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Canada Loses at Spengler Cup

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 12/26/2012 5:55:00 PM

Jason Pominville scored on a breakaway three minutes into overtime Wednesday as Alder Mannheim shocked Canada 2-1 in the Spengler Cup opener for both teams.

Pominville, a locked out member of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, ripped a low shot past Canadian goalie Jonathan Bernier to give the top team in the German league a surprising victory.

Dennis Endras made 34 saves for Mannheim, including a breakaway stop on Patrice Bergeron moments before Pominville's winner.

T yler Seguin scored the lone goal for Canada in the third period as the roster loaded with NHL talent had trouble finding its scoring touch.

Canada now faces a must-win game Thursday against tournament host HC Davos.

First played in 1923, the Spengler Cup annually pits Davos and Canada against four European club teams in a six-day tournament that grips fans across Switzerland.

A fast-paced game with numerous chances on both sides, Mannheim opened the ...

Two Men Facing Assault Charges After Family Christmas Party Goes Bad

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 12/26/2012 5:51:00 PM

Two men have been arrested after a stabbing early Christmas Day.

Police say it happened at a home near Burloak and Spruce Avenue in Burlington after a late night party went ah-rye.

Investigators say one man stabbed his ex-wife's boyfriend in the chest after having too much to drink.

The victim is in critical but stable condition in hospital.

The other man was charged after he allegedly assaulted his mother-in-law.

Marlies game sets AHL attendance record

Posted By: James Moore · 12/26/2012 4:12:00 PM

Hockey fans might be getting tired of hearing lockout rhetoric spewed by the National Hockey League and its Players' Association but it seems the appetite for the game is still strong in the GTA.

On Boxing Day, the AHL's Toronto Marlies, minor-league farm club for the Maple Leafs, set a league record for attendance at an indoor game with 18,800 fans packing into the Air Canada Centre.

The Marlies were playing the sell-out game against the Hamilton Bulldogs, affiliate team of the Leafs' arch-rival Montreal Canadiens.  
Toronto and Hamilton have a running tradition of facing off on Boxing Day.  Many fans from the Hamilton area made the trip to Toronto to cheer on their club.

The Marlies' home rink is the Ricoh Coliseum, at Exhibition Place.  It seats just under 7,800 fans.  Wednesday's game was held at the ACC as a special promotion.

Toronto won the game, 3-2.

AUDIO: Shoppers hunt for Boxing Day deals

Posted By: James Moore · 12/26/2012 3:46:00 PM

There were so many shoppers at Yorkdale mall on Boxing Day that line-ups were not just outside the stores but cars were lined up all the way onto the 401 to get into the parking lot.

Despite shoppers' enthusiasm to spend, it seems retailers didn't slash prices as much as some might have hoped.

There were people who braved the dark and cold to line up hours ahead of stores that opened at 6:00am.  Many were lucky enough to get their hands on limited-quantity, 'door-crasher' sales.  However, most shoppers asked by NEWSTALK 1010 found that other Boxing Day discounts weren't much different than the deals to be had before Christmas.

Some bargain hunter say its because retailers are getting more aggressive before Boxing Day, slashing prices to keep shoppers from using a strong Canadian dollar in the United States.

Others blame the growing trend of online shopping, with many stores ...

Canada beats Germany to open world juniors

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/26/2012 7:09:00 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and four assists to
pace Canada to a 9-3 win over Germany to open the 2013 world junior
hockey championship Wednesday.
   
Mark Scheifele scored twice, including a short-handed goal, and
Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and two assists for Canada.
   
Canada's other scorers were Ty Rattie, Ryan Strome, Jonathan
Drouin and defencemen Xavier Ouellet and Tyler Wotherspoon.
   
Goaltender Malcolm Subban stopped 25 of 28 shots for the win.
   
Leonhard Pfoderl countered with a goal and an assist for the
Germans. Tobias Rieder, who plays for the Ontario Hockey League's
Kitchener Rangers, and Nickolas Latta also scored for Germany.
   
Elmar Trautmann made 37 saves on 46 shots in Germany's net.
   
(The Canadian Press)

SIU investigating shooting in Oshawa

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/26/2012 6:53:00 AM

The province's special investigations unit has been called into Oshawa this morning. They're called whenever someone is seriously injured or killed and police are somehow involved or present.

The SIU says that at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Durham police were investigating a man near King St Eand Charles St.

The man entered a business and police set up outside.

When he drove out of the building an hour later, he was shot after an interaction with police.

The man has been taken to hospital with injuries that are not life threatening.

AUDIO: Winter storm closes in on GTA

Posted By: James Moore · 12/26/2012 2:50:00 PM

Environment Canada says the northern edge of a storm in the U.S. will dump 10 centimetres of snow on the Greater Toronto Area.
   
The snow is expected to begin falling over southwestern Ontario some time after 6:00pm before spreading to eastern Ontario by late evening or overnight.
   
The agency says areas from Windsor to Niagara and Hamilton, as well as along the St. