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Canada didn’t get its revenge against the Americans, but that doesn’t make the team’s World Junior Championship victory any less sweet. Tyler Steenbergen scored the go-ahead goal with one minute and 40 seconds remaining in the third as the Canadians bested Sweden, 3-1, to win the World Juniors title a year after dramatically falling to the U.S. in the shootout of the 20…

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After last year's heartbreaking shootout loss in the final of the World Junior Hockey Championship, Canada's goal throughout this year's tournament has been to return to the biggest game of the event and give itself a chance at redemption. From that perspective, the Canadians have reached mission accomplished status, but they know there still is much work to be done – e…

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The 2018 World Junior Championship is down to the final eight teams. With the preliminary round in the rearview mirror, it's win and move on. One team from each preliminary round group was eliminated -- Denmark in Group A and Belarus in Group B. The remaining teams will all play Tuesday in a four-game slate featuring three battles at KeyBank Center and one at HarborCent…

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With Canada being perhaps the main driving force for the popularity of the World Junior Hockey Championship, it's a no-brainer for the Canadians to be selected to play in the first ever outdoor game in the history of the tournament. While it would've been even more fitting for the all-time winningest team in the event's history to have emerged triumphant in a signature …

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ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — The Canadians went as far as you can in the 2017 World Junior Championship without leaving victorious. The team was up two goals twice in the gold medal game. Even after losing both leads, the championship was up in the air in the second half of the five-round shootout. One shootout goal was the difference between gold and silver. That made it eve…

Sabres

Sabres prospect Casey Mittelstadt had a goal and an assist in the United States’ 3-1 pre-tournament victory against Sweden in Erie, Pa. Mittelstadt opened the scoring six minutes into the game, beating the Swedish goalie with a glove-side wrist shot on the power play. Kailer Yamamoto scored the game winner, collecting a rebound following a Mittelstadt shot. Fellow…

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The walkway on the Peace Bridge shut down this month. It's being replaced and improved as part of an extensive $100 million rehabilitation of the bridge, and the walkway won't reopen until 2019. One of the highlights for those on foot will be a new observation deck, high above the Niagara River. Sam Mancuso, 57, remembers getting a look at the old walkway that was a lit…

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NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – A 54-year-old man was airlifted to a Toronto area hospital with a serious head injury Sunday evening after he fell while hiking with his family in the Niagara Glen, 3050 Niagara Parkway, the Niagara Parks Police Service reports. Police said the man left the trail near the metal staircase access, climbed about 25 feet up the headwall and slipped, st…

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As much as we would love to visit California wineries and winery restaurants, it's easy to forget we have lovely world-class wineries just across the border, where our neighbors to the north offer a more wallet-friendly (and convenient) experience. If you are like us and your world revolves around food and drink, we cannot stress enough that if you haven't been to Canad…

A Brampton, Ont., man linked to a conspiracy to smuggle more than $120 million worth of cocaine from the U.S. into Canada faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $10 million fine. Harinder Dhaliwal, 47, of Brampton, Ont., pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to export 5 kilograms or more of cocaine into Canada from the U.S. Dhaliwal faces a minimum of 10 years in pri…

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Talk about the beauty of nature. The Niagara Butterfly Conservatory is located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, about five miles from the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, Ont. The gorgeous atrium hosts thousands of tropical butterflies that roam freely around the tropical rainforest setting. They make themselves at home. In the trees. On the flowers.…

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Deranged pirates. Young lovers. Big spenders. You'll find all these seemingly disparate characters and many more at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., now  well into its 53rd season. All 10 productions, from well-worn classics like George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" to jarring contemporary shows like Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" and Tony Kushner's r…