Simon d’Artois made history at the 2015 Winter X Games in Aspen when he became the first Canadian man to win the ski halfpipe event. D’Artois earned his first World Cup podium finish in September 2017 when he finished third in Cardrona, New Zealand, and added another bronze at the World Cup in Copper Mountain, Colorado in December 2017.
Andi Naude prides herself on performing some of the most difficult tricks in women’s moguls, especially her back full. Naude earned four World Cup podiums in 2016-17, including a third-place finish at the PyeongChang 2018 test event.
Sarah Beaudry had a standout performance at the 2014 IBU Junior World Championships where she won bronze in the pursuit. She has been competing on the IBU World Cup circuit since 2015 and made her world championship debut in 2016.
Named to the national team in 2014, Emma Lunder had a career breakthrough at the IBU Cup in Canmore in February 2015 when she finished second in the sprint for her first international podium in front of family and friends. She made her world championship debut in 2017.
Julia Ransom opened the 2017-18 World Cup season with a ninth-place finish in the 15km individual event in Oestersund, Sweden. She matched that result in the 7.5km sprint in Oberhof, Germany, shooting clean both times.
Larkyn Austman put together two of the best performances of her career to win the bronze medal at the 2018 Canadian Championships. Eight years earlier, she had skated on Olympic ice as a flower retriever at Vancouver 2010, giving her a front row seat to watch Joannie Rochette win the bronze medal which really sparked her own Olympic dream.
In the leadup to PyeongChang 2018, defenceman Stefan Elliott played for Team Canada at the Channel One Cup and Tournament of Nikolai Puchkov in 2017. He was selected in the second round, 49th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
In the leadup to PyeongChang 2018, forward Andrew Ebbett played for Team Canada at the Spengler Cup, Karjala Cup, and Sochi Hockey Open in 2017. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.