Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Montreal’ Category

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.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to vote on fighting ban

Thursday, February 20th, 2020
Thomas Ethier and Jordan Lepage

Two thirds of the QMJHL leadership would need to vote in favour for the ban for it to go through. If that happens, the ban would then go into effect as of the 2020-2021 season.

‘It’s incredible’: Montrealers celebrate as Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s Chiefs win Super Bowl

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Super Bowl celebrations in Montreal were larger than usual this year, as fans cheered on local talent Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs as they beat out the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.

Renowned Quebec goalie equipment company in David-and-Goliath legal battle with CCM

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

On Dec. 31, CCM put an end to its decade-long partnership with the legendary maker of goalie equipment, the family-run Équipements de gardien de but Michel Lefebvre (EGB). Now EGB is accusing CCM of stealing its designs.

Alouettes’ new co-owner Gary Stern shoots straight, but can he deliver?

Monday, January 6th, 2020
Gary Stern

Six weeks ago, Toronto-based businessman Gary Stern was watching the Grey Cup in his basement when a friend mentioned the Montreal Alouettes were for sale. Now he and his father-in-law, Sid Spiegel, own the team.

Jacob, 8, wanted a Toronto Maple Leafs cake. The bakery used the Maple Leaf Foods logo instead

Monday, January 6th, 2020
Eight-year-old Jacob wanted a Toronto Maple Leafs cake. The bakery used the Maple Leaf Foods logo instead Image 1

Jacob's family picked up the cake from a bakery on their way to a Montreal hockey arena for his eighth birthday party Saturday. To their surprise, instead of the NHL team's logo, atop the cake was the logo for Maple Leaf Foods.