October 16th, 2021

National Sports

Jets sign forward Evgeny Svechnikov to one-year, two-way contract

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have signed forward Evgeny Svechnikov on a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Wednesday. The deal carries an average annual of US$750,000 in the NHL. Svechnikov, 24, recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) in 21 games for the Detroit Red Wings last season. The Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia native has played ... Read More »

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Veteran rider Hugo Houle latest Canadian to join Israel Start-Up Nation

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

Veteran Canadian Hugo Houle will ride for Israel Start-Up Nation next year. The 31-year-old from Sainte-Perpetue, Que., joins fellow Canadians Michael Woods, Alex Cataford, Guillaume Boivin and James Piccoli in the ISN stable of riders. Woods, Houle and Boivin represented Canada on the road race at the Tokyo Olympics. Founded in 2014 as the Israel ... Read More »

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Oilers sign Sceviour, put Kassian and Archibald on injured reserve

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

EDMONTON – Forward Colton Sceviour signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. The deal has an average annual value of $750,000. Forward Zack Kassian was placed on injured reserve by the Oilers on Wednesday and forward Josh Archibald was put on long-term injured reserve. Defenceman Philip Broberg was loaned to Edmonton’s ... Read More »

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Andrew Harris, Dexter McCoil Sr., Ka’Deem Carey named CFL top performers for Week 10

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

TORONTO – Winnipeg running back Andrew Harris, Toronto linebacker Dexter McCoil Sr., and Calgary running back Ka’Deem Carey have been named the CFL’s top performers for Week 10. Harris recorded his first 100-plus rushing yard game of the season as his hometown Blue Bombers extended their winning streak to six games with a decisive 30-3 ... Read More »

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Toronto Raptors waive forwards Freddie Gillespie, Reggie Perry

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors continued to pare down their roster Wednesday, waiving forwards Freddie Gillespie and Reggie Perry. The six-foot-eight, 243-pound Gillespie joined Toronto during the 2020-21 season and helped shore up the team’s frontcourt deficiencies, posting averages of 5.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 19.6 minutes. He failed to impress over five pre-season contests ... Read More »

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Senators show promise at forward, but Tkachuk’s absence looms large

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has officially declared the rebuild over in the nation’s capital. Now the question remains whether or not the pieces he put in place are ready to take the next step. The one move Dorion hasn’t been able to make is signing Brady Tkachuk to a contract extension. The two ... Read More »

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NHL season kicks off in Canada on Wednesday as Maple Leafs host Canadiens

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

TORONTO – The puck will drop on a new NHL season tonight for most of Canada’s teams – although fans may notice some differences from previous years. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Montreal Canadiens in the first game of the evening, a return to the tradition of having the two storied rivals open their ... Read More »

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Scoreboard for Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

Tuesday’s Games MLB Playoffs American League Division Series Houston 10 Chicago 1 (Houston wins series 3-1) National League Division Series Atlanta 5 Milwaukee 4 (Atlanta wins series 3-1) Los Angeles San Francisco 2 (Series tied 2-2) — NHL Pittsburgh 6 Tampa Bay 2 Vegas 4 Seattle 3 — NBA Pre-Season Toronto 113 Washington 108 Golden ... Read More »

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Wright scores pair of goals to lead Atletico 4-3 over Edmonton in CPL

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

EDMONTON – Brian Wright scored a pair of goals to lead Atletico Ottawa to a 4-3 victory over FC Edmonton in Canadian Premier League soccer action on Tuesday. Wright connected on a penalty shot in the fifth minute, then added his second of the night in the 39th minute at Clarke Stadium. Ben McKendry and ... Read More »

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Jarry has 26 saves, Penguins beat Lightning 6-2 in opener

By Mark Didtler, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. – Tristan Jarry had 26 saves, Danton Heinen and Brian Boyle scored early second-period goals, and the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in the regular-season opener on Tuesday night. Dominik Simon, Teddy Blueger, Bryan Rust and Evan Rodrigues also scored, and Kris Letang had two assists ... Read More »

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Freeman HR sends Braves to NLCS with 5-4 win over Brewers

By Paul Newberry, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2021

ATLANTA – Freddie Freeman homered off Milwaukee closer Josh Hader with two outs in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves advanced to the NL Championship Series for the second year in a row, finishing off the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Tuesday night. The Braves won the best-of-five Division Series three games to one, advancing ... Read More »

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