Hockey great Catherine Ward hangs up skates


Catherine Ward, a two-time Olympic gold-medalist and former all-star defenceman with the McGill women’s hockey program, was among three players announcing their retirements from Canadian women’s national team, Thursday.

Concussions are a top-of-mind issue in hockey


When Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty fell awkwardly into the boards in the first period of a 4-1 Canadiens win in Florida on April 5, Habs fans held their collective breath. Heading into the playoffs, the team could ill-afford to lose its top scorer for an extended period of time. But David Pearsall, a biomechanics expert, says building a better helmet to protect Pacioretty and his colleagues is a much more complex issue than just adding more padding.