Post Tagged with: "hockey"

Sidney Crosby is the latest hockey player to come down with the mumps. Image: Wikipedia

Hockey Players Coming Down With The Mumps

Lots of professional hockey players have recently come down with the mumps.
“The mumps” is an illness that makes people feel tired and sometimes achy.
People who get it usually look like they have a swollen (puffy) face and throat area. It used to be quite a common childhood disease, but then a vaccine was invented to prevent mumps and it became much less common.

by · December 16, 2014 · Health, News, Sports
Jean Beliveau is immortalized outside the Molson Centre. Image: Jeangagnon

Fans Say Good-Bye To Hockey Player Jean Beliveau

Thousands of hockey fans poured in to the Bell Centre in Montreal on Sunday and Monday to say goodbye to one the sport’s most beloved players.

by · December 9, 2014 · News, Sports
The lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner, as written by Francis Scott Key, in an 1840 copy. Source: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm065.html

Canadian Fans Sing US Anthem At Hockey Game

Most countries have an “anthem.”

by · November 27, 2014 · News, Sports
Image: The Toronto Star

Canada Post Issues New Hockey Stamps

Canada Post has created a new set of stamps all about hockey.

Six famous hockey defencemen will each be featured on a stamp.

by · October 5, 2014 · News, Sports
Image: Rock And Wrap It Up!

Unsold Food At Sports Events Feeds Local Hungry

Ever wonder what happens to food that doesn’t sell at hockey games?

In Toronto and many cities across North America, it goes to feed the hungry.

by · August 20, 2014 · News
Montreal Canadiens player Brandon Prust, 2013; Image: Carrser via Wikimedia.

Just One Canadian Hockey Team In Playoffs

The National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs are in full swing.

Sixteen teams have qualified to play in the ‘new season.’

Often the playoffs are referred to as a ‘new season’ because regular season statistics don’t count any more.

by · April 24, 2014 · News
The Canadian women's hockey team with their Olympic gold medals.

Canada’s Women Win Gold

Yesterday was golden for Canada’s female Olympians.

In one of the most exciting hockey games ever played, the Canadian women’s team took the top prize. It was a clash between long-time rivals US and Canada, the best versus the best.

The American women had a solid 2-0 lead going into the third period. But with less than four minutes to go, Canada’s Brianne Jenner put the puck past American goalie Jessie Vetter. The score was 2-1.

by · February 20, 2014 · News, Sports
Hayley Wickenheiser, Canada’s Flag bearer proudly leads Team Canada into Fisht Stadium in Sochi. Image: Mike Ridewood/ COC

Spectacular Opening Ceremony Kicks Off 2014 Winter Olympics

The eyes of the world are on Sochi, Russia, where the 2014 Winter Olympics are taking place.

Last Friday, the official opening ceremony took the audience on a Russian journey. It began with the Russian alphabet, with each of the 33 letters highlighting a famous Russian person or achievement.

Later, the athletes flooded into the stadium, grouped according to country. Canada, with 220 athletes, has one of the largest teams in this year’s winter Olympics. The Canadians came into the stadium, a sea of red, behind flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser.

“It’s an amazing feeling being able to carry the flag and lead in this awesome powerful Team Canada,” Hayley Wickenheiser told CBC News. “I’m a very, very proud Canadian right now. It’s great to be Canadian in moments like this; you realize how lucky we are to live where we live. I hope everyone back home is proud and enjoys the games.”

by · February 9, 2014 · News, Sports
Ice hockey; the Sharks vs. the Ducks. (Not intended to portray any specific players or anyone involved in the lawsuit.) Image: Elliot

Hockey Players Suing NHL Over Concussions

Some former professional hockey players are suing the National Hockey League.

In this case, it means they are asking the NHL to pay them money.

Two hundred former players say the NHL didn’t do enough to protect them from concussions.

They say they have brain injuries because hockey is so rough, and they want the NHL to pay for their medical treatment.

The players say they should have been told how dangerous repeated brain injuries are.

They say the NHL waited until 1997 to put a “concussion program” in place, but the league should have known long before that how dangerous concussions are.

The players say the league should have changed the rules of hockey to make it less likely that players would get concussions.

by · November 28, 2013 · News, Sports
The home of the Toronto Maple Leafs: The Air Canada Centre. Image: Sumanch

University of Toronto Goalie’s Hockey Dreams Come True

Many young Canadians play hockey. They dream of one day playing in the NHL on a professional team.

Last week, that dream came true for University of Toronto goalie Brett Willows.

One minute he was about to eat dinner with his friends at a restaurant called Noodle Bowl on Spadina Ave. in Toronto. The next, he was suited up as a Toronto Maple Leaf goalie, waiting to go in and play in a professional game.

Willows never got to play in the game, but for a little while, he was a Leaf.

When the Leafs’ goalie, James Reimer, got injured, they put in their other goalie, Jonathan Bernier.

But Bernier would need a backup, and that backup was Brett Willows.

So they called him. Willows ditched the Montreal Canadiens cap he was wearing, threw a $20 bill on the table to pay for the few bites of soup he’d eaten, and ran to gather his goalie gear.

Then he raced to the Air Canada Centre.

by · October 20, 2013 · News, Sports