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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team’s third goal of the game against Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres during second period NHL hockey action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Ayres, who serves as the Toronto Marlies’ zamboni driver, replaced Petr Mrazek in net after a delay in action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Zamboni driver, 42, earns NHL win over Maple Leafs

Emergency goalie called into action for Carolina Hurricanes

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team’s third goal of the game against Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres during second period NHL hockey action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Ayres, who serves as the Toronto Marlies’ zamboni driver, replaced Petr Mrazek in net after a delay in action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, looks on during a stoppage in play during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Galchenyuk nets shootout winner as Wild edge Canucks 4-3

Vancouver tied with Calgary for second spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, looks on during a stoppage in play during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Anaheim Ducks’ Josh Manson (42) punches Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers (57) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Henrique scores 2 as Ducks soar past Canucks 5-1

Vancouver tumbles out of top spot in Pacific Division

Anaheim Ducks’ Josh Manson (42) punches Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers (57) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, and their families watch as their numbers are raised to the rafters during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Sedins’ jerseys retired as Canucks blank Blackhawks 3-0

Markstrom makes 49 saves on special night for Vancouver

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, and their families watch as their numbers are raised to the rafters during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Calgary Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk (19) and Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday February 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Calgary Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk (19) and Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday February 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
PHOTOS: Canada-USA women’s hockey rivalry on display in Victoria

PHOTOS: Canada-USA women’s hockey rivalry on display in Victoria

Team Canada takes first Rivalry Series win on home ice

PHOTOS: Canada-USA women’s hockey rivalry on display in Victoria
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) and Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Jaccob Slavin (74) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) and Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Jaccob Slavin (74) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes (43) is congratulated after scoring. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes (43) is congratulated after scoring. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Vancouver Canucks’ Christopher Tanev, left, and San Jose Sharks’ Joel Kellman (46) watch an airborne puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Vancouver Canucks’ Christopher Tanev, left, and San Jose Sharks’ Joel Kellman (46) watch an airborne puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Players battle for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev

Hockey players in PEI warned of season suspensions for online trash talk

Any minor league player who violates social media policy will be suspended for rest of season

Players battle for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev
Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey’s skills competition will be held at a later date. (Gazette file)

Snow sidelines skills competition, most Jamboree games Saturday

But it’s not over for the skills competition; watch for a new date

Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey’s skills competition will be held at a later date. (Gazette file)
Matt Pettinger - from the NHL to Real Estate

Matt Pettinger – from the NHL to Real Estate

Former NHLer applies lessons learned to the commercial real estate business

  • Aug 24, 2018
Matt Pettinger - from the NHL to Real Estate
Emma Knelson (20) takes a pass from T-Birds teammate Melanie Robertson (18) during the last game of the girls’ ice hockey team’s first season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan T-Birds set example for growth of female hockey

School’s first-ever girls hockey team has successful debut season

Emma Knelson (20) takes a pass from T-Birds teammate Melanie Robertson (18) during the last game of the girls’ ice hockey team’s first season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Handful of former Caps skating in NCAA tournament

Handful of former Caps skating in NCAA tournament

Four players who played some junior hockey locally are in the NCAA Div. 1 championships

Handful of former Caps skating in NCAA tournament
Cowichan Valley hockey community honours its own at Memorial Tourney

Cowichan Valley hockey community honours its own at Memorial Tourney

Ryan Clark tournament expands to remember six other beloved players and coaches

Cowichan Valley hockey community honours its own at Memorial Tourney
Cowichan Valley Capitals graduating 20-year-olds stand with their coaches at the team’s annual awards banquet on March 13. From left: assistant coach Dan Whiteford, Ben Verrall, head coach Bob Beatty, Lane Michasiw, Mitch Skapski, Josh Owings, Ayden MacDonald, Chris Harpur, assistant coach Rob DeClark. Klaus Maier/KJ Graphico

Cowichan Capitals honour their best of 2016-17

Goalie Lane Michasiw leads the way with three awards at hockey team’s banquet

Cowichan Valley Capitals graduating 20-year-olds stand with their coaches at the team’s annual awards banquet on March 13. From left: assistant coach Dan Whiteford, Ben Verrall, head coach Bob Beatty, Lane Michasiw, Mitch Skapski, Josh Owings, Ayden MacDonald, Chris Harpur, assistant coach Rob DeClark. Klaus Maier/KJ Graphico
Islanders captain Jacob Malloch battles with Victoria players during a playoff game on March 14. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Isles bow out in VIJHL semifinals

Victoria beats Kerry Park four games to one in South Divisions series

Islanders captain Jacob Malloch battles with Victoria players during a playoff game on March 14. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)