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It’s the 30th anniversary of Canada’s Miracle on Ice

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Thirty years after helping Canada topple the mighty Soviet Union on its own ice, Sean Burke and Dave Kings still have fond memories of their monumental — though largely overlooked — upset at the 1987 Izvestia tournament.

Winnipeg Jets targeting playoffs after strong start

Monday, December 11th, 2017
Winnipeg Jets Targeting Playoffs

The hockey world should not ignore how well the Winnipeg Jets have performed in the opening third of the 2017-18 season. Despite a current three-game losing skid, the team looks poised to end a lengthy post-season drought.

Flames’ Jankowski knows team is capable of more despite recent struggles

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The Flames are a good team, but not much has gone their way lately - losing six of their last eight outings.

Hockey Canada hopeful Canadian KHLers will be available for Olympics

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Hockey Canada officials believe national team members playing in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League will be allowed to perform at the 2018 Olympics, even if Russian parliament or the KHL attempts to prohibit all KHL players from participating for their respective countries at the Pyeongchang Games.

Life’s not fair. Just ask the Oilers

Monday, November 27th, 2017
Oilers Hockey Connor McDavid

The Edmonton Oilers finally made the playoffs last season after years of lowly finishes and high draft picks. But this year, Connor McDavid and Co. have been unable to build off that success and now need a spectacular finish to make the playoffs.

5 questions at the NHL’s quarter-season mark

Friday, November 24th, 2017

The NHL season has hit the quarter-pole, but there have already been several developments, disappointments and surprises that have caught our eye this fall. That includes the emergence of a hot shot in Vancouver, a flat start in Edmonton, and a record-tying beginning in the desert.

Vey, Desjardins come full circle with Canadian Olympic hockey team

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

In yet another twist of fate, Canadian Olympic hopeful Linden Vey finds himself back in the saddle of a team coached by Willie Desjardins.

Hockey Hall induction long overdue for Alberta’s Clare Drake

Monday, November 13th, 2017
Clare Drake

Legendary University of Alberta coach Clare Drake will rightfully take his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony on Monday.

Canada still has holes to fill in its potential Olympic roster

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Willie Desjardins and Sean Burke spent the past week with 25 Canadian national team hopefuls, evaluating them in a bunch of practices and three games in the Karjala Cup.

Canadian Olympic hockey hopeful Eric O’Dell has earned a rest

Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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Versatile Canadian centre Eric O'Dell deserves an evening off. The 27-year-old Ottawa native has been Canada's best forward in the first two games of Karjala Cup. He has exhibited a strong two-way game that has him in a good position to crack the Canadian men's Olympic team roster