Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Edmonton’ Category

Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl chastened over spear to Sharks’ Tierney

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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A chastened Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl says he's OK with a hefty fine and no suspension for spearing San Jose's Chris Tierney in the groin.

Eskimos turf general manager Ed Hervey after 5 seasons

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Ed Hervey reportedly has been relieved of his duties as vice president and general manager of the Edmonton Eskimos, who are expected to make an official announcement at a 1 p.m. ET news conference.

Hockey Canada to make smaller ice surfaces mandatory for youngest kids’ games

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Minnesota Daily Life

Hockey Canada says it will make it mandatory that children getting their first introduction to the game play on reduced-size ice surfaces instead of full-sized rinks.

‘Wasn’t a flying elbow': Kyle Sheen plays down hit on former Oilers star Ryan Smyth

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Kyle Sheen says he’s being unfairly vilified and threatened for a season-ending blindside hit on former Oilers star Ryan Smyth.

Former Oilers star Ryan Smyth recovering after vicious elbow in senior men’s game

Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Ryan Smyth is recovering at home after he was elbowed in the head in a blindside hit during a senior men's hockey game on Saturday.

Edmonton hockey dads tackle stinky gear with new invention

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The pungent stench of hockey gear is unmistakable — an eye-watering and, at times, breathtaking odour that can seem impossible to tackle.

Former Edmonton Oiler Mike Comrie under investigation for sexual battery

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that former Edmonton Oilers player Mike Comrie is being investigated for an alleged sexual battery.

‘That’s a different fast': NHL stars in awe of Oilers captain Connor McDavid

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Slowing down Connor McDavid may seem like a hopeless pursuit, but foes are across the NHL are certainly trying.

After riding through financial freeze, Edmonton para-bobsledder takes on World Cup

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Para bobsledder Brian McPherson

After financial challenges threatened to derail his gold medal dream, para-bobsledder Brian McPherson is ready to make a comeback. The Edmonton man will be competing in the World Cup circuit across Europe this winter, thanks to renewed financial support from his fans.

Eskimos sign pending free-agent kicker Sean Whyte

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
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The Edmonton Eskimos signed kicker Sean Whyte to a contract extension on Tuesday after he made 45 of 48 field-goal attempts last season to lead the CFL with a 93.8 percentage.