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  • Stampeders hire Rich Stubler as their new defensive co-ordinator

    December 19, 2013 5:50 PM 20

    CALGARY -- The Calgary Stampeders hired veteran Rich Stubler as their new defensive co-ordinator Thursday. Stubler replaces Rick Campbell, who left to become the head coach of the expansion Ottawa Redblacks. Stubler, 64, spent the last two seasons as the B.C. Lions defensive co-ordinator. Stubler has over 25 years of CFL coaching experience with Hamilton

  • ‘That community deserves a football team’: Former Renegades reflect on time in Ottawa ahead of Redblacks’ first season

    December 19, 2013 5:29 PM 36

    Down 33-10 entering the fourth quarter to the Montreal Alouettes on Canada Day in 2005, the third-year quarterback rallied the Ottawa Renegades to an improbable 39-36 overtime victory at Frank Clair Stadium. It would be one of the only highlights in the Renegades’ brief four-season existence. Like the Rough Riders before them, the league’s second foray

  • Scott Laughton captaining Canada, Drouin and Dumba named alternates

    December 19, 2013 4:47 PM 30

    Laughton has led Oshawa to top spot in the OHL's Eastern Conference (Terry Wilson, OHL Images) Prior to Scott Laughton's return from the Philadelphia Flyers, there was a perception the OHL's Oshawa Generals would have to begin a rebuilding phase. Once the 19-year-old was returned to junior, the Generals shot to the top of its conference, which it leads

  • 67’s aim high after beating Petes yet again

    December 19, 2013 1:04 PM 19

    The Ottawa 67’s are beating at least one of the teams they need to in the standings as they have knocked off the Peterborough Petes four times this season. Wednesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre the 67’s earned their second consecutive 3-2 home shootout win over the Petes. Add that to a couple of routs in Peterborough, 8-1 and 8-4, and that’s a nice little

  • Korver’s 3s lead Atlanta past Sacramento

    December 19, 2013 3:09 AM 28

    DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points, Rudy Gay had 22 and Isaiah Thomas 20 for the Kings, who allowed a season high in points. The Hawks outscored the Kings 39-20 in the fourth quarter of their 12th consecutive victory against Sacramento. Horford made consecutive jumpers to help Atlanta open a 117-105 lead with 2:49 left. Korver missed his first 3 attempt

  • Local teams aiming to break lengthy Mac’s championship drought

    December 19, 2013 3:06 AM 36

    The 2008 Calgary Buffaloes the only Calgary area boys team to win the tournament in the past 13 years The black-and-blue aspect of the game itself, those unavoidable physical knocks, heal fairly quickly on the body. Psychological bruising, however, often tends to linger longer. In the imagination. “I’ve played against the U-17 Finland team before,” Calgary

  • Plan Would Ban Fighting in Top U.S. Amateur Hockey Leagues

    December 19, 2013 2:08 AM 26

    Junior A hockey, for 16- to 20-year-olds, is the last remaining level of the game under USA Hockey’s jurisdiction that still tolerates fighting. The push to outlaw fighting is being spurred by a recent spate of serious injuries resulting from fights and concern over the prospect of lawsuits. “We need to take a firm stand to preserve our sport, prevent

  • World juniors: Team Canada to lean heavily on D-man Dumba

    December 19, 2013 1:21 AM 28

    With word that the Maple Leafs intend to keep 19-year-old defenceman Morgan Rielly in the NHL, Team Canada coach Brent Sutter will look to Minnesota Wild blue-liner Matt Dumba for on-ice leadership. Team Canada’s defence — and its potential leadership core — took a bit of a body blow Wednesday with word that the Maple Leafs intend to keep 19-year-old

  • Hockey Night in Canada to become Hockey Weekend in Canada?

    December 19, 2013 12:33 AM 25

    When Rogers announced that it had bought the rights to all of Canada’s NHL broadcasts, it was immediately clear that the prognosis for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada wasn’t going to be great. Under the deal, Rogers gets complete creative and financial control of the iconic show, meaning it could make big changes without consulting the CBC. And now it’s becoming

  • Don't tell Terry Stotts this can't work

    December 18, 2013 11:32 PM 18

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