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FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba passes the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. Bonding between veterans and youngsters has been a time-honored tradition in hockey. But in yet another setback related to the relentless COVID-19, NHL protocols aiming to curb the virus spread and keep the schedule on track could make that vital off-ice development of camaraderie more difficult. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Mentors wanted: Virus limits vet-rookie time away from rink

Bonding between veterans and youngsters has been a time-honoured tradition

  • Jan 15, 2021

 

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe draws a play for Jimmy Vesey (26) and John Tavares (left) during first period NHL scrimmage action in Toronto on January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Toronto Maple Leafs docu-series to premiere on Amazon Prime Video later this year

‘All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs’ coming to Amazon

 

Players' sticks are shown during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. The city of Cranbrook, B.C., is suing its former major junior hockey team as well as the Western Hockey League over the team's departure in 2019. The Kootenay Ice left for Manitoba before the start of the 2019-2020 season, becoming the Winnipeg Ice.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev

Cranbrook, B.C., suing former hockey team, Western Hockey League over Manitoba move

Cranbrook, B.C., suing former hockey team, Western Hockey League over Manitoba move

Players' sticks are shown during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. The city of Cranbrook, B.C., is suing its former major junior hockey team as well as the Western Hockey League over the team's departure in 2019. The Kootenay Ice left for Manitoba before the start of the 2019-2020 season, becoming the Winnipeg Ice.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev
Sylvan Lake in Sylvan Lake, Alberta, is shown on Sept. 28, 2020. Pond hockey has been a tradition for generations in places like Kingman and Sylvan Lake, across Canada, parts of the U.S. and cold environments around the world. But experts say climate change is making for shorter freezing winters and more temperature variability, threatening the very existence of stick and puck games on frozen ponds engrained as part the sport’s roots. (AP Photo/Stephen Whyno)

Outdoor hockey traditions under shadow of climate change

Outdoor hockey traditions under shadow of climate change

Sylvan Lake in Sylvan Lake, Alberta, is shown on Sept. 28, 2020. Pond hockey has been a tradition for generations in places like Kingman and Sylvan Lake, across Canada, parts of the U.S. and cold environments around the world. But experts say climate change is making for shorter freezing winters and more temperature variability, threatening the very existence of stick and puck games on frozen ponds engrained as part the sport’s roots. (AP Photo/Stephen Whyno)
United States celebrate their win over Canada in IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

American NHLers bask in junior team’s glory after gold-medal win over rival Canada

American NHLers bask in junior team’s glory after gold-medal win over rival Canada

United States celebrate their win over Canada in IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Edmonton Oilers look for stronger supporting cast for Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl

Edmonton Oilers look for stronger supporting cast for Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl

Vancouver Canucks' Jayce Hawryluk (13) and Quinn Hughes (43) vie for the puck during the NHL hockey team's training camp in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. He may have been a finalist for the NHL's rookie of the year award last season, but Hughes is already planning to take another step this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Chemisty key as Canucks add new faces, take on new roles heading in unusual season

Chemisty key as Canucks add new faces, take on new roles heading in unusual season

Vancouver Canucks' Jayce Hawryluk (13) and Quinn Hughes (43) vie for the puck during the NHL hockey team's training camp in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. He may have been a finalist for the NHL's rookie of the year award last season, but Hughes is already planning to take another step this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Finland beats Russia 4-1 for bronze medal at world juniors

Finland beats Russia 4-1 for bronze medal at world juniors

Canada celebrates the win over the Czech Republic during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on January 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

World junior men’s hockey championship in Edmonton achieved with few COVID-19 hiccups

World junior men’s hockey championship in Edmonton achieved with few COVID-19 hiccups

Canada celebrates the win over the Czech Republic during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on January 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Former NHL coach, GM John Muckler remembered as master strategist

Former NHL coach, GM John Muckler remembered as master strategist

Calgary Flames’ Mark Giordano waits for the puck during team practice in Calgary, Thursday, July 23, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Calgary Flames’ Mark Giordano waits for the puck during team practice in Calgary, Thursday, July 23, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Dylan Holloway (10) checks Czech Republic’s David Jiricek (8) during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Saturday, January 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Dylan Holloway (10) checks Czech Republic’s David Jiricek (8) during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Saturday, January 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (34) trails Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber (6) during first period NHL exhibition hockey action ahead of the Stanley Cup playoffs in Toronto on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The federal government says it has issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and staff to return to Canada for training camp under national interest grounds. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Alberta approves NHL games, Manitoba and B.C. still in discussions

Alberta approves NHL games, Manitoba and B.C. still in discussions

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (34) trails Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber (6) during first period NHL exhibition hockey action ahead of the Stanley Cup playoffs in Toronto on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The federal government says it has issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and staff to return to Canada for training camp under national interest grounds. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canada's Dylan Cozens (22) is stopped by Finland goalie Kari Piiroinen (1) during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada preps for quarterfinal showdown with Czech Republic at world junior tournament

Canada preps for quarterfinal showdown with Czech Republic at world junior tournament

Canada's Dylan Cozens (22) is stopped by Finland goalie Kari Piiroinen (1) during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Czech Republic’s Pavel Novak (13) reacts as the puck goes in past Austria’s goalie Sebastian Wraneschitz (1) during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Thursday, December 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Czech Republic’s Pavel Novak (13) reacts as the puck goes in past Austria’s goalie Sebastian Wraneschitz (1) during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Thursday, December 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Dylan Cozens (22) is stopped by Finland goalie Kari Piiroinen (1) during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Dylan Cozens (22) is stopped by Finland goalie Kari Piiroinen (1) during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Connor McMichael (17) celebrates a goal against Switzerland during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. nbsp;A generous schedule helped Canada both find its game legs and win three straight to start the world junior hockey championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Connor McMichael (17) celebrates a goal against Switzerland during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. nbsp;A generous schedule helped Canada both find its game legs and win three straight to start the world junior hockey championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada players celebrate after defeating Russia in the gold medal game at the World Junior Hockey Championships, Sunday, January 5, 2020 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

‘How could you create a better story?’: World junior squad voted CP team of the year

‘How could you create a better story?’: World junior squad voted CP team of the year

Canada players celebrate after defeating Russia in the gold medal game at the World Junior Hockey Championships, Sunday, January 5, 2020 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Finland's Juuso Parssinen (27) is shoved into Slovakia's goalie Samuel Hlavaj (29) by Oliver Turan (23) during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Unbeaten Finland shuts out Slovakia, setting up first-place battle with Canada

Unbeaten Finland shuts out Slovakia, setting up first-place battle with Canada

Finland's Juuso Parssinen (27) is shoved into Slovakia's goalie Samuel Hlavaj (29) by Oliver Turan (23) during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson