Archive for the ‘Sports/Hockey’ Category

Skinny shinny season: City-run rinks ban outdoor hockey amid COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Lacing up skates for a game of shinny on an outdoor rink is a cold-weather ritual for many Canadians. The treasured pastime has largely disappeared this winter, however, as many city-run ice surfaces across the country prohibit outdoor hockey in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Canada forced to settle for silver as stifling U.S. team wins world juniors

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Canada was held without a goal as the U.S. won the world junior championship gold-medal game 2-0 on Tuesday night in Edmonton.

Late winner lifts U.S. over Finland, sets up showdown with Canada for world junior gold

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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The United States will play for gold at the world junior hockey championship after beating Finland 4-3 on Monday in the tournament semifinals.

Canada cruises past Russia, advances to gold medal game at world juniors

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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Canada will play for gold at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton after beating Russia 5-0 in semifinal action Monday.

Finland advances to world junior semifinals with thrilling comeback over Sweden

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
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Roni Hirvonen scored with 25 seconds remaining and Finland edged Sweden 3-2 in quarter-final action Saturday at the world junior hockey championship.

Canada preps for quarter-final showdown with Czech Republic at world juniors

Friday, January 1st, 2021
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Canada did the work to top its pool at the world junior men's hockey championship and earn an advantageous quarterfinal matchup with the Czech Republic.

Canada beats Finland to finish 1st in pool at world juniors

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Canada clinched first place in its pool and a quarter-final matchup against the Czech Republic with a 4-1 win over Finland at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton on Thursday.

Canada’s golden world junior squad voted CP team of the year

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020
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That group of peach-fuzzed teenagers, who overcame an early blowout loss, injuries, suspensions, controversy and illness, were rewarded a second time for their perseverance throughout a roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat world juniors Wednesday by winning the team of the year award from The Canadian Press for 2020.

Devon Levi an outlier among Canadian junior hockey team goaltenders

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
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Devon Levi's unexpected emergence as Canada's starting goaltender fits with an unusual 2021 world junior hockey championship.

Sweden keeps win streak alive with shutout victory over Austria at world juniors

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Sweden's win streak remains alive after the team posted a 4-0 win over Austria, while The German underdogs gritted out a 4-3 overtime victory against Slovakia on Monday at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton.