Canada Hockey

Americans Hate Us, And We LOVE It

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

Canada didn't have to beat Team USA in the Olympic men's hockey semi-final before triggering a rivalry that has simmered since we won in 2010. A ri...

'Pumped' Babcock Sets Final Lineup For Showdown With Team USA

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Politics

SOCHI, Russia - Team Canada isn't making any last-minute changes for its Olympic semifinal showdown against the United States.Save for Matt Duchene re...

Sochi Diaries: Losing With the Russians, Winning With the Swiss

Dustin Sproat | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada
Dustin Sproat

2014-02-14-sochibanner.jpgOn Wednesday I decided I would try to ask some Russians what they knew about Canada. This line of questioning didn't go far, but did initiate a whirlwind experience that in and of itself has made my entire voyage to Sochi worthwhile.

Inanimate Goal Post For Prime Minister Of Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada

In the final moments of the third period one hero saved Canada from defeat at the hands of Team USA. That hero was Inanimate Goal Post. We here...

Canada Has Close Call Against Latvia

CP | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Team Canada has advanced to the men's hockey semifinals at the Winter Olympics with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Latvia.Shea Weber score...

Canada Wins The Game, But Loses Out On Top Seed

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia -- Team Canada has secured the third seed in the medal round of the men's Olympic hockey tournament after a 2-1 overtime win over Finlan...

P.K. Subban Is Our Black Canadian Saviour

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Christopher Stuart Taylor

No disrespect to Lincoln Alexander, Viola Desmond, Dudley Laws and the many black Canadian pioneers that have and continue to make vital contributions to Canadian society, but Subban has the potential to be the most important and influential black in Canadian history.

Now They're Awake!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - If there were any complaints about Team Canada not winning its Olympic opener by a large margin, those were silenced a day later.Led b...

Here At Last: Some Surprises From Sochi

Dustin Sproat | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Dustin Sproat

2014-02-14-sochibanner.jpg Booked three weeks ago on a whim, my trip from Vancouver to Sochi included 40 hours of buses, trains, taxis, layovers, and flights. Not to mention the four hours of standing in lines and two hours of wandering looking for wifi that were required before I could make this post. That said, I'm here and I'm pumped!

Canada Wins First Game

CP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia -- Team Canada has defeated Norway 3-1 in its first game of the Olympic hockey tournament. After a scoreless first period, Shea Weber...

Canada Defeats U.S. In Women's Hockey

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Meghan Agosta-Marciano scored a pair of goals in Canada's 3-2 win over the U.S. in the Olympic women's hockey tournament Wednesday.Ago...

12 Things To Do This Family Day

Rania Walker | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Rania Walker

In addition to the special events and interactive exhibits at most major tourist attractions, here is a list of virtually free things to do around the GTA, most of which will give you an opportunity to try something new or different by virtue of the favourable price tag.

I'll Watch the Olympics to See Putin Beat at His Own Game

JD Halperin | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada
JD Halperin

Can Canadians watch Olympic hockey in clear conscience? There's much to be disgusted with at this Olympics, but here's why I'll still watch. Men's hockey is the most coveted, most prestigious gold medal. Every sick Canadian dangle, every tape to tape pass, every shelfer top cheese will be a dagger in Putin's black heart.

That Time L.A. Put on a Better Outdoor Hockey Game Than Canada

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

How nice was it to watch an outdoor game in Los Angeles, to not have to care about all those recycled, overdone storylines about "pond hockey" and "childhood memories"? Those teams and their markets may not be perfect and they may not live up to the pretentious ideal us frigid northerners try to hold ourselves to, but they're a part of our game. And they're doing it better than us.

My Brush With Madiba... At a Soccer Game

Grant Gordon | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada
Grant Gordon

I have no idea if the man eulogized by Dr Maya Angelou last month as South Africa's "David...Man of strength Gideon", was actually in the press box that hot, sunny day at Ellis Park. But I believe he was. I could feel it in the pride his perceived presence stirred to a melodious roar.

Local Hockey Rinks Matter -- And They Need Our Help

Wendel Clark | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada
Wendel Clark

As a kid, my local hockey rink was at the heart of everything I did. Seldom did a day pass that I wasn't on the ice or sitting behind the glass. The players on the senior team were celebrities and the game brought everyone together. Today, hockey arenas mean as much - if not more - to their communities.

Hockey Fans, Here's How We Can Stop Rogers From Robbing Us Blind

David Martin | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Business
David Martin

If most Canadians didn't hate Rogers before, they certainly will now after the telecommunications giant signed its 12-year, $5.2 billion dollar broadcast deal with the NHL. The long-term, multi-billion dollar agreement is effectively a giant thumb in the eye of the Canadian hockey fan.

How Canadian Hockey Is Becoming A Game Strictly For The Rich

The Globe and Mail | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

It's widely known that Canada's national winter sport is expensive to play. But various factors have conspired over the last 10 to 15 years to make mi...

This Leafs Fan Will Be Waiting For A Long Time

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada

Hmmm, this young lady may be waiting for a very long time. Getty photographer Derek Leung snapped a photo of this happy couple at Tuesday night's Toro...

SavvyMom Roundup: Some Things I've Had Enough of

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This week I'll tell you five things I've had enough of lately, like school shootings, Miley Cyrus, Martha Stewart, hockey fights and bad skin.

Are You Over-scheduling Your Kids?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

When I was a kid, like many of my friends I would race home after school so I could change and get outside to play. Our time was, for the most part, totally unstructured, unless you consider being told to "be home when the streetlights go on" as structure. There are many theories as to whether exposing our kids to this type of structure and (arguably) overscheduling is good for them.

Goalie's Mistake Costs Him

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is one of the best goalies in the NHL. But on Monday night he made a mistake that might haunt him for some tim...

Hockey Night In Canada Hires Star Judges To Find New Music

Jason MacNeil | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Music

CBC's Hockey Night In Canada announced today they're looking for "inspirational, energetic songs" and are bringing in some Canadian musicians to judge...

The Week In Review: Hockey's Ritual-Violence Problem

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

This was a big week for hockey fans with the NHL season opener ringing in a brand new set of Stanley Cup hopes and dreams. But no sooner had the fun begun than Montreal Canadiens enforcer George Parros got into a fight that ended with him bashing his face straight into the ice and being carried off on a stretcher. Fortunately, Parros was in good enough shape to be discharged from hospital the next day. However, the concussion he suffered means he is out "indefinitely" (the Canadiens' word), and the whole question of whether the NHL should crack down on fighting has been raised afresh.

How the NHL Won (and Lost) a New (Black) Fan

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Christopher Stuart Taylor

I'm Canadian. I like sports. I like hockey. I also happen to be Black. That's why it was such a point of pride to see P.K. Subban on the ice; the NHL was finally making good on its intention to court more non-white fans. Then I watched P.K.'s teammate, George Parros, get wheeled off the ice on a stretcher, and I wondered how many new fans thought they just saw a man die.