Calgary Flames’ Hamonic becomes 1st NHL player to opt out of league’s plan to play during pandemic

Just hours after the NHL announced it had reached a deal with the NHLPA to resume play amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Calgary Flames issued a statement to say one of the team’s players told them he would not be taking part. Defenceman Travis Hamonic, 29, is the first known player to opt out […]

WHL Roundup: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 5, 2020 1:32 am Updated March 5, 2020 1:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ EDMONTON – Jack Finley scored twice as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-2 on Wednesday in […]

Vanessa Bryant ‘Devastated’ That Police Snapped Pics of Crash Victims

Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, says she is “devastated” over unauthorized photos of victim’s remains snapped by L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies who responded to the scene of her husband’s helicopter crash in January. Last month, news broke that sheriff’s deputies were trading photos of the dead bodies of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and the other victims […]

In the Habs’ Room: Primeau makes 35 saves en route to first NHL victory

Cayden Primeau said his first week in the NHL has been like a roller-coaster and he took the Canadiens along for the ride Wednesday night as Montreal defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in overtime at the Bell Centre. The 22-year-old goaltender made 35 saves to post his first NHL win. The victory extended the Canadiens’ […]

Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

A former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ice bucket challenge has died December 9, 2019, 7:12 PM 4 min read Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose determined battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million […]

Lemieux wins split decision against Bursak despite suffering two knockdowns

In his first bout as a super-middleweight, Montreal’s David Lemieux rebounded from two knockdowns to score a 10-round split-decision against Max Bursak on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Lemieux, the former International Boxing Federation champ, was knocked down in the opening round and again in the fifth before dropping his opponent in the sixth […]

Canadiens extend losing streak to eight games after early lead against Bruins

BOSTON — The Canadiens played a near-perfect road game for 46 minutes Sunday, but learned a good team like the Bruins will take advantage of any chances you give them as Montreal fell 3-1. The Bruins scored three goals in the third period to extend their winning streak to seven games, while the Canadiens’ losing […]

What the Puck: Julien takes risky path with Canadiens’ young guns

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien is part of the problem, not part of the solution. I’m so sick and tired of the excuses, from the media pundits, from the players and, most irritating of all, from Habs management. How many sad-sack seasons are you all going to put up with? This Habs squad might claw […]

WHL Roundup: Saturday, November 23, 2019

RED DEER, Alta. – Calen Addison scored a hat trick and Dylen Cozens had a 5-point game (1G, 4A) as the Lethbridge Hurricanes routed the Red Deer Rebels 11-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action. The loss was Red Deer’s most lopsided since March 17, 2007, when the Hurricanes knocked off the Rebels 11-1. […]

‘And you can ask that horse, ‘Hey, Horsey, do you want to have a drink?” Meet the rugby star behind the strangest sports interview you will ever see

In Canada, land of the grinders and the good Canadian kids and the boys just giving their all, interesting sports interviews are about as common as a Maple Leafs’ Stanley Cup. So it is perhaps unsurprising that Canadians seemed to take such delight this week in the viral clip of a bearded weirdo talking about […]