Brandon University says Theo Fleury’s recent vaccine comments a ‘stain on his legacy’

Brandon University has issued a statement publicly criticizing former NHLer Theo Fleury for spreading harmful conspiracy theories. The school issued the statement after Fleury tweeted that vaccine passports would be … Read More

Montreal Canadiens make way to stormy Tampa Bay for Game 5

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 7, 2021 9:09 am     Updated July 7, 2021 9:10 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

After Montreal Canadiens clinch overtime win, celebrations lead to 4 arrests, 31 tickets

Montreal police say four arrests and more than 31 tickets were handed out as celebrations unfolded in the downtown core after a Game 4 overtime victory by the Canadiens over … Read More

After Montreal Canadiens clinch overtime win, celebrations lead to 4 arrests

Montreal police say four arrests and 36 tickets were handed out as celebrations unfolded in the downtown core after a Game 4 overtime victory by the Canadiens over the Tampa … Read More

Feds to allow winner of NHL North Division to cross Canada-U.S. border amid COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 6, 2021 2:08 pm     Updated June 6, 2021 2:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

‘We will be ready’: Montreal’s Bell Centre could see up to 2,500 fans for potential Game 6

A limited number of fans will be permitted in the Bell Centre to watch a May 29 playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, should the series … Read More

Montreal’s Bell Centre could see up to 2,500 fans for playoff game six

If the National Hockey League playoff series between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs lasts until May 29, a limited number of fans will be permitted in the Bell … Read More

Feds approve shorter quarantine period for NHL players entering Canada: sources

The federal government has waived its mandatory 14-day quarantine period for players acquired by Canadian NHL teams from U.S. clubs “under national interest grounds” ahead of the league’s April 12 … Read More

Jay Sharrers, hockey pioneer: ‘I wasn’t thinking about being the first Black official’

The passing of time has helped Jay Sharrers reconsider his part in breaking a colour-barrier in professional hockey. “When I first got hired by the NHL, I was just wanting … Read More

Coronavirus: Indoor dining allowed for NHL teams while Ontario still under lockdown

The Ontario government is permitting NHL teams to dine indoors during the league’s season even though sit-in dining at restaurants across the province has been banned due to coronavirus-related restrictions. … Read More

NHL fines Washington Capitals $100K for violating COVID-19 protocols

Alex Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals players were added to the NHL’s COVID-19 list Wednesday and the team was fined $100,000 by the league for violating coronavirus protocols. In … Read More

NHL reports 27 players have tested positive for novel coronavirus

The NHL says 27 players returned positive COVID-19 tests during training camps as the league prepares to open its season. The league said in a release Tuesday that it conducted approximately … Read More

Canucks pause training camp after ‘potential exposure of COVID-19’

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in the gears of the Vancouver Canucks’ training camp. On Sunday, just days before their Jan. 13 season opener against the Edmonton Oilers, … Read More

‘Unprecedented times’: NHLers know not everyone’s happy they’re playing amid COVID-19

Connor McDavid knows what it looks like to some. Millionaire hockey players travelling province to province for games when everyone else is asked to refrain from doing anything remotely similar … Read More

Quebec public health greenlights Montreal Canadiens return to play

Quebec is the third province to approve NHL games this season in Canada, leaving Manitoba and Ontario as the only jurisdictions yet to announce a final decision. In an email … Read More

B.C. to say whether Canucks will play in Vancouver ‘soon,’ says health minister

British Columbia’s health minister says the province will announce whether the Vancouver Canucks can play in their home arena for the upcoming, shortened NHL season “soon.” “It’ll be in the … Read More

NHL, players’ association reach deal for 56-game season beginning Jan. 13

The National Hockey League (NHL) and the NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA) have reached an agreement for the 2020-21 regular season. In a press release issued Sunday, the NHL said they … Read More

Indigenous Ex-NHLer Fred Sasakamoose dead at 86

One of the first Indigenous NHLers, Frederick “Fred” Sasakamoose, has passed away. He died on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 86 following a battle with the novel coronavirus, according … Read More

First Indigenous NHLer, Fred Sasakamoose, hospitalized with presumed COVID-19

Fred Sasakamoose, who became the first Indigenous person to play in the NHL, is battling presumed COVID-19 in a Saskatchewan hospital, according to multiple reports on social media. His family … Read More

