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  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby listens to a question during a news conference before an NHL hockey game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Penguins in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Crosby is suffering from a soft tissue injury in his neck that could lead to neurological problems. Crosby and Penguins owner Mario Lemieux met with spinal trauma expert Dr. Alexander Vaccaro in Philadelphia on Monday to review a series of recent tests on the 2009 NHL MVP. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Police deny reports of Sidney Crosby arrest in Ottawa

    Alex Black and Kristy Cameron 2

    OTTAWA – Police are denying the report that Sidney Crosby was arrested late Tuesday night in the nation’s capital. QMI Agency reports the Pittsburgh Penguins centre was arrested by Ottawa police while driving a rented Porsche. The reason was unknown, but the agency said it appeared to be driving related, and that he was taken

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  • Halifax Regional Council voted to keep the Forum open at its meeting Tuesday.

    Halifax Forum closure up for debate this week

    Adam Burns 4

    It’s a moment of truth for the Halifax Forum. City staff recommends closing the historic arena, which opened in 1927, and replacing it with a four-pad at nearby CFB Halifax Windsor Park at an estimated net cost of up to $18 million. The Halifax Forum Community Association, a volunteer board that runs the Forum, has

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  • Scotiabank Center: The new name for the Halifax Metro Centre

    Adam Burns 2

    HALIFAX – Scotiabank has won the bidding war to rename the Halifax Metro Centre. HRM and the Trade Center Limiter made the announcement today. The Halifax Metro Centre originally opened its doors in 1978 and has hosted some of the region’s most memorable events, including artistic performances, major sporting events and concerts, and is also

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  • Penguins hire Dartmouth native Mike Johnston as new head coach to replace Dan Bylsma

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    PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning to former NHL assistant Mike Johnston as the team’s new head coach. The Penguins introduced Johnston at a press conference Wednesday. He replaces Dan Bylsma, who was fired on June 6. Johnston spent the past six years with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. He previously

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  • Herd defenceman signs with Florida

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    Halifax Mooseheads announced this afternoon defenceman MacKenzie Weegar has signed an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers. Weegar ranked fourth among QMJHL defenseman in 2013-2014 with 59 points (12 goals 47 assists). The Nepean, Ontario native was drafted by Florida in the seventh round (206th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft and appeared in one

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  • George Stroumboulopoulos holds a Gemini in Calgary, on Nov. 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry Macdougal

    George Stroumboulopoulos added to ‘Hockey Night in Canada’

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    Talk-show host George Stroumboulopoulos is joining the Hockey Night in Canada lineup, Rogers Communications confirmed Monday. Stroumboulopoulos, Don Cherry, Ron MacLean, Daren Millard and Jeff Marek will be the “cornerstones” of the broadcaster’s NHL coverage, Rogers said in a statement. Coach’s Corner will remain virtually unchanged with Cherry alongside MacLean. “George is one of the

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  • Canadian Olympic Committee

    Sochi Day 14: Five things to watch

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    1) Canada-USA: After narrowly managing to advance past Latvia in the quarterfinals, there are more than a few question marks surrounding the Canadian men’s hockey team heading into Friday’s semifinal against Team USA. Against the Latvians—and Finland in the previous game — Canada’s inefficient offence and inability to finish around the net is cause for

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  • Canadian players pose for a photo with their gold medals after defeating the USA during the women's final ice hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Thursday Feb. 25, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Canadian women strike Olympic hockey gold

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    The Canadian Press SOCHI, Russia – Canada has won its fourth straight Olympic gold medal in women’s hockey and it happened in dramatic fashion. Marie-Philip Poulin scored in overtime to beat the Americans 3-2 in a thrilling championship final. Poulin also scored with 55 seconds left in the third period to send the game to

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  • Canadian forward John Tavares will miss rest of Olympics with leg injury

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    SOCHI, Russia – Canadian forward John Tavares will miss the rest of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with a leg injury. The New York Islanders captain was taken into the boards by Arturs Kulda in the second period of Canada’s 2-1 quarter-final win over Latvia. The Canadian went down in a heap but skated to

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  • Canada plays Latvia in the men's hockey quarter-final at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 19, 2014. CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

    Team Canada squeaks by Latvia in Olympic hockey quarter-finals

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    SOCHI, Russia – Team Canada has advanced to the men’s hockey semifinals at the Winter Olympics with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Latvia. Shea Weber scored the winning goal on the power play with just under seven minutes left in the third period of the quarter-final game. The defending champions will play the United States

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