Archive | February, 2014

Q & A with Lisa Haley

Ryerson women’s hockey head coach Lisa Haley is back from Sochi. Josh Beneteau interviews her about what it was like to help coach Team Canada and win gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Canada Wins Olympic Gold

Team Canada repeated as Olympic champions Sunday morning with a dominant 3-0 win over Sweden. Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz scored for Canada, while Carey Price picked up his second straight shutout. Canada became the first team to repeat as champions since the Soviet Union did in 1984 and 1988.

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Canada Tops USA; Will Face Sweden For Gold

Team Canada will get a chance to defend their Gold medal after they beat the United States 1-0 in the semi-finals Friday. Jamie Benn scored the only goal for Canada, while Carey Price stopped all 31 shots he faced.

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Jeff Carter Leads Canada Over Austria

He started the game listed as the 13th forward, but with three goals, Jeff Carter made the most of his opportunity. Carter’s goals were half of Canada’s 6-0 win over Austria in Sochi, moving the team’s record to 2-0. They will face Finland, also 2-0, Sunday to see who will win Pool B.

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Canada Beats But Doesn’t Bully Norway

Team Canada opened the 2014 Olympics with a 3-1 win over Norway in what proved to be a closer game than most fans expected. After opening Vancouver 2010 with a 8-0 drubbing of Norway, it looked like Canada would do the same again. Still, getting the win is what fans really care about and this […]

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Men’s hockey loses to the Varsity Blues

The Ryerson men’s hockey team (16-11-0) lost 4-3 in a close game against the University of Toronto (U of T) Varsity Blues (14-11-2) Wednesday afternoon. The game was a preview of a potential playoff matchup — Ryerson is currently third and U of T fifth in the OUA Western conference.

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Changing of the Keeper for Ryerson Quidditch

Suraj Singh is sprawled on the cold November grass of Cherry Beach Fields, struggling to breathe. He closes his eyes for a minute and when he opens them, paramedics are looking down at him. They try to take his blood pressure, but Singh is shaking, making it difficult to get an accurate reading. One paramedic […]

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Toronto Podcast: Of renaming Union Station and the Gardiner Expressway

I was a guest panelist on Zach Pothier’s Toronto podcast for Canculture.com. We talked about Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death, renaming Union Station, The Gardiner Expressway and Rob Ford’s relationship with the LGBT community and the Olympics.

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Steven Stamkos Is Not Going to Sochi

Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos will not be participating in the Sochi Olympics, the team announced Wednesday. Stamkos underwent a CT Scan earlier in the day and when the results came back, he was not cleared to play. He will reevaluated in the next 2-3 weeks.

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Team Canada All-Time Olympic Roster

Imagine you are the general manager of your country’s Olympic hockey team. You’ve been granted a time machine that allows you to go back to prior Olympics and bring players back to play for your team. Who would you choose to construct the ultimate team from your country? 

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