Tim Wharnsby

Silver medal, experience buoy growth of Cirelli's game

By: Tim Wharnsby

As a youngster, everywhere Anthony Cirelli went, he chased around a ball with a small hockey stick, even when he went to his grandparents home for a visit. There were no breaks for him.

May 29, 2019

Roussel proud of, optimistic for growing French legacy

By: Tim Wharnsby

When hockey and Antoine Roussel hooked up all those years ago, the young Frenchmen was a goner.

May 22, 2019

Henrique honoured to don red and white again

By: Tim Wharnsby

Adam Henrique is three games into his first IIHF World Championship with Canada and he’s loved every second of the thrill of playing for his country.

May 14, 2019

Playoff talk dominating McGinn brother group chat

By: Tim Wharnsby

If the way Jamie McGinn finished the season wasn’t enough evidence that he’s kissed his back woes goodbye, consider his reaction when brother Brock scored in double-overtime to send the Carolina Hurricanes to the second round.

May 7, 2019

Kevin Labanc: From underdog overager to a historic Game 7

By: Tim Wharnsby

Three seasons ago, as the Barrie Colts toured the highways of the Ontario Hockey League, Kevin Labanc ruled the back of the bus with Michael Webster and Justin Scott.

April 30, 2019

Learning from Holtby remains perfect situation for Copley

By: Tim Wharnsby

Every day seems like Christmas when you were raised in a place called the North Pole.

April 30, 2019

No stranger to perseverance, Janmark contributes quickly

By: Tim Wharnsby

Thirty months ago, Mattias Janmark felt like his right knee was loaded with explosives. He was in pain. He was confused as to why he couldn’t straighten out his leg.

April 29, 2019

Pride goes both ways for Thompson family

By: Tim Wharnsby

A smile came across the face of Tage Thompson when the New York Islanders swept the Pittsburgh Penguins in their opening-round series of the Stanley Cup playoffs last week.

April 24, 2019

Wild ride for new dad and now an NHL regular, Brad Hunt

By: Tim Wharnsby

Sidney Crosby had his family’s basement dryer to perfect his shot, Minnesota Wild defenceman Brad Hunt had his backyard shooting deck.

April 2, 2019

Gustaffson, glut of Swedish defencemen carry on Lidstrom's legacy

By: Tim Wharnsby

The hockey landscape is crowded these days with elite-level Swedish defencemen.

March 27, 2019

Donato impressing as he navigates a whirlwind start to NHL career

By: Tim Wharnsby

Ryan Donato has enjoyed quite the 13-month hockey odyssey.

March 20, 2019

Graves making impression on Avs blue line

By: Tim Wharnsby

There is no relation between Adam and Ryan Graves, but they immediately hit it off after the Rangers selected the younger Graves in the fourth round at the 2013 NHL Draft.

March 13, 2019

Sikura family Slovak roots create deep connection to Mikita, Blackhawks

By: Tim Wharnsby

Dylan Sikura’s passion for the Chicago Blackhawks took root decades before he was born.

March 6, 2019

Jones working to impress Ducks brass on a timeline

By: Tim Wharnsby

His dad played with Hockey Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky, Dale Hawerchuk and Mark Howe, but Max Jones still received plenty of advice on becoming an elite-level athlete from his mother.

February 27, 2019

Pageau continues to thrive for hometown Sens

By: Tim Wharnsby

For some hockey players, the pressure and the ample amount of distractions are too much to play professionally in their hometown.

February 20, 2019

11:11 has a different meaning for Josh Bailey

By: Tim Wharnsby

Every once in a while an incident or a scene will evoke a memory with New York Islanders veteran forward Josh Bailey about his late junior teammate, Mickey Renaud.

February 13, 2019

Cracknell running low on display space but not positivity

By: Tim Wharnsby

Adam Cracknell is back in the show.

February 6, 2019

Soderberg enjoying renaissance play, career-firsts

By: Tim Wharnsby

In a league that continues to get younger, veteran centre Carl Soderberg keeps improving with age.

January 30, 2019

Wagner scores one twice for Grandpa Jimbo

By: Tim Wharnsby

The New Year has ushered in some emotional and eventful times for Boston Bruins rugged fourth-line forward Chris Wagner.

January 16, 2019

Spurgeon standing tall on Wild's blueline

By: Tim Wharnsby

Pardon the pun, but the list of players in the NHL this season under 170 pounds is short. The list of defencemen is even shorter.

January 9, 2019