Archive for the ‘News/Canada/New Brunswick’ Category

UNB Varsity Reds set to host top hockey teams at University Cup

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
Aitken Centre

The UNB Varsity Reds and seven other top university hockey teams are getting ready for the championship tournament in Fredericton, meanwhile organizers have been preparing since the last championship ended.

Friends and fans push Willie O’Ree for Hockey Hall of Fame

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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A group of Fredericton residents is working hard to have Willie O'Ree inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame 60 years after he broke the colour barrier in the National Hockey League.

Transgender athletes thwarted in pursuit of university sports

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Alex Hahn

Transgender athletes at Canadian universities have a choice: play the sports that have become their therapy, or leave sports to become the people they want to be.

Misspelled Saint John Sea Dogs merchandise irks fans at Memorial Cup

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Saint John Sea Dogs fans arrived at the Memorial Cup in Windsor, Ont., to find something wrong with their hockey team's merchandise. The pucks and shirts available at merchandise stands in the Windsor Family Credit Union Centre were emblazoned with "St. John Sea Dogs."

New Brunswick tops Saskatchewan in U Cup hockey final

Sunday, March 19th, 2017
UNB wins U Cup

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds have defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies to win the national men's university hockey final on home ice for the second straight year.

Acadia upsets top-ranked Alberta in opener of University Cup hockey

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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The No. 1-ranked University of Alberta Golden Bears were upset by the eighth-ranked Acadia University Axemen 4-1 Thursday in the opening game of the University Cup hockey championship in Fredericton.

Star cyclist Ellen Watters dies from crash injuries

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Ellen Watters

Ellen Watters, a Canadian neo pro cyclist critically injured in a collision with a car while on a training ride in Sussex, has died. She was 28.

Moncton Wildcats put ‘human hockey puck hovercraft’ on ice

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
James Upham human hockey puck

All it took was a couple of leaf blowers, a sheet of plywood, black paint and some very late nights for James Upham of Moncton to build the first "human hockey puck hovercraft."

4 Canadian Olympic medallists hacked by ‘Fancy Bears’

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
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Olympic bronze medalist Catharine Pendrel is the latest victim of a data dump by a Russian hacker group known as Fancy Bear. The group leaked confidential therapeutic information about Catharine Pendrel and 41 other athletes.

Youngest member of Canada’s Paralympic team set for Rio

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
Danielle Dorris

Danielle Dorris a 13-year-old Moncton swimmer can’t wait to compete in the Rio Summer Paralympics, which are set to start Sept. 7.