Blackhawks loan Jokiharju to Finland for junior championship

Hockey 12/18/18, 13:20

The last-place Chicago Blackhawks will be without one of their top defensemen for a while after they decided to loan Henri Jokiharju to Finland for the upcoming world junior championship.The 19-year-old Jokiharju has no goals and 11 assists in 32 games in his first NHL season. Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton ...

Boeser’s 3-point game leads Canucks past Oilers 4-2

Hockey 12/17/18, 00:57

Brock Boeser had three power-play points and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 Sunday night.Boeser had a goal and set up goals by Alex Edler and Elias Pettersson. Bo Horvat added an empty-net goal for the Canucks.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Alex Chiasson scored for the Oilers.Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen, ...

Boeser leads Canucks to 5-1 win over slumping Flyers

Hockey 12/16/18, 01:21

Brock Boeser had a goal and an assist to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-1 win over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.Chris Tanev, Loui Eriksson, Josh Leivo and Markus Granlund also scored for Vancouver, and Troy Stecher had two assists. Jacob Markstrom stopped 31 shots.Vancouver Canucks' Alex ...

Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China’s policies

China 12/14/18, 15:48

By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations.Canada's arrest of a top Chinese technology executive at the request of the United States ...

China’s foreign minister vows to defend citizens abroad

China 12/11/18, 04:48

China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a technology executive waited to see whether a Canadian court will release her on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations.Beijing will "spare no effort" to protect against "any bullying that infringes the legitimate rights and interests ...

China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

China 12/10/18, 01:46

China is raising the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive was set to resume in Vancouver.A Communist Party newspaper called Canada's treatment of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou (MUHNG' Wahn-JOH') "inhumane." The Global Times editorial published in Monday's ...

Chen overcomes mistakes, takes 1st at Grand Prix Finals

Sports 12/08/18, 03:05

Nathan Chen made some mistakes at the Grand Prix Finals, yet was good enough to win the gold medal.Chen, the first American men's world champion since 2009, overcame a fall on his quad Lutz in Friday's free skate, but still took the top spot with a combined score of 282.42.Americans ...

Canucks see rivals and partners in new Seattle NHL franchise

Hockey 12/07/18, 01:56

Sitting high above the ice of Rogers Arena, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has fond memories of his time playing junior hockey for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League and their trips up Interstate 5 to play at the old Mercer Arena against the Seattle Thunderbirds.Well, how ...

Pettersson nets penalty shot, Canucks beat Predators 5-3

Hockey 12/07/18, 01:23

Rookie sensation Elias Pettersson scored on his first NHL penalty shot and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 Thursday night to snap a four-game losing streak.Pettersson was awarded the penalty shot with 1:11 left in the second period after being hauled down on a breakaway by Nashville defenseman ...

Wild score 3 power-play goals in 3-2 win over Canucks

Hockey 12/05/18, 01:34

Jason Zucker broke a tie late in the second period and the Minnesota Wild scored on all three of their power plays, beating the staggering Vancouver Canucks 3-2 Tuesday night to stop a three-game slide.Ryan Suter and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota. Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves and Mikael ...

Queen, Adam Lambert to launch North America tour

Entertainment 12/03/18, 08:03

Queen and Adam Lambert are launching a six-week North American tour following the release of the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody."Live Nation announced the 23-date tour Monday. It will feature original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor with Adam Lambert singing lead. It will kick off in Vancouver, British ...

Radulov scores go-ahead goal, Stars edge struggling Canucks

Hockey 12/01/18, 19:01

Alex Radulov scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period as the Dallas Stars edged the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Saturday.Jamie Benn also scored midway through the third for the Stars, who are 3-1-1 in their last five games.Ben Bishop made 24 saves in his first start since returning ...

Pacioretty scores twice as Golden Knights beat Canucks 4-3

Hockey 11/30/18, 01:10

Max Pacioretty scored twice to lead the Vegas Golden Knights past the struggling Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.William Karlsson's short-handed goal with 6:25 remaining snapped a 3-all tie. William Carrier also scored for Vegas, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves.Vegas Golden Knights' William Karlsson, ...

Brown’s goal in OT gives Kings 2-1 win over Canucks

Hockey 11/28/18, 03:16

Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings gave coach Willie Desjardins a victory in his return to Vancouver.Brown scored 53 seconds into overtime to lift the Kings over the Canucks 2-1 on Tuesday night. Alex Iafallo scored for Los Angeles in regulation, and Calvin Petersen made 32 saves.Desjardins returned to ...

Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson drawing rave reviews

Hockey 11/27/18, 12:37

There are the startling goals, the jaw-dropping passes and mind-bending moves. And in just two months, there are the rave reviews.Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson is rocketing shots past goalies. He already has 13 goals and eight assists in 20 games, drawing comparisons to some of hockey's best."I think he's ...

Notre Dame shines at Vancouver Showcase

Basketball 11/26/18, 02:42

It was a great week of basketball north of the border with the Vancouver Showcase.Top-ranked Notre Dame won the inaugural Canadian tournament, rallying from a 14-point deficit in the first half to beat No. 9 Oregon State. The Irish remained unbeaten with the 91-81 victory Saturday. The Beavers knocked ...

Chen outclasses field in France to lock up spot in final

Sports 11/24/18, 12:39

World champion Nathan Chen won the last round of figure skating's Grand Prix series and secured a spot in next month's final with a pulsating free skate at the Internationaux de France on Saturday.Oozing confidence despite an untidy short program on Friday, the American skater outclassed the field in scoring ...

No. 1 Notre Dame women advance in Vancouver Showcase.

Sports 11/22/18, 18:46

Muffet McGraw got right to the point after No. 1 Notre Dame's 81-65 victory over Gonzaga on Thursday in the first game of the Vancouver Showcase."We didn't come out with any kind of emotion at all. We didn't execute, turned the ball over, gave up a lot of offensive rebound," ...

Laine’s sixth hat trick lifts Jets past Canucks 6-3

Hockey 11/20/18, 01:00

Patrik Laine recorded a hat trick and led the Winnipeg Jets to a 6-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.Laine put the puck into an empty net with less than two minutes to go seal the victory.Winnipeg Jets' Nic Petan (19) reaches for the puck in front of ...

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