World’s Longest Hockey Game Sets New Record

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2021

The world’s longest hockey game ever played has stolen multiple new records this February. But since this was a game not necessarily played for individual fame and glory, it’s been a win for more than Guinness World Record pur...Read More

More Accounts Of Abuse Added To CHL Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2020

A class action lawsuit filed against the Canadian Hockey League by two former league players in June 2020 has been joined by at least fourteen more former CHL players. The newly-joined players have now submitted affidavits with the Ontari...Read More

All-Canadian Division On The NHL Table

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2020

Since the continued closure of the Canada/U.S. border is a deciding factor impacting how the NHL will have to operate in the coming season, the league is currently considering creating a competition to be played among Canadian clubs only....Read More

Late Humboldt Broncos Coach Honoured In Alta

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2020

The coach who died in April 2018 in the fatal crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team’s bus and a private semi was recently honoured with a bronze statue in his hometown of Peace River, Alberta. Darcy Haugan, 42 at t...Read More

Dorion Shooting To Rope In Matt Murray

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2020

Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion has put his money on netminder Matt Murray – no doubt hoping for a period of reprieve following at least two superbly difficult seasons. And difficult seasons, no less, that included a roaring upset ...Read More

NHLer Allegedly Punched For Mentioning Trump

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2020

Mentioning anything even vaguely along the lines of being supportive of U.S. President Donald Trump is apparently a potentially hazardous type of sport. Just ask San Jose Sharks NHL captain Logan Couture, who claims have been sucker-punch...Read More

Canadiens Coach On The Mend After Heart Scare

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien says he’s feeling good as new after a recent health scare landed him at St. Michael’s Hospital and undergoing a heart procedure during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Following what Julie...Read More

Caggiula Suspended Over Ennis Head Check

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2020

Chicago forward Drake Caggiula has been ordered by the NHL to sit out on a single game of the team’s qualifying round series. This after the star forward made illegal head contact with Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis during the second ...Read More

Vancouver Canuck Micheal Ferland Sent Home

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

Canucks forward Micheal Ferland has been declared unfit to play by Vancouver and has been ordered to leave the Edmonton bubble and return home. This of course means that the star forward will miss out on the remainder of the Vancouver Can...Read More

Former Maple Leaf Eddie Shack Dies Aged 83

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Former NHL veteran player and Maple Leaf Eddie Shack has died, Toronto announced on Twitter on the weekend. Shack was 83. Known for his colourful antics on and off the ice, his bruising playing style, off-beat skating gait, and huge pers...Read More

Saanich Junior Braves To Change Name & Logo

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2020

The Saanich Junior Braves, a team and division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, will be changing its name out of respect for local Indigenous communities. The name and logo of the Saanich Junior Braves have been in use ever s...Read More

NHL Shed Light On How The Season Will Work

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

It should be a relief to many that labour peace finally appears within reach within the ranks of the National Hockey League. The NHL and NHLPA (National Hockey League Players’ Association) earlier on this week announced having tenta...Read More

Vancouver Off NHL’s List Of Hub Cities

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

Choosing an NHL hub city at the time of a health crisis is, to say the least, precarious business. A concern over public health and safety is also the main reason behind the NHL’s decision not to include Vancouver on the list of hub...Read More

Kim St-Pierre Joins Hall Of Fame 2020

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

Being a girl who wanted to play was never easy going, says the most recent inclusion in Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame. Even though the 1980s made no provision for girls’ hockey in Kim St-Pierre’s hometown of Chateauguay,...Read More

When Money Not Talent Is Driving Hockey

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Costly. Prohibitively expensive. And ultimately, an unattainable goal. These are just some of the words and expressions flying about the majority of middleclass households whenever the topic of a child (or worse yet, children!) wanting to...Read More

Pro-Women’s Hockey Rally Raises Awareness

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

A viable women’s professional hockey league is a lot to ask for by the looks of things. But Canadians of all ages remain ever hopeful it now seems, as could be witnessed on just another ordinary Saturday early-Januar...Read More

Toronto’s Marner Speaks Out About Locker Room Abuse

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2019

Hockey locker rooms have traditionally been associated with a policy that eerily closely resembles that of the US military’s infamous “don’t ask, don’t tell” unspoken approach; albeit in pro-hockey’s case h...Read More

Don Cherry Fired Over Immigrant Remarks

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2019

Following controversial comments made towards Canadian immigrants and Remembrance Day poppies, iconic Canadian ice hockey announcer Don Cherry has been fired. Cherry complained on-air this past weekend that he rarely s...Read More

Ethan Bear Commits To The NHL

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2019

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ethan Bear knows that change has to come from within; from a personal decision. The 22-year-old recalls a particularly difficult season with American Hockey League team Bakersfield Condors. This was 2018 and ...Read More

Wickenheiser Receives Highest Hockey Honour

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

National Canadian Women’s Hockey team captain Hayley Wickenheiser is an Olympic force to be reckoned with. And this year she has much to celebrate because the 2010 Olympic gold medal winner has just been announced as the latest ind...Read More

