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StickTaps: Red Stars, Rainbow Flags, and Blue Masks

In this week’s edition of StickTaps, we go back to the biggest hockey moment of the summer and look at stories from Calgary all the way to China. Cheers and enjoy! KHL hockey makes great first impression in China China’s newest attraction, the Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League, skated out for their […]

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No Gaudreau in Calgary…Yet

If you had asked a Calgary Flames fan about whether or not Johnny Gaudreau was going to resign back in June, they probably told you “Of course he’s gonna sign! They’ll sign him before July 1st! What are you, stupid?”. Ask them in July, and they’d probably be saying, “Well, they haven’t yet, but he’s […]

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StickTaps: A Queen, a Prince, and the Kings of Scotland

In this super late edition of StickTaps, I talk about a major NHL milestone and hockey stories from Hartford to the Highlands. Enjoy! Dawn Braid becomes first full-time female coach in NHL history Hockey made a huge step forward in gender equality this week when the Arizona Coyotes hired Dawn Braid as the team’s new […]

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LITC Update: Back to Work

Guess who’s back? Back again? You know the rest. College is officially back in session, meaning it’s back to the grind for me. I’m officially returning to The Oak Leaf this year, albeit in a larger role than usual. I’ll be taking up a beat as a soccer reporter at school, but that doesn’t mean […]

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StickTaps: Flags, Plummers, and an Idiot Sea Cow

Welcome to StickTaps, my new blog series covering a week’s worth of my favourite things in the sporting world. This week I discuss a number of Olympic stories plus a new hockey program starting in Florida. Cheers and enjoy! – Lach Rio 2016 comes to an end, Canada takes home 22 medals The Summer Olympics […]

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Why Bo Horvat should play on Team North America

If the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro haven’t quenched your thirst for international competition, then have no fear; the World Cup is here! No, not that one. The hockey one. The World Cup of Hockey kicks off in Toronto this September, featuring six national teams as well as a European All-Star team and a […]

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LITC Update: All Good Things

Hey everybody! First of all, thank you so much for all the support over the last half a year, especially this month. You guys helped blow the monthly views record for the website out of the water this July, and it’s been so much fun writing for you. With that being said, I will be […]

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Snoopy’s Senior Tournament shows love of hockey in greatest form

When a kid steps on the ice for his first hockey game, it marks the beginning of a lifelong pastime. Young hockey players grow up together as they try to live out their dreams of becoming the next Wayne Gretzky or Patrick Roy. For many that dream doesn’t come true, but it’s far from the […]

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Utica goalie log jam will show Canucks philosophy in action

Goaltending controversies are nothing new to the Canucks. What is new is the idea of them happening in the farm system. The starting netminder jobs are completely set in Vancouver. Ryan Miller is entering the final year of his three-year deal, while Jacob Markstrom (as previously noted) has four more seasons with the Canucks ahead. […]

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Doan’s legacy with Coyotes is one of ultimate team loyalty

There’s no player in the NHL quite like Shane Doan, and there’s a good chance we’ll never see one like him again. Doan will be entering his 21st season in 2016-17 on a one-year, $5 million contract with the only franchise he’s ever known, the Arizona Coyotes. Doan was drafted by the original Winnipeg Jets […]