22 mars, 2018

Team Biosteel

 

Pro Hockey

Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers NHL – The Future is now!

Connor McDavid is a professional ice hockey player and the Captain for the Edmonton Oilers.

Connor was selected first overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and was named the youngest Captain in league history in October 2016. In July 2017, he signed an 8 year contract with the Oilers. McDavid is a generational talent and one of the most talked about players in the media.

In both the 2017 and 2018 NHL All-Star Game in 2018, McDavid won the Fastest Skater Competition, becoming the first player to win the competition back-to-back, with times of 13.310 in 2017, and 13.454 in 2018.

In January 2018, McDavid scored his 200th point, and in February 2018, he had his first four-goal game. In 2017, McDavid won the Hart Trophy as most valuable player, being the third youngest player in history to win the Hart. In 2017, he also led the league with 100 points, winning the Art Ross Trophy.

In his NHL Rookie Year, Connor was nominated for Rookie of the Year after recording 48 points in 45 games played. In his sophomore year, McDavid consistently led the league in scoring.

Prior to the 2012 OHL draft, Connor was granted Exceptional Player status, a designation given to only three other players, and was allowed to be selected in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection. At age 15, a year younger than all other players, Connor was selected first overall by the Erie Otters and awarded the Jack Ferguson Award.  McDavid finished his first season in the OHL with the most assists by an OHL rookie (41) and second in scoring for a first year player (66 points). In acknowledgment for his exceptional play, Connor was awarded the Emms Family Award, a recognition given to the top rookie in the OHL. Connor was also selected to play for the OHL’s First All-Rookie Team.

Connor was the youngest player on the Canadian U-18 team at the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships in Sochi. Leading the tournament in goals and points, Connor helped Canada win a gold medal. Connor also played for Canada at the 2014 and 2015 World Junior Championships winning gold in 2015.

From an early age, Connor has been an avid user of BioSteel products. He continues to use BioSteel’s line of products, both on the ice and off, to accelerate his workout performance and recovery. BioSteel is a prominent and permanent part of Connor’s fitness and training regime. #DrinkThePink

Pro Hockey

Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars NHL – Speed. Snipe. Selfie…Seguin!

Tyler Seguin is a professional ice hockey player and the alternate Captain for the Dallas Stars.

Seguin was selected 2nd overall in the 2010 NHL entry draft by the Boston Bruins, and was one of the most anticipated rookies of the last decade. In 2013, Seguin was traded to the Dallas Stars, breaking out as an offensive force in the league, recording his first five-point game and reaching the 30-goal mark in a season in 2014. Seguin is phenomenal with power plays and shows he can be dangerous in all situations, with consistent offensive production.

One of the fastest players in the league, Seguin accelerates through the neutral zone with apt skill, controlling both the puck and the game. With a hard shot and an eye for the net, Seguin put up high offensive numbers in the 2013-14 season, finishing fourth overall in total points scored, and setting a career-high of 37 goals and 84 points in 80 games. A skilled offensive player, adept at scoring goals as well as setting them up, Seguin has become the kind of player one could build a team around. In 2018, Seguin was named to the NHL All-Star Game.

In his time with the Bruins, Seguin became the first teenager since 1989 to record 4 points in a playoff game. Tyler’s consistent performance throughout both the playoffs and the subsequent season helped his team capture the Stanley Cup and led them to the finals the following year. The 2013-14 season saw Seguin traded to the Dallas Stars where the club made an appearance in the playoffs for the first time in six years.

A fan of the BioSteel’s products since joining Plymouth, Tyler spends his summers training with BioSteel Guru Matt Nichol. A fitness enthusiast with a strict regime, Seguin uses BioSteel’s line of products to accelerate workout performance and recovery.

Tyler Seguin has been drinking BioSteel’s Sports Mix since it was only known as the “Pink Drink” by the pros. Our Sports Mix has helped Tyler stay focused and maintained through practices and games since he was 16 years old. Relying heavily on our Chocolate Advanced Recovery Formula, Seguin rebounds quickly from injuries, tough games and anything else professional hockey throws his way.

Pro Hockey

Wayne Gretzky – ”The Great One”

Wayne Gretzky is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player.

Gretzky, nicknamed ”The Great One” played for the Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings, St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers from 1979-1999. Gretzky’s ability to read the game is unrivaled. To this day, he is still the league’s leading scorer with more goals and assists than any other player. He is arguably the most well-known athlete in history, and he currently holds 60 NHL records.