NHL And NHLPA Discuss World Cup Calendar

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

The World Cup of Hockey has become a contentious issue and a prime example of how too many cooks spoil the broth; let alone of how money makes the world go round, whether we like it or not. The NHL and NHLPA both support the establishmen...Read More

Women’s Hockey League Wants In On NHL

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2019

The United States Women’s Hockey League wants to be officially incorporated with the NHL. And to show that they’re quite serious about the matter, captain Meghan Duggan and 200 of her fellow players have decided to go all in ...Read More

Alain Vigneault To Coach Team Canada At WC

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2019

We’re headed towards the Men’s World Hockey Championship in Slovakia, and it will be none other than Quebec City native Alain Vigneault doing the honours of conditioning the guys of Team Canada and managing their bench. Many w...Read More

Calgary Inferno Calling It Quits

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2019

Sunday marked a dark day for Canadian women’s hockey. The announcement that Canadian Women’s Hockey League team Calgary Inferno plans on calling it a day for good in terms of all of its operations on May 1st, isn&rs...Read More

William Hill US To Sponsor NHL

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2019

London’s William Hill is one of the few operators whose name is linked almost exclusively to sports betting. William Hill is a bookie first and an online casino operator second. The sports betting giant last Thursday revealed via a ...Read More

NHL GM’s Happy With The State Of The Game

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2019

Things are going well for Canada’s National Hockey League (NHL). And when things are going well, it inevitably means that management is happy because money is being made. Last year around about this time was when a bunch of trouble...Read More

Team Canada Wins Inaugural Rivalry Series

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2019

Canada and the United States are home to some of the best female ice hockey players in the world. And so, in an attempt to create yet another opportunity to bring the two countries’ players together, the Rival Series was launched. The ...Read More

Hall Of Fame-IIHF To Recognise Wickenheiser

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2019

Four Olympic gold medals, seven world championship wins, and 23 years of absolute and undivided commitment to Canadian Hockey. It’s no surprise then that the IIHF has announced that it will on May 26 be hustling Hayl...Read More

NHL Season Heads In To Last 10 Weeks

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2019

Now that its all-star break has concluded, the National Hockey League’s regular season has just 10 weeks remaining. The Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames are among the league’s most powerful gro...Read More

Crosby Dubbed NHL’s New All-Star Game MVP

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2019

Canadian hockey star and Olympic gold medalist Sidney Crosby has been named the most valuable player (MVP) of the National Hockey League All-Star Game for the very first time in his career at the NHL. Crosby, who origi...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 Ca...Read More

Abuse Allegations Surface Against the OHL

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2018

According to David Branch, the commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League, his organization has failed the players it sought to protect. According to Branch, he had no idea how bad the hazing was for iconic players like Daniel Carcillo. C...Read More

Canadian Athletes Who Love Casino Games

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2018

It takes a specific kind of personality to rise to the top as a pro athlete, and many of the world’s top sporting icons display a similar set of traits. They’re confident, they’re competitive, and they’re always se...Read More

Young Vancouver Canucks Aim For the Stars

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2018

So far this season, the Vancouver Canucks have been enjoying notable success from the get-go, with a 9-6-0 record as of last Monday. And with the team’s top five scorers all being Elias Pettersson, who is still cons...Read More

NHL Open To Cannabis Treatments

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2018

As of October 17, 2018, recreational marijuana use is now legal across Canada. Interestingly, the NHL has one of the most lenient cannabis policies of any major team sports in North America – but when combined, those...Read More

NHL Signs Exclusive Betting Deal with MGM

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has recently extended a warm welcome to the National Hockey League after the latter organization announced its first-ever sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International this week. The dea...Read More

Bouchard Scores First Win Against Capitals

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2018

Evan Bouchard has scored his first-ever National Hockey League goal against the formidable Washington Capitals during the first period last Thursday evening. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers enjo...Read More

NHL Goalie Equipment Shrinks

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

NHL goalies are going to have to keep their reflexes sharp or toughen up. Their equipment has become the most recent to change since the hockey league began streamlining players’ gear. The thinking behind the shrinkag...Read More

Brian Gionta Retires From NHL

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2018

Former captain of the legendary Canadiens Brian Gionta has officially announced his retirement as an NHL player after a rich 16-year career. Gionta will now return to the Buffalo Sabres as a part-time devel...Read More

NBC Shakes Up NHL Television Schedule

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2018

NHL, or the National Hockey League, is widely seen as the staple of Canadian sports entertainment. In fact, the reputation is so widely imprinted that when most think of Canada, ice, skates and fistfights are normally not far behind. Which ...Read More

Nylander In It For The Long Haul

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2018

William Nylander, the restricted free agent who is the first of the Maple Leaf team’s younger starts to play out a deal at the entry level, has made it more than clear that he would prefer to stick with Toronto for the near future. It is ...Read More

NHL’s Jarome Iginla Hangs Up His Skates

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2018

Jarome Iginla had always dreamed of winning a Stanley Cup, throughout the duration of his career in the National Hockey League while playing with the Calgary Flames and even since leaving the team in his twilight years. The closest the f...Read More