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Daryl Watts reconciled to pay cut in new women's pro hockey league

Daryl Watts took a financial hit when the Premier Hockey League was bought out and the Professional Women's Hockey League took its place.

New Hockey Canada boss Katherine Henderson calls Calgary summit humbling

Hockey Canada's new leader called what she heard at its summit humbling and eye-opening. Katherine Henderson took over as president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada this summer amid calls for culture change in both the organization and the sport. She was previously Curling Canada's CEO.

Hockey Canada summit puts elite men's hockey under the microscope

The two-day Hockey Canada summit deals with elite men's hockey, which dominates the sport's culture in Canada, and the toxic masculinity in it that can also breed racism, sexism and homophobia in the game.

Carla Qualtrough inherits safe sport crisis upon return as sports minister

Federal sports minister Carla Qualtrough says she knows what's required to solve Canada's safe sport crisis. The how is still a work in progress. The Delta-MP was re-appointed sports minister this summer eight years after she was first assigned the portfolio in 2015.

Hockey Canada summit to tackle toxic masculinity as a root problem in sport's culture

The two-day "Beyond The Boards Summit" on Friday and Saturday is designed to tackle one root cause identified at the heart of racism, sexism, homophobia, discrimination and exclusion in hockey.

Stampeders come from behind to beat Elks 35-31 in Labour Day thriller

Trailing by 15 points after three quarters, Stampeder quarterback Jake Maier scored a rushing touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to Reggie Begelton in the end zone. Dedrick Mills scored the winning touchdown with 20 seconds remaining in the game on a four-yard carry.

Sports integrity commissioner says safe sport gaps exposed in 1st year of office

Sarah-Eve Pelletier's first year as Canada's sport integrity commissioner showed her that her reach doesn't extend far enough.

Olympic president invokes John Lennon's memory as Paris marks 1-year countdown to war-clouded Games

The president of the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday formally invited the world's nations but not Russia or its military ally Belarus to gather in one year in Paris for the Olympics — launching the final countdown to the 2024 Games against the backdrop of war in Ukraine.

A year out from Paris, safe sport crisis has Canada redefining Olympic success

A year out from the 2024 Summer Olympics, how Canada defines sport excellence is in question. Canadian sports minister Pascale St-Onge has said "it can't only be about medals and podiums. We have to talk about the safety of athletes and their well-being as a whole."

Work just beginning for point man of new women's professional hockey league

A league name and logo, cities where teams will be located and a game schedule top Stan Kasten's to-do list. The Los Angeles Dodgers' president, whose boss and Dodgers owner Mark Walter is the financial backer of a new professional women's hockey league, is the point man getting the women's league up and running for a planned January start.