Canadian Sport Heroes

Take a look at 10 Canadian athletes that have overcome tremendous obstacles to get to where they are today. They truly are inspiring!
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Wayne Gretzky, commonly referred to as "The Great One"

Famous hockey quotes and images that are both inspirational and funny. The best motivational ice hockey quotes and sayings from the past hockey years.

After winning Olympic Gold in 1948, Barbara Ann Scott became an instant celebrity!

After winning Olympic Gold in Barbara Ann Scott became an instant celebrity!

Joannie Rochette was Team Canada's flag bearer in the closing ceremonies in 2010 when she displayed great courage and strength.

Joannie Rochette was Team Canada's flag bearer in the closing ceremonies in 2010 when she displayed great courage and strength.

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Gretzky played 20 NHL seasons between 1979-1999 for a total of four teams

Wayne played his first full NHL season in for the Oilers. He dominated the sport over the next couple decades where he broke several league records.

Hayley Wickenheiser was the first non-goalie woman to play a full season!

Hayley Wickenheiser was the first non-goalie woman to play a full season!

Alexandre Bilodeau's biggest inspiration and role model is his older brother

Alexandre Bilodeau's biggest inspiration and role model is his older brother

James Naismith invented basketball so players could exert all that extra energy

James Naismith invented basketball so players could exert all that extra energy

Although, Don Cherry yearned for that NHL career, he played only one NHL game with the Boston Bruins

Although, Don Cherry yearned for that NHL career, he played only one NHL game with the Boston Bruins

Don Cherry is known for his straightforward attitude that got him fired from several coaching positions

Don Cherry to coach Bruins alumni game at Winter Classic 2016 (Adam d’Oliveira photography)

Steve Nash, was an eight time NBA-All-Star and a seven time All-NBA Selection!

When Steve Nash was a Canadian teenager moving down to Santa Clara to accept his only scholarship offer 21 years ago, he never could have imagined his remarkable NBA career would lead to the dubious honor he's getting this fall.

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