Canada Hockey

NHL Won't Take Part In Olympic Games

CP | Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada

The league has released a statement saying it "considers the matter officially closed."

6 European Cities That Feel Like Home To Canadian Hockey Fans

Flight Network | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

Hockey season is one of the highlights of winter in the Great White North, but many fans don't know that hockey season is one of the best times to be in Europe, too. The European continent is home to more than 100 hockey leagues.

What The Great One Can Teach Us About The Future Of Sustainability

Mel Wilson | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Impact
Mel Wilson

Given the all the recent geopolitical upheaval, I recognize it will take considerable effort for governments, businesses, and civil society to put aside their differences, roll up their sleeves, and work together to achieve the SDGs. But there really isn't a viable alternative.

3 Reasons The World Juniors Are Losing Their Appeal

Jeff Blay | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada
Jeff Blay

As someone who's religiously watched the world juniors -- and junior hockey in general -- for as long as I can remember, it's disappointing to witness what was at one time one of the most anticipated hockey events of the year losing its appeal. So why is this year different?

Edmonton's About To Get The Buzzy Downtown It's Always Wanted

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Alberta
Adrian Brijbassi

The change is stark and dramatic in a city whose downtown core has struggled for vitality. Those fortunes changed on September 8 - when Edmonton's sensational $480-million arena opened - and the newfound wealth of customers, foot traffic and enthusiasm only appears to be beginning.

Can You Teach Brothers To Love And Support Each Other?

Erin Silver | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

It's not always easy having boys 15 months apart. Now ages six and seven, they have always wanted the same thing at the same time -- same toys, same food, same clothes. They often feel they are somehow competing for the same resources, too, whether it be our time or attention.

Dear America, It's Time For A Pep Talk

Louise Wallace | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada
Louise Wallace

Dear America, I write as a concerned neighbour but I'm not going to bum you out with more crap. Let's just say I'm worried and you need a pep talk. ...

Canada Captures World Cup Of Hockey, Obviously

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada


Why Don't Canadians Know Any Canadian Painters?

Grant Gordon | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
Grant Gordon

A Mainstreet Research poll found that 54% of adult Canadians cannot name a single Canadian visual artist, living or dead. In contrast, the poll also found that 97% of adult Canadians can name at least three Canadian hockey players. Are we really so divorced from art a majority of us can't name Emily Carr, Tom Thomson, Jean-Paul Riopelle or Norval Morrisseau?

Toronto Maple Leaf Fans, Be Careful What You Wish For

Robert Waite | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada
Robert Waite

The stars seem to be aligning for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they head into their 100th anniversary season. The team won the NHL lottery and will have the first draft pick on Friday. In coach Mike Babcock, GM Lou Lamoriello and President Brendan Shanahan they have arguably the most impressive (and expensive) management cadre in NHL history.

When Will We Stop Treating Women And Girls Differently In Sports?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Living
Emily Cornelius

I was roughly six or seven years old and I had been playing hockey and baseball for a couple of years already. What I couldn't get out of my head was how I never thought of it as someone "letting me" play sports. In my six or seven-year-old mind, it was more of a "who's going to stop me" situation.

How I'm Honouring My Grandmother On Mother's Day

Mitchell McLean | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Mitchell McLean

When my grandmother was in her early 70s, her children and grandchildren quickly learned that something wasn't quite right. My grandfather had recently passed away and my grandmother was living alone in her house in Charlottetown. When we went to visit her, we were never sure if she would recognize us.

Edmonton's Real Estate Market Will Love The Oilers' Move To Rogers Place

YPNextHome | Posted 04.08.2017 | Canada Alberta

The common belief that new arenas and sports stadiums are slam-dunk wins for their billionaire owners and millionaire players, but big fat goose eggs for the local economy... Well, that could be dead wrong. A report not only suggests the opposite, but says such projects actually boost surrounding real estate values.

Let's Give Losing Hockey Teams Something To Play For

David Martin | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Living
David Martin

Canadian-based teams aren't very good. Despite league-leading attendance and legions of diehard fans, our teams seldom compare favourably with U.S.-based teams. What can we do in the meantime to maintain fan interest in our national game? The answer to our current dilemma: a playoff battle of the also-rans.

Being A Hockey Mom Is Tough But Totally Worth It

Miriam Porter | Posted 04.01.2017 | Canada Parents
Miriam Porter

Unfortunately there are officially no Canadian NHL teams in the playoffs this season. But that doesn't mean children across Canada didn't have a great time playing our national sport. And hey, there's always next year. Here are six things I learned from being a hockey mom.

Support Our Young Female Athletes On And Off The Ice

Caroline Ouellette | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Living
Caroline Ouellette

Women's hockey is evolving and the divide between female and male athletes is blurring. Canadians are viewing female athletes as just that, athletes. We're not satisfied with the notion of "they play well for a girls team." Female competitors play well, period.

Canadians Still Believe They Own Hockey (Sorry Obama)

Jack Jedwab | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

There is a serious prospect that none of the Canadian teams will make the National Hockey League playoffs, an issue that has been the object of a fair bit of discussion in the sports media. Last week hockey moved to the very center of cultural diplomacy when standing alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama questioned Canada's hockey dominance by pointing out that the Stanley Cup was currently the propriety of Chicago, the President's home town.

Fun Ways To Get Your Heart Pumping This Winter

The Huffington Post Canada | Caroline Topperman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living

Let's get outside and get our hearts pumping!

The Hockey-Industrial Complex Is Failing Canada's Young Players

Grant Gordon | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Living
Grant Gordon

Maybe we've lost sight of the forest for the trees, letting hockey become an industry. We should remember it's a game, and let kids play and learn through play. Bringing back some freedom into minor hockey, returning a sense of play to the game, will help develop creative skills and, in turn, help us win.

Fans React To Canada's Elimination At The World Juniors

CBC | CBC News | Posted 01.02.2017 | Canada

Canada is finnished.

Canada Falls 6-5 To Finland At IIHF World Juniors

CP | Joan Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.02.2016 | Canada Living

Canada lost a wild 6-5 quarter-final decision to Finland on Saturday at the world junior hockey championship.

B.C. Mountaintop Hockey Game + Former NHLers = Whoa, Canada

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Skating around on that perfect ice... it takes you back."

John Candy Sponsored Our Hockey Team When I Was 12

Slapshot Diaries | Posted 12.24.2016 | Canada Living
Slapshot Diaries

He was our sponsor, with "Candy Productions" on the bottom under my last name on the back of our Georgetown Rep jerseys. We didn't really focus on it too much, at least until John came to a game. This was the first time it hit us: John Candy was in the Orangeville arena to cheer on his team.

What's Better Than Your Team Winning A Championship?

Sulemaan Ahmed | Posted 12.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Sulemaan Ahmed

This post is based on recent experience where I saw the power of good when a community of incredible people supported a special kid named Alex who has the heart of a lion and is a champion in my books.

Major League Sports - The Best Way To Get To Know A City

Rebecca Field Jager | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Field Jager

If you're like many travellers visiting a city, beyond taking in the usual tourist attractions, you probably enjoy wandering off the beaten path to get a better sense of the town. Although exploring different districts and hoods can be fun, what's an even bigger blast -- and a sure way of finding out what makes the locals tick -- is to attend a major league sporting event.