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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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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…

3 WHL Players Injured Starting Campfire

CALGARY — A player from the Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey team is in a medically induced coma after he and two others were injured at a campfire on the weekend. In a joint news release, the Western Hockey League, the Hurricanes and the families involved said Ryan Vandervlis, a 20−year old centre with the elite major…

The Only Canadian Woman to Have Her Name on The Stanley Cup, Has Died

CALGARY — Sonia Scurfield, the only Canadian woman to have her name engraved on the Stanley Cup, has died at Foothills Hospital in Calgary at the age of 89. Her death was announced late Thursday by Sunshine Village ski resort, which is owned by her family. "It is with a heavy heart that we relay…

Hats to Help Paralyzed Humboldt Bronco Player Take Off

AIRDRIE, Alta. — A couple who offered to help with a promotion to fundraise for a paralyzed hockey player soon found themselves wearing too many hats. Jason and Sue Bissonnette were making baseball caps to make money to help with the costs of Ryan Straschnitzki’s rehabilitation, but they couldn’t keep up when thousands of requests…

Xavier Determined to Graduate After Fractured Skull & 20 Broken Bones

SASKATOON — One of the Humboldt Broncos hockey players injured in a bus crash that killed 16 people has been released from a Saskatoon hospital and plans to graduate from high school later this month. Xavier Labelle, an 18−year old defenceman from Saskatoon, suffered a fractured skull, a concussion, internal bleeding and 20 broken bones…

A New Beginning for Humboldt Bronco Bryce Fiske

OSHAWA, Ont. — Another Humboldt Broncos player has signed with a hockey team at an Ontario post−secondary institution. Bryce Fiske, a 20−year old defenceman from La Ronge, Sask., has committed to play hockey for the Ridgebacks at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in September. Coach Curtis Hodgins says in a news release that…

Humboldt Broncos Stats Person Predicted Vegas Cup Win

HUMBOLDT, Sask. — Vice−principal David Millette at Humboldt high school would chat each day with Brody Hinz about sports and remembers the student making a bold hockey prediction last September. "He said the Vegas Golden Knights were going to be the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup," recalls Millette. "And, of course, I…

Canadian Man, 77, Busted Smuggling Pot in Hockey Bags

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Authorities say a 77−year−old man has been arrested for trying to smuggle marijuana across the Canada−U.S. border in hockey bags in the trunk of his car. Federal prosecutors said Friday that Nerio Frank Fogazzi, of Canada, was arrested May 21 as he tried to enter the United States at the Peace Bridge…

Ottawa Senators Asst. GM Arrested in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee is accused of inappropriately touching and making lewd comments toward a hotel shuttle driver while in Buffalo for the NHL’s scouting combine. Lee was charged with second−degree harassment on Friday after being arrested and spending Thursday night in jail. The Senators say team officials are…

Former Jr. Hockey Player Walks 1,200/km to Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Sask. — A former junior hockey player’s journey of healing has come to an end after he walked 1,200 kilometres from northern Ontario to Saskatchewan to honour the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Rance Cardinal, who is 24, walked and sometimes ran into Humboldt on Sunday to the cheers and numerous hugs…

There's a New Hope for Paralyzed Humboldt Player

CALGARY — A young hockey player who was paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is heading to the United States for specialized spinal treatment. Ryan Straschnitzki, who has been getting physiotherapy twice a day at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre, is scheduled to board a medical flight Wednesday for Philadelphia, where he will continue his…

Do You Know These Winnipeggers in The Stanley Cup Finals?

WINNIPEG - We never hear about the many successful daughters and sons of the our city and province. There are hundreds of Manitobans who've made a positive impact in the world, attained international recognition for sports, music, acting, arts and more. Manitoba Post wants to celebrate these Manitoban's with our weekly feature titled, "Do You…

Ryan Straschnitzki in The Toughest Game of His Life

CALGARY — Ryan Straschnitzki is involved in the toughest game of his life. Seven weeks after being paralyzed from the chest down when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team crashed, he has embarked on the thing a lot of athletes dread — two−a−day workouts. It was his choice to undertake twice daily…

WHL Players Suing League for More Money

CALGARY — Alberta’s highest court has ruled that a class−action lawsuit against the Western Hockey League can proceed with the players involved. The suit contends that players have been paid less than the minimum wage — as little as $35 per week for between 40 to 65 hours of work. It is asking for back…

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