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CCM Hockey to stop using Ovechkin & Russian pl

CCM Hockey to stop using Ovechkin & Russian players in marketing

CCM Hockey announced Monday it will stop using Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and other Russian NHL players in its global marketing initiatives amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"We are very sad to witness, like the rest of the world, what is happening in Ukraine," CCM chief executive Marrouane Nabih wrote in an email to TSN's Rick Westhead. "Although Mr. Ovechkin is not responsible for the Russian government's actions, we took the decision to not use him (or any Russian player) on any global CCM communication at this point."

CCM pays Ovechkin over $500,000 per year plus a percentage of its sales within Russia, a source told Westhead. Though the company will no longer use Ovechkin or other R…

The HockeyCircles Family is deeply saddened to ann
The HockeyCircles Family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jack McIlhargey. Jack was one of our Founding Members, and a great friend to all who knew him. Our sincere condolences to Kayrne and family. You will be missed by all Jack....
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask opts out of NHL p

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask opts out of NHL playoffs | CBC Sports

The Boston Bruins announced that Tuukka Rask has opted out of the NHL's return to play on Saturday morning. Rask hasn't been shy about his criticism of the playoff environment in Toronto.
Canadian Olympians proved glory can come from anyw

Canadian Olympians proved glory can come from anywhere | CBC Sports

Against seemingly insurmountable conditions throughout the incessant pandemic, Canada's athletes navigated restrictions and kept up with the rest of the world by training in basements and backyards, hockey rinks and garages — they not only endured, they thrived.
‘Scary’ hit on Zach Hyman a bigger concern tha

Canucks overcome the flu and beat the Leafs with a gritty 60 minute effort

To watch Zach Hyman hit the deck and eventually hobble off the ice following a knee-on-knee collision with Alex Edler was enough to send a fright through the Toronto Maple Leafs' grand ambitions one month out from the post-season.
Five additional Canucks players enter NHL's COVID-

"Health and Safety" protocols shut down the Canucks until April 8th

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Demko extends Canucks' unlikely playoff run with t

Outstanding outing by Thatcher Demko keeps Vancouver's hopes alive

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Tkachuk-Muzzin fireworks add new chapter to Flames

Leafs / Flames dislike heating up after Toronto takes both games and pours a little salt in the wound to boot

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Rangers' Panarin denies assault allegations, takin

Panarin takes time off to deal with abuse allegations

New York Rangers star winger Artemi Panarin is denying allegations he beat up an 18-year-old girl in Latvia in 2011 and is taking a leave of absence from the club, the team announced Monday.
Flames' top players rally team past Canucks after

Canucks' take a period off and leave another 2 points in Calgary

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Elias Pettersson sends inspirational video to Canu

Elias Pettersson sends inspirational video to Canucks fan fighting cancer

Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will get diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to a report from the Canadian Cancer Society . As a result, pretty much everyone has some sort of connection to this disease.