• The Canadian Press

    T-Birds, ICE earn splits in WHL playoffs

    WINNIPEG — Mikey Milne wasted no time turning heartbreak into extra hustle on Saturday, scoring three goals and leading his Winnipeg ICE to a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League playoffs. The ICE, 5-4 overtime losers at Wayne Fleming Arena on Friday, scored three power-play goals and an empty-netter in the third period Saturday to snap a 1-1 tie and even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series at one game apiece. Owen Pederson and Maximilian Streule a

  • The Canadian Press

    Firebirds clip Spitfires 4-3 in OHL Western final series opener

    WINDSOR, Ont. — The Flint Firebirds scored three goals in the second period, including two by Tag Bertuzzi, and held on to defeat the Spitfires 4-3 in the opening game of the Ontario Hockey League's Western Conference Final in Windsor. Amadeus Lombardi and James Mayotte also scored for the Firebirds, who will be looking for the road sweep in Game 2 on Monday. Ryan Abraham scored twice for Windsor at the WFCU Centre, while Wyatt Johnston added a single. Windsor outshot Flint 38-31. Windsor reache

  • The Canadian Press

    Canada's Purcell falls to Germany's Kapp in world junior curling semifinal

    JÖNKÖPING, Sweden — Canada's Owen Purcell dropped an 8-5 decision to Germany's Benjamin Kapp in semifinal play Saturday at the world junior curling championship. The result sent the Halifax-based team into Sunday's bronze-medal game against Norway's Grunde Buraas. Kapp will play Scotland's James Craik for gold. Germany stormed out to an early 4-0 lead on Purcell, vice Joel Krats, second Adam McEachren and lead Scott Weagle at the Jönköping Curling Club. The Canadians battled back but Kapp had ha

  • The Canadian Press

    Quebec Remparts top Rimouski Oceanic 5-2 to reach QMJHL semifinals

    RIMOUSKI, Que. — James Malatesta scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Quebec Remparts to a 5-2 victory over the Rimouski Oceanic Friday and advance to the QMJHL semifinals, taking the series 3-1. Zachary Bolduc scored an empty-net goal and added two assists for three points in the Remparts win. William Dumoulin opened the scoring in the game, giving the Oceanic a 1-0 lead at the 17:16 mark of the first period. Quebec would pile on after that, scoring four straight goals between the seco