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‘It’s raining stuffed animals’: 45,000 teddy bears tossed on ice in hockey game – video report

More than 45,000 teddy bears were tossed on to the ice at a minor league hockey game in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The annual Teddy Bear Toss event happens once the Hershey Bears score their first goal of the new season. The stuffed animals are then collec…

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The Joy of Six: in-game entertainment

From the sometimes deadly bombardment of the t-shirt cannon to the prowess of The Freeze, here are half-a-dozen traditions to liven up breaks in play Continue reading…

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Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters accused of directing racist slurs at player

Team say they are taking allegations ‘very seriously’Akim Aliu made accusation earlier this weekThe future of Bill Peters, the Calgary Flames coach, is under question while the NHL and his team investigate allegations he directed racist slurs at a Nige…

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Why punching your opponent in hockey is fine but spitting on him is not

Hockey confrontations may appear as nothing more than mindless violence but there are unwritten rules even amidst the chaosWhen done properly, a hockey fight between two (or more) consenting adults is a beautiful tradition with its own rules. There’s a…

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Why punching your opponent in hockey is fine but spitting on him is not

Hockey confrontations may appear as nothing more than mindless violence but there are unwritten rules even amidst the chaosWhen done properly, a hockey fight between two (or more) consenting adults is a beautiful tradition with its own rules. There’s a…

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It’s good Don Cherry is gone. It’ll be better if his successor represents today’s Canada

The problematic pundit’s sacking was long overdue. Now’s the time for Rogers Media to replace him with a truer reflection of Canada’s wonderfully diverse hockey sceneEvery Saturday night for the last 37 hockey seasons, Canadians have been subjected to …

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Don Cherry offered job by Russian hockey team to ‘talk whatever he thinks’

HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL offers job to fired broadcasterCherry was fired by Sportsnet on Monday over racist commentsPundit stands by comments: ‘I know what I said and I meant it’Don Cherry might not be out of work for long.One day after the iconic C…

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Don Cherry offered job by Russian hockey team to ‘talk whatever he thinks’

HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL offers job to fired broadcasterCherry was fired by Sportsnet on Monday over racist commentsPundit stands by comments: ‘I know what I said and I meant it’Don Cherry might not be out of work for long.One day after the iconic C…

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VAR celebrations, ice-hockey genius and a cat’s NFL touchdown | Classic YouTube

Also featuring a Nicola Adams tribute, Emily Scarrat being brilliant at rugby and FA Vase scenes1) The yin and yang of goal celebrations: none more modern than this one, from Brazil, in which the Santos forward Marinho mimics a VAR check after scoring …

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When the North and South Korean hockey teams met for the first time

In an extract from his book on Korea’s first unified Olympic ice hockey team, Seth Berkman recalls when the players from the North and the South met for the first timeOn January 25, a bus carrying the North Korean hockey players crossed into South Kore…

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Petr Cech makes ice hockey dream debut with match-winning penalty save – video

Petr Cech’s life on the ice got off to a dream start as he made a match-winning save in a penalty shootout. The 37-year-old has swapped life on the pitch for life on the ice after playing his first game for Guildford Phoenix ice hockey team. The Premie…

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Petr Cech breaks the ice with match-winning penalty shootout save | Sachin Nakrani

Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper made his ice hockey debut for Guildford Phoenix – and ended up a heroFor Petr Cech it was a dream start to a somewhat surreal change of careers. In his first game for Guildford Phoenix ice hockey team the Premier L…

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Petr Cech breaks the ice with match-winning penalty shootout save | Sachin Nakrani

Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper made his ice hockey debut for Guildford Phoenix – and ended up a heroFor Petr Cech it was a dream start to a somewhat surreal change of careers. In his first game for Guildford Phoenix ice hockey team the Premier L…

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Former goalkeeper Petr Cech to play ice hockey for Guildford Phoenix

• The 37-year-old retired from professional football in the summer• Club play in the fourth tier of the British ice hockey pyramidThe former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has joined British ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix.The 37-year-old, …

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Stanley Cup final Game 7: St Louis Blues v Boston Bruins – live!

NHL champion will be decided at TD Garden after bruising seriesEmail Beau with your thoughts or tweet @duresport 12.41am BST Hero/villain: Brad MarchandIn the first game of the season, with the Bruins suffering a 7-0 defeat in Washington, Brad Marchand…

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Vladimir Putin tops the scoring in ice hockey match … then falls over – video

The Russian president burnished his action man status by scoring at least eight goals in an exhibition ice hockey game in Sochi. The 66-year-old leader was helped by some rather static defending as he helped his side to a 14-7 victory. The occasion was…

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Vladimir Putin scores at least eight goals in hockey exhibition, then falls on face

Putin takes spill after scoring eight (or 10) goals in Friday gamePresident was playing in annual exhibition with ex-NHL starsRussian president Vladimir Putin scored at least eight goals in an exhibition ice hockey game with former National Hockey Leag…

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How the Carolina Hurricanes hit back against the NHL’s war on fun

The ‘Canes have taken a stand in the name of silliness, and have ended up winning a battle of values in a league that often takes itself too seriouslyAmong the unexpected victors emerging from the bizarre first-round of this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs…

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‘We’re not going to play’: Will a player boycott save women’s hockey … or harm it?

More than 200 of the world’s best players say they won’t play in North America. They hope that their actions will usher in a better era for the gameLast week an estimated 200 women’s hockey players took part in a social media blitz, issuing a stark sta…

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Was Alex Ovechkin’s knockout of Andrei Svechnikov just part of hockey?

The Washington Capitals star left a 19-year-old rookie in the concussion protocol after they came to blows. But fights in the NHL are not what they once wereJust past the halfway point of the first period in Monday night’s game between the defending St…