New wave of Canadian figure skaters gets early jump on worlds

Canada has few medal hopes going into the World Figure Skating Championships March 16-22 at the Bell Centre, but fans might be getting a glimpse of the future.Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha, are one of three Canadian entries in the ice dance event and they are looking forward to competing in their first world championships.“We just want to enjoy the experience,” Lajoie, a 19-year-old from...

Canada beats Finland in world juniors to face Russia in gold medal game – National

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Canada was looking for payback.The national team got it, and then some, in a dominant wire-to-wire performance Saturday at the world junior hockey championship.The Canadians scored three times before their semifinal with Finland was four minutes old in cruising to a 5-0 victory that sets up a mouth-watering gold-medal showdown with Russia on Sunday.Alexis Lafreniere...

Laval native Bernier backstops Detroit to 2-1 win over Canadiens

The Detroit Red Wings are proving that old adage on any given night any team in the NHL can beat another team.Especially if the team that isn’t supposed to win gets great goaltending.That was the case Saturday as the Red Wings, the team with the worst record in the NHL, defeated the Canadiens 2-1 at the Bell Centre.Chalk this one up to the inspired play of Laval native Jonathan Bernier. He...

WHL Roundup: Saturday, December 7, 2019

EDMONTON – Jett Woo scored his fourth goal of the season just 2:30 into overtime to lift the Calgary Hitmen past the Edmonton Oil Kings 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.Riley Stotts and Mark Kastelic recorded the other goals for the Hitmen (15-8-4).Ethan McIndoe and Josh Williams replied for the Oil Kings (19-6-7), who lost for the first time in five games. Calgary’s Jack...

In the Habs’ Room: ‘We let their most dangerous player get behind us’

BOSTON — Claude Julien was not a happy camper after the Canadiens dropped a 3-1 decision to the Boston Bruins on Sunday night at the TD Garden.The Bruins took the lead on a third-period power-play goal by David Backes, and Julien took exception to the holding call against Nick Cousins that gave the Bruins the advantage.“I thought we played really, really well, but the penalty call behind the...

Canadiens extend losing streak to eight games after early lead against Bruins

BOSTON — The Canadiens played a near-perfect road game for 46 minutes Sunday, but learned a good team like the Bruins will take advantage of any chances you give them as Montreal fell 3-1.The Bruins scored three goals in the third period to extend their winning streak to seven games, while the Canadiens’ losing streak has hit eight games (0-5-3).Montreal took a lead early in the game and...

Jack Todd: NHL’s ugly November a reminder that winning isn’t everything

It has been a repugnant month in the world of hockey.First there was Don Cherry spitting his bile into the camera, attacking “you people” for allegedly failing to buy poppies.Then in the wake of Cherry’s firing, we were treated to Ron MacLean’s cringeworthy dissertation on his favourite subject, Ron MacLean. No sooner had we rinsed the taste of that out of our mouths than former Olympic...

Hamilton ends F1 season with win in Abu Dhabi; Montreal’s Lance Stroll 20th

ABU DHABI — Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton wrapped up the Formula One season in style on Sunday by cruising unchallenged to a dominant victory in Abu Dhabi in his 250th grand prix.The 34-year-old Mercedes driver led every lap from pole position to checkered flag, banging in a fastest lap for good measure to emphasize his supremacy under the Yas Marina floodlights.Red Bull’s Dutch...

Habs shorthanded on defence as they try to avenge Bruins’ 8-1 drubbing

BOSTON — If the Canadiens weren’t already the underdogs going into Sunday’s game against the Bruins (7 p.m., Sportsnet RDS, TSN 690 Radio), their chances of winning were further diminished when top-four defenceman Victor Mete left Saturday’s home loss against the Philadelphia Flyers with a lower-body injury.Mete remained in Montreal Sunday as the team’s medical staff worked to...

Habs lose confidence in backup goalie Keith Kinkaid | HI/O Bonus 2

In this bonus episode, our panelists — Montreal Gazette columnist Stu Cowan, CBC Daybreak Montreal’s Jessica Rusnak, comedian and Bruins fan Joey Elias, and host Adam Susser — discuss how it appears that Canadiens head coach Claude Julien has lost confidence in No. 2 netminder Keith Kinkaid.Related Check us out:Facebook: facebook.com/hockeyinsideoutTwitter: twitter.com/habsioVideo...