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Jets coach Maurice: Byfuglien "out for a while" with lower-body injury

Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice says defenceman Dustin Byfuglien will be "out for a while" after leaving Saturday's game with a lower-body injury in the third period.
Patience, honesty key to leading Canadian junior hockey team: coach

Patience, honesty key to leading Canadian junior hockey team: coach

VANCOUVER — For head coach Tim Hunter, honesty and patience are the keys to getting the best out of his players on Canada's junior hockey team.

Canadian Alex Harvey sits 19th after two events at Tour de Ski

TOBLACH, Italy — Canada's Alex Harvey finished 14th in the second stage of the seven-race Tour de Ski on Sunday, bouncing back from a 50th-place showing the day before to sit 19th overall. Harvey, of St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que.
Swedes look to add more grit to game in quest to win world  title, says coach

Swedes look to add more grit to game in quest to win world title, says coach

VICTORIA — In Tomas Monten's mind, winning hockey championships involves more than picking the best players and scoring more goals than other teams.
Alex Edler gives Vancouver Canucks big overtime win over Calgary Flames

Alex Edler gives Vancouver Canucks big overtime win over Calgary Flames

CALGARY — Vancouver kept on rolling Saturday thanks to a big night from Alex Edler.
Surging Kurashev leads Switzerland to convincing win over Denmark

Surging Kurashev leads Switzerland to convincing win over Denmark

VANCOUVER — Sweden just keeps finding ways to win in preliminary-round play at the world junior hockey championship.

Scores and Schedule

Saturday's Games (All times Eastern) World Junior Hockey Championship At Vancouver Switzerland 4, Denmark 0 Canada 5, Czech Republic 1 At Victoria, B.C.

Saturday's Games

Saturday's Games (All times Eastern) World Junior Hockey Championship At Vancouver Switzerland 4, Denmark 0 Canada 5, Czech Republic 1 At Victoria, B.C.
Barzal's natural hat trick powers Islanders over Tavares, Maple Leafs

Barzal's natural hat trick powers Islanders over Tavares, Maple Leafs

TORONTO — John Tavares had a front-row seat for Mathew Barzal's first-career hat trick a little over a year ago as his friend, teammate and captain.
Canada downs Czech Republic 5-1, remains undefeated in world juniors action

Canada downs Czech Republic 5-1, remains undefeated in world juniors action

VANCOUVER — A little adversity has helped some of Canada's young players reach a new level at the world junior hockey championship, says the team's head coach.