Eric Staal, left, balances a ball on his stick as his brother Marc Staal, right, looks on following a ball hockey training session at the Canadian national men's team orientation camp in Calgary on Tuesday. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)
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Ivanie Blondin topped the field in the women's 3,000-metre race at the World Cup event on Sunday in Erfurt, Germany. The Ottawa native clocked in a time of three minutes 59.47 seconds, edging out Antoinette de Jong of the Netherlands by 0.59 seconds. more »