Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Montreal’ Category

Nadia Comaneci on 1976 Olympic Games, her return to Montreal, and World Championships

Saturday, October 7th, 2017
nadia comaneci

Now, 41 years later, the teenager who took Montreal by storm is back in town for the World Gymnastic Championships.

With modest paycheque in hand, Canadian Women’s Hockey League players dream of ‘living wage’

Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Katia Clement-Heydra

This year, for the first time in its 11-year history, the Canadian Women's Hockey League will offer its players a paycheque. But they still need day jobs to make ends meet.

Georges Laraque calls Penguins’ White House visit ‘an embarrassment’

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Former NHLer Georges Laraque has come out against the Pittsburgh Penguins' decision to visit the White House, as NFL and NBA players continue to battle US President Donald Trump.

Rocket Richard’s points total rises to 966 after having assist restored

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

It's not as if any great injustice was done, but Montreal Canadiens legend Maurice Rocket Richard getting an assist added to his prodigious NHL scoring totals.

Liberal government looks to secure Montreal’s anti-doping headquarters

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Liberal government is sending Transport Minister Marc Garneau to Paris this weekend in an effort to ensure the World Anti-Doping Agency stays in Montreal.

MLB turned down Montreal’s offer to host Houston Astros, Texas Rangers

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The Astros were slated to begin the MLB series between their in-state rivals on Tuesday, but Hurricane Harvey forced the team to change plans. Montreal offered to host, but the games are being played in Florida instead.

Quebec hockey league defends English on ice: ‘It’s the language of hockey’

Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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The commissioner for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is defending the use of English as the main language of communication between coaches and their players.

Magali Harvey: Free to lead Canada to World Cup Glory

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Magali Harvey

With a natural ability to evade defenders and almost score at will she quickly blossomed into a star. It wasn't long until Canada's national programs took notice.

Expos faithful pack buses to see Tim Raines inducted to Baseball Hall of Fame

Sunday, July 30th, 2017
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Four buses full of people are leaving from Montreal this morning and will drive five hours down to Cooperstown, N.Y., to be there as Tim Raines finally takes his place among baseball's greats.

Former Quebec Nordiques general manager Maurice Filion dies at 85

Saturday, July 29th, 2017
Former Quebec Nordiques GM Filion

Maurice Filion, the former coach and general manager of the Quebec Nordiques in the World Hockey Association and the National Hockey League, has died.