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Senators prospect Logan Brown wants to dominate world juniors

Windsor Spitfires goalie Michael DiPietro marvels at a “completely different” Logan Brown this season. His attention to detail. His improved shot. His game preparation. Trevor Letowski, who coaches the NHL prospects in the Ontario Hockey League, wonders if Brown will take over the upcoming world junior hockey championship in Buffalo a la Patrik Laine in 2016 as the six-foot-six, 220-pound centre ...

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Eritrea’s first Winter Olympian is from Alberta

Shannon-Ogbani Abeda will soon don a ski suit hued with the vibrant colours of the Eritrean flag as the country makes its Winter Olympic debut this February. Born and raised in Alberta by immigrant parents from the East African nation, the 21-year-old has spent most of his life nestled in the Rocky Mountains and grew up barrelling down its powder-white slopes. Although ...

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Lightning’s Cory Conacher drops ‘fill-in’ label for regular role

Cory Conacher was his “Honey Badger” self again. While spending the 2015-16 season with Bern SC of the Swiss National League under his former Tampa Bay Lightning head coach, Guy Boucher, Conacher reverted to a hard-nosed style of play that escaped the gritty five-foot-eight forward the previous two campaigns during unsuccessful stints with the Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres and New ...

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Hayley Wickenheiser says female hockey players losing dressing room to boys’ team is ‘crap’ – Windsor

Hayley Wickenheiser, regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world, thinks it’s “crap” girls at an arena in Ridgetown, Ont., got bumped out of their dressing room to make room for an all-boys team. The four-time Olympic gold medallist tweeted Tuesday in support of girls from the co-ed South Kent Minor Hockey Association (SKMA) who were forced to ...

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