a full time career ever since, performing at over 850 golf events worldwide. Cleverdon is well known as one of the best trick shot golfers in the world and can also hit 400 yard drives on the course.
Darren “Dutchy” Dutchyshen is a Canadian Sportscaster who cohosts the evening edition of SportsCentre on TSN, where he has worked since 1995. Dutchy is an “award winning” broadcaster who has covered several monumental sporting events including Olympic Games & Heavyweight Title fights. A TSN veteran, Dutchyshen is one of the network’s most popular and recognizable personalities. He began his TSN career in 1995, hosting weekend editions of SportsCentre and hosting CFL Live. Dutchy was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and grew up in Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan. He graduated from the Western Academy Broadcasting College in Saskatoon and went on to stints at STV and Global Edmonton before his current assignment. Dutchy has worked on primetime reporting for TSN on the Olympic Games in 2012 (London) and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. He reports on the Canadian Football League (CFL) during the football season.
Gino Reda is the long-time host of Canada’s #1 daily hockey magazine show, That’s Hockey, keeping viewers up-to-date on all the latest headlines from the world of hockey. Reda joined TSN in 1988 as a reporter and was quickly promoted to host of SportsCentre (then called SportsDesk). He anchored more than 3,000 shows over 12 years on SportsCentre before taking over the reigns of That’s Hockey in 2002. During his tenure at TSN, Reda hosted numerous IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, including the Gemini Award-winning one in 2003. Reda devotes much of his time to giving back. He has been a strong supporter of World Vision Canada and Special Olympics Canada for more than 15 years.
Glenn Schiiler is a Thunder Bay born, anchor and reporter for TSN’s That’s Hockey 2 Nite. He graduated with a diploma in TV Broadcasting from Confederation College and has 13 years of broadcasting experience. Previously, Glenn worked for Thunder Bay Television and The Score in various roles including videographer, reporter and anchor. Schiiler also spent two years as an anchor for NHL Network, covering highlights and analysis from around the league on NHL On The Fly.
Curt is a Thunder Bay born former Canadian racing cyclist. In the beginning, his focus was on hockey, and through his teens began a serious run at a hockey career. He was introduced to competitive cycling by his high school football coach (who just happened to be the president of the Thunder Bay Cycling Club) as a way of staying in shape, during the off season, for hockey. It was during a tryout for an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team that he came to the realization that he would rather pursue a full-time cycling career and just two short years later Harnett found himself competing at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and a silver medal around his neck. He won more than thirty national titles and represented Canada at four Olympic Games, bringing home three medals in the process (two bronzes; one silver). Harnett was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2006.
Raymond “Scampy” Scapinello is a former National Hockey League linesman, known for having the longest on-ice career of anyone in the history of the NHL. Scapinello officiated his first NHL game on October 17, 1971. In 1998, Scapinello was chosen as one of 4 officials to participate in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Scapinello retired in June 2004 after 33 seasons in the NHL as a linesman. His career includes 2,500 regular season games, 426 playoff games, the Canada Cup, the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, three All-Star games, including the 1979 Challenge Cup and Rendez-vous ‘87, and 21 Stanley Cup Finals. Of these feats, the most impressive is the fact that he never once missed a game due to injury or illness. Scapinello was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008 as an on-ice official.
Jamie Sadlowski is a professional golfer and world long drive champion. Twice a junior world long drive champion, Sadlowski subsequently stepped up on the big stage at the World Long Drive Championship and won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009. He has 9 consecutive television finals and has never finished worse than 5th in the world since he started competing. After performing more than 600 exhibitions/shows around the world, Jamie has started a new chapter in his career. He has retired from long drive competitions and shows and play full time around the world as a professional golfer. Jamie has made three out of four cuts on the web.com tour and capturing medalist honors in the US Open qualifying he has shown he has the skill to compete with some of the games best players. Sadlowski will split time between his home in St. Paul Alberta, Canada and Scottsdale, AZ where he is a member at Whisper Rock Golf Club.