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Off-Season Countdown: Sharks eyeing Mellanby, Whitney for general manager?

Ahead of the NHL Draft on July 7 and the opening of free agency on July 13, TSN.ca keeps you up to date with all the latest rumours and speculation from around the NHL beat.

Top Headlines

Report: Raptors agree to two-year deal with F Porter Jr.

The Toronto Raptors and free agent forward Otto Porter Jr. have reached an agreement on a two-year-deal with a player option, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Report: Raptors agree to two-year deal with F Porter Jr.

Sharks fire head coach Boughner

The San Jose Sharks have fired coach Bob Boughner and his staff two months after the regular season ended. The team confirmed the moves Friday, after reports surfaced Boughner and assistants John MacLean and John Madden were informed Thursday night they were being let go.

Sharks fire head coach Boughner

Laryea likely to be loaned out by Nottingham Forest

TSN has learned Canadian defender Richie Laryea will likely be loaned out during this summer’s European transfer window.

Laryea likely to be loaned out by Nottingham Forest

Elks, Tiger-Cats Meet on Canada Day

Raptors well positioned to enter Durant sweepstakes, if they want in on it

With future hall of famer Kevin Durant reportedly requesting a trade out of Brooklyn, you can absolutely expect the Toronto Raptors to at least kick the tires on the generational talent still at the height of his powers. As Josh Lewenberg writes, the Raptors could choose to push their chips in, or they could also stay the course and continue to develop their young core, and wait for a better opportunity to cash in.

Raptors well positioned to enter Durant sweepstakes, if they want in on it
- Josh Lewenberg
Raptors well positioned to enter Durant sweepstakes, if they want in on it

NBA Free Agency

NBA Free Agency Blog: LaVine, Bulls agree on five-year max contract

NBA Free Agency has officially opened as teams can negotiate with players who are not under contract. Stay up to date on the latest around the league right here on TSN.ca.

Raptors announce multi-year extension with Young

The Toronto Raptors have signed forward Thaddeus Young to a multi-year contract extension.

Market Movers: Wojnarowski shifts market with one tweet

It was a quiet Thursday afternoon on Twitter when ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski dropped one of his classic Woj Bombs.

Luke Bellus, TSN Edge

Report: Brunson agrees to four-year, $104M deal with Knicks

Free agent guard Jalen Brunson has agreed to a four-year, $104 million deal with the New York Knicks, his agents Aaron Mintz and Sam Rose of CAA Basketball told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday.

Tim MacMahon

Thunder's Dort staying on five-year, $87.5 million deal

Shooting guard Lu Dort has agreed to a five-year, $87.5 million deal to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder, his agent, Thad Foucher of Wasserman, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Tim MacMahon

Report: Boucher returning to Raptors on three-year deal

Chris Boucher is returning to the Toronto Raptors on a three-year, $35.25 million deal, his agent Sam Permut of Roc Nation Sports told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday.

Report: Morant agrees to five-year extension worth up to $231M with Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies All-NBA guard Ja Morant has agreed to a five-year designated rookie extension that'll likely be worth $231 million, his agent, Jim Tanner of Tandem/YouFirst Sports, told ESPN.

Adrian Wojnarowski

Dominance

He's one of the UFC's longest tenured current champions, Israel Adesanya is back in the cage to defend his middleweight crown against Jarrod Cannonier. Adesanya is a big favourite heading into UFC 276 and wasn't chy about looking ahead to some future opponents when he sat down with our Aaron Bronsteter.

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Wimbledon 2022 on TSN

WATCH LIVE: Wimbledon Day 5 on TSN Multiplex

Day 5 of Wimbledon continues from the All England Club. Watch LIVE on TSN1/5, TSN.ca, the TSN App and on TSN Direct or multiple streams on the TSN Multiplex.

Dabrowski happy to pick up doubles win on Canada Day

Gabriela Dabrowski joins Claire Hanna to breakdown her second round women's doubles win and why it was special to get the victory on Canada Day. She also looks ahead to her busy schedule that consists of women's and mixed doubles.

Jabeur cruises into fourth round

Third-seeded Ons Jabeur's set streak continued Friday when she beat Diane Perry of Frace 6-2, 6-3. The Tunisian controlled the match from start to finish, winning 14 consecutive points to win and cruise into the fourth round.

Andreescu, Shapovalov ousted from Wimbledon

Canada's Bianca Andreescu and Denis Shapovalov are both out of Wimbledon after losing their second-round matches on Thursday. Andreescu fell 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) to Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, while Brandon Nakashima of the United States knocked the 13th-seeded Shapovalov out 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (6).

