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Atom A Terriers have successful first month

The Burton Team of Investment Planning Counsel started their season off at the Kitchener Early Bird Tournament. Orillia took on Burlington Eagles in Game 1, winning the contest 4-2. In Game 2, Orillia battled Oakville Rangers, eventually winning 4-3. Orillia skated against Whitby Wildcats in the final game of the round robin, losing the contest 3-2

Submitted The Jim Wilson minor peewee A Terriers include (back row, from left) Dylan Rankin, Colsen Maracle, Aiden Shilling, Sam Reda, Zachary Eaton, Jacob Budney, Cameron Carruthers, Brock Muise, Matthew Bush, Curtis Ashkewe, Aiden O’Connell, Ridley Tucker and Matthew Worsley. In the front row: James Pritchard and Will Whaley.

Terriers emerge as champions

The Jim Wilson Minor PeeWee A Terriers along with their families travelled to Pittsburgh to participate in the Steel City tournament series this past Thanksgiving weekend. Game 1 of the round robin was against Capital Academy from Virginia. The Terriers were able to put the long 600km travel behind them and play a great game finishing with an 8-2 w

Dave Dawson The Packet & Times Penetang Kings goalie Andrew North, an Orillia native, tries to keep his focus as Terriers forward Mike Barroso, left, and Marty Lawlor jockey for position in front of the net as a pair of Kings’ defenders follow the puck. The Terriers let a 3-2 third-period lead slip away and lost 4-3 in overtime Saturday night at Rotary Place.

Terriers lose OT heartbreaker

A victory slipped through the fingers of the Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers Saturday night. It was a heart-breaking overtime loss that hurt.

Oilers goalie Cam Talbot is off to a quick start after early-season struggles last year in Edmonton. (Shaughn Butts/Postmedia Network)

Keeping pucks out a struggle sometimes

During times like these, when Toronto’s Frederik Andersen cannot seem to stop a beach ball and Calgary’s Brian Elliott has a save percentage that is worse than 32 other goalies, it’s worth looking back at what Cam Talbot went through a year ago.

Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen had another tough night in net, this time against the Lightning, who scored seven goals on Tuesday. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Leafs goaltending, defence suspect in loss

Holy s---, indeed. Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock resorted to using the expression on Tuesday morning when pressed about the state of the team’s goaltending, specifically Frederik Andersen.

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is seen warming up prior to NHL pre-season hockey action on Oct. 6, 2016 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Reasons for hope, doubt in Canada

Nearly three weeks into the season, what’s more surprising: that the Edmonton Oilers have the most wins of any team in the National Hockey League or that the Vancouver Canucks haven’t had a reason to fire head coach Willie Desjardins yet?

The Maple Leafs are making sure they surround Auston Matthews with various teammates to positively influence his life away from the rink. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

Matthews in good hands

Mike Babcock can coach and cajole Auston Matthews all he wants, but knows he only has the young star’s attention part of a 24-hour day.

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save during the warm up prior to facing the Coyotes in Montreal on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

Habs' Price wins season debut

Carey Price made 27 saves in his much-anticipated season debut as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Thursday night.

Jets right winger Patrik Laine celebrates his second goal against the Maple Leafs in the third period during NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Brian Donogh/Postmedia Network)

Round 1 to Laine over Matthews

Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs had to tip their hats to Patrik Laine’s three goal-game in the much-anticipated first showdown of the top two NHL draft picks from last June.

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