Hockey August 14, 2018

EDMONTON, Alta. – Canada capped off the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup with a win in front of a sold-out lower bowl on home ice in Edmonton, Saturday, defeating Sweden by a score of 6-2. “Everyone was on the same page. We all worked for the same goal, and that was a gold medal,” said Team […]

Hockey August 13, 2018

Connor McDavid could not have been much better last season – heck, his campaign with the woeful Edmonton Oilers inspired a massive debate about Hart Trophy voting – but obviously the young captain is not happy with the result. So No. 97 has spent his summer trying to get better in all areas, working with […]

Hockey August 12, 2018

It’s been two months since the NHL’s last game and it’s two months until the next one. In other words, we’re stuck in the dog days of August, the quietest time in the NHL schedule. With that mind, we’re keeping things light with 31 outlandish predictions and reality checks, one for each and every NHL […]

Hockey August 11, 2018

After a pair of heart-stopping semifinals, just two teams remain in the hunt for the gold medal at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup – Canada and Sweden will face off Saturday night at Rogers Place for the top prize. It will be the second time in four days the teams meet – Canada pulled out […]

Hockey August 11, 2018

Who will be the key piece in Vancouver’s rebuild? How will the retooled Sabres fare this season? And more. The NHL regular season is less than two months away! Good stuff. If there’s a theme to the Ask Me Anything Mailbag questions I received this week, it’s looking ahead. Fans are ready to peer into […]

Hockey August 10, 2018

The boys in black are back. Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team debuted the new black Team Canada jersey Monday night, scoring a tournament-opening 10-0 win over Switzerland at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. Outside of a one-off Livestrong-themed jersey at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship (and the annual Canada Black entry at the […]

Hockey August 9, 2018

You hear it all the time. Hockey tournaments – whether it’s a Novice event at your local rink or a world-class event like the Hlinka Gretzky Cup – rely on volunteers. Without them, those events can’t succeed. From the timekeeper, to the ticket taker, to the in-game announcer and everyone in between, volunteers are critical […]