2018 NHL Draft prospect profile: Ty Smith controls the game in all three zones

June 11, 2018

By Justin Blades

In a draft with plenty of defencemen on offer, Smith is one of the best.

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‘All the stars lined up’: Proud parents of Braden Holtby travel from Sask. to see son win Stanley Cup

June 9th, 2018

By: Alex Soloducha, CBC News

  • “It’s hard for us to believe because he’s still just Braden to us,” Tammi said. “He’s become a well-known name in the league and we’re so pleased and proud about that for sure.

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PG’s Brett Connolly helps Capitals win the Stanley Cup

June 7th, 2018

By Hartley Miller, Staff

The 26-year-old Connolly assisted on the game-winning goal by Lars Eller at 12:23 of the third period.

 

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Holtby save draws raves from Capitals after Game 2 win vs. Golden Knights

May 31, 2018

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

‘Unbelievable’ play late in third helps Washington even series

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Holtby shines again, helps Capitals advance to Stanley Cup Final

May 23, 2018

By Tracey Myers, NHL.com Staff Writer

  • It has been an outstanding postseason for Holtby, the 27th goaltender in NHL history to record a shutout in a Game 7 and the fifth to do so to clinch a berth in the Final.
  • “He’s feeling it. He’s seeing the puck well. We got a lot of guys sacrificing in front of him. If you want to win the Cup … you need your goalie to be your best player and [Holtby] is being that right now for us.”

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Holtby’s confident play, big saves help Capitals win Game 6

May 21, 2018

By Tracey Myers | NHL.com Staff Writer

  • Gets first shutout of postseason facing elimination against Lightning

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At just 22, Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point is playing beyond his years

May 18, 2018

By Samantha Pell, Washington Post

  • Tampa Bay center Brayden Point scores to even Game 4 at 1-1 in the first period. The visiting Lightning went on to a 4-2 victory to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.
  • “I wouldn’t say surprise is the right word, but he keeps taking steps,” Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman said. “He’s a difference-maker on the ice for us. He’s unbelievable.”
  • “It is just the role that I’ve been put in,” Point said. “I don’t know if it is pressure, but I think everybody feels some degree of pressure no matter what role they are in.”

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Playoff Performer of the Night | Brayden Point

May 1, 2018

By Nadia Vocaturo, NHLPA

Brayden Point factored on every goal in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 4-2 win Thursday night. In doing so, the 22-year-old became the youngest player in franchise history to record such a feat in Stanley Cup Playoffs action.

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TSC AND WESPORT SIGN PARTNERSHIP

April 24, 2017

EDMONTON — The Sports Corporation (TSC) is proud to announce a new partnership with Wesport, a sports management agency based in Sweden.

“We are excited about our new partnership with Wesport,” Gerry Johannson, The Sports Corporation’s president and chief executive officer, said.  They are a very impressive company: dynamic, innovative, and committed to helping their athletes achieve success. Nina and her team are the perfect partners for TSC and we look forward to having a major impact in the Swedish hockey market. I would like to thank our senior vice president, Hnat Domenichelli, for making this deal happen.”

Wesport is a fast growing boutique agency founded by chief executive officer Nina Wennerström in 2014. Wesport currently represents athletes in the disciplines of tennis, hockey, and swimming.

Wennerström has over 12 years of experience within the international sports management industry and is a licensed Swedish hockey agent.

“In TSC we have found what we have been looking for,” Wennerström said.  Just like Wesport, TSC is all about commitment and personal engagement. TSC has shown that they have had huge success in helping players maximize their potential, both on the athletic as well as on the commercial side. We are very excited about this partnership and we now look forward taking the next step in building the number one hockey agency in Sweden.”

TSC’S ANTON SIEKEL ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF SOC

November 29, 2016

EDMONTON – The Sports Corporation would like to congratulate Anton Siekel on being elected as the president of the Slovak Olympic Committee at its General Assembly in Bratislava on Saturday.

“Let me thank you for the trust you have put in me,” he said. “I will do whatever is in my power to engage in a constructive dialogue and find answers to all the questions.”

Siekel, the honorary head of the Slovakian Judo Union, secured 88 of the 109 votes, earning the victory over Branislav Delej, Marian Majzlík and Milan Jagnešák.

He will replace František Chmelár.

“I would like here to thank President Chmelař for everything he has done for Slovak Olympic Committee and Slovak sport,” Siekel stated.

Siekel is also The Sports Corporation’s vice-president of business affairs.