Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Montreal’ Category

Canadiens’ Drouin looking to recapture early season form whenever NHL returns

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

With the Montreal Canadiens handed a lifeline should the league resume its pandemic-hit 2019-20 campaign this summer, Jonathan Drouin is looking to continue that trend of big performances in big moments.

Like it or not, Habs’ owner is sticking to the plan

Saturday, June 13th, 2020
HKN Canadiens 20190612

The Montreal Canadiens had a disappointing season, but that hasn't shaken owner Geoff Molson's faith in his general manager Marc Bergevin.

Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson gives GM Marc Bergevin vote of confidence

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

"We ran into some roadblocks," Molson said of Montreal's disappointing regular season. "I still believe that we have an extremely exciting next few years ahead of us."

Quebec boxer who traded gloves for scrubs when COVID-19 struck gets Tillman Award

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
Kim Clavel

Kim Clavel, the North American Boxing Federation light-flyweight champion at work as an auxiliary nurse on the front lines of the pandemic, has been named winner of the Pat Tillman Award for Service.

Quebec’s Karim Mané aims to carve new a path straight from Vanier College to the NBA

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
Karim Mané takes a shot at the U19 World Cup in 2019

The 19-year-old has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. If selected he would become the first player out of CEGEP program in Quebec to make the leap directly to the world's top basketball league.

For Habs prospect Jake Evans, music breaks up monotony of isolation

Sunday, April 12th, 2020
Montreal Canadiens prospect Jake Evans at his keyboard

Evans was just starting to play regularly in the NHL when the pandemic shut down the Montreal Canadiens season, so he has picked up an old hobby to fill the time.

Victor Wanyama’s search for happiness in Montreal postponed by the pandemic

Sunday, April 5th, 2020
Victor Wanyama on the pitch during his Montreal Impact debut

Victor Wanyama says management at his former club Tottenham Hotspur F.C. frustrated him to the point he started to lose his passion for the game. He's hoping for a fresh start in Montreal.

Amélie Kretz is swimming to Tokyo, tethered by a rope in her parents’ garage

Saturday, April 4th, 2020
Amélie Kretz sits in front of her homemade endless pool in her parents garage

The Olympian triathlete Amélie Kretz's $350 homemade endless pool in Blainville, Que., has become the envy of other elite athletes in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest, jailed for sex crimes, gets parole

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Bertrand Charest, a former national ski coach who was convicted of a long list of sex-related crimes involving nine women, has been granted a conditional release after serving a third of his sentence.

‘I loved the game, but the game didn’t love me’: How hockey shaped one of NHL’s first black players on and off the ice

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
Bernie Saunders Quebec Nordiques

Bernie Saunders played 10 games for the Quebec Nordiques, but he and others say his career would have been longer if he wasn’t black.