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Mikael Backlund lifts Flames to 2-1 shooutout victory over Penguins

CALGARY — Mikael Backlund scored the deciding goal in the shootout as…

Washington beats Wilson, Seahawks 17-15 for 3rd win in a row

Washington beats Wilson, Seahawks 17-15 for 3rd win in a row

Travel restrictions amid Omicron variant force cancellation of Winter Universiade

Travel restrictions amid Omicron variant force cancellation of Winter Universiade

With trials complete, many Canadian curling teams will soon shift focus to new quad

With trials complete, many Canadian curling teams will soon shift focus to new quad

Karel Vejmelka has 46-save shutout as Coyotes upset Jets 1-0

Karel Vejmelka has 46-save shutout as Coyotes upset Jets 1-0

The puck flies into the net past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen (34) on a goal by Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, not seen, as defenceman Ben Chiarot (8) looks on during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Conor Garland helps Canucks top Habs 2-1 to snap four-game losing skid

Conor Garland helps Canucks top Habs 2-1 to snap four-game losing skid

The puck flies into the net past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen (34) on a goal by Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, not seen, as defenceman Ben Chiarot (8) looks on during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Passengers wait at a ticket counter at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo’s airport, Monday Nov. 29, 2021. The World Health Organisation urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concern over the new omicron variant. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Travel restrictions amid Omicron variant strand Canadian field hockey team

Athletes in several sports pondering what might come next, including Olympic concerns

Passengers wait at a ticket counter at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo’s airport, Monday Nov. 29, 2021. The World Health Organisation urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concern over the new omicron variant. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens volleyball teams went undefeated against the Medicine Hat Rattlers in Friday and Sunday action. (Photo from RDP)

RDP Kings and Queens volleyball teams undefeated in weekend action

Medicine Hat Rattlers swept in all four matches

  • Nov 29, 2021
Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens volleyball teams went undefeated against the Medicine Hat Rattlers in Friday and Sunday action. (Photo from RDP)
Clarehsholm bull rider Griffin Smeltzerode rodeo three of his four bulls garnering a go-round win on day three and a 1/2-split on Saturday’s final round en route to a circuit season total of $13,115 and the Maple Leaf Circuit Championship in Regina last week. (Photo from Wild Wood Imagery)

Central Albertans among winners at Maple Leaf Circuit Finals rodeo

Finals took place Nov. 23-27 in Regina

  • Nov 29, 2021
Clarehsholm bull rider Griffin Smeltzerode rodeo three of his four bulls garnering a go-round win on day three and a 1/2-split on Saturday’s final round en route to a circuit season total of $13,115 and the Maple Leaf Circuit Championship in Regina last week. (Photo from Wild Wood Imagery)
Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal with teammate Lars Eller (20) with Carolina Hurricanes' Brett Pesce (22) nearby during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Capitals claw back after losing 2-goal lead, beat Canes 4-2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dmitry Orlov scored on a power play with…

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal with teammate Lars Eller (20) with Carolina Hurricanes' Brett Pesce (22) nearby during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Vancouver Canucks' Jaroslav Halak blocks a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Brad Marchand, Linus Ullmark carry Bruins past Canucks 3-2

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored the tying goal on a power…

Vancouver Canucks' Jaroslav Halak blocks a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
FILE - Members of Japan's self defense ground forces raise Olympic Flags on Sunday, Jan. 23, 1972, in Sapporo at Makomanai speed skating stadium in rehearsal of ceremony to take place February 3 at official opening of Winter Olympic. The northern Japanese city of Sapporo is set to announce on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, what it says will be a reduction in costs that will make it an attractive venue for the 2030 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Mitsunori Chigita, File)

