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


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


2016 IIHF World Championship Playoff Preview

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The 2016 IIHF World Championship is currently taking place in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The preliminary round of the tournament ended yesterday and the top four teams of Group A and Group B advanced to the playoff round, which will begin tomorrow. The teams that will participate in the playoff round are Czech Republic, Russia, […] READ MORE


WJHC Quarter Finals: Can Canada Prevail?

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Canada is considered the underdog in the 2016 WJHC Quarter Finals, and nothing about that should sit well with anyone affiliated with Canadian hockey. READ MORE


WJHC: Canada Comes Out Flat

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Flat – that’s the only way to characterize the way Canada started today’s matchup. After a decidedly dominant outing yesterday versus Denmark, Canada quickly found themselves up against it versus a rested Swiss club, who came out hard and fast in the first period, and never let up. The Swiss club’s intensity was either matched, or […] READ MORE