Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Edmonton’ Category

After boxer’s death, Edmonton mayor calls for provincial regulation of combative sports

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Tim Hague

As controversy continues to swirl around the death of boxer Tim Hague, Edmonton’s mayor wants to sever the city’s regulatory responsibilities for combative sports.

City, combative sports commission to hire outside investigator into death of Edmonton MMA fighter

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Tim Hague

The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission and city administrators plan to work together to hire a third-party to investigate the death of an MMA fighter at the Shaw Conference Centre.

Oilers’ Connor McDavid signs 8-year deal averaging $12.5M per season

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers are expected to make Connor McDavid the highest paid player in the NHL at a news conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

‘Nobody wanted this’: Adam Braidwood offers condolences to Tim Hague’s family

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

The boxer responsible for delivering a punch that proved fatal for Tim Hague is speaking out on the death of his opponent.

‘Not just a fighter’: Edmonton MMA community remembers ‘gentle giant’ dead after boxing match

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Tim Hague

Alberta's mixed martial arts community is reeling after the death of Tim Hague who suffered a fatal brain injury during a boxing match in Edmonton.

Edmonton MMA fighter dies after boxing ring injury

Sunday, June 18th, 2017
Tim Hague

An Edmonton MMA fighter who was left in critical condition after being knocked out during a boxing match on Friday has died, his family has confirmed.

Edmonton MMA fighter in critical condition after boxing match

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Tim Hague knockout

An MMA fighter is in critical condition after being knocked out in a boxing match at the Shaw Conference Centre on Friday.

Will 2017-18 NHL season see more stars align for Edmonton Oilers?

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Connor McDavid

Was Milan Lucic the gate-crasher? Was the big guy the one who kicked down the door in Edmonton, then helped mould the Oilers into a playoff contender in a hockey-crazy northern city where other free agents may now be a little more eager to sign? His teammates and head coach certainly appear to think so.

Oh, boy: Oilers’ biggest little fan heads to Anaheim for repeat performance

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Five-year-old Liam Hirsch earned a place in the hearts of hockey fans from coast to coast on Sunday when his enthusiasm was captured by a television camera in Rogers Place.

It’s official(s): Guys in black and white have Oilers fans seeing red

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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The men in black-and-white stripes aren’t the least bit popular with Oilers fans today. Can you say “goaltender interference?” How about “offside” or “icing.” The vast and vociferous multitude known as Oilers Nation seems pretty convinced the officials who worked Wednesday’s playoff game at Rogers Place were unfamiliar with any of the aforementioned terms. Cue the heartbreak.