page contents

Tag Archives: Canadian

Canadian Chris Boucher lands contract with Raptors

Canada’s Chris Boucher has secured one of the Toronto Raptors’ two-way contracts. The 25-year-old forward from Montreal had nine points, two rebounds and four blocks in 19 minutes of action over four pre-season games with the Raptors. In Toronto’s 118-91 win over Brooklyn on Wednesday in Montreal, Boucher came off the bench to a standing ovation with six minutes to ...

Read More »

Blue Jays prospect Guerrero Jr. named top Canadian offensive minor leaguer

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been named the winner of the Randall Echlin Award as the Canadian offensive minor-league player of the year. Guerrero split his 2018 season between class-A Advanced Dunedin, double-A New Hampshire and triple-A Buffalo, putting up big offensive numbers at all levels. The 19-year-old third baseman, who was born in Montreal while his ...

Read More »

Canadian NHL roundup: Senators shut out Habs in pre-season finale

Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist as the Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on Saturday night in the final game of the pre-season for both teams. The Senators wrapped up the pre-season with a 2-4-0 record, while the Canadiens were 4-3-0. Tom Pyatt and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Senators, while Craig Anderson stopped 19 ...

Read More »

Canadian NHL roundup: Sens edge Blackhawks for 1st pre-season win

Max McCormick scored the go-ahead goal as the Ottawa Senators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday in pre-season action. McCormick went to the net and put back a rebound off a Dylan DeMelo point shot 2:58 into the third period to break a 1-1 tie. Matt Duchene opened the scoring for Ottawa in the second period, evening the score ...

Read More »

When Americans endured 'bush-league' Canadian football

NBC had a problem. It was the NFL’s broadcast partner, bringing American football fans — and some Canadians — the game they loved. But when the league went on strike in 1982, it left a gaping hole in the broadcast schedule. So they turned to the next best thing: Canadian football. The CBC’s Tom Alderman was there to see how they ...

Read More »

Canadian NHL roundup: Marner's 4 points lead Leafs past Habs

Mitch Marner scored and added three assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 Wednesday to improve to 5-1-0 in pre-season play. Nazem Kadri, Auston Matthews, Kasperi Kapanen and Patrick Marleau also scored for the visiting Maple Leafs. Goalie Frederik Andersen made 33 saves. Tomas Tatar, Brendan Gallagher and David Schlemko scored for Montreal, which fell to ...

Read More »

Canadian NHL roundup: Habs down Leafs in game absent of both team's big names

Xavier Ouellet and Artturi Lehkonen each scored twice as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 in pre-season play on Monday. Charles Hudon had the other goal for Montreal, which picked up its fourth victory in five exhibition outings. Antti Niemi made 29 stops for the Canadiens, while rookie centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi continued to impress in his bid ...

Read More »

Canadian NHL roundup: Maple Leafs stay perfect, Senators keep losing

Calle Rosen’s power-play goal midway through the third period was the difference as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Saturday to remain undefeated in pre-season play. Rosen’s point shot through traffic broke a 2-2 tie and moved Toronto to 4-0-0 in exhibition action, including back-to-back wins over the Sabres after a 5-3 victory on Friday in ...

Read More »

Gaucher leads Canadian rout of Greece to open FIBA Women's World Cup

Kim Gaucher had a game-high 16 points as Canada opened the FIBA Women’s World Cup with an 81-50 victory over Greece on Saturday in Tenerife, Spain. Nirra Fields added 13 points for the Canadians, ranked a program-high fifth at the tournament following a fifth-place finish at the 2014 world championships, and Kia Nurse had 12. Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe also scored in ...

Read More »

Canadian NHL roundup: Tavares scores 1st goal on home ice as Leafs top Sabres

John Tavares scored his first two goals on home ice with the Maple Leafs as Toronto defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 in pre-season play on Friday night. Ron Hainsey, Pierre Engvall and Chris Mueller also scored for the Leafs. Curtis McElhinney stopped all 20 shots he faced after replacing Garret Sparks, who made nine saves, midway through the second period ...

Read More »