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Maple Leafs Fire Coach Mike Babcock

TORONTO — The underperforming Toronto Maple Leafs fired Coach Mike Babcock on Wednesday and replaced him with Sheldon Keefe.Babcock had a record of 9-10-4 this season for the struggling Leafs, who are 0-5-1 in their last six games, including...

Surjeet Singh Panesar (Jr), Kenya’s four-time Olympian passes away

Surjeet Singh Panesar (Jr),  affectionately known as Sindh, who represented Kenya at four Olympic Games, died in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday 6 November 2019 following a short illness. He was aged 81.Sindh was born on 24 June 1938 in...

Getting Hockey Referees Ready for the Big Leagues

BUFFALO — When Jessica Leclerc skated into the corner of the rink, she was already a blur. Up went an arm as she stopped, whistling a penalty. A decisive chop of hand on sleeve signaled a slash.This...

A Hall of Fame Induction Isn’t Slowing Down Hayley Wickenheiser

TORONTO — On Friday morning, before attending a ceremony to receive her Hockey Hall of Fame ring in advance of her induction on Monday, Hayley Wickenheiser was getting in an hour of study as part of her medical training...

For 16 Transgender Hockey Players, a Groundbreaking Weekend

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Brynn Toohey paced alongside the ice at the Simoni Skating Rink, playfully pushing a golf ball back and forth with her stick. “I want to score a bunch of goals,” she said.From the time she...

Divisive Comments by a Hockey Institution Prompt Calls for His Firing

Cherry has been uncharacteristically quiet, suggesting to a columnist at The Toronto Sun that he wasn’t backing down or apologizing.“I have had my say,” he told the newspaper.But on a broadcast on Sunday, Ron MacLean, the co-host of...

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Tom Blundell on standby as Henry Nicholls faces concussion tests

Tom Blundell is on standby to come into the New Zealand team after Henry Nicholls sustained a heavy blow to the head while batting...