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Ice Hockey Federation Urges Players To Press NHL On Olympics

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene’ Fasel placed the emphasis on NHL players to persuade the league to compete at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. 665 more words

Sports

Becker helps to establish hockey roots throughout the world

Lee Becker keeps going places, thanks to hockey.

Becker — an ex-pat from Saskatoon who runs a beach resort in Indonesia with his Swiss-born partner, Anna — has helped deepen hockey roots in non-traditional places such as the United Arab Emirates and Thailand. 1,803 more words

Saskatoon

Ice hockey federation against blanket Russia Olympic ban

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) council wants “clean” Russian athletes at the PyeongChang Olympics.

The federation issued a press release Tuesday, one week before the International Olympic Committee is due to decide on Russia’s participation in PyeongChang in February amid its doping scandal. 349 more words

Olympics

Carteri should have been retained

Robservations …

• Carm Carteri deserved better. Carteri, a long-time colour analyst on CKRM’s broadcasts of Saskatchewan Roughriders games, will not be in the booth for the CFL team’s inaugural season at the new Mosaic Stadium. 673 more words

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Asia rising in hockey ahead of Winter Olympics in South Korea and China

Asia rising?

In ice hockey, it sure seems like it.

From the winning exploits of  teams from the continent in recent international tournaments to players of Asian heritage poised to be picked in the… 1,070 more words

Flyers' Pierre Edouard Bellemare scores by passing on award at IIHF tournament

The phrase “consummate team player” is an often over-used piece of sports-writing jargon, but every now and then you see the meaning behind the words. 234 more words