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Hockey world mourns passing of Pat Quinn

VANCOUVER - Trailing the Winnipeg Jets after a lacklustre 40 minutes, Pat Quinn wanted a better third period from his Vancouver Canucks.

And he knew just how to get it. READ

Stampeders look for redemption

The Calgary Stampeders have had one goal in mind since losing at home to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2013 West Division final. From the outset of training camp, the Stamps set their sights on winning the Grey Cup. They’ll now get that chance when they take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL title game Sunday at B.C. Place in Vancouver. READ

Eskimos confident better days are ahead

As the Edmonton Eskimos cleaned out their lockers and said their goodbyes Monday, they felt confident that their turnaround in 2014 is just the beginning of something special. Sure, their loss to the Calgary Stampeders in Sunday’s CFL West final was extremely disappointing. But after advancing to the division final one year after missing the playoffs altogether, the Eskimos believe they have created the solid foundation that will lead to even more success in the future. READ

Rebels take two of three

The Red Deer Rebels were in position to come out of a difficult Western Hockey League weekend with three wins, but as legendary rocker Meat Loaf once suggested, two out of three ain’t bad. After downing the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 4-2 Friday, the Rebels blanked the Calgary Hitmen 4-0 Saturday at the Enmax Centrium. Then, with a weekend sweep on their minds, the Rebels ventured into the Calgary Saddledome Sunday evening and held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 before falling 6-2 to the host Hitmen. READ

Kings keep rolling despite injuries

If there is a good time for the Red Deer College Kings men’s basketball team to have the infirmary filled, now is that time. With almost more players in dress clothes than basketball shorts on Saturday they still managed to beat the 1-11 St. Mary’s University College Lightning 93-67. READ

Cougars and Lightning fall short in provincial tournaments

The Notre Dame Cougars finished sixth in the Alberta high school 4A boys volleyball championship during the weekend, while the Hunting Hills Lightning were seventh in the 4A girls provincials, both at Lloydminster. The Cougars were 1-2 in pool play, defeating Calgary Western Canada 26-24, 21-25, 15-7 and losing 25-21, 20-25 and 15-17 to Calgary Dr. E.P. Scarlett and 17-25, 19-25 to Lethbridge Chinook. READ

Rebels Black showing resiliency during tough season

It has been a tough start to the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League season for the Red Deer Rebels Black. Their 4-1 loss to the North West Calgary Flames on Sunday at the Red Deer Arena dropped them to 1-17-1 on the season, but head coach Carter Duffin has been impressed with the resiliency of his team this year. READ

Rivalry rampant in college volleyball

Central Alberta has long been known as a power in the volleyball world, but until a few years ago, only Red Deer College had teams in Canada’s top college conference. In 2012, the Olds College Broncos joined the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and, at least in the women’s game, are proving to be much more than also rans. READ

Stamps going to Grey Cup after another win over Eskimos

The Calgary Stampeders are a win away from capping a stellar season with a Grey Cup. After matching the franchise’s best record of 15-3, Calgary will play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL’s championship game Nov. 30 in Vancouver. READ

Brandon Banks returns two punts for TDs to lead Ticats back to Grey Cup

Brandon Banks and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats made the Montreal Alouettes eat their words Sunday. Banks had a playoff-tying two punt return TDs to lead Hamilton back to the Grey Cup with a 40-24 East Division final win over the Montreal Alouettes. Banks had five punt returns for a playoff-record 226 yards and had another 78-yard TD return negated by a penalty. READ

Pretty goal from Polei lifts Rebels over Tigers

Rebels 4 Tigers 2 It was only fitting that Evan Polei was sporting the Red Deer Rebels’ player-of-the-game hat — a fireman’s helmet — following Friday’s Western Hockey League meeting with the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers. READ

Queens rally from deficit to beat Broncos in volleyball action

The Central Alberta showdown between the Red Deer College Queens and Olds College Broncos lived up to its billing as a meeting between two of the top women’s volleyball teams in the country. READ

Fleury highlights road to recovery in new book

For the first time in his life, Theo Fleury is happy with who he is. Considering where he was 10 years ago, to even be here now is nothing short of astonishing, let alone for him to be happy. His story has been told and rehashed many times in the last decade. READ

Cote making huge contributions

There’s a hockey rumour floating around suggesting that players who shoot on a more consistent basis enjoy more offensive success. Brett Cote is fine example of why the rumour has some teeth. All joking aside, the Red Deer Rebels defenceman is on course for his best Western Hockey League offensive season because he’s putting more rubber to the net. READ

Queens’ hard work pays off with win

The Red Deer College Queens finally were rewarded for out-playing their competition. The theme all Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey season has been to dominate on the ice but come up short where it mattered most: On the scoreboard. READ

Blackhawks soar past Flames

After a slow start, Chicago right-winger Patrick Kane is heating up offensively, which is good news for the Blackhawks and not-so-good news for everyone else. Kane made it goals in three straight games Thursday night, scoring the winner in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. READ

Eskimos defence keying in on Cornish for West final

Stop Jon Cornish. That will be both a primary focus of the Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday and also their biggest challenge in their attempt to beat the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL West final and earn a berth in the Grey Cup. READ

Queens youth movement paying off this season

Coaches can recruit for the future all they want, but they never know exactly what they have until those athletes get thrust into action. Ask the Edmonton Oilers about their success in how well top young talent has translated into success on the ice. The Red Deer College Queens women’s volleyball team, however, appears to be having more success in their reloading efforts. READ

Oilers drop another decision to Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have made the most of their games against the Edmonton Oilers this season. Radim Vrbata scored a pair of goals and Daniel Sedin had three assists as the Canucks continued their domination of Edmonton this season, defeating the Oilers 5-4 on Wednesday. READ

Eugenie Bouchard comfortable in spotlight

Eugenie Bouchard would have chosen a different career path if she wasn’t comfortable with the spotlight. The 20-year-old Canadian tennis star surged from relative anonymity to household name in 2014, reaching two Grand Slam semis before making an appearance in July’s Wimbledon final. READ

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