Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador’ Category

‘I have a sister who’s better than me’: NHL’s 1st-round pick Alex Newhook shares spotlight with sister Abby

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

When 16th overall pick Alex Newhook filled out a questionnaire at the recent NHL draft in Vancouver, one of his answers got a lot of attention.

Former NHLer wants to show Parkinson’s not ‘just an old person disease’

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Nathan Dempsey

While he doesn't play professionally anymore, Nathan Dempsey says he's not letting his Parkinson's disease diagnosis keep him off the ice.

Skeleton athlete takes an icy track from snowy slopes of St. John’s to world championships

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Mark Lynch skeleton

Mark Lynch took the saying "jumping in head-first" literally. After a childhood of racing sleds down snowy slopes, the 31-year-old is now preparing for international competition.

Newfoundland Growlers captain suspended for 7 games after off-ice fist fight

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
james melindy

James Melindy of the Newfoundland Growlers got into an off-ice scuffle Sunday in Brampton, Ont. The league issued a seven-game suspension to both players Tuesday.

Figure skater Osmond to receive order of Newfoundland and Labrador

Monday, December 31st, 2018
Kaetlyn Osmond and Christopher Pratt

Figure skating champion Kaetlyn Osmond and renowned Canadian painter Christopher Pratt will be receiving the highest honour in her home province — the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador. There will be 10 new inductees at a Jan. 29 ceremony.

Searching for Stroman: Fan has special encounter with Jays pitcher on Signal Hill

Monday, November 26th, 2018
Stroman and Dove, Signal Hill

When Patrick Dove saw Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman was visiting St. John's on Monday, he couldn't miss a chance to meet one of his favourite baseball players.