April 20th, 2018

National Sports

Maple Leafs feeling confident as they prepare for playoff meeting with Boston

By Kyle Cicerella, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2018

TORONTO – James van Riemsdyk didn’t see a lot of experience when looked around the Toronto Maple Leafs’ locker room at this time last spring. After a tough six-game playoff series with the Washington Capitals, where the club’s youngsters found out first-hand what playoff hockey in the NHL is all about, he’s confident he’s going ... Read More »

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Who will make a difference? 16 players to keep an eye on in the playoffs

By Kyle Cicerella, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2018

TORONTO – The first round of the NHL playoffs has the potential for upsets and opportunities for players to make a name for themselves by stealing a game in net or scoring the winner in double-overtime. Here is one player to watch from each of the 16 playoff teams in the first round. Eastern Conference: ... Read More »

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Canucks president optimistic about future despite missing playoffs

By Jim Morris, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Despite missing the playoffs for the third consecutive season, Canucks president Trevor Linden is optimistic about the NHL team’s future. “We are encouraged as an organization about where we are as a group,” Linden told a news conference Monday. “I think this group has an identity moving forward with its young players that ... Read More »

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Stamps OL Federkeil says he was in compliance with CFL/CFLPA drug policy

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2018

CALGARY – Retired Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman Dan Federkeil faces a two-game suspension if he returns to the CFL after testing positive for a banned substance. The league announced in a statement Monday that Federkeil tested positive for testosterone. Federkeil said the positive test was the result of a drug he is using to treat ... Read More »

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Habs forward Gallagher says team struggled to find solutions for their struggles

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2018

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens’ season started bad and never got better. That left them out of the NHL playoffs for a second time in three years while tying a team record with 40 regulation time losses en route to a 29-40-13 campaign – fourth worst overall in the 31-team league. “I don’t think you ... Read More »

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Head coach Guy Boucher takes responsibility for lost Senators’ sorry season

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2018

Ottawa head coach Guy Boucher says he will take as much responsibility as possible for the Senators’ disappointing season. Boucher says everything needs to improve if things are to change in 2018-19. Boucher pinpointed chemistry difficulties and poor defensive play as key factors in the Senators’ free fall from Eastern Conference finalists to second-last place ... Read More »

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The Canadian Press takes a look at the NHL’s first-round playoff matchups

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2018

With the NHL playoffs set to begin Wednesday, The Canadian Press takes a look at all eight first-round series. EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION (1) Tampa Bay Lightning versus (4) New Jersey Devils The Lightning backed into the division’s top seed when the Boston Bruins lost to the Florida Panthers on home ice in the final ... Read More »

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Canada basketball’s Paige Crozon playing Down Under for her Humboldt home

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia – Paige Crozon is wearing Canada on her jersey at the Commonwealth Games, but she is now playing for Humboldt. Basketball has taken the 23-year-old to the University of Utah, a pro team in Germany (Saarlouis Royals) and now the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. But she was born and raised in Humboldt, ... Read More »

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Teen swimmer Taylor Ruck ties Canada record with seventh Commonwealth Games medal

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia – Teenage swimmer Taylor Ruck won bronze in the women’s 100-metre freestyle Monday at the Commonwealth Games, tying a 52-year-old Canadian record with her seventh medal of the games. Canadian Elaine Tanner won seven medals (four gold and three silver) at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians ... Read More »

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Canadian Damian Warner leads midway through Commonwealth Games decathlon

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia – Defending champion Damian Warner led Canadian teammate Pierce LePage after the first day of the decathlon at the Commonwealth Games. Warner opened with his season-best 10.29 in the 100, threw a personal best 15:11 metres in the shot put, recorded 7.54 metres in the long jump and a season-best 2.04 meters ... Read More »

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