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Unusual world junior men's hockey championship set to open in Edmonton

Unusual world junior men's hockey championship set to open in Edmonton

Defending champion Canada opens the tournament Saturday against Germany.
Americans beats Finns in world junior tune-up; Canada to play Russia in exhibition

Americans beats Finns in world junior tune-up; Canada to play Russia in exhibition

Canada, last year's gold-medal winner, will face the silver medalists from Russia on Wednesday in its only pre-tournament game.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom set to miss entire season with injury

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom set to miss entire season with injury

The Oilers are scheduled to start training camp on Jan. 3. The season is slated to start Jan. 13.
Provinces examining NHL proposal to play games in Canada beginning in January

Provinces examining NHL proposal to play games in Canada beginning in January

Infection rates are rising at an alarming rate across North America as the continent heads into what could be a long winter of the pandemic's second wave.
Canada's preparation for world junior hockey championship continues to fluctuate

Canada's preparation for world junior hockey championship continues to fluctuate

Canada's players were confined to their hotel rooms for 14 days in the middle of selection camp in Red Deer, Alta., because two tested positive for the virus.
Pinturault beats unheralded McGrath to win GS in Alta Badia

Pinturault beats unheralded McGrath to win GS in Alta Badia

ALTA BADIA, Italy — Alexis Pinturault held off a challenge from unheralded Norwegian skier Atle Lie McGrath to win the classic men’s World Cup giant slalom on the Gran Risa course Sunday.
World junior hockey championship pre-tournament games reduced because of COVID-19

World junior hockey championship pre-tournament games reduced because of COVID-19

EDMONTON — Canada won't play Sweden in a pre-tournament game before the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton because of Sweden's extended quarantine.
Dach named captain of Canada's world junior team; Byram, Cozens alternates

Dach named captain of Canada's world junior team; Byram, Cozens alternates

This year's edition of the world juniors is set to open Dec. 25, with Canada scheduled to open on Boxing Day against Germany.
IIHF says 8 Germans, 2 Swedes test positive for COVID-19 inside world junior bubble

IIHF says 8 Germans, 2 Swedes test positive for COVID-19 inside world junior bubble

The tournament is scheduled to begin Christmas Day — including that meeting between the Germans and Finns — at Rogers Place.
Belczyk rides momentum to second top 10 finish in as many days

Belczyk rides momentum to second top 10 finish in as many days

After racing to a personal best eighth-place finish in the first world cup event of the season on Tuesday (Dec. 15), Belczyk was able to keep the momentum going into the second world cup event on Wednesday (Dec. 16), placing ninth.