Canada Beats Finland To Hockey World Gold

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

Canada’s national men’s hockey team on Sunday secured their 27th world title when they pipped Finland to the post in a 3-2 victory to capture the gold at this year’s Hockey World Championship final in Riga, La...Read More

Curling Canada Wants To Keep Experts At Home

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2019

Never mind the secret to success in sport and in coaching; trying to keep the expertise at home in the first place is a daunting task all of its own. But Curling Canada has a plan. And that plan involves embracing a co...Read More

Ben Affleck Spotted Playing Poker While Drunk In LA

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2019

Actor Ben Affleck is what one would call a highly functional alcoholic; or at least one in recovery, if he does stick to the plan of not allowing a recent roundabout with the bottle to completely derail his sobriety jo...Read More

John Hashem Wins 2019 SIGA Poker Champs

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2019

He’s a master at his trade and would be fair to say that going up against Regina’s John Hashem would likely turn out a disaster to most players gutsy enough to challenge the player at his game of choice. The 2019 S...Read More

Louis Vuitton Designs LoL Worlds Trophy Case

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

There’s no denying the fact that we’re moving ever closer to a world where there will no longer be any distinction between the world of traditional sports and the world of eSports. The latest in a long line of exam...Read More

Richard Wins Bronze In Cliff Diving Series

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

Returning to competitive cliff diving after a prolonged recovery necessitated by an injury is a harrowing mental challenge. These are the words of Montreal professional cliff diver Lysanne Richard, after having won bronze in the women&rs...Read More

DeBues-Stafford Shatters 34-Year Record

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2019

Canadian track and field champion Gabriela DeBues-Stafford isn’t only super fast out of the staring blocks, but she also has what it takes to keep up the pace, and for all of 1,500 metres to boot. The athlete recently ran the dista...Read More

$888 Event Won By Former Fast Food Worker

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2019

As honourable as what an honest day’s work may be, whether its flipping burgers at a local fast-food joint or performing open-heart surgery, winning a gold bracelet and a load of cash still beats it all. Especially if your name is R...Read More

Canada’s Best Prepare For Pan Am Peru

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

The 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto saw Canada make podium a total of 27 times, with local athletes having laid claim to 11 gold medals, 7 silver and 9 bronze. It turned out to be a year to remember. This summer’s Pan A...Read More

John Hennigan Crowned World Seven Card Champ

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2019

John Hennigan is no newcomer to the worldwide Poker scene. In fact, the latest WSOP champion is now the holder of a smashing total of 6 World Series of Poker bracelets. Oh and he also got to leave with $245,451 tucked safely into the pock...Read More

Carlo Todaro Wins Spring PlayNow Poker Champ

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2019

Carlo Todaro was the official last man sitting down at the recent 2019 Spring PlayNow Poker Championship. The event was hosted by the Farmery Estate Brewery and culminated in a very grand $400 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Ante event. ...Read More

WSOP Poker Room Opens At Harrah’s Philadelphia

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

Christmas came early this year. Just ask Harrah’s Casino Philadelphia, which has just opened its very own brand new and wonderfully grand World Series of Poker-branded room. 27 brand spanking new tables were on show at the grand ado...Read More

Team Canada The Team To Beat At Curling Champs

Ben Hamill - May 02, 2019

Canada lives to play another shot at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships thanks to star curling duo Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant’s recent stellar victory over Sweden. The pair made good work of their Swedish opposit...Read More

Negreanu Keen To Mix It Up This Season

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

Daniel Negreanu has an eventful time coming up. He’s marrying long-time sweetheart Amanda Leatherman on May 19, and will barely have time for a honeymoon before its time for the World Series of Poker that gets underway on May 29Read More

WSOP Kicks Out Catherine Valdes

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2019

Social media celebrity Catherine “catrific” Valdes has expressed her deep dissatisfaction at the manner in which she was allegedly treated on the weekend by a World Series of Poker official at the World Series of Poker Bally&r...Read More

Ben Palmer Wins Venetian’s First WPT Event

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2019

The only thing better than winning a World Poker Tour main event, is winning a World Poker Tour main event at your favourite Las Vegas casino. Just ask Ben Palmer. Palmer recently won the very first WPT main event hosted by the Venetian i...Read More

R.J. Barrett USA Today’s Player Of The Year

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

If Canadian basketball champion R.J. Barrett knows how to do anything, then it’s how to score. And scoring in every sense of the word, both on and off the basketball court. 18-year old Barrett has just been named Basketball Player ...Read More

Vinicius Lima Wins WSOP Borgata Open Final

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2019

It’s a tournament that started out with 1,415 entries; with each player as hopeful and as determined as the next to make it to the final table. Last Wednesday, one month after the first of the cards were dealt, it was finally time f...Read More

Canada Takes 2nd and 3rd At Four Continents

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2019

If Canada’s sportsmen and sportswomen know how to do anything with absolute grace, then it’s how to make their way across a slippery icy landscape. Two Canadian ice dance duo’s finished in second and third positi...Read More

eSports Continues to Set New Records

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2019

eSports are definitely here to stay. The competitive gaming industry has boomed over the past ten years, and its reach has exploded to reach a much larger scope than even industry analysts ever could have imagined. Although organized con...Read More

