Stunned Canadian players return home after World Women’s Hockey Championships canceled

Shock and disbelief gave way to a whirlwind of emotions as the players of the Canadian women’s hockey team packed their bags in Halifax and returned home on Thursday. Within two days, they had gone from nervous anticipation of the world championship announcement to standing around the baggage carousels, feeling demoralized. All systems appeared to be going for the women’s […]

Einarson among 2 rinks previously perfect to fall in the players’ championship

No women’s team is undefeated at the Grand Slam Curling Championship after the last two teams with clean records suffered losses on Thursday. South Korea’s Min-Ji Kim gave up four in the eighth and final end and lost 6-3 to Switzerland’s Elena Stern. Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni, meanwhile, beat defending Canadian champion Kerri Einarson 10-3. Jim, Tirinzoni and Einarson are tied […]

IOC endorses Tchaikovsky’s music as Russian anthem at Olympic Games

Russian gold medalists at the Tokyo Olympics are expected to hear Tchaikovsky’s music as a replacement for their national anthem, which has been banned as a punishment for state-sponsored doping. The International Olympic Committee announced Thursday that it has approved Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 for use at this year’s Tokyo Games and the 2022 Winter Olympics in […]

Halifax Mooseheads fire head coach after less than two years with the team

The Halifax Mooseheads fired head coach JJ Daigneault less than two years after starting his tenure behind the team bench. The team announced the move on Thursday morning. The Mooseheads have posted a 35-71 record since Daigneault was named head coach in July 2019. Mooseheads general manager Cam Russell said there was no specific incident leading to Daigneault’s dismissal, saying […]

Canadian MLS clubs receive first round of COVID-19 vaccinations

All three Canadian MLS teams have received their first COVID-19 shots. The Vancouver Whitecaps, who moved into the Real Salt Lake, Utah home due to pandemic border restrictions, were vaccinated on Tuesday. “I feel good,” coach Marc Dos Santos told reporters on Wednesday. “My arm is just sore, like you lifted weights at the gym. But that’s it.” Unlike Vancouver, […]