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Sharks down sluggish Leafs 5-3 to stay perfect; Keefe defends Ritchie's play

Sharks down sluggish Leafs 5-3 to stay perfect; Keefe defends Ritchie's play

TORONTO — Sheldon Keefe can sense the knives are already out for one of the Maple Leafs' newest additions. Toronto's head coach did his best to both deflect and spread the blame following a disappointing, uninspired effort top to bottom Friday.

QMJHL Roundup: Phoenix top Voltigeurs 2-1 in OT, Remparts trounce Armada 6-2

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Xavier Parent scored just 48 seconds into overtime Friday, lifting the Sherbrooke Phoenix to a 2-1 victory over the Drummondville Voltigeurs.
Canada beats US 3-1 in pre-Olympic women's hockey game

Canada beats US 3-1 in pre-Olympic women's hockey game

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Emily Clark scored twice, including the go-ahead goal 5:05 into the third period, and Canada beat the United States 3-1 in Game 1 of a nine-game pre-Olympic Rivalry Series between the national women’s hockey teams Friday night.
Tracy Fleury tops Kerri Einarson to reach quarterfinals at Masters

Tracy Fleury tops Kerri Einarson to reach quarterfinals at Masters

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Tracy Fleury made an open hit to score four points in an 8-5 victory over Kerri Einarson on Friday afternoon at the Grand Slam of Curling's Masters event. Fleury's team from East St. Paul, Man.
Raptors beat Celtics 115-83, spoil Udoka's home opener

Raptors beat Celtics 115-83, spoil Udoka's home opener

BOSTON (AP) — Scottie Barnes had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Gary Trent Jr. scored 12 of his 20 points in the third quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston 115-83 on Friday night to spoil the Celtics' home opener.

Cleveland Monsters shutout Belleville Senators 4-0

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Jean-Francois Berube stopped all 31 shots he faced as the Cleveland Monsters blanked the Belleville Senators 4-0 in American Hockey League play Friday.
Ottawa's fledgling rugby league team announces permanent move to England

Ottawa's fledgling rugby league team announces permanent move to England

The fledgling Ottawa Aces, yet to take the field, are leaving Canada for England. The rugby league franchise was originally slated to debut in 2021 in the third tier of English rugby league — the Betfred League 1.
Canada's Mitchell earns track cycling bronze at world championship

Canada's Mitchell earns track cycling bronze at world championship

ROUBAIX, France — Olympic champion Kelsey Mitchell won a bronze medal in women's sprint Friday at the world track cycling championship. Mitchell of Sherwood Park, Alta., edged Canadian teammate Lauriane Genest of Levis, Que.
Toronto FC looks to spoil Montreal's playoff run in latest instalment of derby match

Toronto FC looks to spoil Montreal's playoff run in latest instalment of derby match

TORONTO — The juices still flow for a Montreal-Toronto derby, even if one team is 17 points behind the other.

PWHPA all-stars to face Canadian women's hockey team

TORONTO — A Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association all-star team will play Canada's Olympic team in December before heading to Japan for a series with that country's women's team. The PWHPA all-stars face Canada on Dec.