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  • Giants downed by high-flying Rockets

    December 29, 2013 6:52 AM 16

    Kelowna finds its power-play groove, downs Vancouver 4-2 in entertaining contest The Kelowna Rockets came into the Pacific Coliseum on Saturday night with the No. 2 national ranking, the WHL’s top record and a 13-game winning streak. Their power play was merely 10th best in their circuit. It may have found a spark of late, if their tilt with the Vancouver

  • Jeremy Wotherspoon’s Sochi dreams not over yet after he falls short Saturday

    December 29, 2013 4:42 AM 21

    For a brief moment, time stood still Saturday night amid the suffocating tension at Calgary’s Olympic Oval. At age 37, coming out of retirement for one more shot at Olympic glory, Jeremy Wotherspoon turned in a vintage performance in the first of two 500-metre races at the Intact Insurance 2014 Speed Skating Team Selections. On the line: the chance to represent

  • Maple Leafs: Phaneuf contract extension makes sense

    December 29, 2013 4:36 AM 15

    Is Dion Phaneuf worth the seven-year, $49 million contract extension that’s reportedly all but a done deal? Analysis of three key factors suggests the answer is yes. Phaneuf’s deal comes at an advantageous time, both for him and the Leafs. The NHL salary cap is at its lowest point in the life of the new CBA at $64.3 million. But it’s projected to increase

  • Wideman skating; Backlund missing, questionable for Sunday; Berra starts; Giordano for the Olympics?

    December 29, 2013 1:49 AM 15

    The Flames welcomed back Dennis Wideman to the ice on Saturday, wearing a blue non-contact jersey as the defenceman recovers from hand surgery. Still swollen and bruised from having a titanium plate and screws inserted in his left hand (so they wouldn’t have to cast it and he’d have more mobility), he joined the squad for the first time after having

  • World juniors: Team USA’s Eichel turning heads

    December 29, 2013 12:45 AM 21

    Seventeen-year-old Jack Eichel could challenge Canada’s Connor McDavid for top-pick status in the 2015 NHL draft. MALMO, SWEDEN—And the No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft is Connor Mc . . . wait, not so fast. By the time this world junior hockey championship is over, fans ought to know the name of Jack Eichel, a 17-year-old centre playing for Team USA. He’s a mere three

  • US women beat Canada 3-2 in shootout

    December 29, 2013 12:22 AM 20

    Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter scored for the United States in regulation, and Meghan Acosta-Marciano and Marie-Philip Poulin countered for Canada. Canada rallied to tie it in the third period. Acosta-Marciano scored off a faceoff midway through the period, and Poulin tied it 1:14 later on a power play. Stack scored in the first and Carpenter had a power-play

  • Jack Eichel pushing Connor McDavid for top spot in 2015 draft

    December 29, 2013 12:06 AM 20

    Connor McDavid is the favourite to be picked first in the 2015 National Hockey League draft, but Jack Eichel isn’t going to let him simply waltz in and take the honour. Eichel, a 6-foot-1 191-pound centre, has been turning heads for the United States for months and has been sharp at the world junior championship, scoring two goals and adding an assist

  • World juniors shootout goal lifts Czechs over Canada 5-4

    December 28, 2013 11:56 PM 26

    MALMO, Sweden -- Brent Sutter had never lost a game as a coach at the world junior championship. Canada battled back four times from one-goal deficits only to lose 5-4 in a shootout to the Czechs on Saturday in their second group stage game. "It's irrelevant," said the 51-year-old coach, whose record at three world junior tournaments, including gold medals

  • World Junior championship 3 Stars: Czechs complete upset with goaltending, Sweden escapes Finland

    December 28, 2013 10:06 PM 23

    The notable upset on the day was the Czech Republic's defeat of Team Canada, in a game that raised the eyebrows of many an international hockey observer. As is tradition when Canada gets defeated in an international tournament, it's customary to tip our collective caps towards the opposing goaltender. In this case is was Marek Langhammer, the starting

  • Bruins’ Seidenberg Suffers Season-Ending ACL/MCL Tear

    December 28, 2013 8:25 PM 9

    BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg is finished for the season after suffering an ACL/MCL tear in his right knee. Seidenberg was injured in the third period of the Boston Bruins’ win against the Ottawa Senators on Friday. The team announced Saturday that his expected recovery time is six to eight months. Seidenberg was had 1 goal and 9 assists