The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds may have lost some key components of their two-time defending U SPORTS men's hockey championship squad to graduation, including the nation's top player, but don't count them out when it comes to a three-peat.
The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) continues to supply a good number of its graduating players to college programs south of the border, but more and more of those performers are choosing to stay home and become student-athletes.
Former University of Alberta Golden Bears men's head coach Clare Drake and current University of Calgary Dinos women's bench boss Danielle Goyette are among the 2017 induction class named to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Apair of U SPORTS (formerly CIS) men's hockey coaches have had the interim tag removed from their portfolios after successful campaigns in 2016-17.
The Canadian university sports calendar came to an end recently with U SPORTS naming its top male and female athletes for 2016-17. In a battle with four other worthy nominees, Philippe Maillet of the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds hockey club was tabbed as the nation's best athlete this past season.
Two hockey players from the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference are among the eight finalists for the U SPORTS (formerly CIS) male and female athlete of the year award.
A total of 17 hockey players were named as athletes-of-the-year at their respective schools as the U SPORTS university programs held awards banquets from coast-to-coast.
It's been quite a year for Terrebone, Que. native Philippe Maillet – and it's not over yet. After leading the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds to their second consecutive U SPORTS men's hockey championship title last month, Maillet signed an amateur tryout (ATO) deal with the American Hockey League's Ontario (California) Reign.
Little girls faces frozen in awe as Marie-Philip Poulin signs an autograph for them says it all for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League commissioner — awareness of female hockey is growing.
The fields have been set for the men's and women's U SPORTS (formerly CIS) national hockey championship tournaments taking place next weekend (March 16 to 19).
From nothing to something is the only way to describe the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees men's hockey program. Shut down by the school following an off-ice incident in Thunder Bay, Ont. during a road trip in February of 2014 which resulted in sexual assault charges against a pair of players and the subsequent suspension and eventual firing its head coach, the Gee-Gees returned to the OUA fold for the 2016-17 season after a 15-month hiatus.
The hockey teams representing U SPORTS collected medals at the 2017 Winter Universiade Games which wrapped up Feb. 8 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, but both failed to collect the much sought-after gold medallions.
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