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Road Closures in Effect for Play On! Ball Hockey Tournament

Road Closures in Effect for Play On! Ball Hockey Tournament

Play On Hockey

A two-day street hockey tournament will close a portion of Chancellor Matheson Road at the University of Manitoba beginning today.

The Play On! tourney is May 27-28 and will have 320 teams taking part — the largest turnout since 2014.

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Trudeau Urges Montreal, Toronto NHL Fans to Get Behind Ottawa’s Senators

Trudeau Urges Montreal, Toronto NHL Fans to Get Behind Ottawa’s Senators

By The Canadian Press

Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators players celebrate after scoring against the New York Rangers late in the game during the third period in game five of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Ottawa on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Ottawa is slowly warming up to Senators playoff run with trip to the Stanley Cup final on the line. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s setting aside his NHL allegiance to his beloved Montreal Canadiens for now to back the Ottawa Senators — and urging fellow hockey fans to join him.

Many of those fans have a simple message back: no thanks.

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Nanotechnology Team Creates Oilers Logo So Small 900 Million Fit on Top of Puck

Nanotechnology Team Creates Oilers Logo So Small 900 Million Fit on Top of Puck

By Tim Cook, The Canadian Press

Edmonton Oilers Nano Logo
An Edmonton Oilers logo is seen under a helium ion microscope in this undated handout photo. While many hockey fans go big with their pride come playoff time, researchers at the University of Alberta have gone small — really, really small. Nanotechnology experts at the school have created what they say is the smallest Edmonton Oilers logo in the world at 2.4 microns in diameter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – University of Alberta, nanoFAB)

EDMONTON – While many hockey fans go big with their pride come playoff time, researchers at the University of Alberta have gone small — really, really small.

Nanotechnology experts at the school have created what they say is the smallest Edmonton Oilers logo in the world at 2.4 microns in diameter.

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Rogers Place Takes Steps to Deal with Toilet Traffic During Oilers Playoff Run

Rogers Place Takes Steps to Deal with Toilet Traffic During Oilers Playoff Run

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Rogers Place
Home of the Edmonton Oilers, Rogers Place, on opening night before the Oilers take on the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday October 12, 2016. Rogers Place is full to the brim for the Edmonton Oilers playoff run and so are their fans’ bladders.Two women’s washrooms, one on each level, were converted to men’s washrooms for both Sunday’s Game 3 and Wednesday’s Game 4 against the Anaheim Ducks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

EDMONTON – Rogers Place is full to the brim for the Edmonton Oilers playoff run and so are their fans’ bladders.

Two women’s washrooms — one on each level — were converted to men’s washrooms for both Sunday’s Game 3 and Wednesday’s Game 4 against the Anaheim Ducks.

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Hockey Star Hayley Wickenheiser to Get Honorary University Degree

Hockey Star Hayley Wickenheiser to Get Honorary University Degree

By CKOM, The Canadian Press

Hayley Wickenheiser
Four time Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser poses for a portrait in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Hayley Wickenheiser has retired from hockey after 23 years on Canada’s women’s team.The 38-year-old from Shaunavon, Sask., announced her retirement today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan is bestowing an honorary degree on hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser.

She will be made a Doctor of Laws during spring convocation ceremonies on June 8.

The 38-year-old grew up in Shaunavon, southwest of Swift Current, Sask., playing minor hockey on outdoor rinks with boys’ teams before moving to Calgary with her family.

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Scheifele Leading Annual KidSport Golf Classic

Scheifele Leading Annual KidSport Golf Classic

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his overtime winning goal against Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby during NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, December 5, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele is returning this season to host the golf tournament bearing his name.

The 2017 Mark Scheifele Golf Classic supports KidSport Winnipeg, with all proceeds going to pay registration fees for kids from financially disadvantaged families participate in sport.

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Winnipeg Jets See Bright Future After Disappointing 2016-17 Season

Winnipeg Jets See Bright Future After Disappointing 2016-17 Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Mark Scheifele (55) celebrate Scheifele’s game winning goal following overtime NHL action against the Anaheim Ducks, in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets know what went right, and what went wrong, in their 2016-17 season.

Talented young players and the ability to score goals were the bright spots. Inconsistent defence, goaltending and plenty of injuries hurt. But as the players cleaned out their lockers Sunday after missing the NHL playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, they were collectively optimistic about the future.

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