If Kyle Topping and the Kelowna Rockets felt the glare of the Memorial Cup spotlight on them, it was. And it revealed a team still searching for its identity, but certainly a lot closer to finding it.
ST. LOUIS - On a night where pucks rocketed from the stands, hockey's best player was dethroned as its fastest skater and a hulking defenceman regained the hardest shot crown, women took centre stage at the NHL all-star skills competition for a second straight year.
HAMILTON, New Zealand - Canada captain Ghislaine Landry booted her 300th career conversion in a 24-7 win over Ireland at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens on Friday.
A third medical opinion convinced Connor McDavid to adopt a unique rehab plan following a serious left knee injury in last year's season finale, allowing the Edmonton Oilers captain to return for the 2019-20 opener.
NEW YORK - On “Star Wars” night at Madison Square Garden, the Toronto Raptors showed why they remain a galaxy far, far away from the New York Knicks.
GUELPH, Ont. - Ty Dellandrea scored two goals and set up another and Jake Durham chipped in with three assists as the Flint Firebirds rallied to beat the Guelph Storm 7-5 on Friday in the Ontario Hockey League.
SHERBROOKE, Que. - Samuel Poulin scored four goals, including one shorthanded, and set up another to power the Sherbrooke Phoenix to a 10-1 drubbing over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Friday in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
MILTON, Ont. - Canadian track cyclists Kelsey Mitchell and Lauriane Genest raced together in a World Cup women's team sprint for the first time on Friday night.
LANGLEY, B.C. - Alberta's Abby Marks defeated Quebec's Noemie Gauthier 8-0 in six ends Friday to secure a tiebreak berth at the Canadian junior curling championship.
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.
The good news for Canada's team heading to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is it's capable of beating the 22 medals won four years ago in Rio de Janeiro.
TORONTO - Canadian international winger Fraser Aird, released by Scotland's Cove Rangers last month after an incident in the stands, has joined Winnipeg's Valour FC.
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa - Canada's match against Afghanistan at the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup was abandoned Friday without a ball played because of rain.
MONTREAL - Nigerian youth international midfielder Orji Okwonkwo has rejoined the Montreal Impact on loan from Italian club Bologna FC 1909.
Canadian strawweight Randa (Quiet Storm) Markos is stepping in for the injured Paige Van Zant against Brazil's Amanda Ribas on a televised UFC Fight Night card March 14 in Brasilia.
MONTREAL - The Montreal Alouettes re-signed Canadian offensive linemen Kristian Matte and Sean Jamieson to two-year deals Friday.
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - A former Minnesota high school hockey player paralyzed during a game in 2011 says he has achieved a dream of working in the NHL.
A look at the countries that Canada captain Christine Sinclair has scored against (with how many goals against each) in her 289-game senior international career going into the 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship:
MONTREAL - Mikael Kingsbury is defending his title at the World Cup moguls in Mont-Tremblant after taking time in training camp to fine-tune some aspects of his skiing.
CHARLOTTETOWN - The governing body for organized hockey in Prince Edward Island is taking a tough stance on the issue of online harassment.
MELBOURNE, Australia - On a day of upsets at the Australian Open, Canada's Milos Raonic did his part to keep the storyline going.
TORONTO - The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and Golf Ontario have reached a six-year agreement in partnership with Woodington Lake Golf Club to host and conduct the Ontario Open..
NORTH BAY, Ont. - Nolan Hutcheson scored two goals and set up another as the Sudbury Wolves doubled up the North Bay Battalion 8-4 on Thursday in the Ontario Hockey League.
TORONTO - Marc Gasol admits he never thought Pascal Siakam would amount to much when he first played against the Toronto Raptors' wiry forward.
CHERRY BROOK, N.S. - Canada Post unveiled a commemorative stamp Thursday that pays tribute to an all-black hockey league that once thrived in the Maritimes — long before the NHL became part of Canadian lore.
Toronto FC signed their third homegrown player in as many days Thursday, adding 17-year-old forward Jayden Nelson to the first-team roster.
SAN DIEGO - Graham DeLaet has withdrawn from the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open with a back injury, a familiar issue for the Canadian golfer.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski is off to the second round of the women's doubles draw at the Australian Open.
TOKYO - Shelters made of cardboard start popping up in the basement of Tokyo's Shinjuku train station right before the shutters come down at 11 p.m., in corridors where “salarymen” rushing home and couples on late-night dates have just passed by.
CHICOUTIMI, Que. - Karl Boudrias scored the winner 1:58 into overtime to help complete a 7-6 come-from-behind victory for Chicoutimi Sagueneens over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Wednesday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets roll into their long winter break after six weeks of solid play and a season-high six-game win streak.