Battle of Alberta wedding edition: Duel fans celebrate nuptials overlooking the Oilers party

It all came together by chance, but an Alberta couple who are die-hard hockey fans happened to find themselves celebrating their nuptials Sunday night while watching the Oilers watch party at the Ice District Plaza in downtown Edmonton. Jasin Dhaliwal and his fiancee Manika Chopra-Dhaliwal have had their wedding plans in the works for months. … Read more

Split Families Ready for Battle of Alberta Playoff Series

Friends and family are preparing to be divided as the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers reignited their NHL playoff hockey rivalry this week for the first time in 31 years. In some cases, battle lines are physically marked. For neighbors Wes Real and Travis Burndred, it’s the street that separates their two homes in Lethbridge, … Read more

Rangers’ Tyler Motte ‘good enough’ to return to ice

Tyler Motte joked that whether the timing of his return from injury was correct “depends on who you ask.” The doctor’s opinion, then, will remain a mystery. Motte’s own does not. “For me, it was just the right time,” he said after the Rangers’ practice on Tuesday. “I felt ready. I was confident to go … Read more

Battle of Alberta Hockey Loyalties Split on Red Deer: ‘You Can’t Like Both’

The former Crown and Anchor bar in Red Deer, Alta., was famous for its line drawn down the middle as it hosted hockey fans during the fierce Battle of Alberta playoff games in the late 1980s. Calgary Flames fans were seated to one side. Edmonton Oilers fans were relegated to each other. NHL loyalties are … Read more

Leafs free agent watch: Jack Campbell top priority

Let the free agent carousel begin. The Maple Leafs have 10 players coming in as restricted or unrestricted free agency, with the market set to open on July 13. With so many players on the roster, there will be some tough decisions to make. Here’s a closer look: RFAs Rasmus Sandin, D. Wage $894,167 (US) … Read more

Flames defeats Stars in overtime to advance to playoffs second round – Calgary

The Calgary Flames won a playoff series for the second time in the last 17 years with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday in the decisive seventh game of their series. Johnny Gaudreau scored the overtime winner at 15:09. He grabbed a rebound and delivered a wide-angle shot over Stars goalie … Read more

Leafs’ Stanley Cup Drought Continues After Game 7 Loss

Not again. They couldn’t lose a Game 7 again. Not with the home crowd behind them this time. But they did. The Maple Leafs continue to play to the emotions of their loyal following, coming tantalizingly close to winning a round – admittedly a bit of Stanley Cup playoff glory – and falling short. On … Read more

Maple Leafs eliminated from playoffs by Tampa Bay Lightning after 2-1 loss in Game 7

In Joshua Clipperton the canadian press Posted on May 14, 2022 10:04 pm Updated May 14, 2022 10:18 pm smaller font Decrease article font size –ONE larger font Increase article font size ONE+ Nick Paul scored twice, including an incredible winning solo effort late in the second period as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the … Read more

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 7 live

Here we go again. It’s another Game 7 for the Maple Leafs, this time against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of those NHL playoffs. The Star will document all the action from inside Scotiabank Arena and outside Maple Leaf Square, leading up to and throughout the game. Follow our blog live below! … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs fans show contrasting emotions as wins and losses highlight Game 7

sports Over the past week, Toronto Maple Leafs fans have been on a win-loss rollercoaster that is now putting the spotlight on Saturday’s Game 7, where it’s the team’s last chance to reach the second round of the NHL playoffs for the first time in 18 years. Ahmar Khan captured the joy and sadness fans … Read more