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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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Stars on ice: Top players to watch on each world junior squad

After 13 years, the world junior hockey championship is back in British Columbia. Co-hosts Vancouver and Victoria will split first round games as the tournament gets underway Wednesday in both cities.  Canada enters the tournament as favourites to repeat as gold medallists following last year’s victory in Buffalo, but faces strong squads from the United States and Finland, as well ...

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Where’s the West Coast? No B.C.-born talent but plenty of Canucks content at world juniors

British Columbia is hosting the 2019 world juniors, but in a rarity, there are no West Coast-born players for local fans to support.  Coincidentally, the last time Canada’s juniors roster was without any B.C.-born talent was in 2006, when the tournament was co-hosted by Vancouver, Kelowna and Kamloops.  But, while none of the 22 players named to the final Canadian roster were ...

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Holiday tradition: B.C. ready for world junior hockey championship

Officially, it’s the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, but in Canada it’s known simply as the world juniors. The annual holiday tournament of the top teenaged male hockey players has grown from a niche event hosted in boutique European towns, to a cult classic of a sporting spectacle that in Canada at least, rivals major pro sports in audience and ...

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