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17-year-old junior hockey player hopes his coming out will inspire others

As Quebec Major Junior Hockey League players gear for a season they hope will change their lives, a goal-scoring 17-year-old New Brunswicker decided not to wait for the puck to drop before changing his. Yanic Duplessis, an elite-level player who was drafted by the QMJHL's Drummondville Voltigeurs in 2019, revealed he is gay earlier this week. In the hockey world, that qualifies as significant news. One of the reasons the native of Saint-Antoine, N.B., decided to step forward is to help make such announcements unremarkable. "It was a struggle for me, and it shouldn't be," he said in an interview with CBC's Quebec A.M., later adding "it shouldn't be a big deal." And for Duplessis, it was. He tells of anxiety attacks at school and calling …
2:35pm - Wed 19 Aug
McAvoy sends Staal to the dressing room with a solid check
10:54pm - Thu 30 Jul

Oilers’ Ethan Bear jersey with Cree nameplate selling out

An Edmonton Oilers jersey emblazoned in Cree with Ethan Bear’s last name has sold out after the defenceman wore it during the game Tuesday night.Bear, who was raised in the Ochapowace Cree Na…
2:14pm - Sat 18 Jul

Quick Shifts: How Tortorella is preparing for Keefe's Leafs -

Sheldon Keefe and John Tortorella already taking different approaches to do-or-die series | Kyle Dubas disapproves of Auston Matthews report | Some very aggressive play-in round picks | Leafs playoff lines? + 8 more NHL goodies.
9:09pm - Fri 19 Jun
Hockey Laces being made...
1:22am - Wed 10 Jun
Love this mock-up for the Seattle Krakens!
8:10pm - Tue 12 May
Stan Mikita is often credited with starting the Curve Craze. Here is one of his old sticks.