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Kim St-Pierre breaks ground for female goalies in Hockey Hall of Fame

Kim St-Pierre enters the hall of fame alongside NHL players Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson and builder Ken Holland in the class of 2020 announced Wednesday.

Funds from cancelled Training Ground directed towards Canada's future Olympians

Maintaining the talent pipeline, and not letting future Olympians get lost in the shuffle of the Tokyo Olympic extension is among the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Help for some sports has emerged from yet another virus-related cancellation.

Upcoming WHL season in jeopardy without fans in seats, commissioner says

Western Hockey League teams need their arenas at least half full with spectators next season to operate, according to the league's commissioner.

Canadian wheelchair basketball player ruled ineligible to compete at Tokyo 2020

Four-time Canadian Paralympian and two-time Paralympic gold medallist David Eng has been ruled ineligible to compete at Tokyo 2020. The decision came down on Thursday as a result of the athlete eligibility reassessment process conducted by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation.

Female hockey players wrestle with choice of choosing pro league

Turning down an offer to play for the NWHL's Toronto Six was difficult for Kristen Richards. Refusing that opportunity means Richards will compete against national-team players for inclusion on the Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association's Toronto roster.

IOC to begin talks about easing protest ban at Olympics

The International Olympic Committee budging slightly on its position about protest gestures during Olympic Games earned both support and criticism from some Canadian quarters.

Veteran play-by-play man Chris Cuthbert leaves TSN for Sportsnet

Chris Cuthbert had been at TSN since 2005, where he was the network's lead CFL commentator as well as an NHL play-by-play voice.

Willie O'Ree pained by racism in society, hockey

Willie O'Ree, the first black man to play in the NHL, is distressed by both the death of a black man under the knee of a white policeman, and subsequent violent confrontations between police and protesters erupting across the United States.

Plenty of time for Flames to think about Jets ahead of lone all-Canadian matchup

The Calgary Flames' first opponent if and when the NHL resumes is a team they saw once this season outside. The Winnipeg Jets edged the Flames 2-1 in overtime Oct. 26 in the Heritage Classic outdoor game in Regina.

Non-binary athletes navigating Canadian sport with little policy help

The Canadian Centre For Ethics in Sport published policy and practice guidelines to create inclusive environments for trans people, yet states those guidelines don't address non-binary people.

Canada's NHL teams offer varying refund options to season-ticket holders

Canada's NHL teams have offered season-ticket holders rebate or refund options in acknowledgment that no more 2019-20 regular-season games will be played in front of fans in their respective buildings.

Hamilton alters course on Commonwealth Games, now focusing on 2026 bid

Hamilton has pivoted from the pursuit of the 2030 Commonwealth Games to a potential bid for 2026.

Women's pro hockey players to get more ice time under 5-city regional plan

The Professional Women's Hockey Players Association enters its second season with plans to regionalize its structure by basing players in five hub cities, while also continuing its Dream Gap Tour series of barnstorming stops across North America.

How Penny Oleksiak is managing life in isolation with a tip from Michael Phelps

A Michael Phelps book recommendation resonates with Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak more than ever these days. Oleksiak has read Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" multiple times since the American swim legend suggested the title to her.

Women in sport have mixed feelings about men's leagues asking for bailout money

Female athletes, particularly hockey players, will be interested to see if the federal government provides pandemic bailout money to the Canadian Football League.