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'We're going to be better next year': Canucks look forward as season ends

'We're going to be better next year': Canucks look forward as season ends

VANCOUVER — It's been a season of growth for the Vancouver Canucks, but after finishing outside of the playoffs for the fourth year in a row, players and coaches feel there's still work to be done.
Avs may have Rantanen back for playoffs against Calgary

Avs may have Rantanen back for playoffs against Calgary

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche may have All-Star forward Mikko Rantanen back for the start of their first-round playoff series against Calgary. Rantanen has been sidelined since suffering a lower-body injury at Dallas on March 21.
Spooner scores hat trick, but Poulin injured in Canada's 5-1 win over Russia

Spooner scores hat trick, but Poulin injured in Canada's 5-1 win over Russia

ESPOO, Finland — Natalie Spooner's hat trick helped Canada rumble Russia 5-1 at the women's world hockey championship Monday, but the victory was costly. Captain Marie-Philip Poulin reinjured her left knee late in the first period.

NHL draft lottery set for Tuesday night

TORONTO — Jack Hughes will have a pretty good idea of where he'll be headed after Tuesday night. Expected to be the top pick at June's NHL draft, the 17-year-old centre with the U.S.
Ottawa Senators looking forward to better things after awful season

Ottawa Senators looking forward to better things after awful season

Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki is looking at the bright side.
Edmonton CEO Bob Nicholson looks for new GM after another lost season

Edmonton CEO Bob Nicholson looks for new GM after another lost season

EDMONTON — The fact the Edmonton Oilers have missed the playoffs in 12 of the last 13 seasons isn't all CEO Bob Nicholson's fault, but it certainly is his problem as he begins an overhaul of the team's hockey operations department this off-season.
Baylor's title win caps exciting women's basketball season

Baylor's title win caps exciting women's basketball season

TAMPA, Fla. — Baylor and Notre Dame capped the women's college basketball season with a thrilling championship game.

Schmidt scores winner as Canada beats Nigeria in women's soccer friendly

SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR, Spain — Janine Beckie and substitute Sophie Schmidt scored early in the second half to lift Canada to a 2-1 win over Nigeria in a women's soccer friendly Monday. Jayde Riviere, an 18-year-old from Markham, Ont.
Montreal businessman Clifford Starke to issue "intent to purchase" Alouettes

Montreal businessman Clifford Starke to issue "intent to purchase" Alouettes

TIORONTO, Ont. — Montreal businessman Clifford Starke will formally announce Thursday his "intent to purchase" the Montreal Alouettes.
Raptors' Siakam makes his case as NBA's most improved player

Raptors' Siakam makes his case as NBA's most improved player

Pascal Siakam confidently launches shots he may not have dared attempt in previous seasons. He makes plays during times of the game when he would have been sitting on the bench.