Hockey Canada

09 Dec 18
puckstruck

Charlie Conacher was just 28 when he announced his retirement from hockey in January of 1938. Most in the media agreed with The Ottawa Journal’s assessment: the Leaf captain was “the game’s hardest shooter” and had been, for years, “one of its most compelling figures.” Injuries to knees and kidneys, wrists and back had worn […]

09 Dec 18
evablogs

University of Ontario Institute of Technology is offering undergraduate research award for the students in different fields. Scholarships are available for the Canadian and international citizens. Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University. The University of Ontario […]

09 Dec 18
Puck 'Er Up - A Hockey Podcast

As hockey fans, we spend a lot of time at games. And when we’re not at games, we’re watching games. And when we’re not at games or watching games, we’re probably thinking about hockey. So what kind of holiday gift can you get for your friend or loved one who loves hockey but has everything? […]

09 Dec 18
Calgary Sun

The Calgary Inferno had an excellent weekend on the road and won Saturday’s game against the home-team Markham Thunder 3-1 and Sunday’s contest 7-2. These two wins bump the Inferno up to the top of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, seven points ahead of the second-place squad, Montreal’s Les Canadiennes, and nine points ahead of […]

09 Dec 18
Hockey Guru

The Owen Sound Attack were back in action on Saturday night when division rivals the London Knights made the trip to the Bayshore. The Attack were looking to continue their winning streak after beating Barrie at home last weekend. London entered the game as one of the hottest teams in the league on a 15-game […]

09 Dec 18
The Dorksword Saga

This is actual a continuation of my last blog post, but it was a bit off topic and making the post much, much too long. It also got much more personal and upsetting for to keep in that section. So, although I find the use of ‘trigger warnings’ to be condescending and belittling, on the […]

09 Dec 18
Arcynewsy

He was called the father of Russian hockey, and later – the wise uncle of American hockey. Throughout his life he tried to develop the hockey, to take the best from Canadians and Europeans. He actively promoted matches between Soviet and North American athletes, more than once he traveled with the USSR national team during […]

09 Dec 18
toh kya? main nachu?

Continued from Day 10696… Day 10697 Monday, 3 December 2018 Waschsalon Montag! It was still dark outside when I came back after finishing my laundry. -shakes head- You think my language has too many syllables? Have you listened to Malayalam yet? The tongue just slips off for me too if I attempt to speak it. Listen […]

09 Dec 18
Montreal Gazette

A far more useful discussion lies in what can be done to prevent injuries like those suffered by Adonis Stevenson.

09 Dec 18
Smoke Stacks

The Trail Smoke Eaters look to close their weekend out on a high note as they take on the Chilliwack Chiefs for a Sunday matinee at Prospera Centre. LISTEN WATCH Smoke Eaters vs. Chiefs 2018/19 Regular Season Schedule: Friday, October 20th @ Trail Memorial Centre (5-2 Chiefs) (BOXSCORE) Sunday, December 9th @ Prospera Centre (2:00 […]

09 Dec 18
David Power Blog - Silence is the Question

I spent 2 weeks exploring Quebec in late October 2018, visiting a good friend in Ottawa. I was lucky to have a local tour guide and get to explore great cities like Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, as well as the great outdoors. Here are my thoughts from my diary. Trip Highlights Hiking up Mont […]

09 Dec 18
iPhillySports

Winning yesterday was fun. Preferable to not winning, in fact. What if we win … again? Today’s game begins at 3:00 p.m. ET and can be: Seen on TV locally via NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus (or via stream on the MyTeams App) Seen on TV in Canada via TVA Sports and TSN3 Heard on radio […]

