Author: Tim Wharnsby

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.

2 days ago

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

Huberdeau impresses teammates with leadership in career year

By: Tim Wharnsby

Jonathan Huberdeau had something to prove to himself, his teammates and to those who believed in him when he arrived in training camp for the 2016-17 season.

May 2, 2018

Adam Lowry impacted by father's playing days at an early age

By: Tim Wharnsby

Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry would like nothing more than a long and successful playoff run, just like his Dad enjoyed on a couple occasions during his 19-year pro career.

April 25, 2018

Yandle credits parents' influence for ironman streak

By: Tim Wharnsby

There is no secret to the success of Keith Yandle’s ironman streak.

April 18, 2018

Brassard prepared for long playoff run with Pittsburgh

By: Tim Wharnsby

Derick Brassard didn’t need six weeks to become comfortable in his new surroundings with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

April 13, 2018

de la Rose reflects on Swedish greats ahead of first World Championship

By: Tim Wharnsby

Role models for all hockey players on and off the ice for almost two decades, the Sedin twins were particularly influential young Swedish players like de la Rose.

April 11, 2018

Dan Girardi: Undrafted and unrelenting

By: Tim Wharnsby

When the New York Rangers decided to buy out the remaining three years of his contract last June, Daniel Girardi called on the same dogged determination he has exhibited throughout his career.

March 28, 2018

Thomas Hickey’s 400-game milestone was worth the wait

By: Tim Wharnsby

Suiting up for 400 NHL regular-season games usually is not a big deal for a top-five draft pick, but Thomas Hickey is a unique case study, and the fact he played in his 400th game is a tribute to his perseverance.

March 21, 2018

Heinen credits influential mentorship from former player, Schaefer

By: Tim Wharnsby

Peter Schaefer only coached the Surrey Eagles of the British Columbia Hockey League for one season, but his impact lives on in the form of Boston Bruins rookie Danton Heinen.

March 13, 2018

Dennis Seidenberg proud of brother, Germany’s silver effort

By: Tim Wharnsby

Dennis Seidenberg was halfway around the world, but he was along for the ride when Germany shocked the hockey world by claiming silver at PyeongChang 2018.

March 6, 2018

Playing Outdoors Never Gets Old For Dominic Moore

By: Tim Wharnsby

“When I look back on my career highlights, those two games were so memorable,” said Moore, whose 14-year pro career has him eight games shy of 1,000 combined regular season and playoff games.

February 28, 2018

Patience paying off for Weegar

By: Tim Wharnsby

For those who believe the stereotype that millennials want it all and that they want it now, meet 24-year-old MacKenzie Weegar.

February 21, 2018

Anders Lee recalls his football days, makes Super Bowl prediction

By: Tim Wharnsby

New York Islanders forward Anders Lee has always brought a football mentality to the game of hockey, and for good reason.

January 31, 2018

Mackinnon's Hockey Idol Turned Close Friend

By: Tim Wharnsby

MacKinnon has been unable to crack the code of what it’s like to be No. 87 on the ice. But he admires this about Crosby.

January 24, 2018