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Canada beats Finland 3-2 in OT for 19th world junior title

Aug. 20, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets center Kent Johnson scored at 3:20 of three-on-three overtime to give Canada a 3-2 victory over Finland on Saturday night for its record-extending 19th world junior hockey title. Johnson tucked home his own rebound after Canada blew a...

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign D Ethan Bear to 1-year contract

Jul. 28, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Ethan Bear to a one-year, $2.2 million contract. The team announced the deal Thursday, exactly one year since the Hurricanes acquired Bear in a trade with Edmonton. Bear had five goals and nine...

Pope in Canada prays for healing for 'terrible' colonization

Jul. 26, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

LAC SAINTE ANNE, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis prayed for healing Tuesday from the “terrible effects of colonization” as he led a pilgrimage to a Canadian lake that has been known to Native peoples for centuries as a sacred place of healing. The prayer service at Lac Sainte Anne...

A religiously diverse Edmonton hosts Pope Francis' visit

Jul. 26, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — As Pope Francis pays a historic visit to Canada, he is encountering a country that is less Catholic, more secular and more religiously diverse than the last time it hosted a pontiff two decades ago. And the city where he landed on Sunday — Edmonton —...

Pope apologizes for 'catastrophic' school policy in Canada

Jul. 26, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis issued a historic apology Monday for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “catastrophic” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, severed...

Panthers welcome Tkachuk, the latest big move of the summer

Jul. 25, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The easiest thing for the Florida Panthers this summer would have been to maintain the status quo, especially after posting the NHL’s best record. The Panthers went a different way. Matthew Tkachuk was introduced Monday as the team's newest...

Pope lands in Canada, set for apologies to Indigenous groups

Jul. 24, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis began a historic visit to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for abuses by missionaries at residential schools, a key step in the Catholic Church’s efforts to reconcile with Native communities and help them heal from generations of trauma....

Church apologies: Top leaders say sorry for historical sins

Jul. 24, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

When Pope Francis apologizes to Indigenous groups on Canadian soil this week, he will make another effort toward healing harms inflicted at church-run residential schools — and add to the Catholic Church’s growing ledger of atonement for past transgressions. Like the papacy, top...

Indigenous Canadians wary, hopeful as pope prepares apology

Jul. 22, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — To this day, Flo Buffalo doesn’t drink milk — not since two nuns force-fed her the sour milk she had refused at the Catholic-run Ermineskin Indian Residential School for Indigenous children that she attended in the 1960s. Holding out her right hand,...

Slovak defenseman Andrej Sekera, 36, announces retirement

Jul. 19, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Andrej Sekera announced his retirement on Tuesday after almost two decades in the NHL. The Slovak defenseman played the past 15 full seasons since making his debut in 2006. Sekera played 888 regular-season and playoff games for the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina...