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Flyers won't loan Patrick to Team Canada for world juniors
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Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has confirmed rookie forward Nolan Patrick will not be loaned to Team Canada for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship. Patrick has been limited to 20 games due to a concussion suffered earlier this season, and has recorded two goals and four assists. He’s also averaging under 12 minutes […]

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Canada names WJHC selection camp roster
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The potential players tasked with avenging last year’s loss to the United States in the gold-medal game of the World Junior Hockey Championship were announced on Wednesday. Canada unveiled the 32 members of the team’s selection camp roster for the tournament, a list that includes seven returnees from last year’s silver-medal-winning club. Here is the […]

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U.S., Canada to reveal preliminary WJHC rosters this week
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It’s that time of year again. USA Hockey will unveil its preliminary roster for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship on Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, the governing body for American hockey announced Monday. Canada's preliminary roster for the tournament will be revealed Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET, Hockey Canada said in […]

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Parenteau, Max Talbot to join Canada for Olympic tune-up in Russia
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The Canadian national hockey team is adding a few former NHL forwards for its next pre-Olympic tournament. P.A. Parenteau, Max Talbot, and Matt Frattin were named to Canada’s roster for the Channel One Cup in Moscow, Russia – a three-game tourney that will run Dec. 13-17. Parenteau will make his first appearance for Canada, while […]

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Report: Hockey Canada asks KHL to release players for Olympics
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The governing body of Canadian hockey is taking the KHL’s threat seriously. Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney sent a letter to the league asking it to allow its players to take part in the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the organization confirmed to CBC Sports. The Czech, Finnish, and Swedish hockey federations co-signed […]

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Canada adds Purcell, Spaling to pre-Olympic squad
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Team Canada has added former NHLers Teddy Purcell and Nick Spaling to the pre-Olympic squad that will compete for the Karjala Cup. Purcell last appeared in the NHL in 2016-17 with the Los Angeles Kings. The 32-year-old is currently suiting up for Omsk Avangard of the KHL, where he has tallied three points in four […]

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Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada, Inc. Joins NHL® Centennial Fan Arena
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Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada, Inc. (Mitsubishi Electric), as part of its National Hockey League sponsorship, announced that it will continue accompanying the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena, a traveling fan experience celebrating a century of extraordinary players, teams, and unforgettable moments. The

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Canada, U.S. taking different approaches to Olympic hockey without NHL players
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Former Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins turned down offers to work in the NHL this season so he could be behind the bench for Canada at the Winter Olympics. Tony Granato gets to keep his day job at the University of Wisconsin and still coach the United States. Six months from the start of the

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Report: Blue Jackets RFA Anderson in contact with Hockey Canada about 2018 Olympics
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The preseason is well underway and Josh Anderson is still without a contract. Anderson, who scored 17 goals and 29 points last season for the Columbus Blue Jackets, is one of two remaining restricted free agents without a new deal. The other is Andreas Athanasiou of the Detroit Red Wings.

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Report: Josh Anderson's agent in touch with Team Canada amid contract dispute
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With his client still seeking a contract from the Columbus Blue Jackets, Josh Anderson's agent has been in touch with Hockey Canada about the 2018 Olympics, Sportsnet's John Shannon reports. Anderson is one of two restricted free agents across the NHL, along with Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou, who has threatened to play next […]

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Toronto's Air Canada Centre to be renamed Scotiabank Arena in 2018
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Toronto's Air Canada Centre will be renamed Scotiabank Arena beginning July 1, 2018 after the Canadian bank struck a 20-year agreement with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment worth a reported $800 million (CAD), MLSE announced Tuesday. The news was first reported by TSN's Rick Westhead. Air Canada – Canada’s largest airliner – paid roughly $4 […]

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US, Canada preparing for NHL-less Olympics very differently
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Former Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins turned down offers to work in the NHL this season so he could be behind the bench for Canada at the Winter Olympics. Tony Granato gets to keep his day job at the University of Wisconsin and still coach the United States.

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