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Edmonton bubble will host 2021 World Junior Championship

The 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship will be played using a bubble format at Rogers Place in Edmonton. According to an announcement on Thursday from the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the IIHF Council approved a proposal from Hockey Canada »

International, Politics, Society

Joining others, the NHL and its players cancel games to protest racism

Call it the bubble bursting. On Thursday–after apparently trying to skate past the issue for most of the week–National Hockey League players joined their professional brothers and sisters in sports leagues across North America to protest racism, police violence and, »

Society, Sports

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba speaks out against racism during NHL restart

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to kneel for the American national anthem on Saturday, during the first day of the league’s restart. Dumba, who was born in Regina and half-Filipino, is one of »

Society

NHL announced no positive COVID-19 tests during last week of Phase 3

Ahead of the National Hockey League’s restart, the league announced on Monday that they had no positive test results for COVID-19 during the final week of Phase 3 of its return to play plan on Saturday.  Phase 3 of the »

Economy

NHL gives closer look at hub cities before play resumes

The National Hockey League detailed what the hub cities, Toronto and Edmonton, will look like under their return to play plan in a video presentation on Thursday. The NHL’s bubble in Edmonton will consist of four hotels and amenities for »

Society

Thunderstorm causes damage to Edmonton arena weeks ahead of NHL playoffs

The Rogers Place arena in Edmonton, which is set to host the National Hockey League’s playoffs in just a few weeks was damaged by a thunderstorm on Thursday evening, according to the arena’s Twitter account.  In a series of follow »

Health, Society

NHL confirms 30 positive COVID-19 tests as it entered Phase 3 of return to play

As the National Hockey League (NHL) entered Phase 3 of its return to play plan on Monday, the league announced that 30 of its players had tested positive for COVID-19 during Phase 2. According to a tweet from the NHL, »

Sports

NHL and NHLPA reach tentative agreement for a return to play

The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) have reached a tentative agreement on a return to play plan, according to a press release from the league on Monday.  The return to play plan will »

International, Society, Sports

It appears this year’s Stanley Cup will be won on Canadian ice

No Canadian-based team has won the Stanley Cup since the Montreal Canadiens did it in 1993, but it appears more and more likely that–at the very least–this year’s Cup will be won on Canadian ice. If everything breaks right–and there »

Economy, International, Society, Sports

Seeking open ice, NHL details steps aimed at a return

Well, let’s see how this (ahem) plays out. The National Hockey League (NHL) has released a document detailing Phase 2 of its return-to-play plan. When that return to play — for real — might come remains anyone’s guess. The league »