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Canada skip Brad Gushue, right, discusses a shot with third Mark Nichols during their bronze medal curling match against the United States Friday, February 18, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Curling Canada is hoping an ongoing high-performance review will help put the federation on track for success after a disappointing showing on the international stage last season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

A look at Curling Canada’s hopes in 2023

Dates for the Olympic trials and mixed doubles trials have yet to be announced

Canada skip Brad Gushue, right, discusses a shot with third Mark Nichols during their bronze medal curling match against the United States Friday, February 18, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Curling Canada is hoping an ongoing high-performance review will help put the federation on track for success after a disappointing showing on the international stage last season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Ethan Bear, right, is tripped by Edmonton Oilers forward Dylan Holloway during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Ethan Bear, right, is tripped by Edmonton Oilers forward Dylan Holloway during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Washington. This was Ovechkin’s 801st NHL goal. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ovechkin nets 2, passes Gordie Howe for 2nd in NHL career goals

Washington winger now has 802 tallies, behind only Wayne Gretzky

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Washington. This was Ovechkin’s 801st NHL goal. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) celebrates the win over Finland during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada set to begin quest for 20th gold medal at world juniors

Star-studded roster set to open play in the Maritimes on Boxing Day

Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) celebrates the win over Finland during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A Pavel Bure mascot wearing a face mask walks through the crowd as fans wait to enter Rogers Arena for the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Vancouver, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: For many Canuck fans, the hope candle has stopped burning

After nine years of disappointment, fingers are pointing at ownership for franchise troubles

A Pavel Bure mascot wearing a face mask walks through the crowd as fans wait to enter Rogers Arena for the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Vancouver, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Steffen Yeates, formerly of Toronto FC, has joined Pacific FC for the upcoming season. (Courtesy Pacific FC)

Pacific FC sign Canadian youth international midfielder Steffen Yeates

Yeates, 21, made two appearances for Toronto FC and played for Canada u-20

Steffen Yeates, formerly of Toronto FC, has joined Pacific FC for the upcoming season. (Courtesy Pacific FC)
Vancouver Canucks’ Kyle Burroughs (44) and Seattle Kraken’s Brandon Tanev (13) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Kyle Burroughs (44) and Seattle Kraken’s Brandon Tanev (13) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kelowna's Isiah McDonald won the Florida Complex League's strength and conditioning coach of the year in his first season with the New York Yankees organization. (Contributed)

Kelowna man earns pinstripes in first year with New York Yankees organization

After winning a championship and award in first year, McDonald moving up to High-A for 2023

Kelowna's Isiah McDonald won the Florida Complex League's strength and conditioning coach of the year in his first season with the New York Yankees organization. (Contributed)
FILE -NFL CommissionerRoger Goodell answers questions from reporters at a press conference following the close of the NFL owner’s meeting, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 he isn’t ready to oust Daniel Snyder as owner of the Washington Commanders and wants to discuss the possibility with other NFL owners.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

NFL ‘Sunday Ticket’ headed to YouTube beginning next season

Paid service currently averages 2 million subscribers.

FILE -NFL CommissionerRoger Goodell answers questions from reporters at a press conference following the close of the NFL owner’s meeting, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 he isn’t ready to oust Daniel Snyder as owner of the Washington Commanders and wants to discuss the possibility with other NFL owners.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

PODCAST: Canucks at a crossroads, plus memories of old-time road hockey

NHL UPDATE: Black Press insiders McKinley, Wolf discuss 2022-23 NHL season

John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
Victoria Feige is carried out of the surf and onto the podium by Team Canada coaches Albie Sears, left, and Shannon Brown after winning her fourth women’s kneel world title on Dec. 10. (ISA Pablo Franco photo)

Historic win for Canadian para surfer Victoria Feige

Feige is a para surfing GOAT after winning her fourth world title in women’s kneel

Victoria Feige is carried out of the surf and onto the podium by Team Canada coaches Albie Sears, left, and Shannon Brown after winning her fourth women’s kneel world title on Dec. 10. (ISA Pablo Franco photo)
Andrew Hammond in net for Ottawa Senators in 2015. (File photo: Andre Ringuette)

B.C.’s ‘Hamburglar’ retires from hockey after 10-year pro career that almost never happened

As a teen, Surrey’s Andrew Hammond thought about quitting the game that eventually earned him folk-hero status in the NHL

Andrew Hammond in net for Ottawa Senators in 2015. (File photo: Andre Ringuette)
Fans kiss while waiting for the arrival of the Argentine soccer team that won the World Cup outside the AFA training grounds in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

Sea of people try to catch glimpse of Argentina soccer team

Thousands lined the highway, many waving Argentine flags as team headed to dowtown Buenos Aires

Fans kiss while waiting for the arrival of the Argentine soccer team that won the World Cup outside the AFA training grounds in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Soccer fans descend on the capital’s downtown for a homecoming parade for the Argentine soccer team that won the World Cup tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)

THE MOJ: That was a weekend to remind us of why we love sports

NFL piled up the big plays and big stories while the World Cup gave us a final for the ages

Soccer fans descend on the capital’s downtown for a homecoming parade for the Argentine soccer team that won the World Cup tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
St. Louis Blues’ Robert Thomas (18) stickhandles past Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes (43) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Monday, December 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Kyrou leads visiting St. Louis Blues to 5-1 triumph over Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver wraps up 3-game home stand Thursday against Seattle

St. Louis Blues’ Robert Thomas (18) stickhandles past Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes (43) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Monday, December 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Wolverines defeated Kwalikum Secondary School 66-34 to earn a spot in the finals for the Ladysmith Junior Boys Tournament. (Contributed - Trevor Bligh)
Wolverines defeated Kwalikum Secondary School 66-34 to earn a spot in the finals for the Ladysmith Junior Boys Tournament. (Contributed - Trevor Bligh)
Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

PODCAST: Catching up with four-time Grey Cup champion Andrew Harris

MOJ on Sports: RB the only Canadian in CFL history to rush for more than 10,000 yards

Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)
A Team Canada logo is shown on a player during the warm-up prior to Rivalry Series hockey action against the United States in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Hockey Canada says there were more than 900 documented or alleged incidents of on-ice discrimination -- verbal taunts, insults and intimidation -- across all levels and age groups during the 2021-22 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jesse Johnston

London police believe woman alleging sexual assault by Canadian junior team players

Investigator states in legal documents suspects knew or ought to have known woman had not consented

A Team Canada logo is shown on a player during the warm-up prior to Rivalry Series hockey action against the United States in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Hockey Canada says there were more than 900 documented or alleged incidents of on-ice discrimination -- verbal taunts, insults and intimidation -- across all levels and age groups during the 2021-22 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jesse Johnston
Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil in action during World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 21, 2021. On Dec. 18, 2022, she set a new world record at the FINA World Swimming Championships. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Canadian swimmer Maggie Mac Neil sets world record at short course worlds

Mac Neil trimmed over a half-second off the previous record

Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil in action during World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 21, 2021. On Dec. 18, 2022, she set a new world record at the FINA World Swimming Championships. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Jordan Pierre-Gilles, of Canada, skates during the men's 5,000 metre relay at a World Cup short track speedskating event Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Kearns, Utah. The national men's relay team won gold for the third straight competition to lead Canada to a three-medal performance Sunday at a short-track speedskating World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer
Jordan Pierre-Gilles, of Canada, skates during the men's 5,000 metre relay at a World Cup short track speedskating event Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Kearns, Utah. The national men's relay team won gold for the third straight competition to lead Canada to a three-medal performance Sunday at a short-track speedskating World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer
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