Toronto Marlies defenceman Travis Dermott is very comfortable playing in front of the fans at Ricoh Coliseum during the 2017 Rookie Tournament.
The World Cup of Hockey 2016 tournament garnered mixed reviews and inconsistent attendance. Some fans enjoyed themselves at the free viewing parties outside the Air Canada Centre, while some within the hockey community, including amateur players who might be expected to feel a deeper connection to the event, were lukewarm.
Toronto Observer reporters watch all the action together with crowds of fans who are outside the Air Canada Centre. Keep up with the Live blog here.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Paralympian Ilana Dupont has already moved on to preparing for her next race, after a top eight finish in athletics on Thursday night. With the T53 100m race over after she posted a time of 17.82 seconds, the Saskatoon, SK native is competing in two more events at the Games, […]
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Nine years after winning Parapan Am gold in the pool in Rio, Chelsey Gotell has returned in a much different role for the Paralympics. No longer an athlete herself, the 12-time Paralympic medallist and five-time Parapan Am medallist is giving back to a new generation of Paralympians as Vice-Chair of […]
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Two-time Paralympic gold medallist Chelsey Gotell has been around the block enough times that she can help Team Canada in many ways, from words of advice to pre-game rituals. The Antigonish, N.S. native, who has reached the podium 12 times – including winning at the 2004 and 2008 Games – […]
When Nik Goncin takes to the court for his first Paralympics this September, he won’t only take pride in playing for his country, but also for two of the people cheering him on from the stands: mom and dad. The wheelchair basketball standout’s parents will be sharing every moment with him down in Rio, making […]
TORONTO — When Gordie Michie touched the wall at the end of his race, he had no idea how fast he just swam. The para-swimmer, racing in the S14 classification, set a new Canadian record and won gold in the 200m men’s individual medley at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. When the St. Thomas, Ont., […]