October 24th, 2020

National Sports

‘Opening up is not a bad thing’: Canucks’ Bo Horvat leading through uncertainty

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

VANCOUVER – It’s been a “heck of a year” for Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat. When he was handed the jersey with a C stitched over the heart just over a year ago, Horvat had no idea he’d soon be leading the Canucks through a season unlike any other, all while balancing his own growing ... Read More »

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Canadian receiver Jana’s name missing from jersey to honour enslaved labourers

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

Canadian receiver Terrell Jana’s last name doesn’t appear on the back of his Virginia Cavaliers football jersey. And for good reason. The senior from Vancouver made that decision after visiting the memorial to enslaved labourers at the University of Virginia. There, Jana noticed those listed had no last names. “The last name carries so much, ... Read More »

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Julien energized by Canadiens’ busy off-season: ‘I expect us to make the playoffs’

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

Claude Julien glanced down at some notes towards the end of his nearly hour-long video conference call with reporters Thursday. The Montreal Canadiens head coach was promptly asked – tongue firmly planted in cheek – if what was in front of him included the team’s roster, and if so, if he felt like sharing his ... Read More »

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East to West: Skip Mary-Anne Arsenault curling in B.C. after long run in Nova Scotia

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

When Mary-Anne Arsenault was planning a cross-country move from Nova Scotia to British Columbia last winter, she wasn’t sure whether curling would be in her future. That feeling of uncertainty “quickly went away,” she said. The two-time world champion considered focusing on senior or mixed team play before deciding to stay on the competitive women’s ... Read More »

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NHL postpones Winter Classic, all-star weekend until 2022 due to COVID-19

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

NEW YORK – The NHL has announced that its Winter Classic and all-star weekend will not be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Winter Classic featuring the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues was scheduled for Jan. 1 at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Florida Panthers were to host the all-star weekend ... Read More »

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Canter cards bogey-free 60 to lead Italian Open by 4 shots

By The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

BRESCIA, Italy – Laurie Canter shot a career-best 12-under 60 to open up a four-shot lead after the first round of the Italian Open on Thursday. The Englishman registered an eagle and 10 birdies in a bogey-free round that tied for the lowest score to par ever recorded on the European Tour. It was also ... Read More »

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Forward Jake Virtanen signs new two-year deal with hometown Vancouver Canucks

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Canucks have signed a new deal with right-winger Jake Virtanen. The team announced Thursday that the 24-year-old from Abbotsford, B.C., has agreed to a two-year contract worth US$5.1 million. The move means the restricted free agent avoids the arbitration hearing scheduled for Oct. 28. Virtanen registered a career-high 36 points (18 ... Read More »

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Canadian figure skating championships pushed back a month due to COVID-19

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

OTTAWA – The Canadian figure skating championships have been pushed back a month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is now scheduled to take place Feb. 8-14 at Vancouver’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. The championships were originally scheduled for Jan. 11-17 at the same venue. Skate Canada said in a release Thursday that ... Read More »

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QMJHL’s Voltigeurs suspend activities after player tests positive for COVID-19

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

LONGUEUIL, Que. – The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that the Drummondville Voltigeurs have suspended team in-person activities a player tested positive for COVID-19. The league said in a release Voltigeurs players and hockey staff are being isolated and tested. It said public health officials from Centre-du-Quebec, the region northeast of Montreal where ... Read More »

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Canadian Denis Shapovalov makes early exit at Cologne Championship

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

COLOGNE, Germany – Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is out of the Cologne Championship after dropping his opening match. The third-seeded Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., lost 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 to France’s Gilles Simon in a second-round match on Thursday at the ATP Tour 250 hard-court event. Shapovalov, who received a first-round bye, struggled with his serve ... Read More »

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Senators sign forward Connor Brown to a three-year, $10.8M contract

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with Connor Brown by signing the forward to a three-year, US$10.8-million contract. The Senators and Brown were scheduled to have an arbitration hearing Thursday. Brown had 16 goals and 27 assists over 71 games for the Senators last season. His 37 assists and 43 points were career ... Read More »

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