Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Edmonton’ Category

‘Tough as nails’: Fort McMurray boxer Danny ‘Stonewalker’ Lindstrom remembered

Friday, March 9th, 2018
Danny Stonewalker

With his trademark jab and lightning foot speed, Danny Lindstrom could knock almost anyone down in the ring.

Indigenous hockey player in mix for NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Devin Buffalo

Devin Buffalo, an Indigenous hockey player from Wetaskiwin, has been nominated for the most coveted award in NCAA hockey.

Poor season turned Edmonton Oilers into sellers at trade deadline, GM says

Monday, February 26th, 2018
Patrick Maroon

The Edmonton Oilers traded winger Patrick Maroon to the New Jersey Devils on Monday in a last-minute deal announced just before the deadline.

Edmonton Eskimos survey ponders future of football team’s name

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
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The Edmonton Eskimos football team is asking its fans whether it should change its name. The debate has been around for years, and Inuit leaders have said the current name is a derogatory term that symbolizes colonial policies.

Eskimos cut high-priced receiver Adarius Bowman

Monday, February 5th, 2018
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The Edmonton Eskimos re-signed American Vidal Hazelton to a one-year deal but released veteran Adarius Bowman rather than pay him a $140,000 roster bonus.

Paralympics a ‘golden ticket’ for Alberta skier Kirk Schornstein

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Kirk Schornstein, para-alpine skiing

For Edmonton paralympian Kirk Schornstein, his strongest motivation comes from the word "no."

Edmonton Oilers hire back Paul Coffey as skills and development coach

Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Former Oilers player Paul Coffey is rejoining the organization as a skills and development coach, the team said in a media release Sunday.

Hayley Wickenheiser, Andrew Ference find ‘hockey heaven’ in the Himalayas

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Hayley Wickenheiser helping people in Leh, India learn more about hockey (Credit Facebook)

Hayley Wickenheiser and Andrew Ference are in Ladakh, India for two weeks helping the Indian women's national hockey team and kids in the region learn about the game of hockey.

Beard cheered: Maroon’s antics steal show in Edmonton Oilers rare home-ice win

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

“It was one of those things where it was just in my face, so I decided to pull his beard,” Patrick Maroon said after the game. “I thought he was going to be mad at first. But he certainly said, ‘Hey, do you like the beard?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, it’s a pretty nice beard.’”

‘This was the hardest fight of my life,’ says acquitted Edmonton boxer

Monday, December 18th, 2017
Leo Marsh

Edmonton boxing coach Leo Marsh was acquitted by a Court of Queen's Bench judge on charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation. In an exclusive interview with CBC News, Marsh talks about the impact of the charges and the #MeToo movement.