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London Ont. Olympic champ bobsledder in hospital with COVID-19

London Ont. Olympic champ bobsledder in hospital with COVID-19

Olympic champion bobsledder Alex Kopacz of London Ont. Canada has been hospitalized with COVID-19. The 31-year-old brakeman entered London’s University Hospital on Wednesday and required oxygen to help him breathe. “I’ve never felt so close to my own death before,” Kopacz told The Canadian Press from his hospital room …

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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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Canadian women’s hockey team reunites after 10-month pandemic separation

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What Marie-Philip Poulin looks forward to the most at the Canadian women’s hockey team camp is simply lining up for drills and seeing her teammates’ faces. It’s been 10 months since the national women’s hockey team was on the ice together. Read more: Calgary hosts ‘bubble’ camp for Canadian …

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Lethbridge minor sports associations waiting, pushing potential season end dates – Lethbridge

Lethbridge minor sports associations waiting, pushing potential season end dates - Lethbridge

Minor sports associations in Lethbridge say they are in a holding pattern right now, keenly watching each provincial update and hoping for Alberta’s ban on youth sports to be lifted. Read more: Edmonton minor league sports hope to mitigate season troubles during COVID-19 restrictions The Lethbridge Soccer Association (LSA) …

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NHL believes all 7 Canadian teams can start season playing out of home arenas

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The NHL believes all seven of its Canadian teams can start the season playing out of their home arenas. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday the league believes it is clear to play in Canada during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic after discussions over the past …

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Unusual world junior men’s hockey championship to open in Edmonton Friday

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A world junior men’s hockey championship like no other opens Friday in Edmonton with zero spectators and teams walled off from the general public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The world under-20 tournament at Rogers Place is modelled on the NHL’s “bubble,” which allowed that league to complete the …

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COVID-19: Hinshaw cautions those seeking loopholes during team sports ban

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Alberta’s top doctor was firm in tone during an update Wednesday, with a warning she called “deadly serious,” amid reports that Albertans are looking for ways around the province’s current two-week COVID-19 restrictions. Read more: New restrictions announced for Alberta as 860 COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths reported Thursday Dr. …

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CFL teams unveil plans for virtual events during 2020 Grey Cup Unite

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 12, 2020 10:25 am     Updated November 12, 2020 10:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The nine CFL …

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HEC study finds bright spots amid the gloom for organized sports during coronavirus pandemic – Montreal

HEC study finds bright spots amid the gloom for organized sports during coronavirus pandemic - Montreal

Organized sports have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new study conducted by HEC Montréal says some positive and lasting changes have been made as a result of it. The study found many people face great uncertainties over when or if their activities will be able …

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‘Got to say goodbye to my dad’: Keegan Kolesar left NHL playoff bubble for father’s final moments – Winnipeg

‘Got to say goodbye to my dad’: Keegan Kolesar left NHL playoff bubble for father’s final moments - Winnipeg

Things are suddenly looking up for Manitoba’s Keegan Kolesar after an extremely difficult month of September. After spending much of last season in the American Hockey League with the Chicago Wolves, Kolesar just signed a brand new two-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. But it comes only a …

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