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North Dakota oil patch among top markets for Wisconsin sand

Jan. 15, 2022 01:04 AM EST

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — After more than a decade of alternating boom-and-bust cycles, the regional frac sand industry appears to be stabilizing — at least for now. That’s the assesssment of UW-Eau Claire geology professor Kent Syverson, who also serves as a consultant for the...

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...

Ovechkin, McDavid, Draisaitl headline NHL All-Star roster

Jan. 13, 2022 19:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington star Alexander Ovechkin and high-scoring Edmonton teammates Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl headline the rosters for the NHL All-Star Weekend announced Thursday. Selected for the eighth time, Ovechkin led voting in the Metropolitan Division to earn the...

NHL postpones 2 games with COVID-19 affecting Oilers, Devils

Jan. 09, 2022 14:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has postponed two games scheduled for Monday night because of COVID-19 issues. The league said Sunday that the Tampa Bay Lightning's game at the New Jersey Devils and the Ottawa Senators' game at the Edmonton Oilers were postponed. The Devils and Oilers are...

Oilers place 5 more players into NHL’s COVID-19 protocols

Jan. 08, 2022 20:37 PM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers placed five more players into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols Saturday. Forwards Kailer Yamamoto and Brendan Perlini, goaltender Ilya Konovalov and defensemen Evan Bouchard and Slater Koekkoek were added to the list. Star center Connor...

Svechniknov scores twice as Hurricanes beat Flames 6-3

Jan. 07, 2022 23:08 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov scored two goals and the Carolina Hurricanes returned to action after nearly a week layoff by beating the Calgary Flames 6-3 on Friday night. Brady Skjei had a goal and two assists, while Derek Stepan, Jesper Fast and Tony DeAngelo also scored...

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...

Western Hockey League suspends activities for 15 teams

Jan. 07, 2022 18:28 PM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Western Hockey League suspended activities for 15 teams Friday and postponed eight games because of COVID-19 concerns. The major junior league said Friday that the affected teams — the Calgary Hitmen, Edmonton Oil Kings, Everett Silvertips, Kamloops...

Kucherov has 2 assists in return, Lightning beat Flames 4-1

Jan. 06, 2022 22:43 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had a pair of nifty assists in his return from a lengthy injury during Tampa Bay's three-goal third period in the Lightning's 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Corey Perry, Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat and Alex Killorn scored...

Ten-Guins! Pens win 10th straight, 6-2 over Flyers

Jan. 06, 2022 22:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Oh sure, leave it to Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel to carry Pittsburgh's top line. Try four goals and an assist between them to keep Pittsburgh perfect over the last 10 games. That third member of the line? Well, Sidney Crosby did at least chip in two assists. ...