Whitecloud’s success an inspiration to First Nation’s youth, says chief6 minute read Yesterday at 7:18 PM CDT
It is approximately 2,500 km from the Sin City Strip to Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Zach Whitecloud managed to bridge that sizeable gap with one wicked wrist shot heard ‘round the hockey world on Saturday night.
Whitecloud, 26, brought scores of fans in both locales out of their seats as he broke a third period deadlock and scored the winning goal in an eventual 5-2 triumph over the Florida Panthers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
“It was amazing,” his father, Tim Whitecloud, told me Monday afternoon. The longtime councillor at SVDN had a somewhat obstructed view at a raucous, sold-out T-Mobile Arena.
“It happened so quick. I saw him shoot and then people jumped up. I heard them cheering and looked up at the Jumbotron and saw the puck hit the back of the net and then come out,” he said.
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CALGARY - A $1.2-billion deal to replace Calgary's aging Saddledome with a new National Hockey League arena would come with a 35-year lease that includes a commitment from the owners of the Calgary Flames to stay in the city, says a city official.
The City of Calgary, Alberta government, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. and Calgary Stampede reached an agreement in principle in late April.
The $1.2-billion price tag for the event centre project includes $800 million for the new arena in addition to parking, transit improvements, a new community rink and an enclosed plaza.
Council's event centre committee met Monday to get a public presentation from city administration on the project and ask some of the questions that have come up since it was announced.
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Rousseau leads Quebec Remparts past Seattle Thunderbirds 5-0 for third Memorial Cup title2 minute read Preview Sunday, Jun. 4, 2023
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — William Rousseau made 32 saves in the first shutout of the tournament, lifting the Quebec Remparts over the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-0 on Sunday night for the team's third Memorial Cup title and first since 2006.
Tournament MVP James Malatesta, Vsevolod Komarov, Kassim Gaudet, Zachary Bolduc and Charles Savoie all scored for Quebec.
Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy will step aside on a winning note as coach of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champions, who reached the final after opening the tournament with consecutive wins over the host Kamloops Blazers and Seattle. It's Roy's second Memorial Cup title with the Remparts after also winning in 2006.
Quebec also won the championship in 1971, when Guy Lafleur scored nine goals in seven Memorial Cup games.
U.S. beats Canada 6-1, nets World Para hockey gold2 minute read Preview Sunday, Jun. 4, 2023
MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Special teams played a difference on Sunday night as the United States scored two short-handed goals en route to a 6-1 victory over Canada in the World Para Hockey Championship gold-medal game.
Declan Farmer scored twice, while Josh Misiewicz, David Eustace, Jack Wallace and Kevin McKee (empty-netter) notched singles for the U.S., which led 2-0 after the first period and took a 4-0 lead into the third. It was the sixth world title for the powerful U.S. crew, and third in a row.
Tyler McGregor scored a third-period goal for Canada, which won its third straight silver medal at the worlds.
Canada, which went 0-for-6 on the power play, was outshot 23-9. The U.S. went 0-for-3 on the power-play.
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Florida Panthers (42-32-8, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (51-22-9, first in the Pacific Division)
Paradise, Nevada; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Golden Knights -139, Panthers +118; over/under is 5.5
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KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — Connor Bedard became the first player in Canadian Hockey League history to sweep the Player of the Year, Top Prospect and Top Scorer awards Saturday night at the Memorial Cup.
Expected to be selected first overall in the NHL draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, the 17-year-old Regina Pats star had 71 goals and 72 assists in 57 regular-season games in the Western Hockey League. He added 10 goals and 10 assists in a seven-game first-round playoff loss Saskatoon.
“It’s pretty exciting, for sure,” Bedard said. “There’s been a lot of cool names in the past that have won this award (player of the year). And for me, I think it’s a team celebration as well. There’s always a lot of people that you’re playing with that are helping you and I think that’s an exciting part about it.”
The draft is June 28-29 in Nashville, Tennessee. Bedard will be 18 on July 17.
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KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — Thomas Milic made 27 saves and the Seattle Thunderbirds became the fifth U.S. franchise to reach the Memorial Cup final, beating the Peterborough Petes 4-1 on Friday night in the semifinal game.
Western Hockey League champion Seattle will face Quebec on Sunday for the title, with Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy stepping aside as coach of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Remparts after the tournament.
U.S. franchises have won four titles, the Portland Winterhawks in 1983 and 1998 and the Spokane Chiefs in 1991 and 2008. The Detroit Junior Red Wings (1995), Portland (2013) and the Erie Otters (2017) lost in championship games.
Brad Lambert, Colton Dach, Kyle Crnkovic and Nico Myatovic scored for Seattle.