Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer took place on Oct.1, 2011 at Ontario Place, with 200 teams raising $2.4 million for cancer research at Princess Margaret Hospital and the Canadian Cancer Society. Don Cherry, NHL star Jeremy Roenick, Tyler Stewart of Barenaked Ladies, and many others, also took part in the record-breaking event. It was an incredible day and one that will be repeated annually in cities across Canada with a vision to conquering cancer in our lifetime. Read more
Since the National Hockey League (NHL) lockout in 2004-05, Toronto Maple Leafs fans have had it rough. With horrendous season records, consistently missing the playoffs and a franchise associated with the league’s worst, patience is wearing thin. After acquiring team-building wiz Brian Burke, the Leafs hope to get its beloved franchise back on track, but is this the year?
Although they began with a bang, the Leafs have caught a recent snag, posting a meagre 2-6-2 record in their last 10 games, slowly sliding back down to an all-too-familiar and unsettling position. Currently the Leafs sit last in the division, and 12th in the Eastern Conference. With 12 members of its roster 25 years old or younger, maturity appears to be a factor.
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The media has successfully intertwined itself into the DNA of professional sports, an arena where previous athletes that stood tall above their sport were not as aggressively marketed as they are today. Find out how the business side of sports has broken the loyalty of the game, while influencing individuals to follow the legacy of its given leaders.
Golf is an experience that has been highlighted by many great players over the years. This refined game is the kind of experience that can take six hours out of your busy schedule without regrets. Tiger Woods has motivated new groups across the world to tap into this skilled pastime, and tune into televised golf like never before. Woods wasn’t simply good for golf, for a while he was golf. Without him, the sport will never be the same. Read more
Pockets of hockey dads huddle and conspire while drinking their warm, morning coffees within Phil White Arena in Toronto. You can hear whispers of advocacy, feel an atmosphere of community and guess that each group is thinking the same thing: Why did we have to do this?
“I don’t think the Greater Toronto Hockey League [GTHL] cares about concussion injuries,” says Neil Clifford, one of five directors running the new Toronto Non-Contact Hockey League (TNCHL). He also coaches his son’s team, one of the league’s three teams made up of 11-and-12 year-olds. Behind the bench, he keeps warm by hiding under a tightly pulled blue Chevy Re-Evolution cap, his jacket’s high collar cutting across his crimson cheeks. Read more
The role of the barbarians who find a home in Emperor Bettman’s ring is to forge the fury of balance and clenched fists while pulverizing the face and skull of the enemy. Any time players drop the gloves, they take part in the controversial piece of the dynamic hockey jigsaw puzzle. To witness a live NHL fight, one is subjected to viewing hockey’s highly popular sideshow. Fans revive the Roman Empire, as chants from the Dark Age fill the arena with adrenaline, in the heat of the moment screams of “kill him” and “rip his head off” fly through the air with every jab and hook that lands flush on the opponent’s visage. This physical frenzy does not need to be dramatized, although NHL commissioner Gary Bettman donning the robes of Julius Caesar with a laurel wreath atop his brown comb-over would be magnificent. The difference between your everyday hockey arena and the Colosseum is that bloodthirsty Romans implored their gladiators to kill whatever stood in their way Read more
Unlike the renowned NHL linesmen and supervisor of officials John D’Amico, many of us are unaware of the rare blood illness known as AML (Acute myeloid leukemia). On June 25th, 2009, Read more