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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 ...

Islanders looking to leave Brooklyn for Queens

Jul 22, 2016

Islanders looking to leave Brooklyn for Queens

The New York Islanders are in talks with the owners of the New York Mets about building a hockey arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens, people with knowledge of the discussions said. Willets Point is emerging as a persuasive alternative to the team’s ...

Jul 21, 2016

Johansson, Capitals hammer out deal, avoid arbitration

Marcus Johansson was back in Toronto for another arbitration hearing with the Washington Capitals, but this time he didn’t have to go through with it. Hours before Johansson and the Capitals were set to go to arbitration for the second time, they agreed on ...

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

Jul 21, 2016

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

Forward Brad Richards is retiring after 15 NHL seasons during which he established a reputation for offensive consistency and won two Stanley Cup championships. Following one season with Detroit, the 36-year-old announced his retirement in a two-page release issued by the NHL Players’ Association ...

Jul 16, 2016

Stars give Benn eight-year deal

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension Friday. The team announced the deal a day after Benn had surgery to repair an abdominal muscle injury. The 26-year-old Benn had a career-high 89 points on 41 goals and 48 assists ...

McPhee named GM of Las Vegas expansion team

Jul 14, 2016

McPhee named GM of Las Vegas expansion team

George McPhee has been hired as general manager of the NHL’s expansion Las Vegas franchise. Owner Bill Foley announced McPhee as the franchise’s first GM at a news conference Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas. McPhee will be in charge of building the team from ...

Jul 7, 2016

Ex-Bruins star Bourque apologizes for drunk driving

Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque has apologized to his family, friends and fans for driving drunk last month. Bourque apologized in a statement Wednesday after admitting in Lawrence District Court that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of driving under the influence ...

Jun 30, 2016

Lightning give captain Stamkos lucrative eight-year deal

Steven Stamkos insisted all along that he wanted to stay put in Tampa Bay to win the Stanley Cup. The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHL’s leading goal scorer gave himself that opportunity Wednesday, re-signing with the Lightning for eight years and ...