Canada Hockey

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.

The Invincible House of Gretzky

Andy Juniper | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

True story. Early one morning as my wife was signing-in at a corporate golf tournament, a charming and magnetic man sidled up to her and, with a playful twinkle in his eyes, he smiled mischievously and told her that he loved her. Turns out, that man was Walter Gretzky. This was just another notch in my long (and partially true) history with the Gretzky family.

It's All Over for Hockey Night in Canada. Can the CBC Survive?

Wade Rowland | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Business
Wade Rowland

That the CBC should celebrate Hockey Night in Canada's birthday, and not its own, is emblematic of the dire straits in which the broadcaster finds itself, having reached the end of the line in its quest to make a success of the hybrid, commercial/public service model it was saddled with at birth, like a club foot.

Neil Peart Wrote Me Back!

Danko Jones | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

In November of 2007 I received a hand-written reply from Peart in the mail. It had taken so long that I had forgotten I even wrote the letter in the first place. My heart stopped, my pulse raced, my brow beaded, Neil Peart had written me back!

What Canadian Unity Needs and Diversity Can Provide: More Hockey

Sam Singh | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Living
Sam Singh

There is one arena, literally, where questions of immigration, integration and assimilation melt in favour of the common bonds of citizenship and shared purpose: at the ice rink. We see this on our streets whenever a Canadian team chases the Stanley Cup or an Olympic medal.

Burned Up Toronto Fans (CARTOON)

Grooch | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Alberta
Grooch

Sorry, Chris. While the Leafs were as hot as the heat shielding on your Soyuz capsule right up to three minutes remaining in the third, all of Toronto was, I'm sure, wishing the Maple Leafs had your determination to reach for the stars.

The Leafs Lost, But Look on the Bright Side

Andy Juniper | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

For the first time in eons, the city that was once the heart of hockey (with Montreal being the soul) was back in the Stanley Cup playoff picture. All told, it was good for the franchise, good for the fans, and good for the city. Hell, it was good for hockey...

Chirp, Chirt, Chirp: Boston Bruins Fans Are The Worst Ever!

Grooch | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Alberta
Grooch

As a passionate hockey fan, with numerous hockey fan friends, I have to say I`ve reached an educated opinion about who`s got the edge when it comes to smack talk, otherwise known as ``CHIRPING``. Drum roll please...

12 Puck Rock Songs For The Playoffs

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

The National Hockey League playoffs are back! Now, this could be very bad news for people who don't enjoy hearing the same old Gary Glitter riff b...

Rockers and NHLers Sing 'Life is A Highway' In Locker Room (VIDEO)

HuffPost Canada Music | Aaron Brophy | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

According to Tom Cochrane, life is a highway we need to ride all night long. But when you throw a pile of Canadian musicians in a sweaty arena dres...