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August 7, 2018 8:30 PM Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dead at 78

He was named one of the top 100 NHL players of all time by The Canadian Press in 2017. Mikita remains the only NHL player in history to win the Art Ross (scoring champion), Hart (MVP) and Lady Byng (sportsmanship) trophies in the same season, and he accomplished the feat in consecutive years in 1967 and 1968. He became the first player to have his jersey 12

August 7, 2018 2:14 PM Canada beats switzerland 10-0 in round-robin Hlinka Gretzky Cup

EDMONTON—Playing on Canadian ice for the first time since 1996 in what’s now called the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, Team Canada made it a memorable and lopsided homecoming at Rogers Place on Monday, opening with a 10-0 win over Team Switzerland. Canada, the defending champion and gold medallist in 21 of the 27 previous editions of the annual best-on-best under- 12

July 31, 2018 4:26 PM Gary Bettman says NHL wants cut of gambling action

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league wants a cut of gambling profits if its intellectual property, data or video from games are used. Bettman tells guest host Larry Lage in the latest episode of PodcastOne Sports Now those who want to conduct gambling business with NHL assets will need to negotiate. Ice Cube tips off talking about his BIG3 basketball 11

July 25, 2018 3:16 PM Jarome Iginla to announce retirement in Calgary

CALGARY—Former Calgary Flames star Jarome Iginla will announce his retirement from the NHL on Monday. The news conference will be held in Calgary, where the native of St. Albert, Alta., played almost 16 seasons. The 41-year-old Iginla did not play in the NHL last season. He suited up for the Los Angeles Kings for his final 19 NHL games in 2017. The six-foot-one 10

July 20, 2018 6:25 PM Humboldt community is seeking a permanent memorial

REGINA—A community foundation set up after the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash is hoping for a permanent memorial at the site. Team spokesperson Grant Bastedo said Friday that no decision has been made by the Humboldt Strong Community Foundation on a potential roadside marker. “Basically it’s something that’s under discussion and I think it’s something 10

July 15, 2018 8:38 PM Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton Harbour

“Ray was instrumental in our run to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, and at his best he brought a competitive edge and combative mentality to the game,” Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Senators, said in a statement. “On behalf of our entire organization, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Ray's family, friends and loved ones." “My wife and I were just talking 11

July 12, 2018 6:05 PM Winnipeg Jets sign goalie Connor Hellebuyck to six-year contract after breakout season

The 25-year-old from Commerce, Mich., was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goalie last season after appearing in a career-high 67 games, setting single-season franchise records for wins (44), shutouts (six), and save percentage (.924). Hellebuyck also posted a 9-8 record in the playoffs with two shutouts, a 2.36 goals-against average 13

July 3, 2018 7:29 PM Leafs trade Matt Martin to Islanders for minor-league goalie

Martin signed a four-year, $10-million deal (U.S.) with the Leafs prior to the 2016 season. After playing every game in his first season with the Leafs, Martin suited up for just 50 games this past season and did not dress for Toronto’s seven-game playoff series against the Boston Bruins. In 132 games for the Leafs, the 29-year-old Martin had eight goals 10

July 3, 2018 4:17 PM Tyler Bozak says goodbye to Toronto

That was Kessel, who would become Bozak’s roommate. The two were, in fact, so close, they became the object of some chirping in the Leafs’ dressing room, where the pair were quickly dubbed “Bert and Ernie,” a reference to the Sesame Street characters. “I can still see Ron Wilson’s handwriting on the whiteboard in my mind from January 12, my second ever NHL game,” Bozak 13

July 2, 2018 12:49 AM NHL players who moved on first day of free agency

While new Maple Leaf John Tavares was the biggest name to move, veterans Paul Stastny, Jack Johnson, Michael Grabner and Chris Kunitz also changed teams on the opening day of NHL free agency Sunday. Stastny was perhaps the most sought-after centre on the market after Tavares. The Winnipeg Jets were believed to have off-loaded goalie Steve Mason’s salary 11