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Giants forward Justin Sourdif has signed his first NHL contract, with the Florida Panthers. (Giants file)

Giants Justin Sourdif signs first NHL contract

Three-year entry-level deal with Florida Panthers

 

The Vancouver Canucks will will be recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at tonight’s preseason game in Abbotsford. (Canucks photo)

Vancouver Canucks recognizing NDTR tonight in Abbotsford

Preseason game versus Calgary Flames set for 7 p.m. on Monday will have Indigenous representation

 

Vancouver Canucks’ goalie Arturs Silovs clears Seattle Kraken’s Nathan Bastian in the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)

Kraken released: Seattle opens NHL preseason with 5-3 win over Vancouver Canucks

Expansion side rallies from 2-0 deficit to earn the victory

 

Canucks defenceman Alex Kannok-Leipert tries to control a puck in the air during day three of the club’s training camp in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Vancouver Canucks hold final day of training camp in Abbotsford

NHL team next travels to Spokane to take on the Seattle Kraken on Sunday night

Canucks defenceman Alex Kannok-Leipert tries to control a puck in the air during day three of the club’s training camp in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Hockey player Justin Sourdif in action with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. (file photo)

Surrey’s Sourdif signs with NHL’s Florida Panthers after starring with Vancouver Giants

‘Justin is a dynamic forward who plays the game with speed and skill’

Hockey player Justin Sourdif in action with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. (file photo)
Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs players stand for the national anthem prior to NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Ontario increases sporting events capacity, ahead of baseball playoffs, NHL season

Ontario is opening the door wider for fans at sporting events, just…

Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs players stand for the national anthem prior to NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander catches his breath behind the net during their NHL training camp in Toronto on Thursday, September 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

NHLers weigh in on league’s vaccine policy: ‘I’ve gotta be careful with this one’

NHL deputy commissioner said last week he estimates 98 per cent of players will be vaccinated

Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander catches his breath behind the net during their NHL training camp in Toronto on Thursday, September 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) slides into then-Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock (32) during third period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Friday August 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Oilers goaltender Stalock likely to miss season due to possible heart condition

Keeper had contracted COVID prior to last season but had been cleared to play since

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) slides into then-Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock (32) during third period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Friday August 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Montreal Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin celebrates his goal against Vancouver Canucks goalie Braden Holtby during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver on January 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Anxiety and insomnia drove Canadiens star Jonathan Drouin to take break from hockey

Forward says he has since restored his mental health, and is skating with his teammates again

Montreal Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin celebrates his goal against Vancouver Canucks goalie Braden Holtby during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver on January 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jim Hughson is retiring after 42 years of broadcasting. (Hockey Night in Canada)

Award-winning play-by-play announcer Jim Hughson retires, ending 42-year career

B.C native has served as the voice of the Vancouver Canucks and Hockey Night in Canada

Jim Hughson is retiring after 42 years of broadcasting. (Hockey Night in Canada)
Elias Pettersson’s status for the game may be in doubt, but the Vancouver Canucks are set to host the Calgary Flames at the Abbotsford Centre on Monday (Sept. 27). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Tickets now available for Vancouver Canucks preseason game in Abbotsford

Game on Monday, Sept. 27 vs. the Calgary Flames, prices range from $72 to $105

Elias Pettersson’s status for the game may be in doubt, but the Vancouver Canucks are set to host the Calgary Flames at the Abbotsford Centre on Monday (Sept. 27). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Elias Pettersson greets young fans outside Abbotsford Centre in 2019. The Canucks forward is not yet signed, so it’s unclear if he will return to Abbotsford for training camp or a preseason game later this week. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford hosting Vancouver Canucks training camp, preseason game

All eyes of Canucks Nation will be on the Abbotsford Centre later this week for big events

Elias Pettersson greets young fans outside Abbotsford Centre in 2019. The Canucks forward is not yet signed, so it’s unclear if he will return to Abbotsford for training camp or a preseason game later this week. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Don Fehr, left, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, center, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, answer questions during a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NHL reaches agreement to send players to Olympics in Beijing

NHL players are set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Don Fehr, left, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, center, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, answer questions during a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, an NHL logo is displayed as Washington Capitals players skate prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the New York Islanders in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

NHL to punish unvaccinated players more harshly this season

Teams were informed this week of the rules for 2021-22

In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, an NHL logo is displayed as Washington Capitals players skate prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the New York Islanders in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Calgary Stampeder Ka’Deen Carey celebrates a touch own against the Montreal Alouettes during second half CFL football action in Calgary on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Chidley

Vaccinations to be required for fans at Calgary Flames, Stampeders, Hitmen games

Rule will be in place for all live events at the Saddledome and McMahon Stadium.

Calgary Stampeder Ka’Deen Carey celebrates a touch own against the Montreal Alouettes during second half CFL football action in Calgary on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Chidley
FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) line up for a face-off during the second period in Game one of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh. Jersey advertisements are coming to the NHL. The league will allow teams to put sponsor patches on jerseys beginning with the 2022-23 season after the board of governors unanimously approved the move, according to a person with knowledge of a memo sent this week. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, because the league had not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NHL teams OK’d to add sponsor patches on jerseys: sources

The NHL added helmet ads last season, which largely allowed teams to make sponsors whole during the pandemic

FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) line up for a face-off during the second period in Game one of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh. Jersey advertisements are coming to the NHL. The league will allow teams to put sponsor patches on jerseys beginning with the 2022-23 season after the board of governors unanimously approved the move, according to a person with knowledge of a memo sent this week. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, because the league had not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Michael Doyle has been named the Canucks new president of business operations. (Canucks photo)

Canucks name new president of business operations

Michael Doyle will work in both Abbotsford and Vancouver to enhance fan experience

Michael Doyle has been named the Canucks new president of business operations. (Canucks photo)
San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during a March game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is investigating an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Claim that San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane bet on his own games is under investigation

Kane, former Vancouver Giants star player, calls claim by estranged wife ‘completely false’

San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during a March game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is investigating an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
Danton Heinen left gets poke-checked by Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the second period of an NHL game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Former Surrey Eagles captain signs with NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins

Danton Heinen signs one-year with Penguins after two seasons in Anaheim

Danton Heinen left gets poke-checked by Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the second period of an NHL game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) shoots against the New York Islanders during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Franklin II

Oilers, Flames make big splashes in free agency; Leafs find help in net

Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Poolman, re-sign Hamonic

Tampa Bay Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) shoots against the New York Islanders during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Franklin II