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Scott Odegard, 57, passed away suddenly on Jan.7. He was a beloved figure in the local hockey community as a player, coach, mentor and friend. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Rustlers)

Scott Odegard remembered by Red Deer hockey community

It’s hard to find someone in the Red Deer hockey community who…

Scott Odegard, 57, passed away suddenly on Jan.7. He was a beloved figure in the local hockey community as a player, coach, mentor and friend. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Rustlers)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Willie Jefferson, right, and Kyrie Wilson during practice for Sunday’s CFL Grey Cup football game in Calgary, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Kyrie Wilson signs two-year extension with club

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American linebacker Kyrie Wilson…

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Willie Jefferson, right, and Kyrie Wilson during practice for Sunday’s CFL Grey Cup football game in Calgary, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro is seen during a press conference announcing the signing of Hyun-Jin Ryu to the team, in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston

Toronto Blue Jays sign president and CEO Mark Shapiro to five-year contract extension

Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro helped guide a rebuilding effort through…

Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro is seen during a press conference announcing the signing of Hyun-Jin Ryu to the team, in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston
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Columbus Blue Jackets centre Devin Shore (74) and Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) battle for the puck during second period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday March 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Oilers sign centre Devin Shore to two-way contract, place him on waivers

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Devin Shore to a…

Columbus Blue Jackets centre Devin Shore (74) and Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) battle for the puck during second period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday March 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
University of Wisconsin Badgers midfielder Victoria Pickett controls the ball against Illinois, at the McClimon Soccer Complex October 28, 2018 in Madison Wisconsin in this handout photo. The Canadian Pickett looks to take the next step in her soccer career Wednesday evening at the NWSL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tom Lynn, Wisconsin Athletic Communications

Badgers coach says Canadian midfielder Victoria Pickett has the talent to go pro

Pickett was a 2018 MAC Hermann semifinalist and First Team All-American

University of Wisconsin Badgers midfielder Victoria Pickett controls the ball against Illinois, at the McClimon Soccer Complex October 28, 2018 in Madison Wisconsin in this handout photo. The Canadian Pickett looks to take the next step in her soccer career Wednesday evening at the NWSL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tom Lynn, Wisconsin Athletic Communications
In this Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Canada’s Rebecca Marino hits a backhand return to China’s Peng Shuai during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
In this Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Canada’s Rebecca Marino hits a backhand return to China’s Peng Shuai during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Tiger-Cats re-sign 2019 top offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl

Tiger-Cats re-sign 2019 top offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl

Walker’s appeal denied, Canadian show jumping team remains disqualified from Tokyo

Walker’s appeal denied, Canadian show jumping team remains disqualified from Tokyo

Calgary’s National Sport School that produces Olympic champions avoids axe

Calgary’s National Sport School that produces Olympic champions avoids axe

The Winnipeg Jets run drills during their NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Monday, January 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

‘We’re just not young anymore’: Winnipeg Jets shift gears to performance mode

‘We’re just not young anymore’: Winnipeg Jets shift gears to performance mode

The Winnipeg Jets run drills during their NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Monday, January 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser (6), centre Elias Pettersson (40) and centre Bo Horvat (53) take part in a team training camp in Vancouver, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘We’ve got to back that up’: Playoff run raises the bar for Vancouver Canucks

‘We’ve got to back that up’: Playoff run raises the bar for Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser (6), centre Elias Pettersson (40) and centre Bo Horvat (53) take part in a team training camp in Vancouver, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Curlers sweep a rock during in Brandon, Man., on March 5, 2019. The fields are slowly filling up for the upcoming national curling championships, providing a beacon of sporting light in a dreary season for competitive players.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Curling bubble plans provide hope for some teams, while others left disappointed

Curling bubble plans provide hope for some teams, while others left disappointed

Curlers sweep a rock during in Brandon, Man., on March 5, 2019. The fields are slowly filling up for the upcoming national curling championships, providing a beacon of sporting light in a dreary season for competitive players.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Adam Cracknell (27), Kris Russell (4) and Ryan McLeod (70) take part in a scrimmage at the Edmonton Oilers training camp in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Edmonton Oilers want playoff push in addition to regular-season success

Edmonton Oilers want playoff push in addition to regular-season success

Adam Cracknell (27), Kris Russell (4) and Ryan McLeod (70) take part in a scrimmage at the Edmonton Oilers training camp in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, right, talks with goaltending coach Jordan Sigalet, centre, as goalie David Rittich looks on during a training camp practice in Calgary, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Tkachuk says high time Calgary Flames get beyond first round of NHL playoffs

Tkachuk says high time Calgary Flames get beyond first round of NHL playoffs

Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, right, talks with goaltending coach Jordan Sigalet, centre, as goalie David Rittich looks on during a training camp practice in Calgary, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Red Deer Rebels are hopeful that a 24-game WHL season is on the horizon. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Sutter says 24-game season ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for WHL

Will they or won’t they, that is the question. The Western Hockey…

The Red Deer Rebels are hopeful that a 24-game WHL season is on the horizon. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Red Deer Rebels play-by-play announcer Cam Moon, right, called more than 1,700 games for the team and will move to the NHL later this week. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

‘I was stunned’, voice of the Red Deer Rebels Cam Moon gets call to NHL

Moon will call the first game of his hometown Edmonton Oilers Thursday

Red Deer Rebels play-by-play announcer Cam Moon, right, called more than 1,700 games for the team and will move to the NHL later this week. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second practice session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)

F1 season to start in Bahrain after Australian GP postponed

Season will start in Bahrain on March 28

  • Jan 12, 2021
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second practice session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)
Fans cheer during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Miami. A limited number of family and friends are in attendance by invitation. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Analysis: Amid a pandemic, a blowout epidemic also happening

Games are turning into runaways far more than usual

  • Jan 12, 2021
Fans cheer during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Miami. A limited number of family and friends are in attendance by invitation. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Provincial curling championships in Sylvan Lake cancelled

Curling Alberta announced Friday the men and women’s championships have been cancelled

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Schalke team members with from left: Amine Harit, Schalke's Sead Kolasinac, goal scorer Matthew Hoppe, coaching staff Naldo, and Mark Uth celebrate their second goal goal against Hoffenheim, during their German Bundesliga FC Schalke 04 - 1899 Hoffenheim soccer match at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Saturday Jan. 9, 2021. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)

US Soccer players hope to set positive example after riot

US Soccer players hope to set positive example after riot

Schalke team members with from left: Amine Harit, Schalke's Sead Kolasinac, goal scorer Matthew Hoppe, coaching staff Naldo, and Mark Uth celebrate their second goal goal against Hoffenheim, during their German Bundesliga FC Schalke 04 - 1899 Hoffenheim soccer match at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Saturday Jan. 9, 2021. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)