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Hockey world reacts to legendary broadcaster Bob Ridley’s retirement

His voice is the soundtrack to thousands of Medicine Hat Tigers’ hockey memories. “All the people that listened to Bob Ridley on the radio… if they weren’t actually at the game, they could close their eyes and know the exact play, because he called it flawless,” Hockey Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald said Wednesday. After …

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Medicine Hat Tigers announce retirement of legendary hockey broadcaster Bob Ridley

The voice of the Western Hockey League’s Medicine Hat Tigers is hanging up his microphone, the team announced Tuesday. “For 52 years, Bob Ridley was the voice of the Medicine Hat Tigers,” the team tweeted. “Bob will be greatly missed and we wish him all the best on his retirement.” For 52 years Bob Ridley …

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Nearly 60% of Canadians doubt Hockey Canada’s plan to tackle sex abuse: Survey – National

Hockey Canada is skating on thin ice when it comes to public trust in their promises to fix the culture of sexual abuse and harassment in the sport, new survey data suggests. Fifty-eight per cent of respondents told the Angus Reid Institute in an online survey released Wednesday morning that they do not have confidence …

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Summer, increased scrutiny to blame for small crowds at world juniors: Hockey Canada

EDMONTON – Empty seats have been a staple at the unusual world junior hockey championship in Edmonton this month — and Hockey Canada says scandals surrounding the organization are, in part, holding fans back. While the tournament usually sees thousands of avid hockey lovers turn out for each game, the average attendance for the tournament’s …

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Saskatoon invention helping hockey players improve their skating — off the ice

An invention by a Saskatoon trainer is giving an edge to hockey players near and far. Kelly Riou has been training athletes for the last 20 years, since before he was a fully qualified kinesiologist. He’s never been interested in business, but his creativity led to an invention known as DriBlades — a green blade …

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Poulin leads Canada into women’s world hockey championship

Led by captain and golden-goal scorer Marie-Philip Poulin, Canada’s roster for the women’s world hockey championship resembles the lineup that won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing in February. Canada opens the first women’s world championship held in the same calendar year as an Olympic Games on Aug. 25 against Finland in Herning, Denmark. READ …

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Johnson dazzles, Canada tops Czechia 5-1 in world junior hockey championship

EDMONTON – Kent Johnson has been working for years on a move that stuns goalies and hockey fans alike. On Saturday, he executed it in a big way, scoring a highlight-reel-worthy goal that helped Canada to a 5-1 win over Czechia at the world junior hockey championship. Johnson put away the dazzling game winner 19 …

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Johnson dazzles, Canada tops Czechia 5-1 in world junior hockey championship

Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) scores a goal against Czechia’s goalie Tomas Suchanek (30) during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Aug. 13, 2022.JASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press Kent Johnson has been working for years on a move that stuns goalies and hockey fans alike. On Saturday, he executed it in a …

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Johnson dazzles, Canada tops Czechia 5-1 in world junior hockey championship

EDMONTON – Kent Johnson has been working for years on a move that stuns goalies and hockey fans alike. On Saturday, he executed it in a big way, scoring a highlight-reel-worthy goal that helped Canada to a 5-1 win over Czechia at the world junior hockey championship. Johnson put away the dazzling game winner 19 …

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Tennis-Swiatek upset by Haddad Maia in Canadian Open last 16

Polish world number one Iga Swiatek was stunned by Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-4 3-6 7-5 at the Canadian Open on Thursday, while Jessica Pegula beat Camila Giorgi to join Coco Gauff and Simona Halep in the quarter-finals. In the opening set of their last-16 clash, Swiatek struck a double-fault to hand the unseeded Haddad …

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