In his playing days, Wayne Gretsky used to stream across the ice with fierce speed and impeccable control that few players could match. Now, an innovative new skate blade may help hockey players from pee-wee to professional move with the quickness and ease of "The Great One". The invention even has Gretsky himself wondering: "where was that when I played?"
City cites costs, iffy weather for decision to keep most rinks shut. The shinny crowd is not amused. Courtesy of Andrew Chung, Toronto Star. Clack, clack, clack. The sticks hit centre ice, only to be tossed to one side or the other in a random draw to choose teams among these two dozen men, mostly strangers to each other. Here for a game of hard-skating shinny.
announced yesterday that all players will wear neck protection in all regular season and playoff games. In response to the neck injury suffered by Richard Zednik of the NHL's Florida Panthers in February, the OHL's competition committee and executive committee made the recommendation to adopt a mandatory neck protection policy to the OHL's Board of Governors.
Things just get even more laughable for the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs, as the laughable Leaf coffee shop banter is about to hit the big screen. The Love Guru, a Mike Myers film starring Jessica Alba, Verne Troyer, and Justin Timberlake is set to open soon.
After public outrage over a proposed rate increase of 20% for Toronto area ice rinks, Toronto City council has backed off somewhat. Toronto City council is now looking at a rate increase of 5 percent. This 5 percent increase in ice rental rates does not include a built in increase of 3% to cover the cost of inflation.
announced the weekly minor midget rankings for the 2008 Ontario Hockey League Showcase for the OHL Cup, hosted by the GTHL. The Toronto Jr. Canadiens, undefeated in 102 games last, season are once again in top spot.