Short-tracker Drolet expecting in January, will miss season
Canadian short-track star Marie-Eve Drolet will miss the upcoming speedskating season as she is expecting her first child at the end of January. Drolet, 32, won a bronze medal in the women's relay event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and took silver in the same event earlier this year in Sochi. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
The likes of Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Dara Howell and Mikael Kingsbury will be there, but there was one glaring absence on the squad unveiled Wednesday. Two-time Olympic moguls gold medallist Alex Bilodeau retired after the last World Cup season, leaving a big hole on the team as it begins the long road to the 2018 Games in South Korea. Full Story.
Calling It Quits
Canadian Olympian Brittany Schussler has retired from competitive long-track speedskating. The 29-year-old from Winnipeg has competed internationally for 13 seasons and this past year was named Speed Skating Canada's top female long-track skater. Full Story.