Dabrowski, Olmos battle back to beat Wickmayer, Putintseva

After dropping the first set, Canadian Gaby Dabrowski and doubles partner Giuliana Olmos fought back to take the next two sets and beat Yanina Wickmayer and Yulia Putintseva to advance to the second round in doubles action.

Kyrgios bests Krajinovic to advance to third round at Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios made short work of Filip Krajinovic in this one, besting the Serbian in just 85 minutes in straight sets to move on to the third round at Wimbledon. Afterwards, Kyrgios was his predictably lively self with the media.

Daily Wimbledon coverage on TSN

TSN is the home of Wimbledon. Follow all the action from the All England Club across the TSN Network and on TSN App all tournament long.

NHL Off-Season

Lalji: Canucks need clarity when it comes to Boeser, Miller

The Canucks have plenty of needs when it comes their roster but the situations with Brock Boeser and J.T. Miller will have to be clarified in order for the team to navigate a path moving forward. TSN Canucks reporter Farhan Lalji has more.

Red Wings hire Lightning assistant Lalonde as coach

The Detroit Red Wings have hired Derek Lalonde to coach their rebuilding team, hoping the two-time Stanley Cup-winning assistant can make all the right moves to make the franchise relevant again.

Could Matthew Tkachuk be a target for a potential offer sheet?

Could restricted free agent Matthew Tkachuk be a target for a potential offer sheet? Who is another player that could be primed to receive an offer sheet? That's Hockey weighs in.

How will negotiations between Boeser, Canucks play out?

Locking up Brock Boeser will be one the main priorities for the Canucks this offseason but how will both sides approach negotiations? That's Hockey examines it from each perspective.

Blue Jackets acquire Oliver from Predators for fourth-round pick

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Mathieu Olivier from Nashville in exchange for a 2022 fourth-round pick that was previously acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs (122nd overall), the team announced on Thursday.

MJ: 'Oilers can't go any further without consistent goaltending'

TSN Hockey analyst Mike Johnson shared his thoughts on Ken Holland's strategy to try and make an upgrade between the pipes for the Oilers, and whether or not it would be a mistake to trade Jesse Puljujarvi.

Leafs open to dealing Mikheyev's rights

The Toronto Maple Leafs have informed teams they're open to trading the rights to pending unrestricted free agent Ilya Mikheyev, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports.

Rays vs. Blue Jays

Thursday Night Football

Lions still unbeaten after beating Redblacks

Nathan Rourke lived up to the hype Thursday night as the young Canadian quarterback led the B.C. Lions to their third straight CFL victory with a 34-31 decision over the Ottawa Redblacks at TD Place Stadium.

Lions still unbeaten after beating Redblacks

Lions vs. Redblacks

Dunigan on Rourke's performance: 'That was pretty impressive'

TSN's Marshall Ferguson was joined by CFL analyst Matt Dunigan to discuss Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke's performance and the way he was able to show resiliency against the Redblacks.

Lokombo on Rourke: 'He comes to work everyday'

B.C. Lions linebacker Boseko Lokombo talks about the short week, the mistakes they made in the game against the Redblacks and what he saw out of Nathan Rourke.

Rourke passes another test as Lions stay undefeated

The CFL on TSN panel weighed in on another brilliant performance by young Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke, who was able to lead his team to a win against a challenging Redblacks defence.

Rourke on resilience of team: 'It doesn't matter what they are going to throw at us'

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke talks about his team's resiliency after they trailed for the first time all season and how he evaluated his performance against the Redblacks.

Butler's second touchdown extends Lions lead

Lions running back James Butler scored his second touchdown of the game rushing it in from five yards to end the 3rd quarter and extend B.C.'s lead.

Must See: Rourke hits Hatcher for a 71-yard score

Nathan Rourke hits a wide-open Keon Hatcher for a 71-yard touchdown catch and run to restore the Lions lead in the 3rd quarter.

Masoli plunges into the end zone to give Redblacks first lead

Redblacks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli caps of the short touchdown drive following the Nathan Rourke's interception, to give Ottawa it's first lead of the game.

Around MLB

Turner hits 2 HRs, Dodgers beat Padres

Justin Turner homered twice, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series between the NL West’s top teams.

Rodriguez homers, Mariners beat Athletics

Julio Rodríguez homered for the second day in a row, Cal Raleigh had a two-run triple in the fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-6 Thursday night.

