At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, the Vegas Golden Knights were generating plenty of chatter about their sparkling inaugural campaign. Initially, Vegas’ success opened the door for other expansion franchises: The possibility of additional NHL franchises in Quebec City, Seattle, and Houston piqued fans’ interest more than ever. Fast[Read More…]
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International hockey tournaments are in full swing around this time of year. The World Junior Championships take place around New Year’s, the World Championships are in the spring, and every four years, we get to see hockey at the Winter Olympics. Needless to say, it’s a good season to be[Read More…]
After a double-overtime loss to the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins on Feb. 25 at Arena CEPSUM, the perennial national championship contender Martlets have been eliminated from the RSEQ playoffs, effectively ending their 2017-18 season. Despite second-year forward Jade Downie-Landry’s three points—two goals and an assist—the Martlets were unable to[Read More…]
The halfway point in the 2017-18 National Hockey League (NHL) season has come and gone, marking a perfect time to reflect on the season so far, and consider how the intriguing postseason will shape up. Biggest Surprise: Vegas Golden Knights No expansion team—in any of the four major North[Read More…]
The 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games are right around the corner, and a fresh set of Olympic heros are waiting in the wings. The Canadian delegation—225 athletes strong—is the largest in history. While every athlete hopes to capture Olympic gold, only a select few—from a wide variety of backgrounds—will have a[Read More…]
All-Star season is upon us. It’s the time of year when sports fans get together and celebrate the proud North American tradition of watching the top stars of our favourite sports face each other to determine not that much. However, not all four major league sports are created equal: Due[Read More…]
Toronto-based sports networks and their self-serving bias.
On Nov. 24, the McGill Martlets (3-5) faced off against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees (5-2). Despite a strong third period comeback and two goals from first-year forward Kellyane Lecours, the Martlets were unable to close the deal, falling 4-3 in the shootout. McGill had a slow start to the[Read More…]
On Nov. 5, the hockey world was rocked by a massive three-way trade: The Ottawa Senators acquired highly-touted forward Matt Duchene from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for goaltender Andrew Hammond, prospect Shane Bowers, and a pair of draft picks. The Senators also sent top-six forward Kyle Turris to the[Read More…]
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