Melissa Lotholz: Competing against the World and your team, controlling what you can control plus a wild lead-up to the 2018 Olympics

Canadian Olympic Bobsledder Melissa Lotholz provides an in-depth look at her transition from the running track to the bobsled track. The Barrhead, Alberta native found success from the get-go and soon realized that she had a legitimate shot at representing her country at the 2018 Olympics. But like any good sports story, Melissa had to overcome some majority adversity just 50 days leading up to the Winter Games. Dealing with a nagging hip injury and coupled with the uncertainty of which of the three sleds she would be pushing for, Melissa reflects on some of the key moments, which ultimately led her to compete for the red and white.

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Matthew Achtymichuk
Zoe Hickel: Healthy sister competition, rediscovering a love for the game plus growing hockey in China

Alaskan native Zoe Hickel had a dream of representing the Red, White and Blue on the International stage for hockey. Even though she won the 2015 World Championship for the US, she would discover later in her hockey career that the greatest impact she made as a global ambassador for the sport, came in the form of helping to strengthen the Chinese National hockey program. We are going International with this one!

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Matthew Achtymichuk
Mambi Diawara: Craving the highest competition, hitting the game-winning shot plus expanding the dream

Montreal native Mambi Diawara grew up playing sports with the intention to just stay out of trouble. His gradual progression in basketball led him to playing in Port Arthur, Texas initially, before finding his groove and exploding onto the Canadian basketball scene in Calgary for the Dinos. Mambi's constant search of playing the best competition led him to the Canada West, where he was responsible for scoring the clinching bucket in the National Championship game against Ryerson in 2018, helped his team to a perfect 20-0 regular season and picked up Canada West Player of the Year award in 2019. Sky's the limit for the Great Mambino as he turns his attention towards playing professionally. (Ep. 18)

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Matthew Achtymichuk
Brianna Decker: Setting the bar high, courage to create change plus handling pressure on the biggest stage

Hailing from a town of 1,500 people, Brianna Decker knew that if she wanted go far in her hockey career she would need to leave the comfy confines of Dousman, Wisconsin. The two-time Olympian has always set a high standard for herself, which has led to her becoming a record breaker, history maker in many instances. This includes recording a 32-game scoring streak at Wisconsin (the longest ever for the women's program), taking part in a boycott of the 2017 World Championships for better support from the National Program, winning the first Olympic gold medal for the US in 20 years and establishing herself as a premier passer at the 2019 NHL All-Star game in San Jose.

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Matthew Achtymichuk
Jermain Franklin: Favourite interview moments, top underrated Calgary sports stories plus the craziest demo tape miracle to get on at TSN

TSN reporter Jermain Franklin quickly realized that making the NHL wasn't in the cards for him, so he took his hard work ethic into the sports media industry and has developed into one of the best satellite reporters. Aside from the sharp suits and the golden radio voice, Jermain has established himself all over North America due to his extensive coverage of countless Grey Cups, NBA Finals and NCAA March Madness tournaments, not to mention his tireless reporting on the Calgary Flames and Stampeders. Follow along on some of his favourite moments since landing in Calgary in 2003, narrated by Stouffville's very own.

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Becca Gould
Tyler Latu'ila: Quit making excuses, staying open-minded plus navigating injuries at SAIT

Volleyball has been more than just a sport to Tyler Latu'ila. Growing up in New Zealand, life was sometimes chaotic and Tyler found peace and order while playing. After being confronted by a friend back home, Tyler eventually made the big jump to Canada to pursue a higher level of volleyball. His upbringing and vast experiences through volleyball have given him an interesting and honest perspective about the game

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Becca Gould
Kacey Bellamy: Berkshire Prep, Olympic stories plus Unbroken Heart of Gold

After getting cut from her first National Team tryout, Kacey Bellamy rebounded quickly and rapidly emerged into a stalwart for the US women's National hockey program. Following three Olympics, including one gold (2018) and two silvers (2010, 2014), Kacey reminisces on some of her favourite moments from the Games. The Westfield, Massachusetts native recalls her early years at Berkshire Prep and her decision to attend the University of New Hampshire for college. From being on the Ellen Show to writing her own book, Bellamy has embraced her hockey life to the fullest.

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Becca Gould
Dakota Woodworth: Living outside of your comfort zone, scholarship surprise, plus new beginnings in Calgary

Growing up in Massachusetts in a family of professional skiers, Dakota Woodworth discovers the love of hockey. Playing mostly close to home for the majority of her life, the internal battle between wanting a change and staying within the familiar confines of hockey on the east coast, weighed heavily throughout Woodworth's journey. Little did she know, the change she was looking for would rest in Calgary, Alberta and has helped elevate her both personally and in her hockey career.

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Becca Gould
David Kapinga: What it takes to win a National Championship, fighting for your dream, plus the ultimate walk-on story

Basketball has been a major part of David Kapinga's life both on and off the court. From winning a National Championship with the Calgary Dinos to having to play with gloves on and having to scrape by for food in prep school, Kap has been to the mountain top, while digging himself out of the deepest holes. His fight, his resilience and his tenacity are all terrific qualities in this exceptional leader.

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Becca Gould
Dallas Soonias: The Maple Volleys, dealing with disappointment, plus crazy volleyball stories from around the world

Former Pro Volleyball player Dallas Soonias shares his ascension through the Canadian volleyball system, making stops at the collegiate, university, national and international levels. Dal has experienced pure jubilation from winning National Championships and becoming the first Aboriginal Canadian to represent the country at the highest level, to complete devastation as he watched his Olympic dream fall short from the sidelines. Follow along on this crazy ride narrated by Hunting Hills High School's very own.

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Becca Gould