Canada Hockey

Public Appeals for Live Organ Donors Aren't Selfish

Jennifer Chandler | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living
Jennifer Chandler

The public response to the appeal on behalf of Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators hockey team, for a liver donor has been a heart-warming demonstration of the generosity of our community. Fortunately, a donor was found and the transplant was performed in time to save his life. But is it fair that he received a donation when many others are waiting, and dying, on the waitlist for a transplant? This is one of the common themes in the commentary in the news over the past few days.

Social Media Can Help Rebuild the Dwindling #LeafsNation

Jeff Quipp | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Season after season begins with hope and promise, but ends with disappointment. The hopelessness of being a Leaf fan may continue to affect the franchise's followers, and therefore the bottom line, unless they look at alternative ways to mend that relationship. Building trust through social media is the best way to reach the most powerful fan demographic to date.

Harper Explains Why He Didn't Wear A Jets Jersey

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has explained his Jets wardrobe malfunction.Harper's choice of jersey raised a few eyebrows when he was spott...

WATCH: Will Canada Bring The Stanley Cup Home?

Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada

There are more Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs than any season since 2004. Will a Canadian NHL team bring the cherished mug home? Vancou...

Leafs Fall In The Spring

David Martin | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada
David Martin

It's perhaps understandable that folks in Toronto have seasonal confusion. After all, while the rest of us welcome spring, Torontonians think it must ...

B.C. Junior Hockey League Star Suspended For Referee Attack

CBC | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Hockey League has kicked out one of its star players for slashing a referee with his stick.

NO TOUCHING

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Living

A girls' hockey league in Toronto has prohibited touching of any kind on the bench, and some say the edict goes too far. The Toronto Leaside Girls ...

Get Your Hockey on Edmonton!

Yelp Canada | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Alberta
Yelp Canada

Ah hockey, Canada's pastime and definitely the predominant religion of Edmontonians. The City Of Champions is still reveling from the high of Canada's gold medal win at the World Juniors, and is always up for some hockey talk. Whether you're watching a game live, at a bar, or getting your own game on, the YEG has plenty of places to play, watch and cheers to our favourite sport.

The World Cup Is Out To Ruin Hockey's Underdogs

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

But the fact is, if I'm a Swiss hockey player, I don't really care if I'm not going to win a gold medal. Same if I'm Latvian or Slovenian, or anything else. I'm proud to play for my country -- I'm proud to lose with my country.

Tobogganing Ban in Canadian Cities Raises Other and Equally Disturbing Concerns

Liberty Forrest | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Alberta
Liberty Forrest

I guess driving is next on the hit list because the City has built the roads on which we drive. And what about walking? Heavens, that can be dangerous, too. I know someone who wasn't paying attention and broke her ankle pretty badly when mis-stepping off a curb. Guess the City should not have built sidewalks and just let us walk on the side of the road instead.

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...

Why There Will Never Be Another Jean Beliveau

Anne Lagace Dowson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada
Anne Lagace Dowson

Béliveau was much admired for his fidelity -- to his team, to the church, and to his family. Béliveau was that rare thing -- an athlete who could comfortably rub shoulders with the mucky mucks, the Desmarais' of Power Corporation, the Gillettes and Molsons who owned the team.

25,214 Bears Fly at Teddy Bear Toss

Buzz Bishop | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Alberta
Buzz Bishop

The concept is simple: Bring a bear, when the home team scores, throw the bear on the ice. The Teddy Bear Toss Hockey Game is world famous, as videos of more than 25,000 bears flying from the stands have repeatedly gone viral.

Why The Maple Leafs Need To Embrace Their Fans' Hate

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

In Toronto, it's better bad. It's better like this, with the Leafs believing in only themselves -- believing in nobody but whoever's in that locker room. That means not trusting the always-mocked, never-defined, too-general MEDIA -- going to the mattresses, so to speak. Burying themselves in their bunker until they're one with Lord Stanley's handiwork.

LOOK: Leafs' Flag Hangs Upside Down During Anthem

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada

The Toronto Maple Leafs aren't having the greatest season. Some might say their upside-down flag at Saturday night's game was a sad form of symbolism....

WATCH: Hockey Helps Heal Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada

Out of the unspeakable tragedies that shook Canada emerged a nation more united and stronger than ever. Canadians chose healing over hate, unity o...

Celebrate The New NHL Season With The 15 Greatest Hockey Songs

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Music

The Tragically Hip may be helping kickoff this year's NHL hockey season with a free concert at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square before the Leafs vs Habs ...

An Open Letter To The Vancouver Canucks

Chris Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Taylor

I'm 42 now, with two kids. One of them is almost taller than me. Time is running out here. So, Canucks? Just one Cup victory in my lifetime would be great.

There's More to Being a Sports Fan Than You Think

David Martin | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada
David Martin

I know a lot of folks think they're football fans without considering what has to be done to prepare for the upcoming season. For some reason, they think they can just wile away the summer and start their TV football viewing with no preparation. Serious fans, however, know that the key to successful sports viewing is preparation, lots of preparation.

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.

NHL, Worry About Rigid Racial Lines Before Climate Change

Rachel Décoste | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Many are wondering when Gary Bettman and his League will finally dig their heads out of the sand and start reading the demographic tea leaves. Ignoring the plural roots of hockey and misdiagnosing the threats to the game's future could be fatal mistakes. This strategic miscalculation could leave the next generation of hockey fans out in the col

Is Kyle Dubas the Leafs' New Gordon Stellick?

Lio Perron | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada
Lio Perron

On Tuesday, Leafs president Brendan Shanahan fired assistant general managers Claude Loiselle and Dave Poulin, and hired Kyle Dubas as assistant gen...

Ordinary Brazilians Don't Want to Play Ball With FIFA

Lio Perron | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada
Lio Perron

From the 1976 Olympics in Montreal to FIFA World Cup 2014, it's always the same pattern: there are "unforeseen" construction cost overruns, taxpayers get stuck with the final bill while profits remain in private hands. Ordinary Brazilians are told that the world cup represents a unique opportunity to showcase their growth and to free themselves from the label of a third world nation. Brazilian trade unions and protest groups refuse to play ball. Can you blame them?

The Racist Tweets About Subban Are Only Part of a Bigger Problem

Anne Theriault | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada
Anne Theriault

On Thursday night, Montreal Canadiens player P. K. Subban scored the winning goal against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal. Predictably, Boston fans were outraged. In this case, though, with Subban as one of the few black players in the league, their anger took a sickeningly racist turn.

WATCH: Brian Burke Tells Canucks Coach To 'Shut Your Mouth'

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Calgary Flames interim general manager Brian Burke defended his head coach Monday and said Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella "oug...