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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat, centre, drives past Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper protects the net during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Avs can’t close out Lightning, fall 3-2 in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final

Colorado leads series 3-2 with Game 6 set for Sunday night

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat, centre, drives past Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper protects the net during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, and their families watch as their numbers are raised to the rafters during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Sedins, Luongo could get Hockey Hall of Fame call in first year of eligibility

Some players poised to potentially get a call as Hockey Hall of Fame’s next class unveiled Monday

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, and their families watch as their numbers are raised to the rafters during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Colorado Avalanche centre Nazem Kadri shoots the puck into the top of the goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) for a goal during overtime of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NHL officiating back under microscope in Stanley Cup Final

Bolts believe too many men on the ice on Game 4 winning goal

Colorado Avalanche centre Nazem Kadri shoots the puck into the top of the goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) for a goal during overtime of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Federal government freezes Hockey Canada funding over handling of assault allegations

Hockey Canada must sign up to agency with power to independently investigate and sanction abuse

Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Colorado Avalanche centre Nazem Kadri (91) checks Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook (18) during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)

Avs 1 win away from Stanley Cup after Kadri’s OT tally in Game 4 versus Lightning

3-2 victory gives Colorado a chance to win title at home on Friday

Colorado Avalanche centre Nazem Kadri (91) checks Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook (18) during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Vancouver Canucks ‘honoured’ to bring Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The pre-season tournament runs from Sept. 16 to 19 at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews poses with the Hart Trophy, left, and Ted Lindsay Award after the NHL hockey awards Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Hart Trophy is presented annually to the leagues’ most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay award is giving the the most outstanding player. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Auston Matthews wins Hart Trophy as NHL’s most valuable player

Toronto star finishes well ahead of Edmonton’s Connor McDavid

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews poses with the Hart Trophy, left, and Ted Lindsay Award after the NHL hockey awards Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Hart Trophy is presented annually to the leagues’ most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay award is giving the the most outstanding player. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Hockey Canada president and CEO Tom Renney speaks at a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Hockey Canada executives were under fire Monday as parliamentarians grilled the national sport organization over its handling of an alleged sexual assault four years ago that resulted in a settled lawsuit last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hockey Canada grilled over handling of alleged sexual assault, financial settlement

Woman claimed she was sexually assaulted by 8 members of the country’s 2018 world junior hockey team

Hockey Canada president and CEO Tom Renney speaks at a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Hockey Canada executives were under fire Monday as parliamentarians grilled the national sport organization over its handling of an alleged sexual assault four years ago that resulted in a settled lawsuit last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Ross Colton (79) and Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar (8) try to stay upright after a collision during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Avalanche rout Tampa 7-0 to take 2-0 lead in Stanley Cup Final

Makar, Nichushkin score two goals apiece for Colorado

Tampa Bay Lightning centre Ross Colton (79) and Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar (8) try to stay upright after a collision during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Josh Gorges, Raymond James (presenting sponsor) General Manager Erica Whiteley, and Black Comeau (left to right) (Photo - KGH Foundation/Contributed)

Bases loaded with NHL talent at Kelowna’s Homebase charity event

The charity slo-pitch game is more than 80 per cent sold out

Josh Gorges, Raymond James (presenting sponsor) General Manager Erica Whiteley, and Black Comeau (left to right) (Photo - KGH Foundation/Contributed)
FILE - Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella watches the team play against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Jan. 9, 2020. The Philadelphia Flyers have hired Tortorella as their new coach, hoping the veteran can help lead them to their first Stanley Cup since 1975. Tortorella coached Tampa Bay to a Stanley Cup title in 2004. He also coached the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. He was fired in May 2021 after six seasons with the Blue Jackets.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Tortorella hired to revitalize dormant Philadelphia Flyers

Veteran bench boss is the sixth Flyers coach in the past 10 years

FILE - Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella watches the team play against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Jan. 9, 2020. The Philadelphia Flyers have hired Tortorella as their new coach, hoping the veteran can help lead them to their first Stanley Cup since 1975. Tortorella coached Tampa Bay to a Stanley Cup title in 2004. He also coached the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. He was fired in May 2021 after six seasons with the Blue Jackets.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Former Kelowna Rocket turned Montreal Canadian captain Shea Weber has been traded to the Vegas Golden Knights. (Contributed)

Canadiens trade Okanagan’s Shea Weber to Vegas for forward Evgenii Dadonov

Weber led the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final in 2021, but missed this season due to injuries

Former Kelowna Rocket turned Montreal Canadian captain Shea Weber has been traded to the Vegas Golden Knights. (Contributed)
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) deflects a shot next to Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher during the second period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Avalanche edge Lightning 4-3 in OT to open Stanley Cup Final

Burakovsky nets winner for Colorado 1:23 into extra frame

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) deflects a shot next to Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher during the second period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Ron Flockhart and sister LaVerne – holding her grandson, Conner – were at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre for the unveiling of a sign honouring brother Rob Flockhart on June 6, 2021. (Contributed)

District of Sicamous looks to honour local hockey legend Rob Flockhart

Proposed street naming policy amendment also sparked by longtime volunteer Lloyd Gavel

Ron Flockhart and sister LaVerne – holding her grandson, Conner – were at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre for the unveiling of a sign honouring brother Rob Flockhart on June 6, 2021. (Contributed)
Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman responds to a question during an NHL hockey media day before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Avalanche must take down 2-time champion Lightning to win Stanley Cup

Colorado favoured heading into final series with Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman responds to a question during an NHL hockey media day before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Dee McWatters is the director of trans community involvement with the Kelowna Pride Society (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘No one goes through transition just to win’: Okanagan hockey player speaks out for trans sport

Dee McWatters, believes everyone has a place in sport, regardless of gender

Dee McWatters is the director of trans community involvement with the Kelowna Pride Society (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Team Canada players celebrate after beating Team USA 3-2 in the final game of the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship on Monday, June 13 at LaBahn Ice Arena in Madison, Wis. (@IIHFHockey/Twitter photo)

Canada claims gold in U18 women’s hockey by beating U.S. 3-2

Championship rescheduled after cancellation and delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Team Canada players celebrate after beating Team USA 3-2 in the final game of the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship on Monday, June 13 at LaBahn Ice Arena in Madison, Wis. (@IIHFHockey/Twitter photo)
(Photo - Micheline Veluvolu / HHOF-IIHF IMAGES)

Lake Country’s Iginla, Disher lead Team Canada to gold

Iginla collected three points throughout the tournament despite battling injury

(Photo - Micheline Veluvolu / HHOF-IIHF IMAGES)
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Lake Country’s Iginla leads Canadians to championship game

U18 women play for gold Monday evening

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Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos, middle, celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with Jan Rutta, right and Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat, left, during the second period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos, middle, celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with Jan Rutta, right and Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat, left, during the second period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)