Author: Chris Lomon

Hayes: It's never too early to get checked

By: Chris Lomon

Hope. It’s the one message Jimmy Hayes constantly conveys to anyone he meets whose lives are affected by cancer.

3 days ago

My Top 5 | Quick on the draw

By: Chris Lomon

Who can get the job done in the dot? If you happen to need a crucial faceoff win in the crunch, we offer up a handful of players who know how to stickhandle their way to success.

5 days ago

Dad's business taught McCabe value of a dollar

By: Chris Lomon

There was a point in time when Jake McCabe would find himself on the receiving end of mini stick hockey’s version of a game misconduct.

5 days ago

MacKenzie touching, helping change lives through NOFCC

By: Chris Lomon

Derek MacKenzie has never believed in giving up. Through his work with Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer (NOFCC), he found out he’s not the only one. 

November 8, 2018

Phaneuf closing in on 1,000th NHL game

By: Chris Lomon

Brent Sutter remembers two distinct reactions after the Red Deer Rebels selected Dion Phaneuf in the third round of the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

November 6, 2018

My Top 5 | Erik Gudbranson

By: Chris Lomon

Are you ready to rock? Erik Gudbranson certainly is.

November 6, 2018

12 years later, Kathy Kessel recalls son's promise

By: Chris Lomon

Kathy Kessel walked towards her son’s car at Logan International Airport. She found herself at a loss for words. What Phil said brought a tear to her eye and a smile to her face.

November 1, 2018

My Top 5 | Devin Shore

By: Chris Lomon

We served up five teammates’ names to Devin Shore and asked the Dallas Stars forward to come up with the perfect Halloween costume for each one.

October 30, 2018

McDonagh ditches nickname, but collegiate reputation sticks

By: Chris Lomon

What do you get when you rack up a trio of trips to the sin bin in your first U.S. collegiate hockey game? For Ryan McDonagh, it was a sheepish look and a new nickname.

October 29, 2018

Aho representing Finland well

By: Chris Lomon

As a coach with Finnish Elite League club Kärpät, Mikko Manner often marveled at how Sebastian Aho handled himself on and off the ice. That hasn’t changed one bit.

October 24, 2018

My Top 5 | Brendan Gallagher

By: Chris Lomon

Which former NHL star – a Ted Lindsay Award recipient – tops Brendan Gallagher’s list of sports idols?

October 23, 2018

Suter family leaves American mark on NHL blueline

By: Chris Lomon

After joining his Uncle Gary as one of 11 U.S.-born defenceman to score 500 points, Ryan Suter will soon join him on a list of players who have skated in 1,000 NHL games.

October 23, 2018

Lee honours idol Howe through best friends

By: Chris Lomon

What’s the ideal way to honour your hockey idol? If you’re Anders Lee, you name your two beloved dogs Gordie and Howie.

October 18, 2018

My Top 5 | Carter Hutton

By: Chris Lomon

He’s enjoying a starring role between the pipes with the Buffalo Sabres in 2018-19, the 32-year-old’s first campaign tending the twine with the Eastern Conference club.

October 16, 2018

Marleau at home wherever he goes

By: Chris Lomon

Patrick Marleau’s penchant for being the perfect role model came long before he ever skated on NHL ice. Russ Farwell knows all about that.

October 15, 2018

Byron honoured to wear the 'A'

By: Chris Lomon

It’s an honour Paul Byron never saw coming, but one that he wears proudly and humbly.

October 10, 2018

Bobrovsky nets high praise from teammates

By: Chris Lomon

It’s not the just the regular season or playoffs where Bob doesn’t want a puck to get by him.

October 9, 2018

My Top 5: Dane Jackson on Jonathan Toews

By: Chris Lomon

Dane Jackson, in his 13th season on the University of North Dakota men’s hockey coaching staff, serves up five reasons why Chicago’s captain is a top-shelf talent.

October 5, 2018

With on-ice milestone in sight, Lundqvist makes impact away from rink

By: Chris Lomon

While his greatest masterpieces have come between the pipes, Henrik Lundqvist recently showed his creative touch outside of the crease.

October 4, 2018

My Top 5 | Connor McDavid

By: Chris Lomon

The GM of the OHL's Erie Otters offers up why the Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers captain and two-time Ted Lindsay Award recipient, is the real deal.

October 1, 2018