Ice hockey rink installed by Russian army inside military plane

Ice hockey rink is installed by Russian army inside world’s largest military plane ‘for Vladimir Putin to play on in publicity stunt’  Leaked video shows the ice hockey rink has been installed in military aircraft The giant An-124 aircraft has flown over Russia in a rehearsal for record-breaking 33,000 feet game in June Plane was converted into a flying ice

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SJHL season continues despite coronavirus concerns

Professional and amateur sporting events in Canada and across North America are suspending play over concerns of the coronavirus outbreak. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) is bucking that trend. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the league said the season will go on. “The Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League will currently continue its season as planned,” SJHL president Bill Chow

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Jets players happy to stick with Maurice

WINNIPEG – Paul Maurice got ringing endorsements Thursday from his players and boss after he signed a multi-year contract extension this week to remain head coach of the Winnipeg Jets. They praised his communication skills, his willingness and ability to adapt to roster changes and his overall evolution as a coach and person. “I think he’s great,” fourth-year Jets sniper

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Leafs’ Andersen returns to practice

TORONTO – With all the players missing from Monday’s practice, Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe joked at one point it felt like there were as many goalies as defencemen. The good news is one of those netminders was Frederik Andersen. Toronto’s No. 1 crease option and most important player joined teammates for his first full on-ice session since suffering

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Leafs place Ceci on injured reserve

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs placed defenceman Cody Ceci on injured reserve and recalled blueliner Timothy Liljegren from the team’s American Hockey League affiliate on Friday. Ceci, out indefinitely with an ankle injury, will be re-evaluated in a month, the team said Friday in a Twitter post. The six-foot-two 210-pound Ottawa native suffered the injury in a 5-3 loss

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Toronto heads to Nashville for non-conference showdown

Toronto Maple Leafs (25-17-7, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Nashville Predators (22-18-7, seventh in the Central Division) Nashville, Tennessee; Monday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Nashville hosts Toronto in a non-conference matchup. The Predators are 11-9-4 at home. Nashville ranks seventh in the NHL averaging 3.3 goals per game, led by Filip Forsberg with 16. The Maple Leafs are

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Michael Teply, Nino Kinder return to Winnipeg Ice following World Junior Hockey Championships

The division-leading Winnipeg Ice are welcoming two important weapons back to their arsenal. Nino Kinder and Michael Teply have returned home from the World Junior Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic. Teply played the role of hometown hero, playing for the Czechs just hours away from where he grew up in Havlíčkův Brod. “I’ll never forget, they were screaming, they

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Ottawa hosts New Jersey after Pageau’s 2-goal game

New Jersey Devils (12-19-6, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (16-18-4, seventh in the Atlantic Division) Ottawa, Ontario; Sunday, 5 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa hosts the New Jersey Devils after Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored two goals in the Senators’ 3-1 victory against the Sabres. The Senators are 12-11-3 in Eastern Conference games. Ottawa averages 9.6 penalty minutes per

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