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  • Host of local teams in action on opening day of the Mac’s tournament

    December 26, 2013 2:24 AM 8

    Max Bell arenas will be hopping, capped off by Thursday night feature game between Calgary Northstars and Switzerland Aside from the Calgary Buffaloes, all four other host teams in the male division will see action on the opening day of the Mac’s AAA Midget Hockey Tournament on Boxing Day. After the Calgary Royals take on the Prince Albert Mintos (10 a.m., Flames

  • Calgary Flames’ goalie results on the upswing

    December 26, 2013 2:01 AM 12

    Berra, Ramo adjust to see pucks better in taking over for Kiprusoff CALGARY — Flames goaltenders Reto Berra and Karri Ramo faced a daunting task at training camp last September. Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void. It was a tall order and the Flames

  • Chris Neil: Senators in Cup final again before I retire

    December 25, 2013 10:51 PM 15

    OTTAWA - It seems longer than seven years ago that the Senators made their one and only trip to the Stanley Cup finals, just as most times it looks like it will be a lot longer than that before they will get there again. Don't try telling that to Chris Neil, though. The 34-year old veteran with so many hard miles still believes in the team's chances

  • Subscribe to The Advocate

    December 25, 2013 10:42 PM 11

    The Saints placed hurt safety Kenny Vaccaro on season-ending injured reserve, and they signed cornerback Terrence Frederick from the Cleveland Browns' practice squad, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday. Vaccaro, New Orleans' first-round pick this year, fractured his left ankle late in the first quarter of the Saints' 17-13 loss at Carolina this past Sunday

  • All eyes on Draisaitl at world juniors

    December 25, 2013 6:06 PM 14

    MALMO, Sweden – All eyes will be on Germany centre Leon Draisaitl at the world junior championship. And that just starts with those on the Canadian team in the tournament opener on Thursday. “You have to be focused on him because he’s a good player,” Canadian winger Sam Reinhart said. “He’s probably the best on their team.” Draisaitl, like Reinhart

  • Paterson to start in goal as Canada opens world juniors against Germany

    December 25, 2013 1:37 PM 18

    MALMO, Sweden - Jake Paterson will be in goal when Canada opens the world junior hockey championship against Germany. The Saginaw Spirit goalie was expected to be named the starter after playing in the team's final two exhibition games against Sweden and Switzerland. "Paterson will start Game 1 and we'll make a determination after that game's over who will start

  • Seahawks remain atop AP Pro32

    December 25, 2013 1:33 AM 17

    “The Rams game is now huge,” NBC’s Tony Dungy said of the Seahawks’ season closer. “They need a win to keep the No. 1 seed in the NFC. ESPN’s Herm Edwards went with Denver on top, citing Peyton Manning’s record-setting exploits. “When you set the NFL record throwing 51 touchdowns and you have one game left, you are No. 1,” Edwards said of the Broncos

  • Jets sign goalie prospect Eric Comrie

    December 24, 2013 10:24 PM 19

    Goaltender Eric Comrie, 18, and the Winnipeg Jets have agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract that has an average value of $925,000 annually at the NHL level. Comrie was selected with the 59th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He’s been playing for the WHL Tri-City Americans and has a 2.52 GAA and .923 save percentage in 30 contests this season

  • Entertainment Announced For Winter Classic

    December 24, 2013 9:06 PM 16

    Fans could be “knee deep” in fun New Year’s Day at NHL Winter Classic, the outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at The Big House in Ann Arbor. Organizers announced the Zac Brown Band will sing the national anthem. There will also be performances by singer/songwriter Mayer Hawthorne and recording artists The Tenors. The day will also include

  • It's closing time at the Candlestink, where fans were shaken and frozen

    December 24, 2013 7:08 PM 16

    Unforgettable: Wiggly Field has overdue date with the wrecking ball after decades of incredible performances The old pile of concrete was already close to 30 years old - hard, weather-beaten years - when the San Francisco Giants braced for games 3, 4 and 5 of the 1989 World Series, though Game 5 looked like a pipe dream the way Tony LaRussa's Oakland