Sapporo expected to announce cost cuts to land 2030 Olympics

TOKYO — The northern Japanese city of Sapporo is set to announce…

FILE - Members of Japan's self defense ground forces raise Olympic Flags on Sunday, Jan. 23, 1972, in Sapporo at Makomanai speed skating stadium in rehearsal of ceremony to take place February 3 at official opening of Winter Olympic. The northern Japanese city of Sapporo is set to announce on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, what it says will be a reduction in costs that will make it an attractive venue for the 2030 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Mitsunori Chigita, File)
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) gets past Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Brandon Facyson (35) as Pollard returns a kickoff for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cowboys going virtual with COVID-19 infections on rise again

The Dallas Cowboys are going virtual with meetings leading into Thursday’s game…

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) gets past Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Brandon Facyson (35) as Pollard returns a kickoff for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
The Hunting Hills Lightning earned silver at the 4A Alberta Schools Athletic Association men’s volleyball provincials on Saturday night. (Contributed photo)

Hunting Hills Lightning senior men capture silver at 4A volleyball provincials

Lightning senior men capture silver at 4A volleyball provincials The Hunting Hills…

The Hunting Hills Lightning earned silver at the 4A Alberta Schools Athletic Association men’s volleyball provincials on Saturday night. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer Rebels forward Arshdeep Bains had a goal and two assists as the Rebels knocked off the Regina Pats 4-2 on Saturday night at the Centrium. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)

Red Deer Rebels roll past Regina Pats

Rebels 4 Pats 2 The Red Deer Rebels (15-8-1-0) had been on…

Red Deer Rebels forward Arshdeep Bains had a goal and two assists as the Rebels knocked off the Regina Pats 4-2 on Saturday night at the Centrium. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)
The Lindsay Thurber Raiders won their seventh 4A ASAA provincial volleyball title since 2001 on Saturday at home. The Raiders knocked off the Bowness High School Trojans to win gold. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate staff)

Lindsay Thurber Raiders senior women capture 4A provincial volleyball title

Even with a year away because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lindsay…

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders won their seventh 4A ASAA provincial volleyball title since 2001 on Saturday at home. The Raiders knocked off the Bowness High School Trojans to win gold. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate staff)
Team Einarson skip Kerri Einarson instructs her team against Team Scheidegger during the Women's first tiebreaker of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon, Sask., Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Einarson stayed alive at the Canadian Olympic curling trials on Saturday with an 8-6 win over Casey Scheidegger in a tiebreaker. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Jacobs dumps Koe to advance to curling trials final, Einarson/McCarville reaches semi

SASKATOON — Brad Jacobs defeated Kevin Koe 8-3 in the men’s semifinal…

Team Einarson skip Kerri Einarson instructs her team against Team Scheidegger during the Women's first tiebreaker of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon, Sask., Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Einarson stayed alive at the Canadian Olympic curling trials on Saturday with an 8-6 win over Casey Scheidegger in a tiebreaker. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Craig Dickenson points on the sidelines during the second half of CFL football action against the Edmonton Elks in Regina, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Dickenson knows who his starter will be for the West Division semifinal Sunday but the Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach will need a bit more time to determine who'll back up Cody Fajardo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis

Riders looking to turn regular-season success into long playoff run

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders believe it’s time to turn regular season…

Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Craig Dickenson points on the sidelines during the second half of CFL football action against the Edmonton Elks in Regina, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Dickenson knows who his starter will be for the West Division semifinal Sunday but the Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach will need a bit more time to determine who'll back up Cody Fajardo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
Indiana Pacers centre Myles Turner (33) attempts to block a shot by Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday. (Photo by The Associated Press)

Sabonis powers balanced Pacers past short-handed Raptors

Pacers 114 Raptors 97 INDIANAPOLIS — Domantas Sabonis had 23 points and…

Indiana Pacers centre Myles Turner (33) attempts to block a shot by Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday. (Photo by The Associated Press)
Red Deer Rebels goalie Connor Ungar makes a save late in the first period of WHL action at the Peavey Mart Centrium Friday night. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Saskatoon Blades sneak past Red Deer Rebels

Blades goalie Nolan Maier makes 40 saves in the victory

Red Deer Rebels goalie Connor Ungar makes a save late in the first period of WHL action at the Peavey Mart Centrium Friday night. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)