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Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)

Shuswap hockey star signs with Vancouver Canucks

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar, who also played minor hockey in Vernon, inks three-year deal

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)
Chicago Blackhawks center Henrik Borgstrom (13) chases Florida Panthers right wing Claude Giroux (28) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, March 31, 2022. NHL free agency opened with a bang Wednesday as the Senators signed veteran forward Giroux to a reported three-year, $19.5-million contract in another move that signals the franchise’s long, painful rebuild is over.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Reinhold Matay

Giroux joins Senators, Campbell Oilers, Mikheyev Canucks as NHL free agency opens

Goaltending carousel continues to turn in the first day of the NHL signing season

Chicago Blackhawks center Henrik Borgstrom (13) chases Florida Panthers right wing Claude Giroux (28) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, March 31, 2022. NHL free agency opened with a bang Wednesday as the Senators signed veteran forward Giroux to a reported three-year, $19.5-million contract in another move that signals the franchise’s long, painful rebuild is over.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Reinhold Matay
Vancouver Canucks 15th pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki gets a hand with his jersey from Gary Bettman during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft on July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vancouver Canucks 15th pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki gets a hand with his jersey from Gary Bettman during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft on July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vancouver Canucks assistant general manager Emilie Castonguay talks to GM Patrik Allvin during the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

NHL’s glass ceiling finally shattering as more women move into front-office roles

Several women on the floor at the NHL entry draft, including five female AGMs

Vancouver Canucks assistant general manager Emilie Castonguay talks to GM Patrik Allvin during the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
Vancouver Canucks first-round pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki poses with team officials during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canucks take Swedish right-winger Jonathan Lekkerimaki in 1st round of NHL draft

Vancouver is set to make five more selections, starting with No. 80

Vancouver Canucks first-round pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki poses with team officials during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Juraj Slafkovsky poses for photos after being selected as the top pick in the first round of the NHL draft by the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal on Thursday, July 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canadiens select Slafkovsky with the No. 1 pick at the NHL draft

18-year-old Slovakian tabbed by Montreal in front of home crowd

Juraj Slafkovsky poses for photos after being selected as the top pick in the first round of the NHL draft by the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal on Thursday, July 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
San Jose Sharks’ Tomas Hertl (48) moves the puck ahead of Nashville Predators’ Roman Josi (59) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on April 12, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL has announced its 2022-23 schedule, with the Predators and Sharks kicking off the season Oct. 7 at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Humphrey
San Jose Sharks’ Tomas Hertl (48) moves the puck ahead of Nashville Predators’ Roman Josi (59) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on April 12, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL has announced its 2022-23 schedule, with the Predators and Sharks kicking off the season Oct. 7 at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Humphrey
Germany assistant coach Jessica Campbell stands behind players at the German bench during the group A Hockey World Championship match between France and Germany in Helsinki, Finland, Monday May 16, 2022. The Coachella Valley Firebirds have hired Campbell, the American Hockey League’s first female assistant coach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner
Germany assistant coach Jessica Campbell stands behind players at the German bench during the group A Hockey World Championship match between France and Germany in Helsinki, Finland, Monday May 16, 2022. The Coachella Valley Firebirds have hired Campbell, the American Hockey League’s first female assistant coach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner
Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a regular-season goal in March. Newhook, a former Victoria Grizzlies star, won a Stanley Cup on Sunday with the Avs following a 2-1 win over two-time defending champion Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Alex Newhook second former Victoria Grizzlies player in 3 years to hoist Stanley Cup

The pride of St. John’s, Colorado Avalanche centre joins Blues’ Bozak on short list

Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a regular-season goal in March. Newhook, a former Victoria Grizzlies star, won a Stanley Cup on Sunday with the Avs following a 2-1 win over two-time defending champion Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Canucks Henrik and Daniel Sedin celebrate on from the bench. Photo: Twitter

Sedins, Luongo, Alfredsson headline Hockey Hall of Fame’s 2022 class

Women’s player Riikka Sallinen, builder Herb Carnegie also in the new Hockey Hall of Fame’s class

Canucks Henrik and Daniel Sedin celebrate on from the bench. Photo: Twitter
Abbotsford’s Devon Toews celebrates with the Stanley Cup on Sunday (June 26). (Twitter photo)

B.C.’s Devon Toews, Colorado Avalanche win Stanley Cup

Toews becomes second player from Abbotsford to be engraved on Stanley Cup

Abbotsford’s Devon Toews celebrates with the Stanley Cup on Sunday (June 26). (Twitter photo)
Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic, center, talks with reporters during media day before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ

Avalanche GM joins Denver Broncos icon as a playing legend who repeated as champion in management

Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic, center, talks with reporters during media day before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Jim Hughson. (File Photo)

PODCAST: Bob Marjanovich chats with legendary NHL broadcaster Jim Hughson

MOJ ON SPORTS: Longtime hockey, MLB play-by-play caller shares career memories

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Jim Hughson. (File Photo)
The Colorado Avalanche celebrate after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
The Colorado Avalanche celebrate after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat, centre, drives past Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper protects the net during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Avs can’t close out Lightning, fall 3-2 in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final

Colorado leads series 3-2 with Game 6 set for Sunday night

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat, centre, drives past Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper protects the net during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, and their families watch as their numbers are raised to the rafters during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Sedins, Luongo could get Hockey Hall of Fame call in first year of eligibility

Some players poised to potentially get a call as Hockey Hall of Fame’s next class unveiled Monday

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, and their families watch as their numbers are raised to the rafters during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Colorado Avalanche centre Nazem Kadri shoots the puck into the top of the goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) for a goal during overtime of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NHL officiating back under microscope in Stanley Cup Final

Bolts believe too many men on the ice on Game 4 winning goal

Colorado Avalanche centre Nazem Kadri shoots the puck into the top of the goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) for a goal during overtime of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Colorado Avalanche centre Nazem Kadri (91) checks Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook (18) during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)

Avs 1 win away from Stanley Cup after Kadri’s OT tally in Game 4 versus Lightning

3-2 victory gives Colorado a chance to win title at home on Friday

Colorado Avalanche centre Nazem Kadri (91) checks Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook (18) during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews poses with the Hart Trophy, left, and Ted Lindsay Award after the NHL hockey awards Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Hart Trophy is presented annually to the leagues’ most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay award is giving the the most outstanding player. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Auston Matthews wins Hart Trophy as NHL’s most valuable player

Toronto star finishes well ahead of Edmonton’s Connor McDavid

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews poses with the Hart Trophy, left, and Ted Lindsay Award after the NHL hockey awards Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Hart Trophy is presented annually to the leagues’ most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay award is giving the the most outstanding player. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Anthony Cirelli (71) scores past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Monday, June 20, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Anthony Cirelli (71) scores past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Monday, June 20, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)