MONTREAL — CCM has joined the list of hockey equipment manufacturers contributing supplies to front-line health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal company and its player endorsee roster that includes Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby will donate 500,000 surgical masks, the company said Wednesday in a statement. CCM “is in the process of
Veteran Swiss women’s hockey goaltender Florence Schelling has been named general manager of one of the top men’s teams in her home country. SC Bern announced Wednesday the 31-year-old will take over as GM later this month, the first woman named to the post for a top-level club in men’s pro hockey. Schelling was named
An eighth NHL player has tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced Tuesday that a third player from the Colorado Avalanche has the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The league says the player is in self-isolation and has not had close contact with teammates or Colorado staff members. The five other NHL players who
The Montreal Canadiens’ playoff hopes were all but dashed even before the National Hockey League announced it was pausing its season because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The team was 10 points out of the post-season picture and with only 11 games remaining in the regular season there wasn’t much left to play for other than pride. The
Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave has been placed in a medically induced coma after suffering a brain bleed. The Oilers said on their Twitter account that the brain bleed happened overnight and that Cave was in the critical care unit at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oilers?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Oilers</a> & <a href=”https://twitter.com/Condors?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@Condors</a> forward Colby Cave has been placed
Shorts and skates don’t usually mix. Maintaining NHL-quality ice in August or holding a Stanley Cup Final in September? Those are far from the norm, too. With the NHL playoffs, which were to begin Wednesday, on indefinite hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, anything and everything is on the table if commissioner Gary Bettman’s objective
Auston Matthews remembers returning to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ hotel after dinner one night and finding something unexpected. It was a road trip early in the 2017-18 season, and when the door to his room swung open, there was fellow second-year pro Mitch Marner sitting on the bed with newly signed, then-38-year-old winger Patrick Marleau.
This time last year, the Guelph Storm were playing their way to an Ontario Hockey League title and a spot in the Memorial Cup. But with the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season and playoffs cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Storm front office has let go of the dream of back-to-back championships and
Uncertainty remains a major hurdle, but the NHL is plotting a late summer return with playoff games in empty venues to counteract the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. A board of governors call to dissect options for resuming the season is scheduled for Monday. There are several issues with the NHL resuming the season.
There remains a great deal of hope that the 2019-20 NHL season can be salvaged in some shape or form. For hockey fans, it’s about sentiment and perhaps seeing live sports entertainment some time in the foreseeable future. For the league itself, it’s about business. The players have been paid their final cheques for games
Columbus Blue Jackets All-Star defenceman Seth Jones resumed skating Sunday at the team’s practice facility. Jones, who underwent surgery on Feb. 11, is rehabbing an injury so he is allowed to use the facility despite the fact the NHL season has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Feels nice to be back on the ice after
Calgary’s ban on public events until June 30 includes NHL and CFL games should those leagues resume before then, the city’s mayor said Friday. Leagues, games and tournaments around the world have been suspended, cancelled or postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 crisis. Eighteen Albertans had died and 1,075 people had been infected in the
The Ottawa Senators have offered the Canadian Tire Centre, the building’s nine adjacent parking lots, and three other community arenas affiliated with the team to the Ontario government for temporary use during the COVID-19 pandemic. A club spokesperson said Friday that Senators owner Eugene Melnyk approached the province earlier this week and is awaiting a
Teammates Ty Nelson and Pano Fimis were the top two picks in the Ontario Hockey League’s Priority Selection Draft. Nelson, a 16-year-old defenceman from the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens, was announced by the North Bay Battalion as the first overall pick on Friday, the night before the OHL draft formally began. Fimis,
The White House says President Donald Trump spoke with commissioners of the country’s sports leagues on Saturday and told them he recognizes “the good work being done by many teams and players” to care for their communities and fans dealing with the new coronavirus. The virus has decimated the sports world with the NBA and
The Ottawa Senators have offered the Canadian Tire Centre, the building’s nine adjacent parking lots, and three other community arenas affiliated with the team to the Ontario government for temporary use during the COVID-19 pandemic. A team spokesperson said Friday that Senators owner Eugene Melnyk approached the province this week and is awaiting a reply.
Teammates Ty Nelson and Pano Fimis were the top two picks in the Ontario Hockey League’s Priority Selection Draft on Saturday. Nelson, a 16-year-old defenceman from the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens, was announced by the North Bay Battalion as the first overall pick on Friday, the night before the OHL draft formally
NEW YORK—A hacker posted a racial slur 45 times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker it called “a vile individual” on the Zoom chat with K’Andre Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenceman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. “We