Carter Hart could be what Canadian juniors have missed for years

During the recent world under-17 tournament in Fort St. John, B.C., Everett Silvertips GM Garry Davidson took a break in between scouting games to get a bite to eat. The timing was perfect. The first game of the Canada-Russia Series was on TV and Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart in net. Davidson only caught the first 12 minutes before he had to return to his duties. That’s all he really needed to see. Hart stopped breakaways from Russians Vladislav Kara, Artyom Manukyan and Maxim Tsyplakov by the midway point of the first period, allowing the WHL all-stars to settle in. They’d eventually rout Russia 7-0. Davidson was hardly surprised. “If he… Read More

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Fresh off U.S. series, decision time coming for Canada’s women’s hockey team

EDMONTON — Laura Schuler remembers how anxious she felt before her meeting with coach Shannon Miller to learn if she had made Canada’s first Olympic women’s hockey team. “The set-up is similar to what they do now where you’re down to your final selections and the core of the team that is still remaining gets individually brought into a room one by one and you’re there with the head coach and two assistants,” Schuler said. “Obviously then your fate is determined. “I remember being very nervous before walking in the room.” Schuler received happy news on that day two decades ago as she and the Canadian team went onto win… Read More

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Capitals star T.J. Oshie is ready to return from concussion

ARLINGTON, Va. — Star winger T.J. Oshie is expected to return to the Washington lineup Tuesday night at Dallas after missing six games with a concussion. Oshie participated in his first full practice with teammates Monday, skating on the second line with rookie Jakub Vrana and centre Evgeny Kuznetsov. Oshie practiced on the first power-play unit and says he feels ready to go. Coach Barry Trotz says he will make a final decision Tuesday morning. Oshie was injured on a hit from San Jose’s Joe Thornton on Dec. 6. The 30-year-old says this is his fourth documented head injury but is the least severe one. [relatedlinks] …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca… Read More

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Man injured after jumping off MetLife Stadium ramp at Eagles-Giants game

The man injured his head but is expected to recover. A New York man was injured Sunday afternoon after he scaled and jumped off a railing for a ramp at MetLife Stadium, police said. Adem Tuurmann, 20, of Bellmore, New York, was walking on the pedestrian ramp on the 100 Concourse level at about 4 p.m. when he climbed over a 4-foot railing and jumped off, plunging 15 to 20 feet and injuring his head, according to New Jersey State Police. Tuurmann was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center and is expected to recover, police said. The State Police were investigating the incident. The New York Giants had been playing… Read More

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UConn still unanimous No. 1 in AP women’s hoops poll

NEW YORK (AP) — UConn remains the unanimous No. 1 team in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. There wasn’t much movement in the Top 25 this week with most schools in exam break. The Huskies (8-0), who received all 32 votes from the national media panel on Monday, had the week off and will play on Tuesday against Oklahoma as coach Geno Auriemma goes for his 1,000th career victory. The top five teams stayed the same with Notre Dame, Louisville, South Carolina and Mississippi State following UConn. Baylor, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Oregon round out the top 10. The Mountaineers and Ducks flipped spots after Oregon lost at… Read More

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