Sports

Cree hockey player from Wetaskiwin nominated for prestigious Hobey Baker Award – Edmonton

A Cree goaltender from Wetaskiwin is up for a national award as the NCAA’s top hockey player. Devin Buffalo, 24, is one of 74  Division 1 hockey players nominated by NCAA coaches across the nation. The award honours collegiate hockey players based on statistics and athletic ability, but also recognizes scholastic achievements and character on and off the ice. Devin Buffalo grew up in ...

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Olympians touching down at YVR with medals say victory even sweeter on Canadian soil – British Columbia

Eleanor Johnson knew she had some early mornings ahead of her when she found out her grandson, Gilbert Brule, would be competing in Pyeongchang. Like any true sports fan, the 84-year-old woke up before sunrise to watch Brule and the rest of Canada’s men’s hockey team ultimately win bronze. “Grandma supported him since he was a little boy — always ...

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IOC president says Calgary has a good case to host 2026 Olympic Games – Calgary

Calgary’s still weighing the possibility of a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games and if the city decides to proceed, it sounds like it’ll have some support from the International Olympic Committee. In an exclusive interview with CBC News, IOC President Thomas Bach said Canada’s abilities shone through during the games in 1988 and 2010.  “I think Canada would be a great host ...

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