The Western Star
For Leaf fans, it’s hockey in Paradise
Rogers Hometown Hockey returning to St. John's
Grand Falls-Windsor native Brandon Casey named to Rimouski Oceanic
Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander operating as if there will be a senior hockey season
Former St. John's IceCap looking for one of his jerseys from time with team
Port aux Basques minor hockey player heading to Atlantic Challenge Cup
WHAT THE PUCK: Habs' inability to sign top free agents rooted in losing
There has been much discussion this week about why free-agent defenceman Jake Gardiner turned down Marc Bergevin’s offer this summer to sign with the Canadiens. We may never truly know why Gardiner made that decision so all we can do is ...
MICHAEL TRAIKOS: Toughest division in the NHL is not so cut and dried among players
Nikolaj Ehlers wasn’t buying the argument. No way. No how. Are you kidding, he asked. Like, for real? We were sitting at a table inside a Chicago hotel boardroom and talking about the many moves that the Florida Panthers made this past ...
Maple Leafs get down to work Down East
Canada’s Day begins in Newfoundland and ‘Canada’s team’ had an early start on Friday. Before about a couple thousand fans, some who stayed overnight in chilly temperatures to secure the best free seats, the Toronto Maple ...
STU COWAN: Canadiens need to be in top shape on Day 1 of training camp
As the Canadiens opened training camp Thursday, I was thinking back to a letter written by former Toronto Maple Leafs GM Punch Imlach that was being circulated a few years ago on social media. The letter was written on Aug. 2, 1962, and delivered ...
Girls' hockey is more popular than ever — but what future do players have?
After all the hours, days and years of training, the pocketsful of cash and the endless sacrifices put into chasing the highest levels of women’s hockey, Sarah Thompson couldn’t shed the goosebumps. “It felt real,” Thompson ...
Why the future of women’s hockey is at risk
Lake Placid, N.Y. – It was high-stakes time in yet another chapter of the storied Canada-United States hockey rivalry. The top talent of the women’s under-18 class were deadlocked 1-1 throughout the third period of a spirited ...
Connor McDavid likely to miss entire preseason for Edmonton Oilers
The probably of seeing Connor McDavid in a preseason game this year is not good, according to Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland. Speaking at an availability following the Oilers’ annual Barry Katz Media Tournament at the Edmonton ...
Five storylines to watch for as Maple Leafs open training camp
What’s happening with Mitch Marner? He wasn’t at the golf outing, isn’t going to St. John’s and might end up practising with a team in Zurich to avert boredom. Oct. 2 frees up LTIR money for Dubas to work with, but ...
Canadiens are thrilled to have 'Dad' around to start training camp
“Everybody grows a few inches when he’s in our lineup,” Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. “He’s got that kind of presence.” Added goalie Carey Price: “He makes everybody stand up a little bit taller and ...
STU COWAN: Clock ticking on Stanley Cup dreams for Habs' Carey Price
“Some people take great goaltending for granted — until they don’t have it.” That’s what one NHL scout told me last season when we were talking about Carey Price, who at age 32 is now heading into his 13th season with ...