When Snider Hockey was just getting started in the mid-2000s, someone asked Jim Britt a question that made his jaw drop.
"An administrator asked me, 'What are the girls going to do while the...
DETROIT (AP) — Officials say toxic industrial chemicals known as PFAS have been found in soil and groundwater in Detroit at the site of construction for a new bridge between the U.S. and...
DETROIT (AP) — Ted Lindsay lived to do what he thought was right.
He pioneered the first NHL players' union despite intense opposition from team management, began the tradition of taking the...
Red Wings retire Kelly’s jersey, beat Maple Leafs 3-2 in OT
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings had two reasons to celebrate and a possible cause for concern.
Danny DeKeyser scored 2:40 into overtime, lifting Detroit to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night after it retired Red Kelly's jersey.
Lewington, Wilson lift Capitals over Senators 3-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — It was a night of firsts for the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
Tom Wilson scored, Tyler Lewington and Madison Bowey each got their first career goals and the Capitals beat the short-handed Ottawa Senators 3-2.
Lewington and Bowey are the first Capitals defensemen to get their first goals in the same game. Lewington also had a Gordie Howe hat trick with an assist and a fight against Zack Smith in his second NHL game.
Red Wings rebuilding while recalling franchise’s famed past
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit Red Wings home game looks and sounds a little like a memorial these days.
The lights are dimmed as images of the franchise's glorious past flash digitally onto the ice before the puck drops, reminding the relative few fans in the stands how good things used to be. And, they were good. Really good.
Trudeau, Snyder mark work start on Detroit-Windsor bridge
DETROIT (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder during an event celebrating the start of construction on a bridge between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit.
The work began Friday in Windsor on the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The Canadian-financed span over the Detroit River is expected to open in 2024.
Officials estimate new international bridge to open in 2024
DETROIT (AP) — Officials now estimate that a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will open in late 2024.
Construction starts next week on the Gordie Howe International Bridge, named after the late hockey legend.
Officials said Friday that a 36-year contract for the project includes $2.9 billion ($3.8 billion Canadian) to design and build the bridge, as well as about $1.5 billion ($1.9 billion Canadian) to operate and maintain it during that time.
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. and Canadian officials touted the friendship between the two countries while acknowledging the economic benefits a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will bring.
A groundbreaking for the advance construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge was held Tuesday in southwest Detroit.
Canton – Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe's son, Murray Howe, said he wanted his father to be remembered not just as a hockey star, but as a tremendous person.
He read from his book "Nine Lessons I Learned from my Father," published last fall, and discussed his father's life during a signing at Waltonwood Cherry Hill, a senior living community, in Canton Saturday.
Columbus — If the Red Wings are to get where they want to be, back among the NHL elite, they'll do so by learning from these types of nights.
Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Columbus was a classic example of what has often hurt the Red Wings this season.
The Wings held a 4-1 lead and had complete control of the game, then self-destructed.
"We stopped playing the right way," coach Jeff Blashill said.
Red Wings beat Canes 3-1; Zetterberg scores to tie Lindsay
DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg stood on the bench to acknowledge a loud ovation, a round of cheers for a milestone goal.
Zetterberg scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to tie Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay on Detroit's career list and the Red Wings went on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday night.
Tuch gets tiebreaker in 2nd, Golden Knights beat Flames 7-3
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another game, another record for the Vegas Golden Knights.
Alex Tuch scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Vegas Golden Knights pulled away for a 7-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
The win moved the Golden Knights back atop the NHL standings with 84 points — a record for an expansion team in its inaugural season — one point ahead of Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay.
By Harvey Robbins
Special to The Sun
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Kadri tugs at Thornton’s beard, Maple Leafs beat Sharks
TORONTO (AP) — Nazem Kadri was an assist short of a bizarre Gordie Howe hat trick.
Kadri ripped out part of Joe Thornton's mountain-man beard in a fight off the opening faceoff and scored in regulation in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
Penguins score 4 in 2nd period to top Flyers 5-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Reaves can be quick to drop his gloves and start a timely fight to spark his team. With his gloves on, Reaves instead found another way to lift Pittsburgh with an opportune goal.
Reaves had a rare goal and an assist, and the Penguins scored four times in the second period to beat the scuffling Philadelphia Flyers 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Tarasenko nets 2, gets in rare fight as Blues top Oilers 8-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and two assists and got in a rare fight Tuesday night, helping the St. Louis Blues to an 8-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
Brayden Schenn also had two goals and two assists, and Jake Allen stopped 26 shots for the NHL-leading Blues (16-5-1).
Tarasenko's fight came in the second period. In just the third scrap of his six-year career, Tarasenko tangled with Matt Benning and landed a solid right hand much to the crowd's delight.
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Detroit — If this was a glimpse into what the future could look like, it has to excite Red Wings fans.
