Vicki Hall

Freelance writer

Vicki has written about sports in Canada for more than 15 years for CBC Sports, Postmedia, the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal. She has covered five Olympic Games, 10 Grey Cup championships and one Stanley Cup Final. In 2015, Vicki won a National Newspaper Award for sports writing and is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

Latest from Vicki Hall

Veteran Eric Staal back on ice in pursuit of spot on Canada's Olympic hockey team

With 21 days to the 2022 Winter Olympics, Eric Staal is resuming his hockey career on a professional tryout with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. The plan is to shake off any rust and prove to the Team Canada brass that he belongs on the team that will challenge for gold in Beijing.

There's lots hockey fans will miss with NHL's absence from Beijing Olympics

Those who love the frozen game can be forgiven for wistfully wondering what might have been in a best-on-best Olympic showcase, especially given the NHL also skipped the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang South Korea.

If NHLers don't go to Olympics, this is what Canada's men's team could look like

With the chances of National Hockey League participation in the 2022 Winter Olympics fading with every new COVID-19 case, Hockey Canada has a strategy should a "best-on-best" tournament not be in the cards for Beijing.
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Optimism abounds for ascending Canadiens after sting of Stanley Cup loss dissipates

Although the Montreal Canadiens' Cinderella run to the Stanley Cup final ended on a losing note, there’s plenty of reason for optimism once the sting of the series defeat dissipates.
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'We're here for a reason': Canadiens ready to seize moment against Lightning in Stanley Cup final

The Montreal Canadiens appreciate the magnitude of the task awaiting them in the Stanley Cup final against the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning. But the Habs aren't inclined to feel intimidated, despite what the experts say.

'We're not satisfied': Canadiens enjoy improbable, fairy-tale run to Stanley Cup final

In a season where the Montreal Canadiens fired their head coach, battled a COVID-19 outbreak and narrowly qualified for the playoffs, they knocked out the Las Vegas Golden Knights with a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 6 to close out their Stanley Cup semifinal on St-Jean-Baptiste Day.
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Canadiens confident underdogs heading into Stanley Cup semifinals against Las Vegas Golden Knights

The surging Montreal Canadiens are entering the Stanley Cup semifinal series against the Las Vegas Golden Knights tonight at 9 p.m. ET with confidence despite being the underdogs.

'No one believes in us': Canadiens' improbable run has familiar feel

The Montreal Canadiens lack offensive star power. Their up-and-coming snipers and playmakers are arguably too young and inexperienced for playoff hockey. As it turns out, none of that matters.

Jets hope to stay afloat until Mark Scheifele returns from suspension

The 2020-21 Stanley Cup playoffs were shaping up as Mark Scheifele’s time to further establish himself as an elite centreman. But now, he’s on the sidelines after the NHL Department of Player Safety handed down a four-game suspension for charging Montreal Canadiens forward Jake Evans.
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'2 of the best in the game': Price, Hellebuyck headline unexpected North Division final

In the midst of a global pandemic — where the unexpected has become the norm — perhaps it’s fitting Canadian hockey fans won’t witness the expected Connor McDavid vs. Auston Matthews matchup in the NHL North Division Final.

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