NHL says targeted start date for 2020-21 season now Jan. 1

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 6, 2020 7:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ There won’t be any more … Read More

Edmonton Oilers say team captain Connor McDavid tests positive for coronavirus

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the team tweeted Monday night. The Oilers tweeted that the 23-year-old hockey superstar tested positive earlier in the … Read More

No positive COVID-19 tests in second week in Toronto and Edmonton NHL bubbles

The NHL says it has had no positive COVID-19 test results in its first two weeks in secure zones in Edmonton and Toronto. The league says it administered 7,245 tests … Read More

NHL and its labs say COVID-19 testing doesn’t overlap with public’s

The NHL says the laboratories hired to conduct daily COVID-19 tests on players in Edmonton and Toronto keep their supply chains separate from the public’s to ensure never the twain … Read More

NHL reports no positive coronavirus tests from active teams

The National Hockey League says there have been zero positive coronavirus test results since 24 teams entered quarantined bubbles in Edmonton and Toronto. The league announced it had administered more … Read More

NHL says no positive COVID-19 tests over final week of Phase 3

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 27, 2020 1:30 pm     Updated July 27, 2020 1:31 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario’s top doctor thinks NHL’s COVID-19 testing plan works for all parties

TORONTO — Ontario’s top doctor doesn’t see COVID-19 testing capacity being an issue in the province once the NHL hunkers down in Toronto for its restart. Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s … Read More

With NHL season resuming, some fans say the lure of parties will be strong: ‘I can’t say no to a good time’

As hockey fans gear up for a truncated season to begin next month, some in Canada’s two “hub cities” say the temptation to celebrate — and flout physical distancing guidelines … Read More

NHL hubs in Edmonton, Toronto offer morale boost but no economic benefit: experts

A plan to operate NHL game hubs in Edmonton and Toronto could draw hundreds of hockey players and staff to both Canadian cities, but business experts say their presence won’t … Read More

26 NHL players diagnosed with coronavirus since early June, league says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 29, 2020 4:34 pm     Updated June 29, 2020 4:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Multiple athletes test positive for coronavirus, complicating return of sports

Hopes that sport in the United States might soon return to business as usual suffered a blow on Friday as athletes from golf to hockey tested positive for the novel … Read More

NHL players not expected to wear full face shields if games resume

NHL players won’t be expected to wear full face shields if games resume this summer, though there could be plenty of covered faces around them. Equipment changes have not been … Read More

Vancouver’s NHL hub city plan: Quarantine for playoffs, no families and lots of testing

A plan approved by B.C.’s top doctor ensures NHL teams would be in “bubbles” for the entire time they would be in Vancouver, should the city be selected as a … Read More

Canadian cities won’t be chosen as NHL hubs if players must quarantine in hotel rooms: league

The three Canadian cities shortlisted to play host to the NHL playoffs will be skipped over by the league if players are forced to quarantine in their hotels rooms after … Read More

Coronavirus: NHL aims to move to Phase 2 of return to play protocol in early June

By Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2020 12:19 pm Updated May 25, 2020 12:26 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

NHLPA board voting on returning playoff format with 24 teams: sources

The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return to play format, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person … Read More

B.C. well positioned to host games if NHL returns to complete the season: premier

If the NHL returns this season, British Columbia is on the fast track to hosting games. Premier John Horgan spoke to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday, and the premier … Read More

Premier John Horgan tells NHL B.C. is interested in hosting games

Vancouver’s attempt to host NHL games if the 2019-20 season resumes is getting a big boost. B.C. Premier John Horgan has sent a letter to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman pledging … Read More

Former NHLer Georges Laraque tests positive for COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 30, 2020 8:52 pm Updated April 30, 2020 9:11 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

2nd Ottawa Senators player tests positive for coronavirus

The Ottawa Senators say a second player on the team has tested positive for novel coronavirus on Saturday. The team issued a statement which said that the affected player was … Read More

Coronavirus: Ottawa Senators player tests positive for COVID-19

By Global News Posted March 18, 2020 12:59 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA – An Ottawa Senators player has … Read More

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