Astros beat Yanks again, Bregman's two-run double keys win

Alex Bregman hit a two-run double early and the Houston Astros held on for a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday night.

Wisdom's slam, six RBIs lift Cubs over Reds

Patrick Wisdom hit a grand slam and a solo homer en route to a career-high six RBIs, rookie Christopher Morel had a career-high five hits and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 15-7 Thursday night.

Backup catcher Perez's three homers help Pirates beat Brewers

Backup catcher Michael Perez had three home runs, rookies Oneil Cruz and Jack Suwinski hit back-to-back shots and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7 on Thursday night.

Schwarber, Hall help Phillies rout Braves

Kyle Schwarber finished off the month with another June homer, Darick Hall went deep twice and the Philadelphia Phillies avoided a three-game sweep with a 14-4 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

Giménez homer in ninth gives Guardians win over Twins

Andrés Giménez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Thursday for their second straight walk-off win.

NBA Offseason

Report: Nets acquire O'Neale from Jazz for first-round pick

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired forward Royce O'Neale from the Utah Jazz in exchange for a 2023 first-round pick, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Nets will send the lesser of their own, the Houston Rockets or the Philadelphia 76ers pick, Wojnarowski added.

Hornets' Bridges arrested on eve of free agency

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles after a warrant was issued, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Canadian Press with TSN.ca Files

Windhorst: 'I don't think the Hawks are done' in free agency

Brian Windhorst breaks down why the Hawks probably have a "move or two left in them" in NBA free agency.

Should LeBron extend and commit to the Lakers?

Jay Williams and Tim Bontemps believe LeBron James will wait to see what moves the Lakers make before committing to the franchise.

Did Harden give Sixers fans more hope by declining player option?

Brian Windhorst and Tim Bontemps discuss James Harden's decision to decline his player option and how it impacts the 76ers.

Why Bradley Beal declined his $36.4 million player option with Wizards

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports on Wizards star Bradley Beal joining free agency.

Hayes helps Dream beat Liberty in overtime

Tiffany Hayes, playing in her first game of the season, scored nine of her 21 points in overtime to lift the Atlanta Dream to a 92-81 victory over the New York Liberty on Thursday night.

Hayes helps Dream beat Liberty in overtime

Blue Jays stand still in Week 12 Power Rankings

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has begun to get hot this month, batting .294/.384/.587 with nine home runs. Given the depth in the Blue Jays' lineup -- further heightened by Alejandro Kirk's breakthrough season -- that's a troubling sign for the rest of the American League East.

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Blue Jays stand still in Week 12 Power Rankings

Bernice Carnegie on family pride over late father’s Hall of Fame nod

Herb Carnegie will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the builder category as part of the Class of 2022 at a ceremony in Toronto on Nov. 14. TSN’s Salim Valji spoke with Herb's daughter, Bernice, in Toronto on Wednesday about her late father, his nomination for induction, and the positive impact he’s had on so many people.

Bernice Carnegie on family pride over late father’s Hall of Fame nod
- Salim Valji
Bernice Carnegie on family pride over late father’s Hall of Fame nod

CFL

Elks meet Ticats in battle of struggling teams

You can watch the game at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT on TSN 1/3/4 and streaming on TSN Direct and the TSN App.

Must See: Rourke shows off speed with 50-yard rushing TD

Nathan Rourke takes off for a 50-yard touchdown run to get the Lions on the board early against the Redblacks.

Blue Bombers WR Demski expected to miss time with ankle injury

Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Nic Demski is expected to miss a couple of games due to an ankle injury, according to TSN's Farhan Lalji.

Lions reach out to Indigenous communities to launch Youth Football Program

This past spring, the BC Lions launched an Indigenous Youth Flag Football program. Players visited four reserves in Vancouver, Surrey and Abbotsford to teach Indigenous youth not just the game, but life skills as well. The partnership with the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council saw Lions Nathan Rourke and Bo Lokombo take part as two of the coaches.

Can the Als afford to juggle QBs Harris and Adams Jr.?

What has been most impressive with Lions' QB Nathan Rourke's play so far this season? What should be made of Trevor Harris' second straight start for Montreal? Can the Als financially afford to have Vernon Adams Jr. as a backup? TSN's CFL Insiders Farhan Lalji and Dave Naylor have more.

Elks annouce roster moves ahead of Week4 game vs. Tiger-Cats

Ahead of their Week 4 game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Edmonton Elks announced the addition of DB Jeawon Taylor and Ben Davis to the active roster.

