Piper Gilles seeks Canadian citizenship in time for Sochi 2014

There are less than four months to go until the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, but ice dancers Paul Poirier and Piper Gilles still don’t know whether they’ll be able to take part. In 2011, Gilles moved from her hometown of Colorado Springs, Colo., to Toronto in order to partner up with Ottawa native Poirier. […]

Grounded Jr. A player makes NHL Central Scouting list

You don’t expect to be pitted against highly touted Connor McDavid and win very often, but forward Jake Evans did it last year in minor midget hockey’s grandest stage. As part of the Mississauga Rebels, who defeated McDavid’s Toronto Marlboros 2-1 at the 2012 OHL Cup showcase tournament, Evans and his linemates had regular shifts […]

Badminton’s Michelle Li rare combination of brains, talent

Four years ago, this story may not have been possible. That’s because Michelle Li was a different person then, and certainly wasn’t the mini-celebrity she is today. When Li and her doubles partner Alex Bruce made it to the badminton semifinals at the 2012 Summer Games in London, they instantly gained fame as Bruce-Li, the […]

Outfield or mound, Williams just wants to play ball

His team finished with just one win in four games, but at Tournament 12, it’s all about showcasing yourself and Keenan Williams feels he’s done well. Held in Toronto, the inaugural Tournament 12 brought well over 200 of Canada’s best college-eligible amateur baseball players to the Rogers Centre to show them off to scouts from […]

Opinion: Clarkson defended by Leaf teammates despite indefensible actions

About four hours’ worth of penalties were handed out during the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 5-3 preseason victory over the Buffalo Sabres, but there should have been 15 minutes less. Let’s not forget about the suspension, with a possible second on the way. Sometime during the third period line brawl, David Clarkson left the bench and […]

Olympic inclusion for squash a matter of time, says former world No. 1

With the interview out of the way, Sam Cornett invites an out-of-shape reporter to a pick-up game of squash and laughs as he chases down impossibly hard-to-get shots around the deceptively small court. Sadistic streak aside, Cornett is pretty friendly and seems like a regular 22-year-old, not giving any hints she’s actually Canada’s top-ranked female […]

Opinion: Morgan Rielly has good chance of making Toronto Maple Leafs

Preseason games don’t mean much in any sport, but one storyline that inevitably emerges in a typical National Hockey League training camp is the roster makeup. Morgan Rielly is attending his second Toronto Maple Leaf camp and shouldn’t be considered a long shot to make the team this time around. If you count unsigned restricted […]

Unexpected setback helped golden Rosie MacLennan regain fire

Many students miss class once in a while during their undergrad education, but Rosie MacLennan skipped a lot. Her classmates didn’t know it at the time as she had yet to make a name for herself at the Olympics — the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing were her first — but MacLennan was absent so […]

Adrian Beltre homers as Rangers beat Blue Jays 6-4

Adrian Beltre belted a go-ahead home run and reliever Neal Cotts pitched a perfect inning to help the Texas Rangers to a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. Beltre scored off reliever Neil Wagner, with two outs in the seventh inning. The Rangers (37-25) were able to survive a ninth-inning push […]

Kessel leads U.S. to women’s gold over Canada

KANATA, Ont.— Amanda Kessel scored the game winner to help the United States defeat Canada 3-2 and claim its fifth-ever gold medal at the World Women’s Hockey Championship. Kessel scored off the rush early in the third period with an assist from goalie Jessie Vetter, to give the Americans the lead. With just 3:09 gone in the […]

Wickenheiser and Ouellette out as Canada routs Switzerland 13-0

KANATA, Ont. — Forward Marie-Philip Poulin scored four goals while Canada poured in 79 shots to overwhelm Switzerland 13-0 on Wednesday night at the IIHF women’s world hockey championship. Brianne Jenner added two goals, seven others scored a goal apiece, and Charline Labonté made 16 saves for the shutout win on day two. Canadian captain […]

Canadian women top U.S. with shootout victory

KANATA, Ont. — Jennifer Wakefield scored the winning goal as Canada overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the United States 3-2 in a shootout. It could be a costly victory, however, as Canada’s captain, Hayley Wickenheiser, was injured early in the second period and did not return. Rebecca Johnston and Catherine Ward scored third-period goals […]

Boston Blades defeat Montreal Stars to win first Clarkson Cup in franchise history

MARKHAM, Ont. — Forward Kelley Steadman had a natural hat trick to lead the Boston Blades to a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Stars on Saturday afternoon for their first Clarkson Cup in franchise history. Jen Schoullis had the other two goals for Boston while goalie Geneviève Lacasse made 40 saves for the win. The […]

Caroline Ouellette nets OT winner in Clarkson final warm-up

MARKHAM, Ont. — Forward Caroline Ouellette scored a power-play goal in overtime to help the Montreal Stars narrowly defeat the Boston Blades 1-0 on Friday afternoon at the Clarkson Cup. The game was fast-paced and exciting throughout despite a lack of scoring in regulation, which bodes well for Saturday’s rematch in the final. With Boston […]

Oakville Rangers win first OHL Cup in team history

TORONTO — Forwards Adam Craievich and Sean Kohler each had two goals to lead the Oakville Rangers to a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Marlboros to win the 2013 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament on Sunday afternoon. For his efforts, Craievich was named Player of the Game for the Rangers. He was also named Tournament MVP, […]

Brian Churchill-Smith has tough final round at USF Invitational

DADE CITY, Fla. — Brian Churchill-Smith isn’t interested in making excuses. The junior with the Eastern Michigan Eagles shot a disappointing 80 in the final round of the University of South Florida Invitational Tuesday to finish 20-over-par at the event. This was the Oakville, Ont., native’s third visit to the event, finishing tied for 45th […]