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Senators hire Smith as head coach

OTTAWA – There were more experienced candidates available, but the Ottawa Senators believe D.J. Smith is the best coach to lead the team. The former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach signed a three-year deal to become the 14th head coach in Senators history on Thursday. “D.J. checked off all the boxes,” said Senators general manager […]

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Tavares to return to off-season training in a month

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs say centre John Tavares is expected to return to his full off-season training program in a month after suffering an oblique injury. The team announced the news Saturday. Tavares sustained the injury earlier this week while practising with the Canadian team ahead of the world hockey championship, forcing him […]

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Change coming for Winnipeg Jets after early exit

WINNIPEG – General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff says an upcoming summer of “tough decisions” means changes are on the way for the Winnipeg Jets. Young stars such as Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor are due hefty raises now that their entry-level contracts are coming to an end, but the team was already near the US$79.5-million salary […]

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Campbell earns shutout as Los Angeles Kings beat Calgary Flames 3-0

The top team in the NHL’s Western Conference tripped on the basement-dweller Monday when the Los Angeles Kings upset the Calgary Flames 3-0. Kings backup goaltender Jack Campbell earned his second career shutout and his first win since Feb. 5 stopping 42 shots. Jonny Brodzinski and defenceman Derek Forbort scored with Tyler Toffoli adding an […]

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NHL game to be broadcast live in Cree from Winnipeg

Sunday night when the Carolina Hurricanes are in Montreal to take on the Canadiens, people will be able to enjoy the broadcast in a different way. It’ll be the first time in history that an NHL game will be televised in Plains Cree. “The whole concept of our language being at a venue where it’s […]

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Junior hockey: Chiefs fall to Grizzlies, Vipers level series with Smoke Eaters

A round-up of results from junior hockey teams in the Okanagan. KOOTENAY INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE Revelstoke 6, Kelowna 3 The Kelowna Chiefs were the class of the league during the regular season, recording just three regulation-time losses. On Wednesday, Revelstoke handed the regular-season champions their second consecutive loss in as many nights, as the […]