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Summer Olympics to move ahead ‘regardless’ of coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo 2020 president – National

Summer Olympics to move ahead ‘regardless’ of coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo 2020 president - National

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said on Tuesday that Japan would hold the Summer Olympics regardless of the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and was working closely with the International Olympic Committee to make them happen. “We will hold the Olympics, regardless of how the coronavirus (situation) looks,” Mori …

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NHL to name front-line worker ‘stars’ along with monthly player award – Edmonton

NHL to name front-line worker ‘stars’ along with monthly player award - Edmonton

It’s normal in an NHL season to name players as monthly and weekly stars. But during COVID-19, so little is normal. This year, the league is honouring not only its superstar players, but front-line workers as well. For the month of January, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has been …

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Curling Canada confirms fields for Scotties, names three Brier wild cards – Winnipeg

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There will be a strong Manitoba presence at the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts as five teams from that province have been confirmed for the 18-team competition at Calgary’s Markin MacPhail Centre. Three wild-card teams — all from Manitoba — were on the official entry list released Monday by …

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Hockey Winnipeg cancels remainder of minor hockey season – Winnipeg

Hockey Winnipeg cancels remainder of minor hockey season - Winnipeg

Minor hockey league players will not see the remainder of their 2020-21 regular hockey season, including playoffs. The board of directors and executive members of Hockey Winnipeg made the decision to cancel the remainder of the season on Saturday. A statement from President Chris Hall and Executive Director Ian …

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Coronavirus: B.C. junior hockey team cancels season following positive tests for COVID-19

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A junior hockey team in B.C.’s Interior has shut down for the season following positive coronavirus tests. The Revelstoke Grizzlies of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) said the decision stemmed from a player possibly being exposed to COVID-19 through a place of employment. The club said it …

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Alberta-based WHL teams receive approval to play condensed season

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 28, 2021 5:52 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Western Hockey League has received government approval to play a rejigged season in Alberta. …

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Coronavirus: Curling Alberta cancels 2021 season, local shop and rink in ‘dismal’ state

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Curling Alberta has cancelled the 2021 competitive season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to its website. “In light of last week’s announcement from our provincial government that current public health restrictions will remain in place with no timeline on any meaningful relaxations, we felt that this is the …

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Saskatoon Blades address multiple needs with McLeod acquisition – Saskatoon

Saskatoon Blades address multiple needs with McLeod acquisition - Saskatoon

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the Western Hockey League has extended to the trade market. The Saskatoon Blades acquired defenceman Wyatt McLeod from the Edmonton Oil Kings this week to fill an overage roster spot that opened up after the Blades determined that forward Martin Fasko-Rudas would remain with …

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Hockey Alberta sets deadline for decision to continue 2020-21 minor hockey season

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 27, 2021 8:27 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Hockey Alberta has set a deadline to decide whether or not to continue planning league …

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Tokyo Olympic organizers to unveil coronavirus safety ‘playbook’ in early February – National

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Remember the word: Playbook. This is the rule book that the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo organizers are set to roll out next week to explain how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and tens of thousands of others will try to safely enter Japan when the Olympics open in …

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