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Rangers donate $5000 to support hockey writer Ira Podell - ‎2 hours ago‎
The team made a $5,000 donation, according to the New York Daily News, to the account intended to raise money for Associated Press writer Ira Podell, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last spring and later suffered a stroke.

World Cup rosters present extra deadline drama for GMs - ‎7 hours ago‎
Numerous other NHL executives and scouts also hold positions with teams for a tournament being run jointly by the league and NHL Players' Association. It is essentially a new venture, and a tricky one, with so much of the planning happening concurrent ...
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Diversity is the key to Raptors success in Toronto

The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
A low-key group of local politicians, athletes and the head of the NBA Players Association gathered with schoolchildren to celebrate a joint project: the refurbishing of a court surface at the Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre.

MAKELA: For player who strikes official, 20 games a gift

The Sudbury Star - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The NHL was swift in handing out a 20-game suspension to Wideman, the stated minimum for "any player who strikes a referee with intent to injure," a penalty that Wideman has chosen to appeal through the NHL Players Association, who subsequently stated ...
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Flames' Gaudreau, Monahan, Bouma apologize after benching - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The NHL Players' Association appealed his 20-game suspension for cross-checking and knocking down a referee Jan. 27. Wideman has served four games of his suspension.

Brantford lands new junior lacrosse team

Brantford Expositor - ‎2 hours ago‎
Starting in May, fans will be able to head to the civic centre on Fridays to watch the Brantford Warriors compete in the Ontario Lacrosse Association's junior C league. "What we're trying to do is build the future of the game and bring Friday night ...
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NHL suspends defenseman 20 games for hitting official; players' association files appeal - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Nashville Predators' players look over the bench at linesman Don Henderson after he was hit by Calgary Flames' Dennis Wideman during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press ...

Q&A with Donald Fehr, executive director of NHL players' union

Chicago Tribune - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Fehr's job before being named head of the NHL players' association in 2010 was executive director of the Major League Baseball players' association from 1985 to 2009.

Major penalty turning point in YRAAA playoff hockey game - ‎3 hours ago‎
... Lisieux Lions senior boys' hockey team these days. So far, that has been working well for them after they eliminated the defending York Region Athletic Association and Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAAA champion St. Brother ...

Minor hockey exec says players don't sign up to be charged with assault - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The executive director of a southwestern Ontario minor hockey association says there's more than one victim when a player is assaulted on the ice. "I think there's the victim who was assaulted and then there's the victim who was charged. And I say that ...

Mike Mulvaney Memorial House League Hockey Tournament draws 72 teams

Peterborough Examiner - ‎22 hours ago‎
The Peterborough Hockey Association created the tournament last year expressly to give house league players a major tournament, something they haven't had in the past.
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A brief history of embattled Maple Leafs captains - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The captaincy played a large factor in him turning down a more lucrative contract with the Toronto Toros of the World Hockey Association to remain with the Leafs. Sittler would have two battles that would ultimately result in him leaving the team. His ...
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Union chief pushes for big changes on MLB labour contract - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
A former All-Star first baseman, Clark took over as head of the Major League Baseball Players Association in late 2013 after Michael Weiner died due to a brain tumour.
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Dennis Wideman suspension appeal for hitting linesman set for Wednesday - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman will appeal a 20-game suspension handed down to him by NHL, after he hit linesman Don Henderson from behind during a game on Jan. 27.

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Spruce Grove Examiner - ‎11 hours ago‎
According to the Spruce Grove Minor Hockey Association (SGMHA), there are only 16 girls registered at the levels between initiation and peewee amongst 800 or so total players. There are two complete female teams, the bantam and midget AAAs, both of ...

Charley Lightfoot's 1900s stick goes to Hockey Hall of Fame

The Beacon Herald - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Museum general manager John Kastner points out that when Lightfoot played for the city's Ontario Hockey Association championship junior team in 1900, it was 47 years before Jackie Robinson faced intense racism as the first black player in Major League ...

Today in Sports history

Hamilton Spectator - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
1971 - Montreal Canadiens' John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal. 1973 - Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row.

EDITORIAL: NHL hits back with suspension

Williams Lake Tribune - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
27. Wideman will forfeit just under $600,000 U.S. in salary if the decision is not overturned in an appeal filed by the NHL Players' Association Wednesday. Hockey fans taking in the game between the Nashville Predators and Calgary Flames were shocked ...

Pioneering Stratford player's stick off to Hockey Hall of Fame

570 News - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
One of the world's first black hockey players, Charlie Lightfoot, played for the Stratford Hockey Club as early as 1900, winning a junior championship in the Ontario Hockey Association and an intermediate championship the following year. “The fact that ...
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Why it's time to reevaluate Gary Bettman's legacy - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
The sense here is that even though there are suggestions that Mathieu Schneider is being positioned to replace Fehr atop the NHL Players' Association, having a strong union partner has in fact brought out the best in Bettman. He was stared down in the ...