Gretzky was born in Brantford, Ontario where his father Walter made an ice rink in their backyard every winter. Walter’s teaching had such an impact on Wayne’s success that he fondly nicknamed his talent and hardwork as “Wally-given” instead of God-given. By the time Wayne was 13 years old, he had already scored over 1,000 points. He ended his minor league career with a 378-goal season. During that time, Wayne’s Gordie-Howe-inspired number ‘9’ was taken by another player. On the advice of his coach, he started wearing his now iconic ‘99’.

At just 17 years old, Wayne signed with the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA. His time with the franchise was short as they folded after just 25 games. At this crossroads, Gretzky’s contract was sold to the Edmonton Oilers. The move would prove to be historic as Wayne and his Edmonton teammates went on to break countless scoring records and win 4 Stanley Cups, setting a precedence of dominance that may never be repeated.

In 1988, the Edmonton Oiler’s owner traded Gretzky to the LA Kings. Gretzky found a period of success with the LA Kings that had never been seen in a southern US hockey market. To end his time with the Kings, Gretzky brought his 1993 team to the Stanley Cup Finals.

After a brief stint with the St. Louis Blues, Wayne went on to finish his career with the New York Rangers. Upon his retirement, Wayne was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and he became the only player in history to have his number retired league-wide. Gretzky has always stayed close to the world of hockey through various endeavours.

Wayne Gretzky consumes BioSteel products as a part of his healthy active lifestyle. Gretzky uses his BioSteel Sports Mix to keep an edge on his kids, whether they are on the ice, the green, or the tennis court. Wayne enjoys BioSteel’s Whey Protein blended into healthy shakes to start his day.

BioSteel is also proudly partnered with the Gretzky Hockey School. Participants in the various camps have the opportunity to hydrate like the pro’s and learn about the key role nutrition plays in their success!

#TeamBioSteel #DrinkThePink™

Pro Golf

Brooke Henderson – A world #1 in the making

Brooke Henderson is a Professional Golfer on the LPGA Tour.

With a total of five LGPA wins as of 2017, Brooke is the second among Canadians with LGPA victories.

Brooke was named the Canadian Press female athlete of the year in both 2015 and 2017. Before her 20th birthday in 2017, Brooke had already won back-to-back LPGA tournaments at the Portland Cambria Classic, and had taken champions honours at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Brooke has quickly become the Golden Girl of Golf.

In 2016, Brooke won her first major at the age of 18 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, becoming the event’s youngest to win that major and the first Canadian to win a major in 48 years. This win also moved her to second in the world rankings.

In August of 2015, after Monday-qualifying for the Cambia Portland Classic, Brooke won by 8 strokes, becoming the third youngest winner on the tour and only the second Monday qualifier to win on Tour. After this incredible feat, Brooke was granted immediate membership to the LPGA Tour.

Brooke turned professional in 2014, and set a tournament record with her 36-hole score at the LGPA Tour’s Swinging Skirts LGPA Classic.

In 2013, Brooke won the Canadian Women’s Amateur and finished runner-up at the US Women’s Amateur. Concluding her amateur career, Brooke finished tied for 10th place at the US Women’s Open. She was just 16 years old and was the top-ranked amateur female golfer in the world.

Brooke uses BioSteel’s High Performance Sports Mix to keep herself hydrated on the fairways and in the gym. Don’t miss her drinking the pink this golf season!

#SpotThePink #DrinkThePink

Pro Basketball

Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves NBA – Gettin´Wiggy With It!

Andrew Wiggins is a Canadian professional basketball player and is a shooting guard/small forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Wiggins was the first overall draft pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, making him the second Canadian to be taken as number one overall in the draft. In 2014-215, he earned NBA Rookie of the Year honours. Since then, he has begun to forge his own legacy as one of the most highly regarded players in the NBA.

Andrew Wiggins has become one of the most-hyped Canadian basketball players of all time. Admired for his athleticism and raw talent, Wiggins finished his freshman year at the University of Kansas with record-breaking results. Highly regarded for his quickness, lateral movement and reach, Wiggins’ versatility allows him to guard both wings efficiently. His highly exalted second jump, quick trigger shot mechanics and smooth offensive game make him a verifiable nightmare for opposing defence.

In February 2018, Wiggins became the sixth-youngest player to reach 6000 career points. In the 2017-2018 season, Wiggins continuously beats his season-high points game after game, eventually hitting a 40 point high.

