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Video- Learning To Play Hockey

via CBC,

Duncan McCue explores how hockey provided an outlet for many Aboriginals in the country's residential school system.

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Hockey Canada Announces Management Group For 2014 IIHF World Championship

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that Rob Blake (Simcoe, Ont.) has been named general manager of Canada’s National Men’s Team for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, which will be held May 9-25, 2014 in Minsk, Belarus.

Blake will lead a management group comprised of Ron Hextall (Brandon, Man./Philadelphia, NHL), Hockey Canada’s vice-president of hockey operations Brad Pascall (Coquitlam, B.C.) and Brad Treliving (Penticton, B.C./Phoenix, NHL), who will serve as assistant general managers.

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Video- Goaltender Anthony Stolarz of The London Knights With A Stick Swing To The Head

from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,

Windsor’s coach was also hopeful that London would need another goalie for Game 4. Knights netminder Anthony Stolarz was assessed a high-sticking minor in the first period after he chopped down Spitfires forward Josh Ho-Sang with a high stick.

Boughner felt the infraction warranted a much stiffer penalty.

“A one-hand swing at a man’s head and you get a two-minute penalty?” Boughner asked. “Hopefully, the league looks into that.

“In my mind, there should further discipline.”

more on the game, which saw Windsor lose 10-2 and go down 0-3 to London in the OHL playoffs...

Watch the incident below...

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The Road To The Frozen Four Begins

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has selected the 16 teams that will be participating in the 2014 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.

The championship playoff format involves four predetermined regional sites with four teams assigned to each site. The four regional winners advance to the Men’s Frozen Four. The entire championship uses a single-elimination format.

Automatic qualification privileges are granted to the postseason champions of the five conferences. The remainder of the field is selected at large.

Minnesota was the No. 1 overall seed. The other No. 1 seeds, in order, included Boston College, Union (N.Y.) and Wisconsin.

The dates, sites, times and pairings of this year’s championship are as follows:

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ESPN Has The NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship Covered

ESPN Press Release...

ESPN will cover the entire 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Championship which includes 12 regional games from four sites between March 28-30 and the Frozen Four semifinals and finals in Philadelphia on April 10 and 12. In regional action, ESPNU will televise eight games, including the Midwest, Northeast and West regional finals. ESPN2 will televise the East regional final and West regional semifinal. ESPN3 will exclusively carry a Northeast and Midwest regional semifinal. On Thursday, April 10, ESPN2 will televise the Frozen Four semifinals and on Saturday, April 12, ESPN will televise the Frozen Four Championship Game. Every game of the tournament will be available on WatchESPN.

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Yaroslav Lokomotiv Advances To The Second Round Of The KHL Playoffs

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

One of the more inspiring stories of the hockey world occurred in Russia, during the first round of the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs, when Yaroslav Lokomotiv upset the two-time defending league champions Moscow Dynamo in the opening round.

Yaroslav lost its entire team in that plane crash back in September of 2011, forcing them to rebuild an historic organization from the ground up. The team had two coaching changes this season, with the veteran Dave King taking over four games from the end of the season, just as the Olympic break occurred, with the hopes of getting the team to the playoffs. Yaroslav went to Garmisch Parkenkirchen, Germany to train during the break, came back, squeezed into the playoffs as the eighth (and final seed) and then took out Dynamo in seven games in the opening round, an upset of major proportion.

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The Funeral For Terry Trafford

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

For all those who spoke Tuesday, all those who painted wondrous picture with words of who Terry Trafford was and why his life was so important, no one could really explain what happened. No one could explain how this young man, so funny, so full of mischief and pranks, so blazingly fast on the ice, so beloved, so full of friends, so loved by many — and always, said Payne, “with a smile ... he could make you laugh in a split second” would then take his own life.

The small room at the funeral home was not surprisingly jam packed. The hall outside the room, where almost as many people could look through the window and hear the words, was equally crowded. A few members of the Saginaw Spirit sat in the front row, wearing their bright blue uniforms. But not all the team was there. And the coach, Greg Gilbert, and the general manager, Jim Paliafito, were stunningly and inexcusably absent.

At the front of the chapel, the autographed jersey beside the casket was not from the Spirit, the team that sent him home and then told him not to come back. It was a Toronto Bulldogs jersey, a summer-league all-star team top, with autographs all over it. A memory of better times.

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Mike Babcock On Team Canada 2018

from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,

Does he want a chance at a threepeat as Canada's head coach?

"That's a real good question that you can ask me again in three years," the 50-year-old head coach of the Detroit Red Wings said. "I don't have a clue at this point. I still perceive myself as a young guy. I plan on coaching for a while yet. We'll see what happens.

"There are great, great coaches in Canada. If someone else deserves the opportunity, they should get it. If I'm still in the running at that time, we'll see. Only time will tell."

more from Babcock on different topics and other hockey notes too...

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean touched on a few topics, including the death of Terry Trafford.

Mr. Cherry also sporting a bit of green tonight.

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Video- Inside Hockey Feature On David Glen

Tonight's Inside Hockey feature with Elliotte Friedman was on David Glen, a Penn State forward who was involved in a marrow donation.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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