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Court to Decide on Humboldt Broncos Money

SASKATOON — A court hearing related to money raised following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash will be the first real test of Saskatchewan’s efforts to regulate crowdfunding campaigns, says a lawyer for the fund. The Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc. is to ask Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench on Wednesday for an initial order that…

Paralyzed Broncos Player Says: "I'll get better"

CALGARY — Ryan Straschnitzki spent an hour at his second home Tuesday. The 19−year−old Albertan, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, spent an hour practising sledge hockey at the Winsport Centre in Calgary under the watchful eye of former national team member Chris…

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Court to Decide on Humboldt Broncos Money

SASKATOON — A court hearing related to money raised following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash will be the first real test of Saskatchewan’s efforts to regulate crowdfunding campaigns, says a lawyer for the fund. The Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc. is to ask Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench on Wednesday for an initial order that…

Paralyzed Broncos Player Says: "I'll get better"

CALGARY — Ryan Straschnitzki spent an hour at his second home Tuesday. The 19−year−old Albertan, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, spent an hour practising sledge hockey at the Winsport Centre in Calgary under the watchful eye of former national team member Chris…

U of L Women’s Hockey Team Coach Remains on Bench Following Harassment Complaints

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The head coach of the University of Lethbridge women’s hockey team is to receive more training after the school investigated a formal harassment complaint filed by six of her players. In documents obtain by the Lethbridge Herald the players outlined 21 complaints against Michelle Janus. They included claims the coach told a…

KidSport Raises $210,000 With Mark Scheifele Golf Classic

KidSport raised $210,000 from the 2018 Mark Scheifele Golf Classic and 4th Annual Hockey Camp presented held June 23-25th. The cumulative total raised since the camp and tournament’s inception in 2015 is $620,000. The sold-out two-day hockey camp was held at Bell MTS Iceplex and hosted 224 kids between the ages of 5-12. Scheifele, Michael…

Manitoba Bison Women’s Hockey Introduces Coach Sean Fisher

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team will have a new head coach for the 2018-19 season, Sean Fisher. Fisher was introduced as the program’s interim head coach, because Jon Rempel has received a six-month reassignment of duties to allow for professional development. Fisher, an assistant with Bison women’s hockey for the last four…

Ray Emery Former-NHL Goalie Drowns in Hamilton

HAMILTON — Ray Emery, the former NHL goaltender whose career spanned more than a decade and included stops in Ottawa, Chicago and Philadelphia, drowned in Hamilton Harbour on Sunday, police said. Insp. Marty Schulenberg said Emery’s death does not appear to be suspicious, calling it a "case of misadventure." Schulenberg said Emery jumped off of…

Semi Driver & Bus Maker Sued by a Humboldt Broncos Parents

REGINA — The family of one of the Humboldt Broncos players killed in a highway crash has filed a lawsuit alleging a semi−truck driver with inadequate training failed to stop at a flashing stop sign at a rural intersection hidden by trees before colliding with the junior hockey team’s bus. The suit further alleges the…

6 Manitobans Invited to World Junior Showcase

Every hockey player has a dream of playing for their country. Forty of Canada’s top junior hockey players begin their quest to fulfill the dream of representing Canada. Six Manitoba players are among the forty hopefuls all vying for a chance to play for Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Players have received…

Humboldt Broncos Play Comes Out of Coma, Unable to Speak

SASKATOON — A junior hockey player who was injured in the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash is making progress but is not yet able to speak. Defenceman Layne Matechuk’s family released a statement on Friday updating his recovery from a brain injury. His family said he was in a coma for the first month and…

Breaking News - Former Humboldt Bronco & Family Among the Dead in Sask Highway Crash

ROSETOWN, Sask. — Officials say a former Humboldt Broncos player and his family were among the six people who died in a car crash in southwestern Saskatchewan on Friday. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League expressed its condolences for the death of 26−year−old Troy Gasper of Rosetown, Sask., noting he was a former Bronco. An elementary…

Paralyzed Broncos Says - "It's a different curve that maybe God has chosen for me"

PHILADELPHIA — The steady footsteps heard coming from the physiotherapy room at Philadelphia’s Shriners hospital belong to paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player Ryan Straschnitzki. "It’s just hard to keep my neck up," he said during a session this week. Straschnitzki clenched his fists as he took a stroll on the TheraSlide — a device that…

Town Celebrates Selection of WIllie O'Ree to Hockey Hall of Fame

FREDERICTON — A packed Fredericton diner erupted in joyous cheers Tuesday as a prominent son of New Brunswick — Willie O’Ree, the first black player in the National Hockey League — was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Friends of O’Ree packed The Cabin restaurant, where they chanted his name after the selection was…

Winnipeg's Jett Woo Drafted 37th by The Vancouver Canucks

WINNIPEG - The NHL Draft is always exciting, even more exciting when a hometown boy is among those at the top of the prospect list. </iframe “WOOOOOOOO!!!” Hugs and tears as @Jett_Woo sees his family after being drafted. #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/e5QOQBc6Iz — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) June 23, 2018 In this case we're talking about Winnipeg's Jett…

Surviving Humboldt Broncos Together Again for First Time Since Crash

HUMBOLDT, Sask. — Ten of the 13 survivors from the Humboldt Broncos bus crash are in Las Vegas this week to attend the NHL awards. Some of the players who boarded flights in Saskatoon on Monday said they expected an emotional trip. “It’s just going to be great to see everyone,” said Xavier LaBelle, who…

Ottawa Senator Mike Hoffman Traded Twice in One Week

OTTAWA — Less than a week after a story broke about his partner’s alleged harassment of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson’s wife, Mike Hoffman was traded — twice. Hours after the Senators sent the forward to San Jose on Tuesday, the Florida Panthers acquired Hoffman from the Sharks. The Panthers sent a 2019 second−round pick…

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