Allan A. "Al" Hackner (at left in picture, with his rink) was born in 1954 in Nipigon, Ontario. As an adult, Hackner moved to Thunder Bay, where he enjoyed his greatest curling successes. Nicknamed "the Iceman", Hacker is a Canadian Hall of Fame curler, and two-time Brier and World Champion
Jim "Shaky" Hunt (9 November 1926 - 9 March 2006) was a Canadian sports columnist who spent over 50 years as a journalist and covered the biggest events in sports including the Stanley Cup, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, all of golf’s majors and the 1972 Canada-Russia Summit Series.
George "Punch" Imlach (March 15, 1918 – December 1, 1987), was an NHL coach and general manager. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Born in Toronto, Imlach attended Riverdale Collegiate Institute and played junior hockey in the OHA for the Toronto Young Rangers (1935–38) and senior
Wayne Douglas Gretzky, (born January 26, 1961) was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. Gretzky honed his skills at a backyard rink and regularly played minor hockey at a level far above his peers. Despite his unimpressive stature, strength, and speed, Gretzky's intelligence and reading of the game were unrivaled.