TSN Columnists

UFC 276

Bronsteter: Volkanovski wants to put an exclamation point on trilogy with Holloway

Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski are set to square off for a third time this Saturday at UFC 276. TSN MMA analyst Aaron Bronsteter explains why Holloway deserves another shot at Volkanovski, and discusses the impact for both fighters if they were to come out on top in the highly-anticipated trilogy bout.

Adesanya on what it would take for Cannonier to beat him

Israel Adesanya explains what it would take for Jared Cannonier to beat him and he provides his future opponent hit-list.

Volkanovski plans to dominate Holloway: 'If that legendary chin holds up, good on him'

Alexander Volkanovski discusses his trilogy fight with Max Holloway and why it could be the highest level featherweight fight of all-time.

Holloway on trilogy bout with Volkanovski, when he plans to retire from fighting

Max Holloway discusses his upcoming trilogy fight with Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 276 and the historical significance of two top-10 pound for pound fighters competing in the same division. Holloway also touches on his hobbies outside the octagon and his plans to retire by age 35.

O'Malley on the difficult challenges ahead of him in a stacked bantamweight division

Sean O'Malley discusses the importance of sleep as part of his preparation for Pedro Munhoz and the difficult challenges ahead of him in a stacked bantamweight division.

Teixeira will be ready when the UFC calls on him for a rematch against Prochazhka

Glover Teixeira explains that he'll be ready when the UFC calls on him for a rematch against Jiri Prochazhka.

Alexander 'The Greatest' Volkanovski

'Alexander The Great' is the nickname that belongs to UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and there is no debate over whether his nickname fits. This weekend at UFC 276, Volkanovski will state his case towards becoming 'Alexander The Greatest', because a third win over Max Hollloway would be the final piece of the puzzle. Aaron Bronsteter has more.

Bob McKenzie's Final Draft Ranking

Latest On Settled Hockey Lawsuit

Canada's Minister of Sport explains freezing Hockey Canada’s funding

Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge explains the reasoning behind the Hockey Canada freeze on funding, including the need for it to sign up with a new federal agency that has the power to independently receive and investigate abuse complaints and issue sanctions for inappropriate behaviour.

Kennedy 'disturbed' Hockey Canada didn't require players take part in assault probe

Sheldon Kennedy tuned in as Hockey Canada executives faced question after pointed question. Tom Renney and Scott Smith were getting grilled by parliamentarians in Ottawa about the organization's handling of an alleged sexual assault involving eight players and a subsequent out-of-court settlement.

Trudeau speaks out about investigation of Hockey Canada’s settled lawsuit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared his thoughts on Monday’s investigation of Hockey Canada’s settled lawsuit: "We have continually stood up to sexual misconduct and harassment at workplaces across the country. Hockey Canada is no different. We want to get to the bottom of this and all options are being considered to determine the next steps."

Hockey Canada says players weren’t required to participate in assault investigation

When Hockey Canada hired an independent law firm in 2018 to investigate an alleged sexual assault by eight Canadian Hockey League players following a golf tournament and gala, the organization didn’t require players who attended the event to participate in its third-party investigation, a government hearing was told Monday.

Rick Westhead

Rick Westhead

NHL says investigation into Hockey Canada lawsuit settlement is underway

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly explains that the league is underway with its investigation into the Hockey Canada lawsuit settlement, while Gary Bettman says he assumes the league will release its findings.

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Havrda discuss diversity in motorsport with Kayla Grey

Lewis Hamilton and young Canadian driver Nicole Havrda joined The Shift's Kayla Grey to discuss diversity in motorsport, Hamilton's efforts to continue growing F1 within different communities and the paths they have taken to where they are now.

Calls For Change

NHLPA investigation clears Fehr of fault in handling Beach allegations

Toronto law firm says it can’t identify any individual wrongdoing or institutional failure in handling of former Blackhawks player’s sexual abuse allegations.

Rick Westhead

Rick Westhead

Aldrich used NHL names, memorabilia to build trust, alleged victim says

Former Miami University student among three potential plaintiffs weighing lawsuits against the Blackhawks, Rick Westhead writes.

Rick Westhead

Rick Westhead

Lawsuit dismissed against Blackhawks in Aldrich case

A lawsuit filed against the Chicago Blackhawks by a former Michigan high school student who said he was sexually assaulted by ex-assistant coach Brad Aldrich has been dismissed, an attorney said Monday.

