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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Bettman apologizes to Beach, defends NHL in wake of sexual assault allegations

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman publicly apologized to Kyle Beach for what the…

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz speaks during an NHL hockey press conference in Chicago. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. Team owner Rocky Wirtz, CEO Danny Wirtz and former federal prosecutor Reid Schar, who ran the investigation, are scheduled to speak. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Blackhawks want name of man at centre of sex scandal stricken from Stanley Cup

Chicago owner says Brad Aldrich’s conduct disqualifies him from being included

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz speaks during an NHL hockey press conference in Chicago. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. Team owner Rocky Wirtz, CEO Danny Wirtz and former federal prosecutor Reid Schar, who ran the investigation, are scheduled to speak. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff talks to media during the first day of the Jets NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

NHL not disciplining Winnipeg Jets GM in connection with Blackhawks scandal

Kevin Cheveldayoff was Blackhawks assistant GM at time of Kyle Beach sexual assault allegations

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff talks to media during the first day of the Jets NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Numerous seats sit empty after Vancouver Whitecaps fans left their seats during an in-game walkout protest to show support for members of the 2008 women’s Whitecaps and under-20 Canadian national team who have alleged abuse by a former coach who ran both teams, as the Whitecaps play the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, on Saturday April 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Whitecaps coach faces allegations of sexual misconduct

Allegations against Hubert Busby Jr. made an interview with British newspaper the Guardian

Numerous seats sit empty after Vancouver Whitecaps fans left their seats during an in-game walkout protest to show support for members of the 2008 women’s Whitecaps and under-20 Canadian national team who have alleged abuse by a former coach who ran both teams, as the Whitecaps play the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, on Saturday April 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a Vancouver Canucks optional practice session in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 2, 2011. Experts say parents can press sports organizations about what they're doing to keep young athletes safe as another sexual abuse scandal rocks the hockey world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Parents can help hold sports organizations accountable on sexual abuse, say experts

Issue is about organizations providing systems that make sure kids aren’t put at risk

Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a Vancouver Canucks optional practice session in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 2, 2011. Experts say parents can press sports organizations about what they're doing to keep young athletes safe as another sexual abuse scandal rocks the hockey world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - In this May 3, 2021, file photo, the Chicago Blackhawks logo is displayed on a jersey in Raleigh, N.C. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

GM resigns, Chicago Blackhawks fined $2 million after sexual misconduct investigation

Probe commissioned by the team found group of leaders failed to respond promptly to complaint

FILE - In this May 3, 2021, file photo, the Chicago Blackhawks logo is displayed on a jersey in Raleigh, N.C. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
FILE – Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
FILE – Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
United States’ Hilary Knight looks for the puck during the second period of the team’s hockey game against Canada, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Canada beats U.S. 3-1 in pre-Olympic women’s hockey game

The teams will meet again in Hartford, Connecticut, on Monday night

United States’ Hilary Knight looks for the puck during the second period of the team’s hockey game against Canada, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Emma Hinze of Germany, center, shows her gold medal with Kelsey Mitchell of Canada in bronze, right, and Lea Sophie Friedrich of germany, silver, after the women’s sprint race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Roubaix, north of France, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Canada’s Mitchell earns track cycling bronze at world championship

The 27-year-old is also the reigning Pan American Games champion in women’s sprint

Emma Hinze of Germany, center, shows her gold medal with Kelsey Mitchell of Canada in bronze, right, and Lea Sophie Friedrich of germany, silver, after the women’s sprint race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Roubaix, north of France, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Seattle Kraken players kneel on the ice at their training facility as head coach Dave Hakstol outlines a play during NHL hockey practice, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Seattle. The Kraken will face the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday in Seattle for the expansion team’s home opener. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Years of waiting finally end as Seattle Kraken make home debut

Saturday night the expansion Seattle Kraken play their first home game against the Vancouver Canucks

