Good Deeds Cup down to final three

The totals are in, and the three finalists have been unveiled for the Good Deeds Cup. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

“Hate is just noise”

Sarah Nurse heard it more than once. She got used to the questions and comments, the snide remarks and smirks that came from the other side of the ice. As a young, black girl playing high-level minor hockey against the boys in Hamilton, Ont., Nurse was no stranger to people questioning her place in the Read more

Road to the 2019 Esso Cup: MFMHL

With the 10-year anniversary of their 2009 Esso Cup championship quickly approaching, the Westman Wildcats returned to the top of the MFMHL in 2018-19. The Wildcats never had a season-defining win streak, but instead put together a number of short runs; they posting at least three victories in a row on five occasions, including a Read more

Road to the 2019 TELUS Cup: OMHA (ETA)

An early-season run was enough for the York-Simcoe Express to take its place atop the ETA. The Express dropped just one of its first 15 games, posting a 10-1-4 record through mid-November to open up a comfortable lead on Ajax-Pickering in the West Division, and on Kingston in the overall standings. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Road to the 2019 Esso Cup: PEIFMAAAHL

It was a dominant season for the Western Wind, which dropped just a single game on its way to the top of the PEIFMAAAHL. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Road to the 2019 TELUS Cup: NLMMHL

The East Coast Blizzard went down to the wire to clinch first place in the NLMMHL, sweeping the St. John’s Maple Leafs on the final weekend to finish with a three-point cushion atop the standings. The Blizzard came out of the gate strong, winning 10 of their first 11 games, and posted nine victories in Read more

Bettez is back

Ann-Sophie Bettez waited a long time to play for Team Canada again. Nine years, one month, three days to be exact. The last time Bettez wore the Maple Leaf was in the gold medal game at the 2010 MLP Cup. That was Jan. 9, 2010, as a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team. Retrieved Read more

Feb. 12, 2019: Calgary Flames vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Given the unpredictable nature of the playoffs, Tuesday night’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames might be our last chance to see the NHL’s best face-off against each other this season. Unless both teams make it to the Stanley Cup Final, this is the last of two meetings between the first-place Lightning Read more

Road to the 2019 TELUS Cup: GNML

Complete and utter dominance. The North Bay Trappers did not lose a game en route to a third-straight GNML regular-season title, rolling through their 36-game schedule unblemished. They played in just four one-goal games and hit double-digits on seven occasions (in addition to six nine-goal outings), finishing with 276 goals (an average of 7.67 per Read more

Drill of the Month: February 2019

Three or four obstacles are place in and around the face-off circle. On the whistle, Player 1 leaves the corner and skates around the obstacles in a random pattern, working on different skills and protecting the puck from Player 2 before finishing with a shot on goal. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Road to the 2019 TELUS Cup: Alliance

What a difference a year makes. One season ago, the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs didn’t have a Midget AAA team. Now, they’re the best team in the Alliance. The Chiefs romped through the regular season with just two regulation-time losses in 35 games, posting a ridiculous 56 goals against. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Road to the 2019 TELUS Cup: GTHL

A new year was just what the Toronto Jr. Canadiens needed to make their run to the top of the GTHL; they won their first nine games after the calendar turned to 2019 to help finish a single point up on the Toronto Young Nationals, the defending Central Region champions. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Road to the 2019 TELUS Cup: OMHA (SCTA)

Make it three years in a row atop the SCTA for the Oakville Rangers, who edged out Hamilton by three points for first place. The Rangers dropped just four of their 32 games, with two of those coming in the final two weeks with top spot all but locked up. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Feb 9 2019: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

If the Stanley Cup playoffs started today, the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs would be gearing up for their first postseason meeting since 1979. What a sight that would be. We have to assume that both organizations, with their eyes glued to the standings, are achingly aware that on Saturday night, we’ll get a Read more

Simply the best

It has been 9,068 days since Hayley Wickenheiser made her debut with Canada’s National Women’s Team as a fresh-faced 15-year-old at the 1994 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Lake Placid, N.Y. In the 24 years, nine months and 27 days since, all she has managed to do is become the face of a sport, and Read more

Something to prove

Alex Newhook has always felt the need to prove himself. Despite his accomplishments, despite where he has gone and what he has done, there was always someone – himself included – that saw the potential for bigger and better things. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Team Canada West wins bronze at 2018 World Junior A Challenge

Team Canada West capped off its 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a bronze medal, defeating the Czech Republic 3-1 at the R.J. Lalonde Arena in Bonnyville on Sunday. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

B.C. at the World Juniors – No. 2: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Thanks to the ongoing NHL lockout, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was front and centre for Canada. The first-overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft and a Calder Trophy finalist after an 18-goal rookie season with the Edmonton Oilers, the Burnaby product captained the Canadian contingent in Russia and did not disappoint. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Hockey Canada and Fanatics come together

Hockey Canada and Fanatics, the global leader for licensed sports merchandise, today announced a long-term, multichannel agreement which aims to bring fans throughout Canada and beyond a significantly expanded retail experience. The wide-sweeping deal will grant Fanatics exclusive rights across Hockey Canada ecommerce and on-site retail channels and will also allow the company to produce Read more

Hockey Canada selects 25 players for 2018 Spengler Cup

Twenty-five players will wear the Maple Leaf with Canada’s National Men’s Team at the 2018 Spengler Cup, Dec. 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more