Andrew Wiggins has been drinking BioSteel’s line of nutritional sports products since he was 15 years old while playing on his AAU team. You can catch Andrew walking into his games with a BioSteel in hand, ready to play and hit those three-pointer buzzer beaters. #DrinkBioSteelNotSugar

Pro Volleyball

Taylor Pischke – Life is a beach

Taylor Pischke is a Canadian professional beach volleyball player.

Following in her father’s (Canadian Olympian Garth Pischke) footsteps, Taylor started playing beach volleyball at the age of 14. Alongside partner Melissa Humana-Paredes, Pischke made her International debut at the 2012 FIVB World Junior Championships. The duo won back-to-back bronze medals at the 2013 and 2014 FIVB World Under-23 Championships. In 2014, they won the NORCECA Continental Championship and posted a fifth place finish in the FIVB World Tour Grand Slam in Sao Paulo.

Taylor uses the full line of BioSteel products to keep herself hydrated on the beach and in the gym.

#DrinkThePink

Pro Trampoline

Rosie MacLennan – The Girl Made of Gold!

Rosie MacLennan is a Canadian trampoline gymnast.

Rosie is a back-to-back Olympic Gold Medallist in Trampoline. With a personal best score of 57.305 at the 2012 London Olympics, Rosie won the first and only gold medal for Canada at these games, and the first Canadian trampoline gold medal ever. Rosie successfully defended her title at the 2016 Olympics, capturing unprecedented back-to-back gold medals.

Rosie MacLennan’s passion for trampoline runs deep in her family. Her grandfather was selected for the 1940 Summer Olympics, but was unable to compete due to the outbreak of World War II. Her siblings were also trampoline athletes, and when Rosie was young, she would tag along to their lessons. By the age of seven, she’d had enough of sitting on the sidelines and started training herself. By age eleven, she was competing internationally.

In 2005, 2009 and 2011, Rosie was the Canadian National Women’s Champion in synchronized trampoline. Based on her performance at the 2007 World Championships, Rosie earned her way to her first Olympic appearance in Beijing where she placed 7th. En route to the London Olympics in 2012, Rosie won gold at the 2011 Pan American Games, and finished second at the 2011 Trampoline World Championships in Birmingham and took first place at the Olympic test event.

Rosie loves the BioSteel product line and uses them to train and maintain every day. Her favourite protein is the BioSteel Plant-Based Protein, and always has nutritional bars on hand. She is a strong activist for health promotion and is a motivational speaker.

Pro Tennis

Denis Shapovalov – The Ace in the Hole!

Denis Shapovalov is a Canadian professional tennis player.

In February 2018, Denis reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 46. In 2017, he won his first ATP Challenger title, and was the youngest Canadian to win a Challenger at the time. Denis is becoming a player that the tennis world circles around, and he is exerting more excitement

At the Rogers Cup in August 2017, Shapovalov experienced a breakthrough when he defeated and world No. 2 Rafael Nadal, which was his first ever match against a top 10 player. He became the youngest player ever to reach the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semfinal.

In 2016, Denis reached a career-high ITF junior ranking of No. 2, and won the 2016 Wimbledon junior singles title and the 2015 US Open junior doubles title. 2016 was a standout year for Denis! Due to his win at Junior Wimbledon in July, Shapovalov was awarded a wildcard entry to the Rogers Cup where he upset World No. 19 Nick Kyrgios beating him in three sets to win his first tour level match.

Establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with, Denis started his 2015 tennis season with a bang. With partner Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis captured the doubles US Junior Open. That same year, Denis Shapovalov along with Felix Auger-Aliassime and Benjamin Sigouin captured the first Junior Davis Cup in Canadian history. Late that fall, Denis won his first professional doubles title at the ITF Futures in Pensacola.

In 2013, Denis won his first junior singles title at the ITF G5. Shortly after in 2014, Denis won his second singles title at the ITF G5, paving the way to his singles and doubles wins at the ITF G4 in San Jose that same year.

Denis has been using BioSteel products since 2014 when his coach, Adriano Fuorivia introduced him to the product in order to help him stay hydrated during his draining matches. Denis has been a BioSteel user ever since. He drinks BioSteel’s Sports Mix prior to and during all of his matches and training. For post match recovery, Denis relies on BioSteel’s Advanced Recovery Formula. For snacks throughout the day, Denis eats his favourite nutritional bar – the BioSteel Blueberry Bar.

#DrinkThePink

Freestyle Skiing

Dufour-Lapointe Sisters – 3 Sisters, 2 Skis, 1 Dream!