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Awful Calgary Beer League Hockey Team Wants To Fill NHL Olympic Gaps | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Alberta

The ulimate underdogs.

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?

Female Coaches In The NHL A 'Question Of When Not If,' Says Burke

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada

Wickenheiser: "I would definitely be interested."

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.

Halifax Mom Fights Daughter's Exclusion From All-Boys Dressing Room

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2016 | Canada Parents

"I'm always locked in this little broom closet, or as I think of it a jail cell."

The World's Oldest Hockey Stick Is Exactly Where It Belongs

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Living

A Canadian museum has snapped up the world's oldest-known ice hockey stick -- made out of maple -- for $300,000. The "Moffatt stick" was hewn in th...

The Habs and the Have-Nots: Why Subban Should Leave Canada

Rachel Décoste | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Montreal is not the place where an ebony player like Subban can thrive. In a town where blackface is still considered acceptable -- even on the public broadcaster's airwaves, a dark-skinned prodigy in the "white man's game" just can't get the respect nor the remuneration he's earned.

When Does Team Canada Hit The Ice?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada

Canada's Olympic men's hockey team will hit the ice for the first time on Thursday, facing Norway in an effort to defend its triumphant gold medal fro...

Hockey Canada Hit With Lawsuit

CP | Julien Arsenault, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Hockey Canada and Hockey Quebec are bring sued by a player who was seriously injured in the head with a stick during a peewee CC level game...

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...

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...

Will Banning Bodychecks in Minor Hockey Make a Difference?

Shireen Jeejeebhoy | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada
Shireen Jeejeebhoy

Hockey Canada has banned bodychecking at the peewee level, and Don Cherry is outraged. Cherry concedes that Hockey Canada has good intentions, but as he notes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The intention here is to save children from brain injury, that is, concussions. Hockey Canada has taken a small step toward protecting players from being injured in the first place. But they have to do much more if they sincerely want to protect players from concussions. Despite what one assumes, helmets do not protect anyone from concussion.

'You Will Be Sorry'

CBC | Posted 07.25.2013 | Canada

Hockey Canada is about to travel down a tumultuous path, according to Don Cherry. The candid Coach’s Corner commentator used his Hockey...

Hockey Canada Bans Peewee Bodychecking

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2013 | Canada Living

CHARLOTTETOWN - The game of hockey will soon change for peewee-level players across the country after a vote by Hockey Canada on Saturday that banned ...

Canada Settles For Silver

CBC | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA — The look across Caroline Ouellette's face was utter shock. "We wanted to be proud of our effort and we don't have that feeling...

Harper's Message To Bettman

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is urging NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to let the league's stars play in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.Harper says h...

Harper Honours Hockey Greats

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier couldn't stop the tears, or the lump from forming in his throat, as he and two other hockey greats were honour...

Hockey Night.. In Herzegovina?

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - Slapping a Canadian Maple Leaf on your backpack when travelling abroad may have its perks, but Craig Klinkhoff has found an even better way...

The Gloves Are Off... CHLPA Serves Notice On The CHL And Hockey Canada

Paul Hughes | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

From interpreting provincial labour laws (cited in the letters to the CHL and HC) which are being applied to define the relationship that exists between the 1405 players and their 60 teams, it is clear that players are employees and are owed a substantial amount of back pay, easily in the 10's of millions.

It's Time for Canadian Hockey Fans to Side With the Players

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

For whatever, reason, Canadians and hockey fans have tended to direct their glare at the players. They misguidedly view their occasional idiocy and always-present lack of financial knowledge with blame. With all due respect to Canadians, our values of socialism and unity are flawed. At least, in this case.

Canada's Most Important National Pastime? It's not Hockey

Doug Knight | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada
Doug Knight

Canada is a hockey nation and always will be a hockey nation. But we are a big country with a lot more going on. While hockey is in the penalty box, perhaps it's time to embrace our winners already at the podium. As a country we punch way above our weight in the arts. This weekend the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards celebrates its 20th anniversary as the nation's highest honour for our most notable artists.

Should Bodychecking be Banned?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

A local Canadian association has banned bodychecking from hockey and some kid is feeling cheated. Come on, guys. You're not helping your sons (or daughters) with this initiative. You're only trapping them by stripping the game they love of one of its most essential assets.

Hockey as a Brutal Ballet: A Reflection on Our National Game

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 08.10.2011 | Canada
Hadani Ditmars

As an umpteenth-generation Canadian, sadly unmoved by our "national game," I wonder what is this magical power seemingly unique to organized sports that boosts both patriotism and endorphins when our team is winning, and despair when it's not?