Matt Murray leads Canada to gold-medal game against Finland

Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal and Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins made 40 saves as Canada downed the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday to advance to the gold medal game at the world hockey championship. Darnell Nurse, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Turris and Thomas Chabot also scored for Canada in the second semifinal of the men’s… Read More »

Jets sign goalie Brossoit with $1.2M deal

The Winnipeg Jets have their backup plan in place — and it’s going to cost them nearly twice as much as it did last season. Goaltender Laurent Brossoit signed a one-year deal Saturday worth $1.225 million. The 26-year-old was a pending restricted free agent and coming off a terrific first year with the Jets, going 13-6-2 with a… Read More »

5 storylines for Huskies-Mooseheads final on Sunday

The Canadian Hockey League has gone from 60 teams to the final two, with the host Halifax Mooseheads facing the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in Sunday’s Memorial Cup final at 7 p.m. ET. The Western Hockey League champion Prince Albert Raiders were first to bow out of the four-team tournament after going 0-3 in… Read More »

Erik Karlsson thanks Sharks fans in seeming farewell to San Jose

Erik Karlsson doesn’t make it sound as if he’ll be returning to San Jose next fall. The Sharks’ defenceman tweeted his thanks to the team and Northern Californians on Friday but made no mention of a return. He will become a free agent when the Stanley Cup Final is over. “Thank you to the entire @SanJoseSharks organization, fans,… Read More »

Improving Canadian team comes together at last, right moment to reach semifinals

Damon Severson had a funny feeling he’d score in Canada’s quarter-final against Switzerland at the world hockey championship. “[Thursday] morning, I woke up and I just thought ‘I feel like I’m going to score tonight. I hope I can just get one,”‘ said the 24-year-old from Melville, Sask. “I didn’t think it was going to be like that, but… Read More »

German defenceman signed by Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have signed defensive prospect Leon Gawanke to an NHL contract. The German-born player inked a three-year entry-level deal with an annual salary of US$810,000. Gawanke, who turns 20 next week, was drafted by Winnipeg in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL draft. He played the last three seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles… Read More »

90-year-old Nova Scotian talks about playing in 2 Memorial Cups

For Harold (Red) Conrad, 90, watching the Halifax Mooseheads play at the Memorial Cup is bringing back memories of when he suited up for the Halifax St. Mary’s Juniors and played in the national tournament in 1947 and 1948. In those days, the Memorial Cup played out over several weekends with regional games in different cities across the country. Conrad… Read More »

German Defencemansigned by jets

The Winnipeg Jets have signed defensive prospect Leon Gawanke to an NHL contract. The German-born player inked a three-year entry-level deal with an annual salary of US$810,000. Gawanke, who turns 20 next week, was drafted by Winnipeg in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL draft. He played the last three seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles… Read More »

Alex Belzile (F) from Laval Rocket to Montréal Canadiens

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Jonne Tammela (F) from Tampa Bay Lightning to Unknown

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