Post Tagged with: "hockey"

More than 80 hockey and broomball teams compete at Val-d’Or tournament

More than 80 hockey and broomball teams compete at Val-d’Or tournament

An annual tradition was renewed the first weekend of December as Cree hockey players and fans from across Eeyou Istchee converged on Val-d’Or for the 38th CREE Senior Hockey and Broomball Tournament. This year’s event was as big as ever, […]

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

Like most 11-year-olds, Justin MacLeod of Mistissini and Waswanipi’s Noah Neeposh love to play hockey and to play video games – but it’s safe to say that hockey takes precedence. After successful tryouts last December, MacLeod and Neeposh were invited […]

First Nations hockey team turns racist incidents during Quebec tournament into positive action

First Nations hockey team turns racist incidents during Quebec tournament into positive action

Members of a First Nations hockey team subjected to racist taunts at a recent tournament in Quebec City are feeling encouraged by the cross-Canada support they have received and hope the resulting attention will help root out racism in the […]

The NHL Playoffs (Part 2)

The culmination of two teams’ deep runs made this a playoff worth remembering. With their bandwagon pretty full, the Winnipeg Jets took us all the way to the Western Conference Finals. But alas, they had to bow out to the […]

Chisasibi Beavers end impressive season with run to Inter-regionals final

Chisasibi Beavers end impressive season with run to Inter-regionals final

Young Cree hockey players took centre stage last month as the Chisasibi Beavers Atom A squad made the long trip to Laval to compete in the 2018 Quebec Inter-regional championship tournament. Comprised of many of the best 9- and 10-year-old […]

The NHL Playoffs Part 1

Woke up this morning realizing that once again, most Canadian teams are missing in this year’s NHL playoffs. Then I remembered that Les Habitants were among the missing teams. I smiled, but I will have no further comment. Once again, […]

The Ref and I

One time, after getting tossed from a hockey game, I expressed my displeasure and disagreement with the referee’s decision by throwing three full garbage bags on the ice – one each for the referee and his two linesmen. Another time, […]

Canada's national women's hockey team for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics is introduced at Winsport's Markin McPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta on December 22, 2017.

Canada’s roster includes three goaltenders, six defencemen, and 14 forwards:

Goaltenders: Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta.)

Defencemen: Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./Toronto, CWHL), Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL), Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./Calgary, CWHL), Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man./Markham, CWHL), Meaghan Mikkelson (St. Albert, Alta./Calgary, CWHL), Lauriane Rougeau (Beaconsfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL);

Forwards: Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.), Bailey Bram (Ste. Anne, Man./Calgary, CWHL), Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL), Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL), Jillian Saulnier (Halifax/Calgary, CWHL), Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL), Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Markham, CWHL), Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S./Calgary, CWHL), Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE).

Canadian First Nations well represented at 2018 Winter Olympics

Both casual and hardcore sports fans from across Canada will be glued to screens for 17 days in February as athletes from around the world come together in PyeongChang, South Korea, for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. From Catriona Le […]

Centre of the hockey universe

Centre of the hockey universe

Hockey players and fans from across Eeyou Istchee descended on Val-d’Or as the 37th Annual CREE Senior Hockey and Broomball Tournament rolled into town for four days, November 30 to December 3. The city briefly became the Centre of the […]

Chasing the dream

My son makes an observation. He asks, “Dad, why are you watching Montreal so much?” My answer to him was, “You know my boy, as a Bruins fan, I love watching the Habs lose and lately they’ve been losing a […]