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Chicago Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton sets up a drill during an NHL hockey training camp practice Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Colliton agrees to 2-year extension as Blackhawks coach

Jan. 12, 2021 6:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jeremy Colliton replaced a beloved figure with the Chicago Blackhawks. Then his first full season with the team was interrupted by a pandemic. That's a lot of adversity for a first-time NHL coach, but Colliton thinks it made him better at his job. He is looking forward to putting everything...

Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice, left, talks to Neal Pionk (4) and Patrik Laine (29) during their NHL hockey training camp practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Taxi! NHL taxi squads to help teams stay on ice in pandemic

Jan. 11, 2021 1:08 PM EST

The NHL is bracing for bumps as it aims to pull off a season during the pandemic and the hope is that taxi squads will help teams stay on the ice. The defending Western Conference champion Dallas Stars have already had to postpone their season-opener this week because six players and two staff members tested...

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Eric Comrie (1) saves the shot during their NHL hockey training camp practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Weeeeee, the North: All-Canadian division stacked with stars

Jan. 8, 2021 10:21 AM EST

Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews will face off nine times and the Battle of Alberta will play out 10 times in an all-Canadian division never before seen in the NHL. U.S.-Canada border restrictions forced temporary realignment for the 2021 season, and the result is all seven teams north of the 49th parallel...

This undated photo provided by the Town of Sylvan Lake shows people playing hockey in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Experts say and studies have shown fewer freezing days and less ice coverage in the winter over the past several decades. The future suggests it will become much more more challenging to maintain rinks on ponds and lakes. In places like Kingman and Sylvan Lake, Alberta, residents are keeping the tradition alive even if the skating season is shorter than it used to be. (Photo courtesy Town of Sylvan Lake via AP)

Outdoor hockey traditions under shadow of climate change

Jan. 8, 2021 2:55 AM EST

KINGMAN, Alberta (AP) — Larry Asp grew up playing shinny outside in this tiny rural town he calls home again after 40 years away. Since returning, he also holds the keys to the outdoor “Rink of Dreams” that gives the 90 local residents the chance to skate outside during the keen Canadian...

Canada's Connor Zary (9) is stopped by U.S. goalie Spencer Knight (30) as Trevor Zegras (9) defends during the second period of the championship game in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

US upsets Canada 2-0 to win world junior hockey championship

Jan. 6, 2021 2:29 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Heavy underdogs against a hockey powerhouse on home ice, Spencer Knight and his United States teammates snatched away gold for the red, white and blue. Knight made 34 saves in yet another shutout and Team USA upset Canada 2-0 on Tuesday night to win the world junior hockey...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 1999, file photo, New York Rangers coach John Muckler yells instructions to his players on the ice during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. Muckler, a former NHL coach and five-time Stanley Cup winner with the Edmonton Oilers has died. He was 86. (AP Photo/Don Heupel, File)

John Muckler, coach who won 5 Cups with Oilers, dies at 86

Jan. 5, 2021 2:59 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — John Muckler, who coached four NHL teams and won five Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers, has died. He was 86. The Oilers confirmed Muckler’s death Monday night. No cause was given. Muckler was part of the staff that put together the Oilers dynasty of the...

Penguins sign D John Marino to 6-year extension

Jan. 3, 2021 3:23 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are betting big on defenseman John Marino. The team signed the 23-year-old Marino on Sunday to a six-year contract extension that carries an average annual value of $4.4 million. The deal caps a meteoric rise for Marino, who was acquired from Edmonton in July 2019...

File-Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville, center, talks with his players during NHL hockey training camp, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Coral Springs, Fla. The Panthers just announced they’ll be doing some meetings, etc. outside during training camp to promote distancing, etc., during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Going outside: Panthers training camp has distancing in mind

Jan. 2, 2021 3:25 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — To try and combat the coronavirus, the Florida Panthers hope a balmy climate can work to their advantage. The Panthers are turning rooftops, balconies and other outdoor areas at the arena where it plays games into weight rooms and meeting spaces this season, with final touches getting...

FILE - Edmonton Oilers players take part in drills during NHL hockey training camp in Edmonton, Alberta, in this Monday, July 13, 2020, file photo. The Canadian government has given its OK to start NHL training camps, citing “national interest grounds.” It has issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and team staff to return to the country. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada approves NHL camps, but provinces must rule on games

Dec. 31, 2020 5:02 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government, citing “national interest grounds,” gave its approval Thursday for the start of NHL training camps. It issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and team staff to return to the country. The five provinces with...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The National Hockey League and players reached a tentative deal Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to hold a 56-game season in 2021, pending the approval of each side's executive board and Canadian health officials. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NHL: Canadian teams able to start season in home arenas

Dec. 24, 2020 5:47 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The NHL believes all seven Canadian teams will be able to start the season playing in their home arenas. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday the league believes it is clear to play in Canada during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic after discussions with the five...