20-year-old made NCAA debut for Quinnipiac on Saturday

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It should come as little surprise that one of Yaniv Perets’ first words he ever uttered was hockey. After all, Perets’ life has largely revolved around the sport, and this from a young age.

“I was always around it,” said Perets. “My oldest brother (Adam) was playing hockey. I used to go watch him all the time. I would have the pacifier in my mouth and be playing street hockey.”

It would not be long before Perets found his way between the pipes, first recreationally on the street facing his Dollard-des-Ormeaux home…

New single Sad Eyes set for release on February 5th

(Photo courtesy: Brigitte Pace)

Across more than three decades within music circles, Brigitte Pace has just about seen and heard it all. There has been a record deal, national radio airplay and tour dates, coupled with a subsequent split from management and countless rejection letters.

Nevertheless, throughout all these ups and downs, one thing has remained constant: Pace’s love for music.

“I’m still performing because I love it and it’s my passion,” said Pace. “I really enjoy being on stage and writing my own music.”

Pace remembers putting on small shows for family and…

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Devon Levi has billed himself a “pro” at quarantining. After all, the 19-year-old goaltender has spent the equivalent of two months in isolation since November.

Levi has kept busy during this time with homework, reading, and exercising, among other activities. He has also had ample time to reflect on Team Canada’s silver-medal showing at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton a few short weeks ago.

“At first, after that last game in the finals, nothing really had been processed yet,” said Levi. “As a team, we were just mad that we let the gold medal slip out of our…

Kim St-Pierre, a three-time Olympic gold medallist with Team Canada, is heading to the Hockey Hall of Fame. (Photo courtesy of Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

As she stood in the goal crease of hockey rinks in and around Quebec, a young Kim St-Pierre heard it all from those she faced off against.

As the lone girl in the entire Châteauguay minor hockey association, the netminder became used to the vitriol not even her mask could shield her from.

“For sure, they wanted to win and didn’t want to lose against a girl,” said St-Pierre. “I heard a lot of bad comments and negative stuff like ‘girls should not play hockey.’ I don’t think it was personal, but it was never easy to hear.”

St-Pierre instead…

Members of Team Nurse line up at the blue line following the Consolation Game at Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey on March 1st. (Photo: Jordan Stoopler)

Nearly 13 million Canadians watched as the Canadian women’s hockey team stunned the United States with a come-from-behind 3–2 overtime win in the gold-medal game at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, the nation’s fourth consecutive trip to the top of the podium. Four years later, at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, roughly 3 million Americans stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to see Team USA exact revenge to win gold in a shootout, the most-watched midnight-hour program in NBC Sports history.

Hundreds of those viewers and fans packed a local practice rink in Voorhees, New Jersey, on…

Jordan Stoopler

Freelance sports journalist. B.A. Concordia University Journalism program, M.A. Hofstra University. Lover of sports and of the great game of hockey.

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