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Coronavirus: Should you wear a mask during exercise? – Edmonton

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With athletes returning to training and people heading back to the gym, there’s still some questions about whether or not to wear a mask. In June, the World Health Organization published information about wearing masks, saying that it wasn’t a good idea to wear a face covering during exercise. …

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AJHL moves to pay model for sustainability during COVID-19 pandemic

AJHL moves to pay model for sustainability during COVID-19 pandemic

The Alberta Junior Hockey League relies on sponsorship and gate revenue to run its business. With both taken away because of COVID-19, the league had to find a new way to bring in revenue. “The cost of running organizations, whether that’s billets, ice time, equipment,” said Ryan Bartoshyk, commissioner …

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COVID-19: How Edmonton’s voluntary cohort guidelines could affect multi-sport families – Edmonton

COVID-19: How Edmonton’s voluntary cohort guidelines could affect multi-sport families - Edmonton

Alberta’s top doctor has advised people to limit cohorts in the Edmonton zone, but the voluntary request is causing confusion and concern for some people who are involved in minor sports. “It’s quite confusing,” parent Sarah Munroe said. “Everything’s changed twice over having them both registered in two sports …

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Edmonton Oilers say team captain Connor McDavid tests positive for coronavirus

Edmonton Oilers say team captain Connor McDavid tests positive for coronavirus

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the team tweeted Monday night. The Oilers tweeted that the 23-year-old hockey superstar tested positive earlier in the day. “Since that time, he has been in voluntary self-quarantine at his home,” the tweet says. “He will continue …

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Edmonton’s NHL hub city bubble bursts as players head home after Stanley Cup awarded – Edmonton

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It’s official. Edmonton’s time as an NHL hub city has come to an end. The Stanley Cup was awarded to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Rogers Place on Monday night, marking the first time the trophy has been awarded in the Alberta capital since the Edmonton Oilers won it …

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Coronavirus: Bubble won’t be back for 2020-21 NHL season

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The 64 days spent in the NHL playoff bubble feel like six months to Barclay Goodrow. “It’s tough,” the Tampa Bay Lightning forward said. “It’s been a grind.” It’s a grind he and players won’t do again next season. The league and Players’ Association will meet within the next …

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NHL GMs preparing for new economic realities brought on by COVID-19

NHL GMs preparing for new economic realities brought on by COVID-19

NHL general managers left their annual March meetings in Florida filled with optimism. The salary cap was projected to hit at least US$84 million in 2020-21 — a bump of $2.5 million from the current season — and had the potential to rise to $88.2 million if the NHL …

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How did the NHL consolidate from 2 bubbles to 1 to finish the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

How did the NHL consolidate from 2 bubbles to 1 to finish the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

When the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders left the familiar confines of the NHL’s Toronto bubble last weekend, they masked up to board physically distanced buses and then flew west across Canada on separate charter flights. They were handed boxed lunches on the planes, got on different …

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A look at what it takes to get athletes through a disaster like COVID-19

A look at what it takes to get athletes through a disaster like COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the Canadian Olympic Committee be quick to put together a mental health task force to help its athletes get through the crisis and stay ready for the postponed games. In the first meeting, the members of the task force were given a graph outlining the …

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Decision looming on world junior men’s hockey championship in Edmonton, Red Deer

Decision looming on world junior men’s hockey championship in Edmonton, Red Deer

A decision has yet to be made on whether the 2021 world junior men’s hockey championship in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., will be played with or without fans. The International Ice Hockey Federation’s council will meet later this month to review the status of all tournaments in 2020-21, …

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