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


'You can't win if you don't score': Canadian men left stifled by Swedish defence in hockey quarter-final

Canada's failure to muster any sense of sustained offensive pressure against the suffocating Swedish defence sends men's team home without a medal for first time since 2006.

Shaky wins against China should serve as wake-up call for Canada's men's hockey team

Should Canada win an Olympic medal in men's hockey, the team should send flowers and thank-you cards to the players on Team China for giving them a serious run in the qualifying round.

Chinese men's hockey team playing beyond the boxscore in rematch against Canada

The Chinese men’s hockey team heard the criticism heading into the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Canadian men's qualifying round rematch against China opportunity to 'improve as a team'

In theory, Team Canada wanted to avoid a detour through the qualifying round in men’s hockey at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Canadian coach Julien should consider goalie change after Pasquale's implosion against U.S.

It was certainly a game to forget for Canadian goaltender Eddie Pasquale, whose struggles led to a 4-2 loss to the U.S. on Saturday. Now coach Claude Julien must decide whether to make a switch in net against China.

Veteran Olympian O'Dell's thunderous hit sets tone for Canadian men's hockey team in opening win over Germany

Eric O’Dell is not a big name on the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team. The Ottawa product plays on the third line – the energy line – and is expected to forecheck hard, cycle the puck and maximize his minutes.

Talented Torontonian Ho-Sang an 'X Factor' for men's hockey team in Beijing

Team Canada forward Josh Ho-Sang lacks the draft pedigree of Owen Power (first overall) or Mason McTavish (third overall).  He's appeared in just 53 NHL games compared to captain Eric Staal (1,293) and David Desharnais (524).

Significance of unexpected Olympic opportunity not lost on Canada's men's hockey team

Playing in Cologne, Germany, Landon Ferraro had given up on his childhood dream of playing for Canada at the Olympics. But at age 30, he's on the verge of doing just that as a member of Team Canada at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.

Canadian men's hockey team aims to contend with blend of youth and experience

In the aftermath of the National Hockey League opting out of the Beijing Winter Games, the  medal-contending nations took distinctly different approaches to roster construction.

Russians favoured, but in absence of NHL players, men's hockey a toss-up

The decision by the NHL and its players to not participate in these Olympics leaves the Russian Olympic Committee team as the favourites in men's hockey.