I am deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden loss of my friend, Wade Belak, a former team mate, room mate and a hockey player who played with his whole heart and soul.
Yearly Archives: 2011
By Katie Brickman – The Huron Expositor
We have all heard the advertisements on the radio and on television, yet many people still drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Young kids are told and shown the deadly effects of what driving under the influence in school and by organizations like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and OSAID (Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving).
We even hear celebrities like Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson, former Leafs players Tie Domi and Wendel Clark, and singers Shania Twain and Chantal Kreviazuk pleading with youth and adults to not drink and drive. Yet for some reason, even the insistent plea from celebrities, athletes, and politicians seem to fall on deaf ears.
Heading into next season the Florida Panthers appear to have everything locked down position wise on the ice. GM Dale Tallon made sure to sign all the key pieces he needs next year to put a winning team on the ice, signing everything from their new top line forwards to the new goaltenders. But, one thing which stands out that the team is still lacking is their toughness.
By Cynthia Mccormick – Cape Cod Times
June 26, 2011
MASHPEE — Dorchester-born Mark Wahlberg moved his celebrity charity golf tournament from Hollywood to a bit closer to home this year.
Wahlberg and a cast of celebrities and actors hit the links Saturday at Willowbend Country Club to raise money for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, a charitable group dedicated to improving the quality of life for inner-city youth.
Globe and Mail
The Centre of the Universe is under attack again – this time by ESPN – but its federal politicians have come to the rescue.
The sports network recently declared Toronto the worst city in North America for professional sports. It arrived at this finding by ranking and weighting team performance against fan commitment, including the amount of money and emotion fans invest in their teams without results.
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail
When it comes to dressing decently, are we there yet, pop? If you (or your old man) are in need of sartorial savvy, take a page from these real-life model fathers, whose styles range from casual to sleek but are uniformly smart.
Tie Domi joins The Jeff Blair Show with Joey Vendetta to discuss last night’s Game 7, his friend and former teammate, Tomas Kaberle, winning the Stanley Cup, and the progress that needs to come to protect players.
By Mark Hasiuk, Vancouver Courier
March 21, 2011
Last week two Canadian obsessions, politics and hockey, collided when Vancouver Canuck legend Trevor Linden sat next to Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Canuck/Wild game at Rogers Arena.