Archive for the ‘Sports/Hockey’ Category

Nova Scotia awarded 2021 women’s hockey worlds

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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The International Ice Hockey Federation has confirmed Halifax and Truro, N.S., will host the 2021 women's world hockey championship. This year's tourney in the province, scheduled to begin in March, was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming WHL season in jeopardy without fans in seats, commissioner says

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Western Hockey League teams need their arenas at least half full with spectators next season to operate, according to the league's commissioner.

Carcillo at forefront of class-action lawsuit against Canadian Hockey League

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Carcillo and Garrett Taylor, who played in the Western Hockey League from 2008-10, filed a statement of claim Thursday with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Lafreniere, Wright among 41 players invited to virtual Canadian junior hockey camp

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Seven players from this year's gold medal-winning squad and the underage Canadian Hockey League rookie of the year highlight the roster for Canada's national junior team development camp next month.

Female hockey players wrestle with choice of choosing pro league

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Turning down an offer to play for the NWHL's Toronto Six was difficult for Kristen Richards. Refusing that opportunity means Richards will compete against national-team players for inclusion on the Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association's Toronto roster.

Alexis Lafreniere joins Sidney Crosby as only back-to-back QMJHL MVP winners

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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Rimouski Oceanic captain Alexis Lafreniere has added some more hardware to his collection. Lafreniere — the presumptive No. 1 pick at the 2020 NHL Draft — captured his second straight Quebec Major Junior Hockey League MVP award on Thursday.

NWHL’s 6th team gets its name: Toronto Six

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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The NWHL's first Canadian team will be named the Toronto Six. The name, logo and colours for Toronto's entry into the women's hockey league were unveiled Tuesday.

Veteran Ales Hemsky, longtime Oiler, retires from NHL

Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Ales Hemsky, who spent over 10 seasons playing for the Edmonton Oilers, has officially ended his career with the Montreal Canadiens and retired from the NHL.

Frontenacs forward Shane Wright named OHL rookie of the year

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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With his name already being mentioned in the same sentence as NHL stars John Tavares and Connor McDavid, forward Shane Wright of the Kingston Frontenacs was named Ontario Hockey League rookie of the year.

Parents unsure about future of minor hockey with COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Minor hockey associations across Canada have had to cut their seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of them are trying to determine when they will resume and how to make the game safe for children.