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Maple Leafs introduce big-money head coach as Babcock-mania sweeps Toronto TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

TORONTO - Mike Babcock took over as Toronto head coach Thursday, saying the Maple Leafs are Canada's team and they need to be put back on the map. The 52-year-old Babcock, no stranger to coaching Team Canada, becomes the 30th head coach in...

Rockets, Generals, Oceanic and Remparts have won Memorial Cups before HOCKEY

QUEBEC - There are no strangers in this year's Memorial Cup tournament. The four teams that will begin the battle at the Pepsi Colisee on Friday night have been in major junior hockey's championship tournament repeatedly, although its been...

Dryden's Cole Golka named to CJHL central all-star team SIJHL

High-scoring Dryden Ice Dogs forward Cole Golka has been named to the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s central all-star team. Golka was the lone Superior International Junior Hockey League player to make the grade on a six-member team dominate...

Wayne Gretzky says Maple Leafs on track with Mike Babcock as head coach NHL

TORONTO - NHL legend Wayne Gretzky thinks the Toronto Maple Leafs are headed in the right direction. Mike Babcock was named the team's new head coach Wednesday afternoon, leaving the Detroit Red Wings for a $50-million, eight-year deal. "Obviously...

Aaron Hernandez to be in court on witness intimidation case related to killings NFL

BOSTON - Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected in a Boston courtroom to face a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face. Prosecutors say Hernandez shot the witness...

Blatter set for big presidential win in a rare FIFA election held without corruption claims SOCCER

GENEVA - For once, a major FIFA election is untainted by claims of vote-buying. There's no need this time. Sepp Blatter's widely expected re-election on May...

RELEASE: Ultimate Gymnastics celebrates grand opening LOCAL

Media release from Ultimate Gymnastics follows :   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 18, 2015 Ultimate Gymnastics To Celebrate Grand Opening    Ultimate Gymnastics is getting set to celebrate its official Grand...

Whitecaps advance to Amway Canadian championship with 2-1 win over FC Edmonton MLS

EDMONTON - Matias Laba's goal in injury time lifted the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 2-1 win over FC Edmonton on Wednesday night and a spot in the Amway Canadian championship final. Vancouver will play the Montreal Impact for the Canadian national...

English River Miners hire new coach, general manager SIJHL

The English River Miners have a new coach and general manager. The Superior International Junior Hockey League team on Thursday announced Derek Sweet-Coulter will take over the reins in 2015-16 from Kevin Kahoot. The Victoria native, who...

Wayne Gretzky says Connor McDavid will thrive in Edmonton

TORONTO - Wayne Gretzky made his name with the Edmonton Oilers. He expects top prospect Connor McDavid will have a similar impact with the same team. Gretzky, who led the Oilers to four Stanley Cup championships in the 1980s and went on to become...

Martin Brodeur becomes St. Louis Blues assistant general manager NHL

ST. LOUIS - Martin Brodeur is moving in to the front office of the St. Louis Blues. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced on Wednesday that Brodeur has signed a three-year deal to be the team's assistant GM. Brodeur played seven...

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