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December 11, 2018 3:37 AM Star goalie Mike DiPietro gets second chance at world juniors dream

While Ottawa got the OHL’s No. 1-ranked goalie, Windsor took forward Egor Afanaseyev and a series of draft picks. The move gives DiPietro a shot at Memorial Cup run with the streaking 67’s, but leaving his family, friends and the team he’s grown up with isn’t easy. “I’m just approaching this as a really long road trip,” he said. “It’s something that’s 6

December 11, 2018 3:22 AM Maple Leafs sign Calle Rosen, get defenceman Steven Oleksy in trade with Ducks

Forward Adam Cracknell was sent to Anaheim. Both players have played exclusively in the American Hockey League this season. The 32-year-old Oleksy collected two assists in 15 games with the San Diego Gulls this year. He signed with Anaheim as a free agent on July 1, 2017. Oleksy has 109 points in 388 career AHL games, including 20 with the Marlies during 6

December 10, 2018 9:49 PM Toronto FC sets stage for player acquisition in allocation deal with San Jose

Major League Soccer uses the allocation process as its way of acquiring select U.S. internationals, elite youth U.S. internationals or former MLS players returning to MLS after joining a non-MLS club for a transfer fee greater than $500,000. The allocation ranking is set by taking the reverse order of the club’s standings at the end of each MLS Season 7

December 10, 2018 3:50 PM Alleged impaired driver gives hamburger to officer instead of licence

VICTORIA—A Victoria police constable says officers had a “very scary” encounter with an alleged impaired driver during a roadside check. Const. Cody Lapierre says on Twitter that the man tried to give his hamburger to the officer instead of his driver’s licence. Lapierre says the incident happened on Friday night and the man was so impaired he could 6

December 10, 2018 12:16 AM Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones wins fourth Canada Cup curling crown

Jones and her team earned $14,000 for winning the final, plus $6,000 for their four round-robin wins. They also earn a bye into the 2021 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials and qualify for a World Curling Federation World Cup event during the 2019-20 season. Jones was competing in her record-tying 10th appearance in the Canada Cup. She also won the event in 2007, 2011 and 2016. Einarson 6

December 8, 2018 11:23 PM Improving the starting rotation is Blue Jays’ main focus

Randal Grichuk: The Jays’ trade for the outfielder last January may not have looked great when he hit .106 in the first 25 games of the season and landed on the disabled list by May 1. But the 27-year-old came back in June a new player, hitting a near career-high .271 in the final four months. He finished with a team-high 25 home runs and 61 RBIs, and played 7

December 8, 2018 8:49 PM Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard vs. Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo should be fun to watch

It’s still far too early to start thinking about awards and honours, but fleeting thoughts about all-star and all-NBA and, yes, most valuable player awards aren’t far away. “The guy, he’s talented, man,” Raptors teammate Pascal Siakam said of Leonard. “I think people forgot that a little bit, how talented he is, the things he can do at the level he can do them at. “Not just (score) 5

December 7, 2018 8:20 PM Leafs’ Nylander and Kapanen unhurt in minor car accident

Toronto Maple Leafs forwards William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen were involved in a minor car accident near the club’s training facility in Etobicoke on Friday. “Confirming that William and Kasperi were involved in a minor collision near our practice facility this afternoon. There were no injuries,” the team’s director of media relations, Steve Keogh 8

December 7, 2018 5:03 PM Chen wins short program, Zagitova stumbles at GP Finals

VANCOUVER—Nathan Chen’s strong post-Olympic season continues after he won the short program at the Grand Prix Finals. Chen, the first American men’s world champion since 2009, finished with 92.99 points even though he made a mistake on his quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination, which cost him some points. “Clearly I made the big mistake at the end of the program 8

December 7, 2018 5:46 AM Rookie Elias Pettersson scores on first NHL penalty shot in Canucks win against Predators

VANCOUVER—Rookie Elias Pettersson scored on his first NHL penalty shot as the Vancouver Canucks used a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators Thursday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Pettersson was awarded the penalty shot with 71 seconds left in the second period after being hauled down on a breakaway by Nashville defenceman Mattias Ekholm. On the shot, Pettersson 7