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Canada’s Logan Stankoven, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Connor Bedard, right, as USA’s Jimmy Snuggerud, second from left, and Jack Peart look on during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canada roars back to beat U.S. 6-2 and advance to gold-medal game at world juniors

Czechia beats Sweden 2-1 in OT to also qualify for Thursday’s final

Canada’s Logan Stankoven, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Connor Bedard, right, as USA’s Jimmy Snuggerud, second from left, and Jack Peart look on during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Buffalo Bills fans and community members gather for a candlelight vigil for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

NFL rallies to support fallen Bill Hamlin as his condition improves

‘I’ve got him. The world’s got him’: recovery from cardiac arrest moving in a positive direction

Buffalo Bills fans and community members gather for a candlelight vigil for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)
Jiri Kulich of Czechia, left, celebrates his game-winning goal in front of Fabian Wagner of Sweden during overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Jiri Kulich of Czechia, left, celebrates his game-winning goal in front of Fabian Wagner of Sweden during overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks were handed a number of suspensions after both teams brawled during a game Dec. 31 in Nelson. Photo: Hockey TV
The Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks were handed a number of suspensions after both teams brawled during a game Dec. 31 in Nelson. Photo: Hockey TV
Greater Victoria’s Naomi Morrell – a.k.a Scream Soda – has earned a spot on team Canada for the Junior Roller Derby World Cup in France this July after just five years playing for Victoria’s Rotten Apples. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘I just started yelling’: Victoria teen makes national roller derby team

Naomi Morrell – a.k.a Scream Soda – will compete in the world cup in France this summer

Greater Victoria’s Naomi Morrell – a.k.a Scream Soda – has earned a spot on team Canada for the Junior Roller Derby World Cup in France this July after just five years playing for Victoria’s Rotten Apples. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Marco Bustos takes on water during Pacific FC’s playoff game against Atletico Ottawa at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Sunday (Oct. 16). (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Bustos, Irving wave goodbye to Pacific FC

Bustos is joined by Gianni dos Santos and Callum Irving out the exit door

Marco Bustos takes on water during Pacific FC’s playoff game against Atletico Ottawa at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Sunday (Oct. 16). (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
New York Islanders’ Ross Johnston (32) jumps out of the way to avoid being hit by the puck as Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin (30) makes the save while Luke Schenn (2), Travis Dermott (24) and New York’s Matt Martin (17) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Barzal puts up 3 points, Islanders hand mistake-plagued Canucks 6-2 loss

Vancouver hosts the defending Stanley Cup champions Colorado Avalanche on Thursday

New York Islanders’ Ross Johnston (32) jumps out of the way to avoid being hit by the puck as Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin (30) makes the save while Luke Schenn (2), Travis Dermott (24) and New York’s Matt Martin (17) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Victoria Royals forward Riley Gannon is pictured. Victoria lost two of three games against the Vancouver Giants in the final week of 2022. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals set to begin 2023 on heels of December momentum

The team got more wins last month than rest of season

The Victoria Royals forward Riley Gannon is pictured. Victoria lost two of three games against the Vancouver Giants in the final week of 2022. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Vancouver Canucks center J.T. Miller shoots against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vasquez)

THE MOJ: Canuck JT Miller’s alpha male status in need of checks and balances

Miller stepped over the line with on-ice actions embarrassing coach and teammates

Vancouver Canucks center J.T. Miller shoots against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vasquez)
A flower arrangement sent by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva lays arrive for the wake of late Brazilian soccer great Pele as he lies instate at Vila Belmiro stadium in Santos, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Brazil prepares to bury legend Pelé in city he made famous

‘He made (soccer) important for Brazil and he made Brazil important for the world’

A flower arrangement sent by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva lays arrive for the wake of late Brazilian soccer great Pele as he lies instate at Vila Belmiro stadium in Santos, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin, (30) makes a save against Calgary Flames’ Nazem Kadri during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Vancouver Canucks seek consistency as punishing schedule gets underway

Daunting January slat of games should determine whether team can stay alive in playoff race

Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin, (30) makes a save against Calgary Flames’ Nazem Kadri during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Cincinnati. The game has been postponed, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)
Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Cincinnati. The game has been postponed, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)
Canada’s Connor Bedard, centre, reacts after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship quarterfinal action against Slovakia in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada’s Connor Bedard, centre, reacts after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship quarterfinal action against Slovakia in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Camera operator Nathan Eides, left, records Canada celebrating a win over Sweden during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax on Saturday, December 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Camouflaged cameraman a hit at world juniors: ‘I have the best seat in the house’

Nathan Eidse sits in the penalty boxes and jumps into the fray as soon as play stops

Camera operator Nathan Eides, left, records Canada celebrating a win over Sweden during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax on Saturday, December 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Quebec ultra-marathon runner Joan Roch is shown in a handout photo. Roch is preparing for a nearly 8,000 kilometre run from the most southern point of the United States to Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. PHOTO PC/HO-Joan Roch

Quebec ultra-marathoner preparing to run nearly 8,000 km from Florida to Quebec

Roch will run an average of 52 km – over a marathon – a day in order to finish in 5 months

Quebec ultra-marathon runner Joan Roch is shown in a handout photo. Roch is preparing for a nearly 8,000 kilometre run from the most southern point of the United States to Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. PHOTO PC/HO-Joan Roch
Team Canada players celebrate with their gold medals after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. Women’s hockey in 2022 was a firehose filled with change and advancement after the virtual desert of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Women’s hockey roars back to life in 2022 after tough pandemic years

Women seeing a boost in wages, screen time and recognition

Team Canada players celebrate with their gold medals after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. Women’s hockey in 2022 was a firehose filled with change and advancement after the virtual desert of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Hansel Enmanuel, a freshman guard from the Dominican Republic for Northwestern State, practices dunks during warm-ups before an NCAA college basketball game against Rice Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Houston. Enmanuel lost his left arm in a childhood accident and has attained the talent and skill to play at the college level. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

VIDEO: Hansel Enmanuel, college player with 1 arm, becomes an inspiration

Viral videos of Enmanuel dunking makes it look easy, but he says it’s far from that

Hansel Enmanuel, a freshman guard from the Dominican Republic for Northwestern State, practices dunks during warm-ups before an NCAA college basketball game against Rice Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Houston. Enmanuel lost his left arm in a childhood accident and has attained the talent and skill to play at the college level. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
Vancouver Canucks’ Sheldon Dries, right, hits Calgary Flames’ Michael Stone during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Weegar gives Calgary Flames big lift in 3-2 win over Canucks

Vancouver begins a 2-game home stand Tuesday against the New York Islanders

Vancouver Canucks’ Sheldon Dries, right, hits Calgary Flames’ Michael Stone during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Sweden’s goaltender Carl Lindbom, centre, makes a pad save on Canada’s Connor Bedard, left, during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Sweden’s goaltender Carl Lindbom, centre, makes a pad save on Canada’s Connor Bedard, left, during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The stick that Canucks captain Bo Horvat gave to two young fans from Nanaimo has apparently been found and was sent to Abbotsford last night.

Missing Bo Horvat stick found, shipped to Abbotsford on Thursday night

Flair Airlines states that Nanaimo boys’ stick was found in Edmonton, sent to YXX for pickup

The stick that Canucks captain Bo Horvat gave to two young fans from Nanaimo has apparently been found and was sent to Abbotsford last night.
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