Gary Bettman’s Return to Play Announcement a Win for the NHL

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March 12, 2020. The date the National Hockey League announced the suspension of the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman had no other choice, in light of the NBA suspending its season the night before. May 26, 2020, a little over two months later, it is hockey that emerges as the […] READ MORE


Five Teams Who Drafted Well: OHL 2020 Priority Selection

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With the COVID-19 pandemic putting sports on hiatus, the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection Draft provided a much-needed distraction. Every year, the OHL draft gives youngsters a chance to join one of hockey’s most storied junior hockey leagues. With the draft held completely online in compliance with public health officials, it still provided many […] READ MORE


Tyson Foerster Leads Team White to Victory at CHL Prospects Game

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HAMILTON, Ont.— Tyson Foerster scored two goals to lift Team White to a 5–3 victory over Team Red at the CHL Top Prospects Game. The Barrie Colts forward scored his first goal at 18:07 in the second period. Foerster recorded his second goal later in the period off of a Connor Zary cross-zone pass. Tyson […] READ MORE


Team Canada Ends Redemption Story with World Junior Gold

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It is hard to craft a more perfect script than Team Canada winning World Junior Gold.  But this year felt different. After losing in the quarterfinals in Vancouver, Canada was on a mission to avenge that World Junior disappointment. Whenever the young Canadian talent suit up for the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, winning gold […] READ MORE


Toronto Marlies, Greg Moore Look to Build From Loss to Belleville

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TORONTO– The Toronto Marlies and Head Coach Greg Moore could not carry over the good tidings from Christmas into Boxing Day. In the annual “Boxing Day Classic” at Scotiabank Arena, the Marlies would fall to their local rival Belleville Senators 3-2. This is the second win for the Senators against the Marlies this season, after losing […] READ MORE


Dylan Holloway Looking to Excel with Wisconsin after World Junior Camp

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OAKVILLE, Ont.– When Tony Granato first saw Dylan Holloway at the Chicago Steel camp two years ago, he was unequivocally astonished.  “Holy cow,” said Granato, describing the first time he laid eyes on Holloway. “You watch him one shift and he’s special.”  Granato is currently the head coach of the University of Wisconsin Badgers hockey […] READ MORE


Alexis LaFreniere Preparing for Leadership Role on World Junior Team

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OAKVILLE– Alexis LaFreniere is itching to get back on the ice. While the rest of Canada’s World Junior hopefuls were taking part in practices, LaFreniere was putting in a ton of work on the bike. For the last few weeks, the Rimouski Oceanic forward has been nursing an ankle injury. It forced him to miss […] READ MORE


Injuries, Goalies, Team Identity: Day 2 World Junior Selection Camp Recap

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OAKVILLE— Canada’s World Junior hopefuls reached another checkpoint in the Selection Camp process. Now having completed the doubleheader of practices on Tuesday, the team is now ready to embark on actual games between U Sports on Wednesday and Thursday. A chance for the Canadian selectees to apply the skills and knowledge gained in practice into […] READ MORE


Dale Hunter Instills Winning Culture for Team Canada

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OAKVILLE– Dale Hunter really does not like losing. So much so that during the 2006 OHL Playoffs, the London Knights head coach was fined $5,000 for arguing with on-ice officials. Even though his team got swept, Hunter still stuck up for his players. It is that fervent focus on winning and distaste for losing that […] READ MORE


Joe Veleno Joins Team Canada, World Junior Selection Camp Day 1 Notes

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OAKVILLE— Joe Veleno will get his chance at World Junior redemption. The Detroit Red Wings prospect was on the losing end being a part of Team Canada, losing to Finland in the quarterfinals at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Vancouver. The late goal that bounced and tipped into the net behind Michael DiPietro would […] READ MORE