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Vancouver Canucks’ defenceman Tucker Poolman, right, is upended by Arizona Coyotes’ Liam O’Brien (38) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, October 7, 2022. Poolman will start the upcoming NHL season on long-term injured reserve as he continues to recover from migraines.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Together now’: team brass says Canucks ‘speaking the same language’

Coach Rick Tocchet says the start of the season is a ‘big thing around here’

 

Vancouver Canucks’ Tanner Pearson, right, is struck in the groin by the puck as he stands in front of Buffalo Sabres goalie Craig Anderson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks grab goalie DeSmith, cap space in trade with Montreal

Tanner Pearson and a third round draft pick head to the Canadiens in swap of veterans

 

Lucky Whitehead of the B.C. Lions hauls in the game winning touchdown against the Ottawa Redblacks while Ottawa’s Brandin Dandridge can only watch. Steven Chang photo, BC LIONS

THE MOJ: Lions epic comeback over Redblacks can’t hide their shortcomings

Plus thoughts on leadership featuring Mike Babcock and Coach Prime

 

BC Cancer - Kelowna Centre. (BC Cancer Foundation)

Retired NHL star and his wife donate $100k to BC Cancer Kelowna

The money is to go towards a new, $6.1 million state-of-the-art systemic therapy suite

BC Cancer - Kelowna Centre. (BC Cancer Foundation)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes lines up for a faceoff against the Seattle Kraken during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Quinn Hughes named as the latest Captain Canuck

Star defenceman tapped to lead Vancouver for this year and beyond

Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes lines up for a faceoff against the Seattle Kraken during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
NHL players Tyson Barrie and Tyler Ennis were all smiles as they played ball hockey with local kids in Ty-Histanis on Aug. 17. (Andrew Bailey photo)

NHLers play ball hockey with kids to promote rec centre in remote B.C.

Tyson Barrie, Mike Smith, Tyler Ennis and more join multiplex push for First Nation near Tofino

NHL players Tyson Barrie and Tyler Ennis were all smiles as they played ball hockey with local kids in Ty-Histanis on Aug. 17. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Legendary Hall of Fame NHL coach Dick irvin’s autograph is seen on the front of a souvenir program for an exhibition hockey game played in Vernon back in 1947. (Contributed)

Autographed program from 76 years ago highlights NHL games in Vernon

The Montreal Canadiens took on the NHL All-Stars April 30 and May 1, 1947, at the Civic Arena

Legendary Hall of Fame NHL coach Dick irvin’s autograph is seen on the front of a souvenir program for an exhibition hockey game played in Vernon back in 1947. (Contributed)
Connor Bedard says he’s not Connor McDavid and wants to carve his own path as a player. Bedard, Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick, makes his way to the stage during the first round of the NHL hockey draft, in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, June 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-George Walker IV

Bedard talks McDavid and the challenge of becoming hockey’s next great

Most highly-touted B.C. prospect ever prepares for his first NHL training camp

Connor Bedard says he’s not Connor McDavid and wants to carve his own path as a player. Bedard, Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick, makes his way to the stage during the first round of the NHL hockey draft, in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, June 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-George Walker IV
Elias Pettersson and his camp will hold off on contract talks with the Canucks until after the season. Photo courtesy of Canucks.com

THE MOJ: Pettersson’s Vancouver future could be riding on this season

If the Canucks play well, they improve their chances of keeping him for a lot of money

Elias Pettersson and his camp will hold off on contract talks with the Canucks until after the season. Photo courtesy of Canucks.com
FILE - Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) reacts after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series on April 24, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. The Maple Leafs signed star center Matthews to a four-year deal, $53 million contract extension on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

Maple Leafs make Auston Matthews the NHL’s highest-paid player

Star centre will make an average of $13.25 million on a 4-year, $53 million extension

FILE - Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) reacts after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series on April 24, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. The Maple Leafs signed star center Matthews to a four-year deal, $53 million contract extension on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)
<div>Free agent forward Pius Suter has signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks, the club announced Friday. Suter greets teammates after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, in Detroit, Monday, March 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Carlos Osorio</div>

Vancouver Canucks sign free-agent forward Pius Suter to two-year contract

Former Red Wing centre to make an average of $1.6 a year

<div>Free agent forward Pius Suter has signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks, the club announced Friday. Suter greets teammates after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, in Detroit, Monday, March 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Carlos Osorio</div>
Milan Lucic during his first stint as Bruin from 2007-2015. NHL.com photo

THE MOJ: Once a Bruin, always a Bruin for B.C.’s Milan Lucic

Vancouver product happy about his chance to bring his career full circle back to where he started

