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Howie Meeker, former NHL star and Hockey Night in Canada icon, dies at 97

Won 4 Stanley Cups with Maple Leafs before legendary broadcasting career Howie Meeker, a former NHL player, Hockey Night in Canada icon and legendary personality, died Sunday at age 97 at Nanaimo General Hospital in B.C. Meeker, who won four Stanley Cups with Toronto and was the oldest living Maple Leaf, was an NHL star who won rookie of the year honours in 1947 after scoring 27 goals and 45 points in 55 games. A spokesperson for the Maple Leafs, the team that signed Meeker to...

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Player agent gets lots of support from hockey community after coming out

An NHL player agent is getting a lot support from some of hockey’s biggest stars after letting them know he is gay. “Anyone that I’ve told now, it’s actually been somewhat overwhelming,’’ said Bayne Pettinger in an exclusive story written by TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun for The Athletic. Pettinger, 33, is prominent in hockey circles, working with agents J.P. Barry and Pat Brisson at CAA Hockey since February of 2019. He is on his way to being certified by the NHL Players’...

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Beloved Edmonton sports figure Moss dies at 57

EDMONTON — Joey Moss — a legendary locker-room attendant for the NHL's Edmonton Oilers and CFL's Edmonton Football Team — has died. He was 57. The Edmonton Football Team confirmed the death on Monday by saying the city has lost a "hero." No cause of death was given. Moss was born in 1963 with Down Syndrome, the 12th of 13 children to Lloyd and Sophie Moss. He became the Oilers' locker-room attendant in 1984-85 when superstar Wayne Gretzky was dating his older...

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Jersey kits: Go pro or no?

Hockey season is rolling around and it’s time again to bring out the jerseys and display them proudly at games, office parties and on the rink. There’s no better feeling than throwing on your team’s colors and wearing your favorite player’s number or wearing a custom jersey with your own name and special number. There’s also nothing worse than throwing on a jersey and staring in horror at the frayed and peeling stitch job... Perhaps the jersey’s been through one too many pickup games, or maybe...

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