Connor McDavid racks up 6 points as Edmonton Oilers crush Avalanche

Connor McDavid had three goals and three assists as the Edmonton Oilers pummeled the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 Thursday night at Rogers Place. It was the first six-point game of McDavid’s career and his second hat trick in the last three…

Eskimos’ defence up to the challenge of facing Tiger-Cats’ high-octane offence

During last Sunday’s CFL East Semi-Final win, Edmonton Eskimos defensive back Josh Johnson recorded three interceptions, including two in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter. Johnson became the first Eskimos defender to record three interceptions since Oscar Kruger…

Caleb Jones jumps into Edmonton Oilers lineup against Avs

Defenceman Caleb Jones will make his season debut for the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night when they host the Colorado Avalanche. Jones, 22, has 10 points in 13 games for the Oilers farm team in Bakersfield. “He’s been solid down there,…

Canada’s star-studded women’s basketball team leaving nothing to chance at Olympic qualifying

Canadian women’s basketball coach Lisa Thomaidis is undecided on whether she’s a fan of FIBA’s new Olympic qualifying format. “Ask me next week when we’ve gone through this next one,” Thomaidis said this week from Edmonton. The Canadians tip off…

Second World War veteran drops ceremonial puck at great-granddaughter’s hockey game

On the evening of Nov. 11, a hockey game at Clareview Recreation Centre began with a very touching tribute. “Since it was on Nov. 11, Remembrance Day, we thought we’d honour a 94-year-old World War Two vet,” said Doug Donnelly,…