BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Winnipeg Jets loaded up on some young defence on Day 2 of the NHL draft Saturday.
The Jets selected Saint John defenceman Luke Green (third round, No. 79) and Swedish defenceman Jacob Cederholm (fourth round, No. 97) as well as Calgary centre Jordan Stallard (fourth round, No. 127) and Russian goalie Mikhail Berdin (sixth round, No. 157).
Manitoba Moose winger Darren Kramer found himself in handcuffs early Tuesday after allegedly wrestling with a police officer at Disney World.
Kramer and another man were at the theme park in Orlando at around 1:16 a.m. when an incident broke out involving bowling pins. According to Deadspin, the officer became involved in a scuffle with Kramer’s friend, who identified himself as “Corbin.” The report says the man attempted to steal bowling pins and a large flag from a restaurant.
Halifax council unanimously voted to consider renaming a suburban street after hockey star Sidney Crosby, despite some councillors’ reservations the city should pay tribute to “more than just athletes.”
Lorelei Nicoll, the councillor for Cole Harbour, put forward the motion to look into honouring her district’s native son at the behest of the Stanley Cup winner’s childhood coach and hundreds of hockey-crazed social media users.
DETROIT – Old hockey gloves, jerseys and framed photos were displayed on one side of Gordie Howe’s flower-draped coffin, friends and family members were seated on the other.
Standing nearby were some of hockey’s biggest names — Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman and Steve Yzerman to name a few — who swapped stories and shared memories of the man known as Mr. Hockey.
“Somebody said it best this morning that (Jean) Beliveau, the Rocket (Maurice Richard) and Gordie — they were the three people that probably could change a hockey rink into a cathedral,” Gretzky said. “And when you walked in, it was more like a church today. It’s really special.”