When Team Canada opens its selection camp next week in Blainville, Que., there will be one notable absence. Brandon Wheat Kings forward Nolan Patrick, widely considered to be a potential first-overall pick at the 2017 NHL draft, has not been cleared by doctors to participate in camp. Nolan Patrick
On Sunday night, those watching the Calgary Flames hammer Anaheim 8-3 might have wondered why Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier was left in the game to suffer all eight goals. As it turns out, his backup, goalie John Gibson, was dealing with his own personal agony. Head coach Randy Carlyle explained
History was welcomed on Wednesday night during Calgary’s 3-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs when Harnarayan Singh made his debut on the English broadcast of Hockey Night In Canada. Singh, well-known for his work calling NHL games on Hockey Night In Punjabi, became the first Sikh to appear on the
History made Wednesday on Hockey Night In Canada during the game between the host Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs. The Flames shutout the Leafs 3-0, but making his debut during the game was HNIC host Harnarayan Singh, who became the first Sikh to broadcast a game in English. Singh is already
The Laurentian Voyageurs have suspended a member of their team following an alleged sexual assault. According to a story in the Sudbury Star, the player – identified as Blake Luscombe – was charged on Nov. 15 with one count of sexual assault stemming from an incident on Oct. 11. The team’s head coach
The USHL’s Tri-City Storm, based in Kerney, Neb., have a viral hit on their hands thanks to an intermission promotion that features two things everyone loves: Sports and dachshunds (aka wiener dogs).
Sydney FC goalkeeper Danny Vukovic’s biggest save during the FFA Cup final against Melbourne FC on Wednesday night might have been when he tended to an injured seagull. Vukovic saw the wounded bird and tried to get the referee’s attention. After a stoppage in play, Vukovic gathered the seagull and
There’s no one more self-deprecating in the NHL – especially for a goaltender – than Florida’s Roberto Luongo. He was back poking fun of himself on Tuesday night after the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Panthers 2-1 in a shootout. If anybody finds my jock kindly return it thanks https://t.co/6Rt9S2if4g
Team Canada announced its list of 32 players to bring to camp for the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship next month in Toronto and Montreal. There are five players back from Team Canada’s dismal sixth-place finish in Finland last year. The returnees include forwards Julien Gauthier (Carolina Hurricanes
The Saskatoon Blades are going without cellphones at the rink. The Saskatoon Blades head coach Dean Brockman wants the undivided attention of his players – so much so, that he’s implemented a ban on using cellphones at the rink.
The Peterborough Petes are in dire financial trouble according to the team’s president. In a Peterborough Examiner story published on Thursday, Dave Pogue outlined the Petes’ monetary problems telling city council that the team would be broke within four years if the city did not help improve the terms
A minor hockey coach in Laval, Que., is out of a job today after forcing his Laval-North Cobra Atom AA team – made up of 9-and-10-year-olds – to run outside the arena in their equipment for 20 minutes. According to the front page story by Gabriel Beland of La Presse, the parents of the children were
The Memorial Cup is given to the champion of the Canadian Hockey League. Amid tepid interest in the open bidding to host the 100th Memorial Cup, the Canadian Hockey League has narrowed the field to Regina (WHL), Hamilton (OHL) and Oshawa (OHL). Under normal circumstances the 2018 centennial would have
How is junior hockey developing a new generation of NHL player like Connor McDavid? Yahoo Sports is publishing a three-part series speaking to coaches and GMs – many of whom are former NHLers – across the Canadian Hockey League to find out how the game is changing. When Darren Rumble was patrolling
Erie Otters head coach Kris Knoblauch writes on the board before the Canada-Russia Series. How is junior hockey developing a new generation of NHL player like Connor McDavid? Yahoo Sports is publishing a three-part series speaking to coaches and GMs – many of whom are former NHLers – across the Canadian
Connor McDavid’s blazing speed was never more evident than in junior hockey, when he played for the Erie Otters. Making the jump to the NHL, the 19-year-old’s speed is even more impressive. “The generation that’s taking over is a new one in my opinion,” said Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan. “They
Team Canada celebrates winning gold at the 2015 world junior championship in Toronto. Canada has always been seen as the promised land for the world junior championship. Thanks to wall-to-wall television coverage and a schedule that provides an attentive audience over the Christmas holidays, the tournament
HAMILTON, Ont. — It seems like every year Hockey Canada is at the mercy of NHL clubs to help bolster their roster for the world junior hockey championship. This time around, however, they’re going to need all the help they can get if they hope to strike gold like they did in January 2015 in Toronto.
Former OHLer Brock McGillis has been inundated by messages – he estimates 10,000 – after coming out publicly as gay to Yahoo Canada Sports.