Canada’s hockey goals will be seen and heard from atop the world this September when 2016 World Cup of Hockey gets underway.
Budweiser is introducing a 20-foot goal-synced Budweiser Red Light to be installed at the North Pole. The light is a much larger version of the light fans can buy themselves for $159, which sync up to your favourite team and go off whenever they score a goal.
Some hockey fans in Dauphin on Saturday may have thrown out an arm after the inaugural Ukrainian Kubasa Toss.
The fun event at Credit Union Place was part of the Dauphin Kings’ Ukrainian Festival Night.
About 1,300 fans packed the arena, but didn’t all toss sausage onto the ice. Actually, none of them did. It’s against Ukrainian culture to throw food, so pieces of garden hose were placed into brown meat-wrapping paper to give the illusion.
Organizers sold the packages for $1 each, with the chance for fans to win prizes by throwing them into a washing machine at centre ice.
Manitoba Moose goaltender Eric Comrie has been named to the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic.
The 20-year-old will replace goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, who was originally named to the team but is currently playing with the Winnipeg Jets.
Comrie has appeared in 28 games for the Moose this season posting a 2.79 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. The Edmonton native is in his rookie season with the league, but leads all AHL goaltenders with 845 saves.
WINNIPEG – Paul Maurice doesn’t think the Winnipeg Jets are in desperate times.
With a 4-1 loss at home Thursday to the Nashville Predators, the Jets are 21-23-3 and their playoff hopes are dimming as they remain at the bottom of the NHL Central Division and six points out of a playoff spot.
“I don’t think desperate hockey has any sense to it,” the head coach said. “Urgency? Listen, I’m not sure that they didn’t play as hard as they could, but we could play a little smarter and we could pass the puck better. I know that.
The largest outdoor 3-on-3 ball hockey tournament in western Canada has its sights set to raise $75,000 this year.
Le Classique runs February 5-6 at Whittier Park in St. Boniface and is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Canadian CMV Foundation (Congenital Cytomegalovirus).
“Le Classique is really what started it all for our wonderful foundation. When Marc Foidart and I started this event four plus years ago, we knew we wanted to host a community event, but at the same time we knew we wanted to raise money for CMV research,” said Rob Tétrault, chair of the foundation.