Seattle Kraken players kneel on the ice at their training facility as head coach Dave Hakstol outlines a play during NHL hockey practice, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Seattle. The Kraken will face the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday in Seattle for the expansion team’s home opener. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
A worker puts the final touches on woodwork in the Seattle Kraken’s locker room at Climate Pledge Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, during a media tour ahead of the NHL hockey team’s home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Climate Pledge Arena ready to get Kraken for hockey debut

The first event ever inside Climate Pledge Arena — whether it will…

A worker puts the final touches on woodwork in the Seattle Kraken’s locker room at Climate Pledge Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, during a media tour ahead of the NHL hockey team’s home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Vancouver could help host as U.S. launches Rugby World Cup bid

U.S. bid is to host the men’s tournament in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s event in 2029

The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Cai Qi, Beijing Communist Party secretary holds up the Olympic torch during a welcome ceremony for the Frame of Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, at the Olympic Tower in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. A welcome ceremony for the Olympic flame was held in Beijing on Wednesday morning after it arrived at the Chinese capital from Greece. While the flame will be put on display over the next few months, organizers said a three-day torch relay is scheduled starting February 2nd with around 1200 torchbearers in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Canadian athletes must be vaccinated to compete in Beijing Olympics and Paralympics

The Canadian team was over 95 per cent fully vaccinated — but not 100 per cent — at the Tokyo Games last summer

Cai Qi, Beijing Communist Party secretary holds up the Olympic torch during a welcome ceremony for the Frame of Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, at the Olympic Tower in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. A welcome ceremony for the Olympic flame was held in Beijing on Wednesday morning after it arrived at the Chinese capital from Greece. While the flame will be put on display over the next few months, organizers said a three-day torch relay is scheduled starting February 2nd with around 1200 torchbearers in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane (9) during an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif. The NHL has suspended Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league announced the suspension without pay on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games after probe into fake COVID vaccine card

B.C.-born San Jose Sharks forward forfeits about $1.68 million after probe into fake vaccine card

FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane (9) during an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif. The NHL has suspended Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league announced the suspension without pay on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
There are two dates left for the Rimbey Roughstock Winter Series. (Dylan Jeffcot)
There are two dates left for the Rimbey Roughstock Winter Series. (Dylan Jeffcot)
Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Stunning strike from Davies powers Canada past Panama 4-1 in World Cup qualifier

Canadians still unbeaten at 2-0-4 in CONCACAF men’s soccer group

Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares (91) tries to tip the puck past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault (35) during first period NHL pre-season hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares (91) tries to tip the puck past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault (35) during first period NHL pre-season hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2021, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden meets with the media following an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Gruden is out as coach of the Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. A person familiar with the decision said Gruden is stepping down after The New York Times reported that Gruden frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the NFL. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Chuckie chucked: Gruden’s words antithetical to modern NFL

Analyzing why a series of emails have cost high-profile football coach his job

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2021, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden meets with the media following an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Gruden is out as coach of the Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. A person familiar with the decision said Gruden is stepping down after The New York Times reported that Gruden frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the NFL. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Höglander looks on as Edmonton Oilers’ Brendan Perlini celebrates a goal during first period NHL pre-season action in Vancouver, Saturday, October 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Oilers wrap up pre-season with win over Canucks ahead of final roster decisions

The teams will play each other again Wednesday in their NHL regular season-opening game

Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Höglander looks on as Edmonton Oilers’ Brendan Perlini celebrates a goal during first period NHL pre-season action in Vancouver, Saturday, October 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Holding a slender 22-21 advantage after the first leg in Langford, B.C., Canada looks to finish off Chile on Saturday in the rematch of their aggregate Rugby World Cup qualifying series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canadian men eliminated from Rugby World Cup contention after loss in Chile

Canada will miss the Rugby World Cup for the first time ever

Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Holding a slender 22-21 advantage after the first leg in Langford, B.C., Canada looks to finish off Chile on Saturday in the rematch of their aggregate Rugby World Cup qualifying series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito