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Team Canada faces off against Switzerland at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria in the preliminaries before the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships. (Katherine Engqvist/News staff)

Work still to be done after Canada’s 14-0 world junior hockey win: coach

The win was a good reminder of hockey basics, said Canadian right-winger Owen Tippett, who scored twice

Team Canada faces off against Switzerland at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria in the preliminaries before the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships. (Katherine Engqvist/News staff)
Red Deer Golf and Country Club to host prestigious female golf tournament

Red Deer Golf and Country Club to host prestigious female golf tournament

2019 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship will take place in July

Red Deer Golf and Country Club to host prestigious female golf tournament
Grade 12 student at Lindsay Thurber High School Joelle Laforce signed a four-year contract to play volleyball with the Eastern Illinois University Panthers next year. She will be attending the university on a scholarship. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Lindsay Thurber student Joelle Laforce to play volleyball in the U.S. on scholarship

Grade 12 student says it has always been a dream to attend university in the United States

Grade 12 student at Lindsay Thurber High School Joelle Laforce signed a four-year contract to play volleyball with the Eastern Illinois University Panthers next year. She will be attending the university on a scholarship. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
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Canada’s Owen Tippett, from left to right, Maxime Comtois, Evan Bouchard and Ian Mitchell celebrate Comtois’ goal against Denmark during second period IIHF world junior hockey championship action in Vancouver, on Wednesday December 26, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Comtois scores four goals as Canada routs Denmark 14-0 to open world juniors

Canada will be back in action on Thursday, taking on the Swiss

Canada’s Owen Tippett, from left to right, Maxime Comtois, Evan Bouchard and Ian Mitchell celebrate Comtois’ goal against Denmark during second period IIHF world junior hockey championship action in Vancouver, on Wednesday December 26, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
A look at the 10 nations competing at the 2019 world junior championship

A look at the 10 nations competing at the 2019 world junior championship

The top 10 junior hockey nations will face off between Dec. 26 and Jan. 5

A look at the 10 nations competing at the 2019 world junior championship
Team Canada looks to defend hockey gold medal on home ice; starts Boxing Day

Team Canada looks to defend hockey gold medal on home ice; starts Boxing Day

Canada will have home-ice advantage in Vancouver, Victoria as it attempts to defend last year’s gold medal

Team Canada looks to defend hockey gold medal on home ice; starts Boxing Day
Golfer Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., kisses the trophy after winning the CP Women’s Open in Regina, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Brooke Henderson repeats as Canadian Press female athlete of the year

Golfer earned two tournament titles and 11 top-10 finishes last season

Golfer Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., kisses the trophy after winning the CP Women’s Open in Regina, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Calgary Flames ’ Elias Lindholm (28) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers’ goalie Cam Talbot (33) as Johnny Gaudreau (13) looks for the loose puck during third period NHL preseason action in Edmonton on Saturday September 29, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Canadian sports fans win as longtime broadcast rivals force raised game

Five of the seven Canadian NHL teams could reach the playoffs this spring

Calgary Flames ’ Elias Lindholm (28) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers’ goalie Cam Talbot (33) as Johnny Gaudreau (13) looks for the loose puck during third period NHL preseason action in Edmonton on Saturday September 29, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Team USA’s Jack Quinn, left, along with his brother Quinn Hughes, 24, take part in the during pre-game skate at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, B.C. on Tuesday July 31, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)

From streaks to seats: What to watch for at the world junior hockey championship

Some of the world’s best young hockey talents go head-to-head in Victoria and Vancouver next week

Team USA’s Jack Quinn, left, along with his brother Quinn Hughes, 24, take part in the during pre-game skate at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, B.C. on Tuesday July 31, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)
‘White’ hockey teams in Manitoba accused of forming league without First Nations

‘White’ hockey teams in Manitoba accused of forming league without First Nations

Five teams were part of the KJHL until May, when they left to create the Capital Region League

‘White’ hockey teams in Manitoba accused of forming league without First Nations
Former Canadian No.1 Aleksandra Wozniak fights back tears as she announces her retirement from professional tennis after a 13 year career at a news conference Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Canadian tennis player Wozniak retires following injury-plagued 2018 season

Wozniak picked up the sport at the age of three, taking after her little sister

Former Canadian No.1 Aleksandra Wozniak fights back tears as she announces her retirement from professional tennis after a 13 year career at a news conference Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)
Team Alberta Christmas camp kicks off in Red Deer
Team Alberta Christmas camp kicks off in Red Deer
Calgary Inferno Forward Brianna Decker faces off against Toronto Furies Forward Sarah Nurse, who is also 2018 Olympic silver medalist, during the match on Female Hockey Day Saturday in Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Toronto Furies beat Calgary Inferno on the inaugural Female Hockey Day

Young girls had the opportunity to meet and learn from their female hockey idols

Calgary Inferno Forward Brianna Decker faces off against Toronto Furies Forward Sarah Nurse, who is also 2018 Olympic silver medalist, during the match on Female Hockey Day Saturday in Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
The U19 Central Alberta Sting ringette team is hoping to play in the national championships this year in Prince Edward Island. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

U19 Sting ringette goes 3-2 in Lacombe tournament

Spruce Grove goalie keeps Central Alberta out of medal round

The U19 Central Alberta Sting ringette team is hoping to play in the national championships this year in Prince Edward Island. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Rebels Defenseman Ethan Sakowich and Goalie Ethan Anders watch as a puck from the Medicine Hat Tigers finds the back of the net. The Rebels lost, 4-1, to the Medicine Hat Tigers Friday. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Rebels lose to Medicine Hat Tigers, 4-1

Tigers break Rebels’ three-game winning streak

Rebels Defenseman Ethan Sakowich and Goalie Ethan Anders watch as a puck from the Medicine Hat Tigers finds the back of the net. The Rebels lost, 4-1, to the Medicine Hat Tigers Friday. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
New home for Calgary Flames estimated to cost up to $600 million

New home for Calgary Flames estimated to cost up to $600 million

The city and the Flames are not yet talking on who will pay how much for a building to replace the Saddledome

New home for Calgary Flames estimated to cost up to $600 million
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2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championship host sites announced

A total of 39 Provincial Championships will be hosted across the province

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Portland Thorns forward Christine Sinclair celebrates scoring a goal during the second half of their NWSL soccer match against the Orlando Pride in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 15, 2017. The 35-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., earned her 14th Canadian Player of the Year Award on Tuesday capping a year that saw her shine on both the club and international stage. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Don Ryan

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

Portland Thorns forward Christine Sinclair celebrates scoring a goal during the second half of their NWSL soccer match against the Orlando Pride in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 15, 2017. The 35-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., earned her 14th Canadian Player of the Year Award on Tuesday capping a year that saw her shine on both the club and international stage. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Don Ryan
Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema was captain of Canada’s fourth-place team at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year
Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson named NHL’s first star of the week
Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson named NHL’s first star of the week