Canada’s world junior camp in Red Deer, Alta., is on hold for two weeks after news this week that two of the players had tested positive for COVID-19. “All players, coaches and staff are considered close contacts and are therefore subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period under Alberta Health Services’ Order 05-2020,” the team
For 11 seasons, Dan Girardi handled the New York Rangers’ blue line, creating a formidable pairing with then captain Ryan McDonagh. As an undrafted player, Girardi’s path to the NHL was unconventional, and once he arrived, his goal was simple; do whatever the team needs to win. That method of madness worked for Girardi, who
Only 11 players with indigenous roots have ever laced up a pair of skates for the Calgary Flames in the 40 years that the team has been in Calgary. During this time, non-indigenous Canadians have made up approximately 75% of the estimated 960 players who played for the team. This means that of all the
This date in 2005 saw a major trade that forever changed two franchises. Also, one of the greatest players in National League Hockey history hit a significant milestone. In addition, Nov. 30 was a very busy date on Long Island and for some of the biggest names in the game A Huge Date in 2005
9:26 AM ET Walk into any NHL locker room today and you’ll hear a cacophony of languages and accents from around the world. Rewind 50 years ago and the acoustics were much different. Take the 1970 Stanley Cup champions, the Boston Bruins. Their roster had more Canadians than a season of “Letterkenny,” with U.K. native
In an Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, GM Ken Holland is burning the phone lines trying to find a place for one of his newly-signed prospects to play. Meanwhile, other Oilers prospects are doing well overseas and making a case for consideration in 2020-21. Will the Edmonton Oilers invite any players to training camp
VAL D’OR, Que. – Marshall Lessard scored twice as the Val-d’Or Foreurs beat the Rimouski Oceanic 5-1 in Val-d’Or on Sunday afternoon. The Foreurs raced to a 3-0 lead before Rimouski’s William Dumoulin scored in the second period to cut the deficit to two goals. Val d’Or, however, got two more goals to put the
When it comes to the World Junior Championship (WJC), Team Switzerland has started to turn a corner over the past 10 years or so. In a tournament where Canada, USA, Russia, Sweden, and Finland dominate year after year, the Swiss have finally started to make some noise. Finishing fourth place in 2019 and then fifth
Junior hockey will once again be on the world stage at the end of December, but this year there will be even more focus from the hockey community. There won’t be any NHL games while this tournament is playing, so the eyes of the hockey world will likely be tuned in to this best-on-best spectacle.
The Vancouver Canucks opened a lot of eyes around the hockey world in the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. They quickly disposed of the Minnesota Wild, who had made the playoffs seven of the last eight years. They then dethroned the defending champion, St. Louis Blues, in six games in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. And if
VANCOUVER – Until he walked on water over four brilliant September days in the playoffs, Thatcher Demko’s previous chance to prove how good he could be for the Vancouver Canucks came last February when starting goalie Jacob Markstrom injured his knee the first time. In the second game of his chance of a lifetime, Demko
The Calgary Flames have seen a nice crop of prospects make the jump from the AHL to the NHL in the last couple of seasons. The likes of Dillon Dube, Oliver Kylington, Andrew Mangiapane, and Rasmus Andersson have all graduated to the big club, the latter two starting to make a significant impact. These graduations
VANCOUVER – A unique piece of hockey history is up for sale, with a rare Vancouver Millionaires sweater hitting the auction block. The cream and maroon wool cardigan is believed to have belonged to Hall of Fame goalie Hugh Lehman, who backstopped the Millionaires to a Pacific Coast Hockey Association championship in 1922-23. About 10
In this edition of Sabres News & Rumors, I’ll discuss some major successes from this week involving three Buffalo prospects playing overseas; John-Jason Peterka, Arttu Ruotsalainen and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. Peterka Averaging Four Points Per Game in Previous Two Contests Drafted 34th overall by the Sabres in this year’s NHL Entry Draft, Peterka recorded five assists
The Vancouver Canucks finally have some prospects playing in North America as the NCAA and United States Hockey League (USHL) have both started their 2020-21 seasons. Jacob Truscott was front and center with the Michigan Wolverines this past week and Jackson Kunz is showing some intriguing potential early on with the Greenbay Gamblers as well.
On Sept. 13, 2018, the San Jose Sharks made an absolutely shocking trade with the Ottawa Senators. They traded for two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson, as well as forward prospect Francis Perron, in exchange for Chris Tierney, Rudolfs Balcers, Dylan Demelo, and former Sharks draft pick Josh Norris, as well as a 2020 unprotected
5:35 PM ET Nick Wagoner Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Rams for nine years for stlouisrams.com Previously covered University of Missouri football Member of Pro Football Writers of America Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. SANTA CLARA, Calif. — For at least the next
Since they joined the NHL almost 30 years ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning have been a franchise defined by high-end forwards. Even when the team struggled on ice with bad goaltending or a patchwork defense, they always found a way to keep games entertaining by icing some of the top offensive talents in the league.