09 Dec 18
OILERSNATION
There’s nothing quite like Battle of Alberta day, ya know? Whether you’re listening to sports radio or arguing with a stranger on Twitter or in the comments section here at the Nation, an Oilers/Flames game day is always a different beast for any Alberta hockey fan. And based on the first game of this year’s season series, tonight’s rematch is set up to be a beauty. For the year’s first BOA that happened back in mid-November, we packed a bus full of the Nation’s finest and made our way down to Calgary to cheer our boys on to victory and make life miserable for any Flames fan that was within yelling distance. To start, that approach was a lot of fun as the Oilers jumped up to a two-goal lead early, but then when the collapse happened in the third period we took back all of the abuse we dished out and then some. Needless to say, it’s not much fun to be at the Saddledome when the Oilers drop a two-goal lead and end up with nothing after you’ve spent 40 minutes chirping. With the first rematch happening in our house, there is nothing I could possibly want more than to see everyone in a red jersey walking enjoying the same level of sadness as we did when we left Calgary. Coming into the second game of the season series, the Oilers have a good opportunity for revenge as they’re going up against a Flames team that not only played last night but will also be short a couple of key players due to injury and suspension. As if winning a BOA is not motivation enough, the Oilers are only two points out of third place in the division and one point out of a wildcard spot, so I’m hoping the boys see that and approach this game with all kinds of hunger and desperation. If they can actually put together a full game and not fall down the rabbit hole of distracted decision making then we should be alright. That said, the Flames are the hottest team in the Pacific Division right now and winners of eight of their last 10 contests, making this a must-have game for the Oilers that certainly won’t come easy. If Edmonton is going to avenge November’s loss, they’re going to have to be ready from the moment the puck drops and find a way to maintain that focus for 60 minutes. With the Flames playing last night, it’ll be crucial to get a good start to try and take advantage of any fatigue that Calgary may have. The boys need to throw hits when they have a chance, get the cycle going as much as possible, and try to spend as much time in the offensive zone as they can to wear these guys out. More importantly, the Oilers have to stay focused on their game and not get sucked into the probable Tkachuk-related shenanigans that derailed their night in Calgary. In that game, the Oilers started well but spent more time worrying about repaying the Flames with physicality than actually putting up more goals on the scoreboard, and that ended up being the difference. That can’t happen again. This game will be another massive test to see where this team is at under Hitchcock and a huge opportunity to get themselves back in the playoff picture. Here’s hoping these two teams put on another great show. NUMBERS OILERS FLAMES RECORD 15-12-2 19-9-2 WIN/LOSS STREAK W2 W5 LAST 10 GAMES 6-3-1 8-1-1 GOALS FOR 81 107 GOALS AGAINST 87 84 POWER PLAY 19.8 22.9 PENALTY KILL 76.7 77.4 AVG. SHOTS/FOR 31.4 32.8 AVG. SHOTS/AGAINST 29.9 28.0 TEAM SAVE% .908 .904 CORSI FOR% 50.79 53.84 PDO 99.02 100.2 TEAM SHOOTING% 6.58 8.36 EXPECTED GOALS FOR% 51.53 53.07 Numbers courtesy of Corsica (fancies at 5×5) LINEUP Oilers Draisaitl – McDavid – Chiasson Khaira – Nuge – Puljujarvi Lucic – Brodziak – Kassian Zykov – Spooner – Rattie Klefbom – Larsson Nurse – Russell Gravel – Benning Koskinen After blowing out the Minnesota Wild on Friday night, it makes sense that Hitchcock wouldn’t be making any changes to his lineups outside of Mikko Koskinen getting the start in net. Koskinen has a perfect 6-0 record at Rogers Place so far this season and we can only hope the big man keeps the train rolling tonight. Flames Gaudreau – Monahan – Lindholm Tkachuk – Ryan – Bennett Mangiapane – Jankowski – Neal Czarnik – Quine – Hathaway Hanifin – Hamonic Brodie – Andersson Kylington – Prout Rittich The Flames will be without both Mikael Backlund (injury) and Mark Giordano (suspension) tonight, which is certainly a welcomed sight for any Oilers fan. Backlund is the Flames’ best shutdown centreman and usually gets a healthy dose of Connor McDavid any time these two teams so having him out means that someone less qualified will be tasked with shutting the captain down. As for Giordano, he took a two-game suspension for a knee-on-knee hit he threw against Koivu on Thursday night, which is a tough loss for Calgary’s back end. That said, the Flames lit up the Predators last night without these two guys in the lineup so while it certainly helps not having them in, there are no gimmes in this league and the Oilers are going to have to bust their asses to earn the win. WHAT THEY’RE SAYING… From Flamesnation: The Flames are without two of their de-facto “shutdown McDavid unit” Sunday night. It’s going to be a difficult task, probably one of the hardest the Flames have had this year. It’s a perfect storm of the worst variables coming together for a battle against their provincial rivals. The second night of a back-to-back, their best defenseman and potential Norris candidate suspended, and their best shutdown forward injured. Hopefully he can be managed with the roster assembled and with as little shenanigans as possible. The team is already tops in the West and maintaining it is the goal. If they can steal a win on a schedule loss, with these factors in play then it’s great. It’s another hypothetical two points they need. Oh and James Neal: please score a goal before Milan Lucic. Give us the Christmas miracle that fans so desperately need. TONIGHT… Photoshop: Tom Kostiuk Game Day Prediction: The Oilers allow an early goal after a costly defensive collapse, but come roaring back in the second period with two goals by Connor McDavid. From there, the Hitchcock defensive strangulation game comes into effect and the Oilers lock down a 2-1 win. Obvious Game Day Prediction: Matthew Tkachuk will cheap shot anyone near him and refuse to answer the bell when called out for it. In one of those moments, Sportsnet cameras will get a great shot of his head retracting into his shell. Not-So-Obvious Game Day Prediction: Both Milan Lucic and James Neal will have all kinds of opportunities to score tonight and will hit a combined total of six posts and crossbars. GDB BROUGHT TO YOU BY COLLIN BRUCE MORTGAGE TEAM Find out why so many people are using Dominion Lending Centres #1 broker in Canada. We are paid by the banks on the size of the mortgage, not the interest rate, so we try to get you as low as rate as we can. 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09 Dec 18
Paperdabba

Germany beat Malaysia 5-3 to maintain their all-win record and seal a direct quarterfinal spot, while Pakistan suffered a 1-5 defeat against the Netherlands. (Source: PTI) Germany beat Malaysia 5-3 to maintain their all-win record and seal a direct quarterfinal spot, while Pakistan suffered a 1-5 defeat against the Netherlands but still sneaked into the […]