Brooke Henderson Hoping for a Great Golfing Year

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2019

No matter where she goes nowadays, everybody recognizes Brooke Henderson. The 21 year old Smith Falls, Ontario native has rocketed her way up the international golf rankings over the past few years – but despite that...Read More

Ramon Colillas Takes Home $25k PSPC Win

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2019

With every level that passed in the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC), the stakes grew even higher for those still in the running for the grand prize. A group of 38 participants reached the second last day of action on Januar...Read More

Canadian Sports Predictions For 2019

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

With the start of a new year comes another twelve action-packed months for the world of Canadian sports. 2019 will no doubt be filled with new possibilities, big hopes and dreams, successes, heartbreaks, and everything...Read More

Finland’s Surprise Win Over the Canadian World Juniors

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2019

It’s a rare event for a Canadian team to be on the losing end of a hockey game. Unfortunately, however, victories are never possible one hundred percent of the time, and a broken hockey stick ended up breaking the Canadian World Ju...Read More

Lind And The Canadian Curling Conundrum

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2018

It’s all about doing what is considered to be impossible; being part of the group that finally achieves what has been out of their reach for the longest time. This, according to Canadian Curling champion J.D. Lind, is why he made th...Read More

Steve Spunt Wins 2nd WSOP Gold Ring At The Bike

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2018

There’s no stopping 58-year old Steve Spunt now. Not now that he’s won his second World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring at The Bike. And of course, lest we forget, $174,055 in prize money; the most to date for winning a main...Read More

Jennifer Jones Makes Career-Defining Shot

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

“Oh really? That’s kind of cool.” This was the response offered by four-time Canada Cup curling champion Jennifer Jones after having been informed that she had just made one of the best shots of her career, as we...Read More

Two-Time WSOP Master Thor Hansen Dies

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

Legendary Norwegian Poker player Thor Hansen was a legend in his own right. A regular on the scene, Hansen quickly acquired the honourable nickname of the “Godfather of Poker”. Sadly, after a 6-year long battle with cancer, Ha...Read More

Tony Miles Takes On Reality TV

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2018

Prop bets are all the rage right now, and Poker players have bought into the fad in a big way. To want to better and challenge one’s self is never a negative thing, and so the media is joining in on the fun by reporting on every lit...Read More

Caribbean Party Poker Rocks the Bahamas

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2018

Partypoker’s Caribbean Party Poker series is off to a great start, having kicked off on November 9. The series will run all the way until November 17 at Baha Mar in the Bahamas, which of course is the ideal setting for a few rounds ...Read More

Critics Accuse Transwoman Cyclist of Cheating

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2018

A transgender Canadian woman has recently won the Cycling World Championship in Los Angeles, bringing immense pride to local fans of the sport. However, some critics have now accused Dr Rachel McKinnon, t...Read More

Dean Walsh Wins DeepStacks Main Event

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2018

The was packed with action this year, playing out at Casino Yellowhead from September 29 all the way through to October 8. Over the course of the 10-day tourney, seven events played out,...Read More

Lefebvre Claims Top Spot at SIGA 2018

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2018

The first week of October always signifies the start of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) Poker Championship for Canada’s most passionate players. The premier event on SIGA’s calendar each year, ...Read More

Record Attendance at the 2018 Fall PNPC

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2018

Over the past couple of years, the PlayNow Poker Championship (PNPC) has been establishing a reputation for itself as an essential stop on the Canadian poker tourney schedule. The bi-annual event takes place once in sprin...Read More

Canadians Scoop $800k at WCOOP Tourneys

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2018

Fans of already know that in September, the iconic World Championship of Online Poker (or WCOOP) swings around. Players are offered a chance to scoop humongous guarantees and ultimate gaming glory while battling it out a...Read More

Gera Claims H.O.R.S.E Gold Ring and $8,303

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2018

In the USA, Manju Gera has officially been named the latest winner of a gold ring. Earlier in the week, the professional grinder bested a large field in the $400 H.O.R.S.E tourney at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, claiming her first cash ...Read More

Canadian Figure Skating Shake Up

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2018

In the months following the Olympic season, it is not uncommon to hear of newly announced retirements and figure skaters taking a much-deserved break. However, for the Canadian team, this year’s exodus of skaters is essentially unpreceden...Read More

WSOP-C Colossus Enjoys Record Attendance

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2018

When the , the local gaming community was virtually abuzz with excitement. This initial excitement continued well onto the felt as well, as the first event of the iconic series enjoyed record-smashing attendance on Day 1. WSOP-C kicked o...Read More

Getting to Grips with Canoe Polo

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2018

The 2018 edition of Canoe Polo’s biannual World Championship (regional championships are held in the intervening years) began on the 31st of July in Welland, Ont. There are also Canoe Polo events in the World Games, the i...Read More