Celebrity Roster

Photo of John Tonelli John Tonelli

Turning pro with the WHA’s Houston Aeros at 18, John Tonelli played with the father-son combination of Gordie and Mark Howe. The Aeros only last three seasons and the New York Islanders picked up Tonelli. He became known as a digger, began to become more aggressive, and scored more. He was a key component of the Islanders’ Stanley Cup dynasty from 1980 to 1983.…

Photo of Jim Treliving Jim Treliving

Originally a RCMP constable, Jim Treliving noticed how fast the popularity of the Boston Pizza franchise was growing and purchased a restaurant of his own in Penticton, British Columbia. Eventually, Treliving and his business partner George Melville, purchased the Boston Pizza chain. By the mid 1990s, Boston Pizza has grown to 95 restaurants in Western Canada with over $110 million in sales.…

Photo of Vladislav Tretiak Vladislav Tretiak

Vladislav Tretiak is a former goaltender for the Soviet Union’s national ice hockey team. He is considered to be one of the greatest goaltenders in the history of the sport, he was voted one of six players to the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) Centennial All-Star Team in a poll conducted by a group of 56 experts from 16 countries.…

Photo of Lee Trevino Lee Trevino

Born in Dallas, Lee Trevino first got introduced to golf when his uncle gave him an old golf club and golf balls. Trevino would sneak into nearby country clubs as a child and hit balls. As a teenager, Trevino worked as a caddy and was able to further hone his golf game on 3 holes designated for caddies.…

Photo of Bryan Trottier Bryan Trottier

Drafted as an underage player by the New York Islanders, Bryan Trottier played his first game in 1975. In his second game, he had a hat trick and five points! He finished the year breaking rookie-scoring records and easily won the Calder Trophy. In 1978, he was the league’s top scorer and won the Hart Trophy as league MVP.…

Photo of Darcy Tucker Darcy Tucker

Darcy Tucker (born March 15, 1975) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player, who played most of his National Hockey League career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. A sixth round draft choice, Tucker began his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens. Throughout his NHL career he also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche.…

Photo of Ron Tugnutt Ron Tugnutt

Tugnutt played in the NHL with several teams from 1987–2004 and is currently an assistant coach with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes. Tugnutt signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators, August 14, 1996. He helped lead the Pirates to the Calder Cup Finals and it was this strong performance that caught the attention of the Ottawa Senators.…

Photo of Marty Turco Marty Turco

Marty Turco was the Dallas Stars fourth selection in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Turco spent two seasons with the IHL’s Michigan K-Wings, winning the rookie of the year award in 1999.Turco made his NHL debut in ‘00/’01 season, and made the most of his opportunity. Splitting the season with Ed Belfour, Turco played in 26 games, and led the NHL with a 1.90 goals against average and with the best save percentage in ‘01/’02.…

Photo of Ian Turnbull Ian Turnbull

Ian Turnbull was a natural defenseman who could easily join the rush. Drafted by Toronto in 1973, he paired up with Borje Salming and successfully protected their net. However, in 1974, a mid-ice collision resulted in severe tears in his knee. Recovering after a year, he returned in 1977 where his career exploded again. In fact, he holds the records for most goals in a game by a defenseman: five goals in a 9-1 win over Detroit.…

Photo of Norm Ullman Norm Ullman

Norm Ullman played the first of 13 seasons for the Detroit Red Wings in 1955-56. He recorded 16 seasons with 20+ goals and only missed 21 games over a ten-game span. In 1964-65, he led the league in scoring with 42 goals and consistently led the playoffs in scoring as well. Because Red Wing management weren’t exactly happy that Ullman became president of the NHLPA, he was traded to the Maple Leafs in 1968 for Frank Mahovlich.…

Photo of Rogie Vachon Rogie Vachon

Rogie Vachon started as a back-up to Gump Worsley in Montreal in 1966 but ended up playing the majority of the games. Even though the Habs lost in the finals to Toronto, Vachon earned a starting spot. The next season the team won the Stanley Cup, repeating the feat in 1969. When Worsley left the next season, Vachon was the sole starter.…

Photo of Rick Vaive Rick Vaive

Richard Claude Vaive (born May 14, 1959) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League from 1979 to 1992, and is best remembered as the first 50 goal scorer in Toronto Maple Leafs franchise history. Vaive was born in Ottawa, Ontario, but grew up in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Photo of Jack Valiquette Jack Valiquette

Drafted by Toronto in 1974, he was a utility player for the Maple Leafs. Falling out of favour with Leafs management after three seasons, Valiquette was traded to the Colorado Rockies. A new kind of skate and the influence of Don Cherry seemed to energize him and he scored 107 points over two seasons. At the age of 25 Valiquette retired and he entered the business world through selling real estate, and later in business of his own.…

Photo of Shaun Van Allen Shaun Van Allen

Van Allen began his NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers in 1987 being drafted 105th overall. While in Cape Breton, he won the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the American Hockey League’s leading scorer. Van Allen also played for the Ottawa Senators, Dallas Stars, and the Montreal Canadiens. After being signed as a free agent with the Might Ducks he retired in 2005.…

Photo of Andy Van Hellemond Andy Van Hellemond

Andy Van Hellemond (HHOF ’99) is a former National Hockey League referee and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame since 1999. He refereed his first NHL game in 1972 at the age of 23. That game was the first of many over a twenty-five year career. He was ranked the league’s number one official 14 times and holds every major refereeing record, including most regular season’s games, playoff games and most appearances in the Stanley Cup finals.…

Photo of James Van Riemsdyk James Van Riemsdyk

The 2nd overall pick of the 2007 NHL Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, James Van Riemsdyk played 2 seasons with the University of New Hampshire Wildcats before joining the Flyers for the 2009/10 season. Van Riemsdyk’s time with the Flyers would see them appear in the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, which the Flyers lost to the Chicago Blackhawks.…

Photo of Jody Vance Jody Vance

Starting in radio covering Lions and Canucks games, Jody Vance made the jump to TV in 1996 with BCTV. Launching the sports department for Vancouver Television, she also became the Pacific coast reporter for Sportsnet. She then became the first woman anchor for the network’s Sportscentral, appearing across the country in primetime. Jody Vance is one of Canada’s most popular sports anchor and her face and voice are instantly recognizable.…

Photo of Ryan VandenBussche Ryan VandenBussche

Born in Simcoe, Ontario, Ryan VandenBussche played three seasons with the Cornwall/Newmarket Royals franchise in the early 1990s and was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He played for 3 teams throughout his NHL career with New York Rangers (19961998) Chicago Blackhawks (19982004) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (20052006). VandenBussche’s role was as an enforcer.…

Photo of Pat Verbeek Pat Verbeek

Pat Verbeek was selected 43rd overall by the New Jersey Devils in 1982. A rambunctious young man, Verbeek spent seven seasons with the Devils, including the team’s first ever playoff appearance in 1988. The next year the Devils traded him to Hartford where he led the team in scoring and became team MVP and captain. Traded to the New York Rangers in 1995, his season was plagued by injuries, however he returned the next season with a vengeance: 81 points.…

Photo of Vikram Vij Vikram Vij

Vikram Vij is a well known chef and cookbook author who’s restaurants and recipes has garnered him world wide attention. Born and raised in India, Vij went to Austria to study hotel management. While in Austria, Vij also received his chef’s training. Vij moved to Canada in 1989, first working at Banff Springs before heading to Vancouver to work at Bishop’s Restaurant.…