The Canadian Press, with files from TSN

Beach, Blackhawks reach confidential settlement

The Chicago Blackhawks have settled a negligence lawsuit filed by former player Kyle Beach, who alleged he was sexually assaulted during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs by former team video coach Brad Aldrich.

Rick Westhead

Beach 'courageous', says mother of high school player assaulted by Aldrich

The mother of a former high school hockey player who was sexually assaulted by one-time Chicago Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich says she was overcome with emotion watching Kyle Beach apologize to her son and thank him for filing a police complaint against Aldrich.

Rick Westhead

Rick Westhead

Kyle Beach: John Doe

The 2008 Chicago Blackhawks first-round draft pick Kyle Beach identified himself as the player abused by Brad Aldrich in an exclusive interview with TSN’s investigative reporter Rick Westhead.

NHL Videos

TSN Originals

TSN Original: Relentless

In 2018, hockey prospect Owen Brady was on a path towards the OHL, and quite possibly the NHL, until a sudden diagnosis of Osteosarcoma - bone cancer - changed everything. Rick Westhead has the story of his remarkable journey back in the TSN Original: Relentless.

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TSN Original: High Heat

There is no one in Canada like Alli Schroder. She is a forest firefighter who has battled blazes in British Columbia and is the first woman to play in the Canadian College Baseball Conference. This is the TSN Original 'High Heat'.

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TSN Original: Why Not Me?

On January 22, 2022 in an ECHL game, defenceman Jacob Panetta was accused of making a monkey gesture toward Jordan Subban. Remarkable to many in this day and age but sadly not an isolated incident. Former St. Mike Major Daryl Devonish knows this all to well. His negative experience during his own hockey career has driven him to make hockey a safer place for BIPOC youth. A space where Black kids can ask the question “Why Not Me?”

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TSN Original: Rhythm & Flow

In the world of elite swimming, athletes of colour are still under-represented but Canadian Joshua Liendo is changing the narrative. From a young age, Liendo has not only shown he belongs in the water, he's one with it. Jermain Franklin has more in our TSN Original: Rhythm & Flow.

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TSN Original: Left Behind

Addiction doesn't just affect the addict. It affects their entire family. Ian White played over 500 NHL games, but retired broke and addicted to painkillers. His wife Tess was left to repair their family, alone. Rick Westhead has more in our TSN Original - Left Behind.

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Naked - A TSN Original on Saroya Tinker

Saroya Tinker plays defence for the Toronto Six of the Premiere Hockey Federation. She’s also a Yale graduate, an artist and a mentor to Black female hockey players. She has her own Foundation as well. At 23, it’s an impressive resume and she’s done it all this while dealing with an eating disorder and depression. She finds therapy in her artwork and is able to tie it in with her body image issues by painting female nudes to celebrate all body types.

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Doc Collection Staff Picks

Long Gone Summer

It was one of the most memorable and significant seasons in the history of baseball. In the summer of 1998, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Mark McGwire and the Chicago Cubs’ Sammy Sosa embarked on a chase of one of the game’s most hallowed records, igniting the passion and imagination of fans and non-fans everywhere. The drama, excitement, and results would be remembered for generations. If we only knew then just how complex our feelings about it all would eventually become.

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Kings Ransom

Filmmaker Peter Berg documents the 1988 trade of hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings.

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You Don't Know Bo

This documentary film takes a close look at the creation of a legend -- two-sport athlete Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson, the only person ever selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl and the MLB All-Star Game.

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ESPN SC Presents: espnW - History in the Making

Celebrating Women's History Month, a vast and diverse line-up of stories will highlight the voices, achievements and contributions of contemporary sports figures including Serena Williams, WNBA activism, Sarah Fuller, Sarah Thomas, and Claressa Shields

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The House of Steinbrenner

Filmmaker Barbara Kopple examines the legacy of baseball owner George M. Steinbrenner, including the building of a new Yankee Stadium and the transition of ownership to his heirs, led by his younger son, Hal.

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Latest Overdrive Videos

If Raptors acquire Durant, would they have enough left?

Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan and Jonas Siegel are joined by TSN Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg to discuss if the Raptors would have enough left after acquiring Kevin Durant to contend and do they need him to sign off on Toronto before making the deal with the Nets.

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TSN Podcasts

7-Eleven Junior Hockey Magazine

Back for a 31st season starting on October 15, TSN's Gino Reda, along with our cast of hockey experts from across the country, has the latest news, interviews and analysis of the junior game.

7-Eleven Junior Hockey Magazine