The Vancouver Warriors also added veteran defender Garrett McIntosh on opening day of free agency.
The Vancouver Warriors added a goaltender who should compete for their starter’s gig and a veteran defender on the opening day of National Lacrosse League free agency on Saturday.
Netminder Steve Fryer, 30, and defender Garrett McIntosh, 31, highlighted the four newcomers inked by Vancouver. The Warriors also re-signed three players.
Vancouver was 4-9 and in last place in the five-team West Division when the NLL shut down its season due to the novel coronavirus. The Warrior franchise has made the playoffs just once in the past seven seasons.
Fryer should duel with incumbent Eric Penney, 27, for time in the Vancouver crease...
Cam Forte’s basketball career has taken him to nine countries and three continents; his latest stop is B.C., where the Arizona native is starring for the Fraser Valley Bandits.
Cam Forte is a basketball globetrotter, just not one of the ones from Harlem.
In his five years as a professional basketball player, the Arizona native has crisscrossed the planet, with stops in Chile, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Kosovo, Taiwan, Uruguay, and — for the second time — Canada.
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound Forte was one of the first signings new coach Kyle Julius made as he reshaped the Fraser Valley Bandits roster this year. Now, after three games, the wide-bodied forward has bullied his way to the top of the scoring ranks in the Canadian Elite Basketball League.
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Throughout NHL history the postseason has provided the ultimate proving ground, a solemn rite of passage where reputations are forged and legends are made.
It can be unforgiving, but every great player and every great team has undergone this test and few get it right the first time. Gretzky, Lemieux, Yzerman, Ovechkin — we could go on — all suffered bitter defeats early in their careers before they found something in themselves and their teams which made them champions. There are some exceptions but, for the most part, learning to win is a gruelling process.
The Vancouver Canucks’ starting goalie only got one game to get ready but he made the most of it.
The last time Jacob Markstrom played a competitive hockey game, it was Feb. 22.
Two days before the trade deadline, the Vancouver Canucks thrashed the Boston Bruins 9-3.
At some point during the game or perhaps afterwards, the Canucks’ mountain-sized goalie torqued his knee, causing meniscus damage.
When an MRI in Montreal the following Monday confirmed Markstrom would be out for a few weeks, metaphorical klaxons sounded about the Canucks’ playoff push. Backup Thatcher Demko has proven to be a solid goalie, but could he carry the load while Markstrom underwent surgery and recuperated?
Those worries are long in the past. The Canucks’ No...