December 16th, 2017

National Sports

Joonas Donskoi scores late in third to lift Sharks over Flames 3-2

By Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press on December 15th, 2017

CALGARY – Joonas Donskoi made an immediate impact in his return to the San Jose line-up. Donskoi scored the winner with 2:48 left in the third period and also had an assist to lead the Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. “He was awesome,” exclaimed Sharks coach Peter DeBoer. “He was on ... Read More »

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Saros stops 46 shots, Turris has goal, assist as Predators shut out Oilers

By Shane Jones, The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2017

EDMONTON – Juuse Saros made 46 saves for his second career shutout and Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators continued their torrid pace of late with a 4-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. Pontus Aberg, Kevin Fiala and Roman Josi also scored for the Predators (20-7-4), who ... Read More »

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Joonas Donskoi scores late in third to lift Shakrs over Flames 3-2

By Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2017

CALGARY – Joonas Donskoi scored the winner late in third and had an assist to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. Justin Braun began the sequence by knocking Johnny Gaudreau off the puck in the Sharks end, beginning a 3-on-2 rush up ice. Eventually, Joe Thornton got a ... Read More »

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Stalock backstops surging Wild to 2-0 win over Maple Leafs

By Dave Campbell, The Associated Press on December 14th, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots to complete his first NHL shutout in three seasons, steering the Minnesota Wild past the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. Tyler Ennis scored early and Mikael Granlund added a late goal for the Wild, whose first three wins on ... Read More »

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Patrick Kane, Nick Schmaltz lead Blackhawks to 5-1 win over Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2017

WINNIPEG – Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz each had a goal and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks extended their season-high winning streak to four games with a 5-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. Vinnie Hinostroza, Tommy Wingels and Michal Kempny also scored for the Blackhawks (16-11-5). Corey Crawford made 27 saves for ... Read More »

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Tomas Plekanec scores in OT, Canadiens beat Devils to snap three-game slide

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2017

MONTREAL – Tomas Plekanec scored in overtime as the Montreal Canadiens beat the visiting New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday to snap a three-game losing skid. Andrew Shaw scored for Canadiens (14-14-4) in regulation time. Carey Price, making his ninth straight start, made 31 saves. Stefan Noesen scored the lone goal for the Devils (17-9-5), ... Read More »

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Hockey Canada cuts six players from world junior selection camp roster

By The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2017

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Hockey Canada cut six players from its world junior championship selection camp roster on Thursday, reducing the team from 33 players to 27. Defencemen Dennis Cholowski and Logan Stanley were sent back to their junior teams as were forwards Cody Glass, Kole Lind, Jonathan Ang and goalie Samuel Harvey. Canada plays ... Read More »

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Jason Fram lifts U Sports over Canada 4-3 at world junior selection camp

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2017

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Jason Fram scored with 6.5 seconds left to play in the third period as the U Sports all-stars edged Canada 4-3 on Wednesday. It was the second of two games between Canada’s national junior team and a team made up of players from universities across the country. Hockey Canada used the ... Read More »

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Homan, Koe victories shake up teams for Olympic mixed doubles trials

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2017

Some of Canada’s biggest curling names had to quickly find another big name to get a second chance at wearing the Maple Leaf at the 2018 Olympic Games. When Rachel Homan and Kevin Koe won the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Ottawa on Sunday and punched their ticket to Pyeongchang, South Korea, it ... Read More »

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B.C. Lions tab former quarterback Jarious Jackson to fix troubled offence

By The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2017

SURREY, B.C. – The B.C. Lions are handing Jarious Jackson the keys to their troubled attack after the CFL club named the former quarterback as its new offensive co-ordinator on Thursday. Jackson played seven seasons with the Lions from 2005 to 2011 before serving as B.C.’s quarterbacks coach in 2013. The 40-year-old spent the last ... Read More »

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