Milan Lucic during his first stint as Bruin from 2007-2015. NHL.com photo
Arizona Coyotes forward Alex Kerfoot (middle right) got married to his long time girlfriend in Lake Country over the weekend and his former Toronto Maple Leaf teammates Mitch Marner, John Tavares, Michael Bunting, Jake Muzzin, Justin Holl, and Morgan Reilly (left to right) were all in attendance. (Tessa Virtue/Instagram)

Many Toronto Maple Leafs attend former Bud’s wedding in Lake Country

John Tavares and Mitch Marner were in attendance

Arizona Coyotes forward Alex Kerfoot (middle right) got married to his long time girlfriend in Lake Country over the weekend and his former Toronto Maple Leaf teammates Mitch Marner, John Tavares, Michael Bunting, Jake Muzzin, Justin Holl, and Morgan Reilly (left to right) were all in attendance. (Tessa Virtue/Instagram)
FILE - Boston Bruins NHL hockey forward Patrice Bergeron displays his Stanley Cup Championship ring to members of the media outside the Boston Harbor Hotel, in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, following the unveiling of the rings during ceremonies for the hockey team. Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has retired. The five-time Selke Trophy winner announced Tuesday, July 25, 2023, that he will not return for a 20th season with the only team he has ever played for. The Bruins captain said he is leaving with no regrets. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Bruin captain Patrice Bergeron announces retirement after 19 seasons

Boston Bruins forward led the team to 3 Stanley Cup finals, winning it once

FILE - Boston Bruins NHL hockey forward Patrice Bergeron displays his Stanley Cup Championship ring to members of the media outside the Boston Harbor Hotel, in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, following the unveiling of the rings during ceremonies for the hockey team. Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has retired. The five-time Selke Trophy winner announced Tuesday, July 25, 2023, that he will not return for a 20th season with the only team he has ever played for. The Bruins captain said he is leaving with no regrets. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Mayor Colleen Anderson stands with a sign denoting the dedication of a stretch of Two Mile Beach in Sicamous as Flocky’s Beach Park, named after NHL player Rob Flockhart. (Rebecca Willson-Eagle Valley News)

Late Sicamous NHL’er recognized with stretch of beach named in his honour

Rob Flockhart played 5 NHL seasons, ran local hockey school with brother Ron

Mayor Colleen Anderson stands with a sign denoting the dedication of a stretch of Two Mile Beach in Sicamous as Flocky’s Beach Park, named after NHL player Rob Flockhart. (Rebecca Willson-Eagle Valley News)
Roest has already participated in the Nashville Predators 2023 Development Camp, which was a weeklong training camp, and will be present at their rookie camp in September. (Contributed)

Coldstream hockey player relishing NHL opportunity

After not being drafted a year ago, Austin Roest is looking to prove he belongs

Roest has already participated in the Nashville Predators 2023 Development Camp, which was a weeklong training camp, and will be present at their rookie camp in September. (Contributed)
Defenceman Carson Soucy was the Canucks marquee signing during free agency signing a three-year deal worth $9.75 million. Photo courtesy of Canucks.comDefenceman Carson Soucy was the Canucks marquee signing during free agency signing a three-year deal worth $9.75 million. Photo courtesy of Canucks.com
Defenceman Carson Soucy was the Canucks marquee signing during free agency signing a three-year deal worth $9.75 million. Photo courtesy of Canucks.comDefenceman Carson Soucy was the Canucks marquee signing during free agency signing a three-year deal worth $9.75 million. Photo courtesy of Canucks.com
Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall has signed his entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals a week after the team drafted him 40th overall in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. (@Capitals/Twitter)

Dotted line: Kelowna Rockets star Cristall signs NHL contract with Washington

The Washington Capitals selected Cristall 40th overall in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft

Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall has signed his entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals a week after the team drafted him 40th overall in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. (@Capitals/Twitter)
Black Press Media digital editor John McKinley and VIFD/PQB News editor Philip Wolf. (File photo)

PODCAST: Debating the big winners, losers of the NHL’s off-season

NHL UPDATE: Black Press insiders McKinley, Wolf talk free agency, draft, Canucks and more

Black Press Media digital editor John McKinley and VIFD/PQB News editor Philip Wolf. (File photo)
Deagan McMillan was a 47-point performer for the Tri-City Americans last year in the WHL. (Photo: Instagram)

Vernon hockey player selected to Toronto Maple Leafs development camp

Deagan McMillan is be one of 42 players at the six-day camp

Deagan McMillan was a 47-point performer for the Tri-City Americans last year in the WHL. (Photo: Instagram)