Toronto, ON – The CWHL is excited to announce that special guests Anastasia Bucsis and Gerry Dee will be joining the coaching staff at the 2019 CWHL All-Star Game.
Both Bucsis and Dee are proud supporters of the CWHL and women’s hockey and look forward to participating in the game. They bring a different perspective to the coaching staff with great love and passion for the game.
Bucsis is an Olympic and World Champion speed skater. Since retiring she has joined CBC as their speed skating analyst and is the host of the “Players Own Voice” Podcast. Dee is best known for his role in the CBC comedy “mr.d”. He played hockey all throughout high school and one year of varsity hockey at St. Francis Xavier University. He has always had a love of sports and great respect for athletes.
Bacsis and Dee join CWHL Alumnae Charline Labonté and Cheryl Pounder and NHL Alumni Glenn Healy and Curtis Joseph as coaches for the 2019 CWHL All-Star Game.
Anastasia Bucsis was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and started speed skating at the age of 4. In her 24 years as a competitive speed skater, she competed in 46 World Cups, 6 World Championships, and 2 Olympic Games. She now lives in Toronto and works for CBC Sports as their Athlete Management Lead, speed skating analyst, and host of the “Players Own Voice” podcast- which debuted at #3 on iTunes. When she isn’t working, Anastasia is a passionate advocate for mental health issues and working towards ending homophobia in sport.
Gerry Dee is one of Canada’s busiest comedic talents. Drawing inspiration from his years as a high school teacher, Gerry is the star and co-creator of the hit CBC sitcom “mr.d”. Gerry is the Winner of the 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Comedic Role for his work on “mr.d”. Gerry’s book “Teaching: It’s Harder Than It Looks” was a National Bestseller.
Ticket and event information for the All-Star Game can be found at thecwhl.com/allstar2019.
About the CWHL
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is the premier, professionally-run women’s hockey league in the world. With seven current clubs throughout North America and China, it enables elite female hockey players to pursue their dreams of competing at the highest level possible, while enhancing the lives of others through exceptional athleticism, entertainment, and motivation. The league is a centrally funded not-for-profit organization, meaning all participating teams receive equal access to funding to ensure equal opportunity and competition. To learn more visit thecwhl.com.