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Canada-Russia battle set

Ryan Getzlaf doesn’t remember a single thing from Canada’s last matchup with Russia in a tournament featuring the best hockey players in the world. “I couldn’t even tell you what the score was or when we played them or what happened,” Getzlaf said. Canada coach Mike Babcock, however, remembers the ...

Canada ousts U.S. from World Cup

Sep 21, 2016

Canada ousts U.S. from World Cup

Patrick Kane was on the verge of tears as the final horn sounded on another American loss to Canada. A 4-2 wipeout eliminated the United States from the World Cup of Hockey on Tuesday night, ending what was perhaps the best chance for this ...

Sep 15, 2016

NHL to increase concussion spotters

The NHL is revamping its concussion monitoring system for the upcoming season. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league will have four concussion spotters watching all games from a centralized location in either Toronto or New York, as well as spotters at each game ...

Sep 14, 2016

Canada adds O'Reilly to replace Seguin

Team Canada replaced injured forward Tyler Seguin with Ryan O’Reilly on Tuesday, adding the Buffalo Sabres center to its roster for the World Cup of Hockey. O’Reilly had 21 goals and 39 assists in 71 games last season. He won the Lady Byng Trophy ...

Sep 13, 2016

Puck kills Czech hockey ref

An ice hockey referee in the Czech Republic has died after he was injured in a game. The Czech Ice Hockey Federation announced that Pavel Lainka, age 24, died on Saturday, without elaborating on his injury. According to media reports, Lainka was hit in ...

Sweden taking strong defense into World Cup

Sep 13, 2016

Sweden taking strong defense into World Cup

Even as one of the best defensemen in the NHL, Victor Hedman is in awe of Sweden’s blue line for the World Cup of Hockey. Hedman watches two-time Norris Trophy-winner Erik Karlsson and potential future winner Oliver Ekman-Larsson man the power play. He steps ...

North America routs Europe in exhibition

Sep 9, 2016

North America routs Europe in exhibition

Nathan MacKinnon scored on a third-period penalty shot for his second goal of the game in Team North America’s 4-0 victory over Team Europe on Thursday night in a World Cup of Hockey exhibition game. MacKinnon, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Johnny Gaudreau scored in a ...

Sep 2, 2016

Japan hockey team falls to Germany

Japan’s men’s ice hockey team lost 5-0 against Germany in the final qualifiers for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday. Japan, ranked 21st in the world, had no answer to 10th-ranked Germany and faces a tough task to make its way to the Games ...

Sep 2, 2016

Devils farmhand Johnson guilty of sexual assault

New Jersey Devils farmhand Ben Johnson was found guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in the washroom of a Windsor bar in March 2013. Justice Kirk Munroe delivered the guilty verdict against the 22-year-old Johnson in a nearly three-hour ruling. The former ...

Avalanche coach Bednar finally makes NHL

Sep 1, 2016

Avalanche coach Bednar finally makes NHL

Jared Bednar never got a shot in the NHL as a player but he’s getting one now as a coach. The Avalanche on Wednesday formally introduced Bednar, who was hired two weeks ago to lead Colorado after spending years in the minor leagues as ...

Sep 1, 2016

Hockey great Howe's ashes to be interred in statue

Gordie Howe’s ashes will be interred in a statue at the Saskatoon arena. A Saskatoon official said Wednesday that the city has received permission from the province to inter the cremated remains of Howe and his wife, Colleen, at the base of a statue ...

Aug 26, 2016

Crosby picked as Canada's World Cup captain

The process of selecting Sidney Crosby as Canada’s captain for the World Cup of Hockey was a simple one. “It was: ‘This is what we’re going to do. Any questions? Next,” general manager Doug Armstrong recalled. Crosby wearing the “C” for Canada was a ...