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Vancouver Canucks sign forward prospect Carson Focht to entry-level deal

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have inked prospect Carson Focht to a three-year, entry-level contract. The 20-year-old centre played 61 games for the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen last season, amassing 56 points (32 goals, 24 assists).
American NHLers bask in junior team's glory after gold-medal win over rival Canada

American NHLers bask in junior team's glory after gold-medal win over rival Canada

Teased by a trainer after Russia was eliminated from the world junior hockey championship, Ottawa Senators forward Alex Galchenyuk ended up getting the last laugh.

Canadian Emily Zhu wins Junior Orange Bowl golf championship

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Canadian golfer Emily Zhu has captured the prestigious Junior Orange Bowl Invitational. The 16-year-old Zhu, from Richmond Hill, Ont.
Manitoba confident Winnipeg Jets can play at home, while Ontario silent on NHL plans

Manitoba confident Winnipeg Jets can play at home, while Ontario silent on NHL plans

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's acting deputy chief provincial public health officer says he's confident the Winnipeg Jets can play home games this season, while Ontario hasn't made a final decision on games in the province one week ahead of the NHL's opening
Canadian forward Cyle Larin scores four in memorable outing for Turkey's Besiktas

Canadian forward Cyle Larin scores four in memorable outing for Turkey's Besiktas

Canadian forward Cyle Larin was near unstoppable Wednesday, scoring four goals for Turkey's Besiktas in a 6-0 victory over visiting Caykur Rizespor in Istanbul. The 25-year-old from Brampton, Ont.
Strasser wins World Cup slalom, ends German 3-year drought

Strasser wins World Cup slalom, ends German 3-year drought

ZAGREB, Croatia — Right after becoming the first German skier in more than three years to win a men's World Cup slalom, Linus Strasser looked up in the air and fought back tears.

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez prevails in opener at Abu Dhabi Open

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez won her opening match of the year as the women's tennis season began on Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi Open. The 88th-ranked Fernandez, from Laval, Que., beat No.
LeBron, Marquette, Bucks react to ruling in Kenosha shooting

LeBron, Marquette, Bucks react to ruling in Kenosha shooting

LeBron James called a prosecutor's decision not to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in Wisconsin this summer a “blow to the heart and to the gut.
U.S beats previously undefeated Canada 2-0, wins world junior hockey championship

U.S beats previously undefeated Canada 2-0, wins world junior hockey championship

EDMONTON — Team Canada was the steamrolling, bullyboy juggernaut of the world junior hockey championship until they ran into a pugnacious U.S. team Tuesday that knocked them off 2-0 to win gold. The U.S.
World junior men's hockey championship in Edmonton achieved with few COVID-19 hiccups

World junior men's hockey championship in Edmonton achieved with few COVID-19 hiccups

The 2021 world junior men's hockey championship had a shaky start, but Hockey Canada, the International Ice Hockey Federation and Edmonton's organizing committee pulled it off in a global pandemic.