• The Canadian Press

    WHL Roundup: Cougars claw out win over Royals, Thunderbirds blank Americans

    VICTORIA — Craig Armstrong had a goal and an assist as the Prince George Cougars chewed out a 5-1 win over the Royals in Victoria in Western Hockey League action on Friday. The Royals (1-7-0) struck first, with Keanu Derungs burying a short-handed tally 1:12 into the game. But the Cougars (3-3-0) clawed their way back with five unanswered goals. Ryker Singer, Jonny Hooker, Koehn Zimmer and Caden Brown all scored for Prince George. --- THUNDERBIRDS 5 AMERICANS 0 KENNEWICK, WASH. — Thomas Milic ha

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    OHL Roundup: Generals top IceDogs 5-3, Rangers edge Spitfires 3-2 in shootout

    OSHAWA, Ont. — Ty Tullio had a goal and two assists Friday, powering the Oshawa Generals to a 5-3 win over the Niagra IceDogs in Ontario Hockey League play. Matthew Hill, Matthew Buckley, Brett Harrison and Ryan Gagnier also found the back of the net for the Generals (3-3-1). Danil Guschin led the IceDogs (3-3-0) in scoring with two goals and an assist. Niagra's Joseph Costanzo stopped 30-of-34 shots. Zachary Paputsakis made 21 saves for Oshawa before being replaced by Patrick Leaver early in th

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    QMJHL Roundup: Phoenix top Voltigeurs 2-1 in OT, Remparts trounce Armada 6-2

    DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Xavier Parent scored just 48 seconds into overtime Friday, lifting the Sherbrooke Phoenix to a 2-1 victory over the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Sherbrooke's Justin Gill opened the scoring 1:26 into the first period and Justin Cote replied for Drummondville (4-2-2) before the first intermission. A goalie battle ensued, with Ivan Zhigalov making 28 saves to collect a sixth-straight win for the Phoenix (6-2-0). Francessco Lapenna was even busier in the Voltigeurs' net, stopping

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    Ottawa's fledgling rugby league team announces permanent move to England

    The fledgling Ottawa Aces, yet to take the field, are leaving Canada for England. The rugby league franchise was originally slated to debut in 2021 in the third tier of English rugby league — the Betfred League 1. But citing the global pandemic, Ottawa and the Rugby Football League announced last November that the Aces' debut was being pushed back to 2022. On Friday, the club announced it was leaving Canada for good. "It is with heavy hearts we must announce our club will be forced to permanentl