Alpine Canada laid its Olympic cards on the table Wednesday with its announcement of its selections for its 2014 Men’s Ski Team headed for Sochi.

It’s no surprise Erik Guay of Mont Tremblant, QC leads the pack of Canadian Cowboys. The 32 year old has set fire to the slopes this season, with a gold in Val Gardena and a bronze at  Bormio, Italy. Guay now holds Canada’s record for the most podiums on the World Cup circuit, surpassing Crazy Canuck Steve Podborski with 21 top-three finishes.

Also on the men’s team is Manny Osborne-Paradis of North Vancouver who has been plagued by injuries since 2011, but has qualified for the Olympics thanks to two top 10 placings this season on the World Cup circuit.

Rounding out the top three on the men’s team is Jan Hudec, 32, who has five World Cup podiums to his name, including a silver in Super-G last month at Val Gardena.

Other skiers on the men’s team headed for Sochi in February include Whistler’s Conrad and Morgan Pridy, Ben Thomsen who is also from BC, and Jeffery Frisch of Mont Tremblant, QC.

Announcements for the women’s Sochi-bound ski team will be made January 16. For more news on Alpine Canada, see www.alpinecanada.org

Photo of Erik Guay winning at Bormio courtesy of Alpine Canada.


SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles