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Veteran Olympian Ricker will lead Canadian snowboarders to Sochi Games

Tricia Smith, vice-president of the Canadian Olympic Committee presents Canadian snowboard team member Maelle Ricker of West Vancouver with her team jacket during the team announcement in Vancouver,Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
January 03, 2014 - 10:23 AM

VANCOUVER - Three-time Olympian Maelle Ricker of West Vancouver, B.C., will lead Canada's snowboard team at the Sochi Games.

Ricker, a 2010 gold medallist in Vancouver, was among five competitors named to the team Friday. The remainder of the team will be unveiled Jan. 21 in Quebec City.

Also named to the squad are first-time Olympians Mark McMorris of Regina, Sebastien Toutant of L'Assomption, Que., Spencer O'Brien of Courtenay, B.C., and Chris Robanske of Calgary.

Canadian snowboarders claimed three medals in Vancouver. Ricker and Jasey-Jay Anderson captured gold medals while Mike Robertston won a silver.

The 2014 Games begin in Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia.

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