Highlights / Hockey Night in Canada

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Howie Meeker–whose love of hockey won the hearts of Canadians–dies at 97

Howie Meeker, whose enthusiasm and vocabulary struck a joyous chord in the hearts of Canadian hockey fans for decades, died Sunday at Nanaimo General Hospital in British Columbia. He was 97.  Meeker was NHL rookie of the year in 1947, »


Deconstructing Don Cherry’s departure: what the heck just happened here?

As we reported yesterday, Canada’s own very own version of Archie Bunker has exited, and it sure didn’t go unnoticed across Canada–making front page news across the country. Don Cherry finally rolled snake eyes Saturday night, going after newcomers to »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Don Cherry fired for poppy comments

He’s gone! Canadians are a pretty laid back tribe except, of course, when it comes to hockey, something that tends to bring out passions that we sublimate away from the rink or game. And nobody’s better at bringing out those »


First-ever Indigenous NHL broadcast set for Sunday

Plenty of First Nations people have played in the National Hockey League and more are coming but to the best of anyone’s knowledge no NHL game has ever been broadcast in an Indigenous language. That will change Sunday night when the »