Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Edmonton’ Category

Oilers activate No. 1 goalie Cam Talbot from IR

Friday, December 15th, 2017

The Edmonton Oilers have activated goaltender Cam Talbot from injured reserve after the 30-year-old starter missed seven games with an undisclosed injury.

Gymnastics Canada suspends Edmonton-based coach in wake of sex-abuse allegations

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Michel Arsenault

Gymnastics Canada has suspended Edmonton-based coach Michel Arsenault amid allegations he sexually abused some of his former students in Quebec in the 1980s and '90s.

Oilers’ season is like ‘death by a thousand cuts,’ GM says

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Despite the dismal performance that has left the team near the bottom of the league standings, the Edmonton Oilers won’t be making any major moves in an effort to improve.

‘A really important discussion’: Trudeau weighs in on name of Edmonton’s CFL team

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Edmonton needs to talk about the name of its football team, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley both said in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Belligerent fan punched cops at Red Deer Rebels game, RCMP say

Monday, November 20th, 2017
Enmax Centrium

Assault charges are pending after a pair of Mounties were allegedly attacked by an inebriated fan at a Red Deer Rebels hockey game on Saturday night.

Edmonton Eskimos name an insult to the Inuit, says local Inuk woman

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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For Norma Dunning, the term "Eskimos" is an insult which harkens back to a time when the Inuit were seen as unintelligent cavemen. Because of this, the Inuk scholar and author is calling on Edmonton's storied CFL franchise to change their name.

Brother, can you spare a goal? The good, the bad and the ugly from the Oilers’ road trip

Monday, November 13th, 2017
Oilers Capitals Hockey

On their four-game road trip, the Oilers at last found a reliable way to win: simply keep the score tied until regulation time runs out, then send Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl over the boards and watch the fun.

‘Take a deep breath’: Evolution of Darnell Nurse one bright spot for Oilers this season

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

In a sports-crazy city where every hockey fan is an expert and social-media critics fire a constant barrage of 140-character rants, one promising background story has been the slow and inexorable evolution of defenceman Darnell Nurse.

Ovechkin’s latest assist: Giving a coat to a man on the street in Edmonton

Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Alex Ovechkin

Known for assists on the ice, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin notched an assist off the ice Friday when he bought a coat, sweat and hat for an Edmontonian in need.

‘We’ve just got to relax’: Connor McDavid diagnoses an ailing Oilers offence

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Oilers Penguins Hockey

Connor McDavid's stat sheet for Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins will record five shots, three blocks and one goal. What it won't show are five words the young superstar uttered in the locker room after an extraordinarily entertaining game his team had just lost 2-1 in overtime: "We've just got to relax."