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Innovations allow NHL to stage outdoor games almost anywhere

Innovations allow NHL to stage outdoor games almost anywhere

The Dodger Stadium experience showed the NHL’s ice crew it could adapt to just about any situation

Innovations allow NHL to stage outdoor games almost anywhere
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Team Alberta ends Games strongly with 44 medals in week one

Alberta is currently sitting in second place of the medal standings

photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
The 2019 Canada Winter Games speed skating team relay finals Feb. 22 were an action-packed event with the Alberta boys taking silver in a close finale against Quebec. Alberta was close behind Quebec but it wasn’t enough to make the win. However, the Alberta boys won silver.                                Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTOS: Alberta male team takes silver in Winter Games relay speed skating

Alberta was close behind Quebec in the team relay speed skating finals

The 2019 Canada Winter Games speed skating team relay finals Feb. 22 were an action-packed event with the Alberta boys taking silver in a close finale against Quebec. Alberta was close behind Quebec but it wasn’t enough to make the win. However, the Alberta boys won silver.                                Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
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Sylvan Lake’s Megan Cressey misses Freestyle Skiing Big Air podium

Alberta’s Jake Sandstrom captured silver in the men Freestyle Skiing Big Air contest

Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Feds set to develop code of conduct for sport in Canada

Feds set to develop code of conduct for sport in Canada

The code of conduct is aimed at protecting athletes from abuse and harassment at all levels

Feds set to develop code of conduct for sport in Canada
Steve McNeil, during his fundraising skate at the Forks in Winnipeg Wednesday, February 20, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

AC/DC guitarist donates to Canadian’s fundraiser for Alzheimer’s

Angus Young’s late brother and bandmate, Malcolm Young, was diagnosed with dementia

Steve McNeil, during his fundraising skate at the Forks in Winnipeg Wednesday, February 20, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Nick Power looks to inbound the ball against some pressure from Manitoba in the first quarter of their consolation round wheelchair basketball game Feb. 20th. Manitoba went on to win 47-22 at the G.W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Alberta to play for gold in wheelchair basketball

Action-packed first week of Canada Winter Games nearly a wrap

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Nick Power looks to inbound the ball against some pressure from Manitoba in the first quarter of their consolation round wheelchair basketball game Feb. 20th. Manitoba went on to win 47-22 at the G.W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Albertas Kyle Oliver, in red, battles for bronze with Christopher Lucas Craston of Ontario in the 60kg boxing event at Westerner Park Feb. 20th. Oliver would lose the bout on points. Photos by Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services

Boxers claim two silver medals for Alberta in wild night

Cole Brander of Edmonton fought for the gold medal against Avery Martin-Duval of Quebec

Albertas Kyle Oliver, in red, battles for bronze with Christopher Lucas Craston of Ontario in the 60kg boxing event at Westerner Park Feb. 20th. Oliver would lose the bout on points. Photos by Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services
Hee-Won Son of Alberta won gold in the 500m Female Short Track Speed Skating. Photo by Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services

Hee-Won Son takes home gold in 500m Female Short Track Speed Skating

Team Alberta sits in second place overall at the Canada Winter Games

Hee-Won Son of Alberta won gold in the 500m Female Short Track Speed Skating. Photo by Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services
Alberta’s Megan Cressey gets silver Photo by Jordie Dwyer Female Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle at Canyon Ski Resort on Feb. 20th. Photo by Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services
Alberta’s Megan Cressey gets silver Photo by Jordie Dwyer Female Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle at Canyon Ski Resort on Feb. 20th. Photo by Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services
Alberta’s Montana Fairbairn just 0.05 points from gold in Women’s Gymnastics
Alberta’s Montana Fairbairn just 0.05 points from gold in Women’s Gymnastics
Pascale Paradis earns bronze in 7.5 km Female Biathlon. Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services
Pascale Paradis earns bronze in 7.5 km Female Biathlon. Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services
Julien Esprit, left, competes with Jean Baptiste Marchetti-Waternaux during the national lightsabers tournament in Beaumont-sur-Oise, north of Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Fencing body eyes France’s lightsaber duels

French fencing federation officially recognized the sport

Julien Esprit, left, competes with Jean Baptiste Marchetti-Waternaux during the national lightsabers tournament in Beaumont-sur-Oise, north of Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Alberta’s Kayla McNeely hits the line on her bell lap in the Ladies 3,000m speed skating at Great Chief Park Feb. 19th.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services

Alberta earns three medals in Long Track Speed Skating

Alberta now has 16 medals (6-5-5) and currently sits in second place of the medal standings

Alberta’s Kayla McNeely hits the line on her bell lap in the Ladies 3,000m speed skating at Great Chief Park Feb. 19th.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services
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Team Alberta takes exciting victory in wheelchair basketball, remains undefeated

After three games in the tournament, Alberta is sitting in first place of its pool

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Todd Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Team Alberta adds nine medals on day two of competition at Canada Winter Games

Team Alberta had a solid day at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer

Todd Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Albertans took part in short-track speed skating qualifiers at the Gary W. Harris Centre on Feb. 17th, 2019 during the 2019 Canada Games. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

PHOTOS: Canada Games action from the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Wheelchair basketball, short-track speedskating draw large crowds

Albertans took part in short-track speed skating qualifiers at the Gary W. Harris Centre on Feb. 17th, 2019 during the 2019 Canada Games. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
(Cassie Sharpe/Instagram)
(Cassie Sharpe/Instagram)
Calgary’s Brooklyn McDougall finished the long track speed skating 1,500 metre race with a time of 2:16.69. She took home gold. Facebook photo

Let the Games begin!

Team Alberta takes home gold and silver in speed skating on day one

Calgary’s Brooklyn McDougall finished the long track speed skating 1,500 metre race with a time of 2:16.69. She took home gold. Facebook photo