Alexandre St-Jean won his first individual World Cup medal in December 2015 when he finished second in a 500m race in Inzell, Germany. He had transitioned to long track from short track just two years earlier.
Laurie Blouin stunned the snowboard world at the 2017 FIS World Championships when she captured the slopestyle gold medal. It took a clutch second run for her to be crowned world champion by half a point.
Ann-Renée Desbiens made her IIHF Women’s World Championship debut in 2015, helping Canada win silver. She appeared in three games, recording a pair of shutouts, before starting against Team USA in the final.
Mélodie Daoust has wanted to compete at the Olympic Games since she realized hockey was her passion. Her dream came true at Sochi 2014 where she scored one goal in Canada’s 3-1 semifinal victory over Switzerland, en route to the gold medal.
Kim Boutin first represented Canada internationally at the 2014 World Junior Championships where she was a member of the 3000m relay team that won silver. At the Canadian selection trials for PyeongChang 2018, she finished first in the overall standings after winning eight of the nine races.
Kasandra Bradette began competing internationally for Canada in 2011-12 when she made her World Cup debut. At the Canadian selection trials for PyeongChang 2018, Bradette finished third in the overall standings.
Pascal Dion first represented Canada internationally at the 2015 Winter Universiade where he placed fourth in the 1500m. He claimed his first individual World Cup medal, a silver in the 1000m, at the PyeongChang 2018 test event in Gangneung, South Korea.
Samuel Girard began competing internationally for Canada in 2013-14 when he won silver in the 500m at the 2014 World Junior Championships and finished fourth in the overall classification. He finished first in the overall standings at the Canadian selection trials for PyeongChang 2018, winning seven of nine races.