Canada head coach Hunter preaches patience at world juniors

For head coach Tim Hunter, honesty and patience are the keys to getting the best out of his players on Canada’s junior hockey team. “I’ve learned that patience really pays off,” he said from Vancouver, where the Canadians were 3-0 at the under-20 world tournament entering Monday night’s final preliminary-round game against Russia. “I believe in the group, I believe ...

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‘You can never discard experience,’ says former Canada coach Brent Sutter

The majority of players only get one shot at representing their country at the world junior hockey championship.  The tournament’s under-20 age restriction, coupled with the inevitable rise of the next crop of prospects, means only those skilled enough and young enough can play twice.  But, how big of an advantage is that?  “Those guys usually end up being your core ...

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Glass thriving in playmaking role for Team Canada

Cody Glass has a specific role on Canada’s junior hockey team, and it’s one he embraces. “I know I’m a playmaker,” said the 19-year-old centre, who’s playing on a line with Maxime Comtois and Owen Tippett at this year’s world junior hockey championship in Vancouver and Victoria. “They can finish, so if I can get to them in the right ...

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Skater Gabrielle Daleman opens up about struggle with mental health

For Canadian figure skater Gabrielle Daleman, 2018 was a year filled with ups and downs. Coming off an Olympic gold medal in the team competition in Pyeongchang, it appeared the Newmarket, Ont., resident was on top of the world. But in October, she announced her struggles with mental health and withdrew from competition. On Dec. 27, the 20-year-old gave more ...

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