Out Of The Gate
Canada opens defence of U18 worlds with win over Sweden
Jake Virtanen scored twice as Canada opened its defence of the under-18 men's hockey title with a 3-1 win over Sweden on Thursday. Virtanen opened the scoring at 6:45 of the first period, then gave Canada a two-goal lead with a power-play goal 1:03 into the second. Full Story.(Photo: Derek Leung/Getty Images)
Hockey Canada has unveiled its preliminary 20-man roster for the upcoming world hockey championship. As expected in an Olympic year, Team Canada will have a young group that doesn't overlap with those who won a gold medal in Sochi. Full Story.
There and Back
In October Kevin Dineen was coaching the NHL's Florida Panthers. But after being fired in November, he was named the Canadian women's team coach and guided the squad to a stirring fourth straight Olympic title in Sochi, Russia. Dineen is now with a third team, preparing the Canadian under-18 men's squad to defend its world title in Finland. Full Story.