Author: Tim Wharnsby

Over 21 seasons of mileage for Thornton – and his family too

By: Tim Wharnsby

Joe Thornton’s career is going strong in his 21st pro season – and so are his parents.

5 days ago

At the rink and away from it, Moore thankful for Olczyk's impact

By: Tim Wharnsby

The 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium will be extra special for John Moore, who knows hockey wasn't always so popular near his suburban Chicago hometown.

November 28, 2018

Dubois father-son relationship navigates two leagues

By: Tim Wharnsby

Hockey is in his DNA. There is a reason why Dubois wears sweater No. 18.

November 22, 2018

Boyles a family of fighters

By: Tim Wharnsby

Brian Boyle understandably becomes emotional when queried about what the past three weeks have been like for him.

November 14, 2018

1,000 NHL games later, Spezza committed to change

By: Tim Wharnsby

Jason Spezza has been in a reflective mood lately. Playing in your 1,000 career game will do that to you.

November 7, 2018

Jankowski's nostalgic connection to Calgary

By: Tim Wharnsby

A year ago, as a rookie, Calgary Flames forward Mark Jankowski made a nostalgic trip to the Stampede Corral.

October 31, 2018

Alzner: It was the first time I was happy to see a team that I wasn’t on, win

By: Tim Wharnsby

History tells us that players will not closely follow the proceedings of the Stanley Cup playoffs if he doesn’t make the postseason or his team has been eliminated.

October 23, 2018

Long and winding path leads to veteran status for Muzzin

By: Tim Wharnsby

A Stanley Cup, a World championship and World Cup of Hockey title, but nothing has come easy for the Los Angeles Kings veteran defenceman.

October 17, 2018

Howden brothers grow, bond through on-ice success

By: Tim Wharnsby

The past 13 months have been a joyous and eventful time for New York Rangers forward Brett Howden and his older brother Quinton.

October 3, 2018

Hometown Canucks fueled Rasmussen's hockey passion

By: Tim Wharnsby

There was no doubt in the young mind of Detroit Red Wings forward Michael Rasmussen that he was going to be a hockey player after the first time he hit the ice.

October 3, 2018

Early Olympic experience set stage for Brickley's hockey career

By: Tim Wharnsby

Daniel Brickley assembled with the world's greatest athletes in Salt Lake City sixteen years ago. Now 23 and a professional, Brickley recalls the experience as setting the stage for his career in hockey.

September 19, 2018

The Regent Park connection between Daley, Metropolit

By: Tim Wharnsby

There is a trophy case that greets you when you enter the Regent Park Community Centre on the northeast corner of Shuter and Sackville in the hardscrabble downtown Toronto neighbourhood.

August 28, 2018

White looks to build on junior international success

By: Tim Wharnsby

Several years ago, Ottawa Senators forward Colin White was forced to make an important athletic decision.

August 22, 2018

Oleksiak inspired by those closest

By: Tim Wharnsby

As Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Jamie Oleksiak goes through the exactitude of his offseason training routine, he often draws inspiration from the youngest member of his athletic family.

August 15, 2018

Nolan family helping to guide First Nations youth

By: Tim Wharnsby

New St. Louis Blues forward Jordan Nolan enjoys a different kind of family vacation in the summer.

August 7, 2018

With newfound patience, setbacks are temporary for Carr

By: Tim Wharnsby

Daniel Carr has made the most of a difficult time in his life.

June 27, 2018

Brendan Smith enjoying spring as a proud brother and new father

By: Tim Wharnsby

Brendan Smith had quite a topsy-turvy, but enjoyable spring.

June 13, 2018

An unforgettable worlds in hometown for Nielsen

By: Tim Wharnsby

Frans Nielsen felt like a proud papa during the recently concluded 18-day 2018 IIHF World Championship contested in Denmark.

May 23, 2018

Hockey a love passed up through Rodrigues household

By: Tim Wharnsby

Hockey is a love that is usually passed down from generation to generation. For the Rodrigues family, it was the other way around.

May 16, 2018

O'Reilly can't say no to Hockey Canada

By: Tim Wharnsby

Buffalo Sabres alternate captain Ryan O’Reilly always RSVPs yes when he is invited to represent Canada.

May 9, 2018