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Canadian teams ‘jealous’ of clubs that can take advantage of NHL’s relaxed COVID-19 rules

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Winnipeg Jets winger Andrew Copp is envious. Edmonton Oilers defenceman Tyson Barrie, meanwhile, described the situation as “awesome” for the teams in question. And Toronto Maple goalie Jack Campbell is simply glad to see life shifting back to normal — just not for NHL players in Canada. The league …

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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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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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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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Captain Kirby Dach leaves game as Canada beats Russia in pre-tournament game ahead of world juniors

Captain Kirby Dach leaves game as Canada beats Russia in pre-tournament game ahead of world juniors

Jamie Drysdale scored the game’s only goal as Canada defeated Russia 1-0 on Wednesday in a pre-tournament game ahead of the world junior hockey championship. It could be a costly win for the host side. Canada captain Kirby Dach left the game in the third period after appearing to …

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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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8 German players, 2 Swedish staff test positive for COVID-19 inside Edmonton’s world junior bubble

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The International Ice Hockey Federation says eight players from Germany’s team at the world junior hockey championship have tested positive for COVID-19 inside the Edmonton bubble. The IIHF says the Germans will all remain in quarantine until Thursday. The country is scheduled to open its tournament against Finland the …

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Canadian junior hockey team cuts players, resumes selection camp after quarantine

Canadian junior hockey team cuts players, resumes selection camp after quarantine

Canada’s top junior male hockey players returned to the ice Tuesday following a 14-day quarantine, although there were fewer of them. Five players were released from Canada’s selection camp roster in Red Deer, Alta., because they were “unfit to continue to play based on return-to-play protocols,” according to Hockey …

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How to build the perfect backyard rink

How to build the perfect backyard rink

By John Sexsmith Global News Posted December 3, 2020 8:45 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ With people getting outside to try to safely enjoy the winter amid the COVID-19, backyard …

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