On a night the Red Wings dominated the Calgary Flames, 8-2, it was the some of the Red Wings' young hopes for the future leading the way on Wednesday.
Anthony Mantha had two power-play goals, an assist and a fight — a Gordie Howe hat trick — while Andreas Athanasiou had two goals and an assist and Dylan Larkin a goal and two assists, sparking the Red Wings to the rout.
Jagr scores first goal for Flames in 6-3 win over Red Wings
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Jaromir Jagr has finally found the back of the net with his ninth NHL franchise.
The 45-year-old scored his first as a Flame and assisted on Mark Jankowski's first of his career to lead Calgary to a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
Red Wings stuck in muck between great and bad teams in NHL
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have been fading from elite status in the NHL for nearly a decade.
A new arena also isn't going to fix their problems.
In fact, the franchise's glorious past seems to have a haunting effect in and around Detroit's dressing room at Little Caesars Arena.
Flames sign 45-year-old Jaromir Jagr to 1-year deal
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Jaromir Jagr has signed with the Calgary Flames.
The 45-year-old Jagr agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal Wednesday for his 24th NHL season — and first with a Canadian team.
"I already said in a Czech newspaper it's 99.9 percent that his will be my last season, so I want to get the experience to one day say I played for a Canadian team," Jagr said.
The five-time NHL scoring champion is second behind Wayne Gretzky in NHL history with 1,914 points (765 goals, 1,149 assists).
DETROIT (AP) — The unmistakable whiff of a sewer line hits you near the corner of Steve Yzerman Drive and Jefferson Avenue before you set foot on the steps that climb into Joe Louis Arena, a nearly windowless, drab grey building on the banks of the Detroit River.
Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Gordie Howe statue
TORONTO (AP) — Gordie Howe is watching over the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame unveiled a nearly 8-foot statue of the late Detroit Red Wings star Friday. Howe's sons, Mark and Marty, participated in the ceremony.
"When I was young I'd see all these kids come up to Gordie Howe and he looked like this mountain of a man," said Mark Howe, a Hall of Fame inductee in 2011. "Now people from of all walks of life are going to come here and see he was truly a mountain of a man.
Comerica to invest $3M in Detroit, reshape presence in city
DETROIT (AP) — Comerica Bank plans to reshape its presence in and around downtown Detroit as part of a $3 million investment in the area.
The bank says Monday it's opening new locations, relocating offices and selling some offices to make way for new developments.
Comerica is working with Henry Ford Health System on the development of a new cancer center, for example, and Comerica's location there is being sold to Henry Ford.
The NHL 100: Hockey’s greatest players honored in centennial
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr were among the easiest choices for The NHL 100, the group of enduring superstars chosen and honored by the league Friday night as the best players in hockey history.
Yet if the Great One, Super Mario and No. 4 had to pick an NHL 1, they would all choose Mr. Hockey, the late Gordie Howe.
When giants fall: Sports loses Ali, Howe, Palmer, Summitt
Mighty sequoias fell in sports in 2016, transformational figures who reshaped the games and the culture — from Muhammad Ali to Gordie Howe, from Arnold Palmer to Pat Summitt.
And there was loss much too soon. The famous poem "To an Athlete Dying Young" tells of a runner and his town, and how "shoulder-high we bring you home." So it was with the Miami Marlins and 24-year-old pitcher Jose Fernandez , killed in a boating accident.
Along the way, other lives lit up sports across the years:
Bill Dineen, former hockey player and coach, dies at 84
TORONTO (AP) — Bill Dineen, the hockey icon who played with and later coached Gordie Howe, has died. He was 84.
The American Hockey League confirmed in a statement that Dineen died Saturday at his home in Lake George, New York.
Bids requested for new bridge linking Detroit, Windsor
DETROIT (AP) — The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority has issued a formal request for proposals to three teams of finalists vying to build the massive Gordie Howe International Bridge linking the two cities.
The three teams now have several months to submit their bids. Each team consists of multiple international companies with expertise in architecture, engineering, construction, finance, law and bridge operations.
Mark Howe, Pat Kelly are Lester Patrick Trophy winners
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame defenseman Mark Howe and East Coast Hockey League co-founder Pat Kelly are this year's Lester Patrick Trophy winners for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.
Howe played 22 professional seasons split between the NHL and the World Hockey Association, and is the son of NHL great Gordie Howe, who died in June. Born in Detroit, he was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.
Original Aeros brought Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe and hockey to Houston
The deal that made hockey less foreign to Houston began in the kitchen of a suburban Detroit home.
Mark and Marty Howe let their parents, Colleen and Gordie, negotiate their first professional contracts. They didn't sit in on the talks with Houston Aeros coach Bill Dineen and president Jim Smith.
Their mother, Mark Howe said, had a much better idea of what to do than her teenage sons did, so they stayed out of the way. She had a dollar figure she wanted for her...