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Hockey world paying tribute to the Great One's father, Walter Gretzky

Hockey world paying tribute to the Great One's father, Walter Gretzky

Walter Gretzky, a blue-collar symbol of a devoted hockey parent in a country filled with them, has died. Tributes poured in shortly after his son, hockey great Wayne Gretzky, confirmed the 82-year-old's death Thursday night.

Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe won't soon forget visit with Walter Gretzky

VANCOUVER — When Sheldon Keefe was cutting his teeth as a coach in the junior ranks in Pembroke, Ont., the world's most famous hockey dad paid a memorable visit.
Virtanen scores twice, Canucks snap Leafs' streak with 3-1 win

Virtanen scores twice, Canucks snap Leafs' streak with 3-1 win

VANCOUVER — After a series of games where the Maple Leafs appeared to be unstoppable, Toronto finally hit a stumbling block Thursday. The Vancouver Canucks beat the Leafs 3-1, snapping Toronto's four-game win streak.
Calgary Flames' 7-3 win over Ottawa Senators doesn't save Geoff Ward's job

Calgary Flames' 7-3 win over Ottawa Senators doesn't save Geoff Ward's job

CALGARY — Dillon Dube's first career NHL hat trick for Calgary in a 7-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday was eclipsed by the post-game firing of Flames head coach Geoff Ward and the hiring Darryl Sutter as his replacement.

Flames fire Geoff Ward, bring Darryl Sutter back as head coach

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have rehired the coach that brought the organization its greatest playoff success since winning the 1989 Stanley Cup.

Scoreboard for Thursday, March 4, 2021

Thursday's Games NHL N.Y. Islanders 5 Buffalo 2 Winnipeg 4 Montreal 3 (OT) Philadelphia 4 Pittsburgh 3 N.Y.
Walter Gretzky, father of the Great One, dies at 82

Walter Gretzky, father of the Great One, dies at 82

Walter Gretzky, the ultimate Canadian hockey dad who taught and nurtured the Great One, has died. He was 82. The father of Wayne Gretzky became a name himself, a constant in Wayne's world.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scores overtime winner as Winnipeg Jets edge Montreal Canadiens 4-3

Pierre-Luc Dubois scores overtime winner as Winnipeg Jets edge Montreal Canadiens 4-3

MONTREAL — Pierre-Luc Dubois proved to be a huge pain for his hometown Montreal Canadiens. The native of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., scored with 31 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 4-3 win over Montreal on Thursday night.
Tatum scores 27, Celtics outlast depleted Raptors 132-125

Tatum scores 27, Celtics outlast depleted Raptors 132-125

BOSTON — Jayson Tatum had 27 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics won their fourth straight game, outlasting the short-handed Toronto Raptors 132-125 on Thursday night.
Major League Baseball to hold first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2

Major League Baseball to hold first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball will hold its first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2, adding Gehrig to Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente on the short list of players honoured throughout the big leagues.