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Julien named coach, Doan GM of Canada's Olympic hockey team

Jan. 14, 2022 14:53 PM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Claude Julien was named coach of Canada's men's hockey team for the Beijing Olympics on Friday, and Shane Doan was named general manager. Doan and Julien replace St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong and Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper, who vacated their positions on the...

Kurashev, Blackhawks sink NHL-worst Canadiens in OT

Jan. 14, 2022 00:19 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Philipp Kurashev scored 2:24 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Thursday night. Montreal, a defending Stanley Cup finalist, has dropped five straight and is 1-9-3 in its past 13 games. The Canadiens are 7-24-5 overall and fell...

Vikings GM candidates include Eagles exec Catherine Raîche

Jan. 13, 2022 13:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have targeted a diverse set of candidates for their general manager vacancy, including one woman: Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Raîche. Two people with knowledge of the process confirmed Thursday that...

Marchand has hat trick, Bruins beat Canadiens 5-1

Jan. 12, 2022 22:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand skated around the ice, waiting for the cleanup crew to gather up the hats tossed over the glass to celebrate his fifth career hat trick. He stopped to pick up a wide-brimmed purple number that will be signed by the team, dated and added to his...

Lukas Reichel set for NHL debut with Chicago Blackhawks

Jan. 12, 2022 17:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Top prospect Lukas Reichel is slated for his NHL debut when the Chicago Blackhawks host Montreal on Thursday night. Reichel, 19, was added to Chicago's taxi squad Wednesday after he was recalled from Rockford of the American Hockey League. Interim coach Derek King...

Formers Canadiens GM Bergevin joins Kings as senior advisor

Jan. 09, 2022 22:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin joined the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday as a senior advisor. Bergevin was fired by Montreal on Nov. 28, ending a 10-year run with the Canadiens. “I’ve enjoyed my time away, but I’m...

NHL postpones Canucks, Senators games due to capacity limits

Jan. 07, 2022 19:23 PM EST

Bo Horvat and the Vancouver Canucks just want to get back to playing hockey. The Canucks had another game pushed back Friday when the NHL announced it was postponing Saturday’s matchup with the Ottawa Senators due to ongoing attendance restrictions. The league also postponed a...

Red Wings-Ducks postponed hours before schedule game

Jan. 06, 2022 20:51 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The scheduled game Thursday night between Anaheim and the Detroit Red Wings has been postponed to Sunday because of COVID-19-related issues affecting the Ducks. Anaheim placed center Sam Carrick, goaltender John Gibson, defenseman Hampus Lindholm and right...

Canadian passengers stranded after party flight to Mexico

Jan. 06, 2022 14:20 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Passengers who filmed themselves partying without masks aboard a chartered flight from Montreal to Mexico face being stranded after three airlines refused to fly them home to Canada. Sunwing Airlines cancelled the return charter flight from Cancun that had been...

Trudeau calls party flight to Mexico a slap in the face

Jan. 05, 2022 13:59 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called videos of a party on a recent Sunwing Airlines flight from Montreal to Cancun, Mexico, a “slap in the face” to those who have tried to stay safe during the pandemic and said Wednesday that Canada’s airline regulator is...