The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Mark Stephen has been interested in sports since a young age, but he wasn’t quite good enough to pursue a career as a professional athlete.

Hockey Canada announced its roster for the 2018 Olympic men’s team on Thursday, featuring an unlikely collection of journeyman players who, less than a year of ago, had little chance of making the squad.

Before the National Hockey League (NHL) began sending players to the Winter Olympic Games, it was the best opportunity for amateur players to represent their country. In 2018, that opportunity exists again for male amateurs and former NHL players to compete for their country on the global level.

 Calgary parkour advocates say their sport is misunderstood, thanks to misleading videos on the internet and big gaps in understanding by the public.