Mike Brophy

Veteran journalist Mike Brophy has been covering hockey since 1977. A self-professed junior hockey junkie, he has covered the Petes for 14 season before departing to become the senior writer at The Hockey News and held that position for 17 years. Brophy has written five books including his latest, Unbreakable, 50 Goals In 39 Games – the story of Wayne Gretzky’s greatest record.

Latest from Mike Brophy

'The greatest rivalry in sports': Canada, U.S. on another collision course for women's hockey gold

One team dominates the world championship. The other owns the Olympics. Barring an unthinkable upset, Canada and the United States will once again battle for women's hockey supremacy at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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Natalie Spooner willing to do dirty work needed to win hockey gold

Natalie Spooner has the size, speed and tenacity to be a star. She can score goals and her defensive game is rounding out. The trick for the 27-year-old is to find the consistency that will make her a star.
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Canada's Olympic women's hockey team a strong mix of veterans, newcomers

Canada will go with an experienced team that should get a jolt from some new faces when it attempts to win a fifth straight gold medal in women's hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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Working overtime: Canadian hockey player is also a cop

Think you have a stressful job? Meghan Agosta has two. The veteran Canadian hockey forward is also a cop in Vancouver. Lucky for her, she loves both jobs.
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Marie-Philip Poulin focused on Olympic gold — not Hall of Fame

When it was suggested to her that she is already a lock to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame — having scored the gold medal-winning goal in each of the past two Winter Olympic Games — Marie-Philip Poulin simply smiles. That's because Olympic gold remains her focus.
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Hockey mom: Meaghan Mikkelson juggles parenthood with national team

Like many women, Meaghan Mikkelson is trying to balance her career with being a mother. Unlike most, she's trying to win a third Olympic hockey gold medal.
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Canada's women haven't figured out how to consistently beat American rivals

Americans are favoured by many to win the gold medal in Pyeongchang and have now won the past three Four Nations Cups as well as the past three world championships.

Size doesn't stop Canada's Jocelyne Larocque from playing a gritty game

Jocelyne Larocque and Team Canada will face the United States in the gold medal game of the Four Nations Cup in Tampa Bay Sunday afternoon.

Sting of 2014 rejection keeps Canada's Bailey Bram motivated

Bailey Bram could barely watch Canada's women play for hockey gold at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, so deep was the hurt at being cut from the team.

The descendant: Laura Stacey comes from hockey royalty

She never met her famous great-grandfather, but Laura Stacey is playing up to the standard King Clancy set during his Hall of Fame hockey career.
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Canada's Haley Irwin will play key role in pursuit of Olympic gold

If Canada hopes to beat a very strong team from the United States and win a third consecutive gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics, it will need veterans such as Haley Irwin to be at their very best. That was evident Wednesday night when Team USA doubled Team Canada 4-2 at the Four Nations Cup.
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Canada's Jennifer Wakefield's hat trick shows Swedes just what she learned

A year ago Jennifer Wakefield would have shared a dressing room with Swedes Emilia Ramboldt and Pernilla Winberg. But on Tuesday afternoon Wakefield fired three goals and an assist in a 9-0 thrashing of Sweden at the 4 Nations Cup.
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Four Nations Cup will show how Canadian women's hockey team stacks up

With the Olympics three months away, Canada's women's hockey team will learn more about where it stands against the top competition when it faces off against the U.S., Sweden and Finland at this week's Four Nations Cup in Tampa.

'You're a little in awe': Rookies meet their idols on Canadian women's hockey team

Marie-Philip Poulin. Natalie Spooner. Shannon Szabados (just to name a few). Walking into the Canadian women's hockey dressing room for the first time can be intimidating. Luckily for the newbies, the legends on the team "genuinely care" about them.

Canadian women's hockey crease not set in stone

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Shannon Szabados will be tough to unseat, but that won't stop her backups from pushing her for Team Canada's starting job at the Winter Olympics.