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March 2020

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The NHLPA on Handling COVID-19

In the midst of the NHL’s suspended season and the global coronavirus pandemic, NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr took time to speak with The Hockey News owner and publisher W. Graeme Roustan about the future of overseas travel, how the NHLPA has remained in contact with players and the next steps during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click below to listen to the insightful podcas...

In the midst of the NHL’s suspended season and the global coronavirus pandemic, NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr took time to speak with The Hockey News owner and publisher W. Graeme Roustan about the future of overseas travel, how the NHLPA has remained in contact with players and the next steps during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click below to listen to the insightful podcast.

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COVID-19 on the NHL’s Bottom Line

All sports leagues are feeling the impact from the suspension of play. However, hockey’s shutdown is significant because the NHL relies the most on gate revenue among the four major North American professional leagues. While fans suffer from the absence, the owners and players share the losses as games are cancelled and ticket sales vanish. Click the link below as Stew commen...

All sports leagues are feeling the impact from the suspension of play. However, hockey’s shutdown is significant because the NHL relies the most on gate revenue among the four major North American professional leagues. While fans suffer from the absence, the owners and players share the losses as games are cancelled and ticket sales vanish. Click the link below as Stew comments on how the coronavirus could impact the NHL’s bottom line.

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Player Spotlight

Jamie McLennan, NHL Alumni

This month’s player spotlight is on retired NHL goaltender, Jamie “Noodles” McLennan. Jamie’s eleven NHL seasons were split between the Islanders, Blues, Wild, Flames and Rangers. During Jamie’s lengthy career he was always recognized as a favorite among teammates. It is this likable personality that has made his transition from the NHL to media so successfu...

This month’s player spotlight is on retired NHL goaltender, Jamie “Noodles” McLennan. Jamie’s eleven NHL seasons were split between the Islanders, Blues, Wild, Flames and Rangers. During Jamie’s lengthy career he was always recognized as a favorite among teammates. It is this likable personality that has made his transition from the NHL to media so successful. Since the news of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Noodles has stressed the importance of proper hygiene and social distancing. Check out Jamie’s public service announcement, once again stressing the importance of taking care of each other during these uncertain times.

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Victoria Bach, Team Canada & PWHPA

This month’s player spotlight is on Team Canada forward, Victoria Bach. A native of Milton, Ontario, the 5’4 sniper started her playing career with the Mississauga Girls Hockey Club. Recruited by over 20 NCAA programs, Victoria selected Boston University as her new home. At the completion of Victoria’s four year scholarship, she had broken many scoring records, amassing...

This month’s player spotlight is on Team Canada forward, Victoria Bach. A native of Milton, Ontario, the 5’4 sniper started her playing career with the Mississauga Girls Hockey Club. Recruited by over 20 NCAA programs, Victoria selected Boston University as her new home. At the completion of Victoria’s four year scholarship, she had broken many scoring records, amassing nearly 200 points in less than 150 games. That spring, Victoria was selected by the Markham Thunder of the CWHL, going on to win the league’s Rookie of the Year Award. Click the link below to view our interview with Victoria Bach!

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Sportsnet: Women in Hockey

Hockey is always changing, so it should be no surprise that the barriers around who holds power in the sport have changed. Today, girls’ hockey is one of the fastest-growing sports in North America, with help from back-to-back appearances at the NHL All-Star Weekend. Click the link below to read who Sportsnet ranks as the 25 most powerful women in hockey.

25 Most Powerful Women

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PWHPA: This Game is for All of Us

The PWHPA is composed of the best female hockey players from around the world. They represent all levels of experience, including Olympic medalists, World Champions, veteran professionals, and recent college graduates. Click the link below to learn more about the goal of the PWHPA and their mission on this season’s #DreamGapTour.

#ForTheGame Video

January 2020

Player Spotlight

Tanner Pearson, Vancouver Canucks

This month’s player spotlight is on Vancouver Canucks’ forward, Tanner Pearson. This April will mark the completion of Tanner’s seventh NHL campaign, as he continues to quietly piece together his career season. Tanner’s road to the NHL was unique, after being overlooked in both the 2010 and 2011 entry drafts. However, Tanner’s dedication and pers...

This month’s player spotlight is on Vancouver Canucks’ forward, Tanner Pearson. This April will mark the completion of Tanner’s seventh NHL campaign, as he continues to quietly piece together his career season. Tanner’s road to the NHL was unique, after being overlooked in both the 2010 and 2011 entry drafts. However, Tanner’s dedication and perseverance were ultimately rewarded when he was selected in the first round (30th overall) by the Kings in 2012. Less than two years later, Tanner played a pivotal role in the 2014 Stanley Cup Championship. Click the link below to watch Tanner score, and celebrate, his 100th NHL goal.

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Goals of the Decade

Over the past ten seasons, the NHL has seen a wide variety of remarkable goals. Relive ten of the greatest goals from the past decade, including two special one-handers, a between-the-legs tally and an extra special finish that just barely made the deadline. Click the link below to see a list of the top 10 goals over the last ten years.

10 Greatest Goals of the Decade

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Habs’ Thompson Opens Up

Montreal Canadiens’ forward, Nate Thompson and his wife, Sydney, sat down with Sportsnet host, Christine Simpson for a feature interview that aired last Saturday during Hockey Night in Canada. The powerful interview discussed Nate’s battle with alcohol and drug addiction. Click the link below to view the amazing story.

Nate's Second Chance

December 2019

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The Green Team

Not long ago, an association with cannabis would cause a professional athlete’s career to be irreversibly damaged. Today, cannabis in its various forms has been widely considered a “game changer” for many professional athletes. Click the link below to see a list of 20 cannabis advocates in sports.

20 Cannabis Advocates in Sports

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No Cannabis in Nagano

In 1998, Vancouver native, Ross Rebagliati won Olympic Gold in Men’s Snowboarding. Days after his victory, Ross tested positive for THC, a substance banned by the International Olympic Committee and subsequently had his medal revoked. Click the link below as Ross details the difficult journey he took to reclaim his gold medal.

The Ross Rebagliati Story

Player Spotlight

Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers

This month’s player spotlight is on Philadelphia Flyers’ forward, Morgan Frost. The Aurora, Ontario native, and Ontario Hockey League product, played three seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, amassing 310 regular season points in less than 200 games. Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Morgan began his professiona...

This month’s player spotlight is on Philadelphia Flyers’ forward, Morgan Frost. The Aurora, Ontario native, and Ontario Hockey League product, played three seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, amassing 310 regular season points in less than 200 games. Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Morgan began his professional hockey career with the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms this fall. Following a fantastic start in the AHL, Morgan was recalled by the Flyers on 18-Nov-19. Click the link below to view a great video of Morgan’s first NHL goal, which was scored in his first NHL game

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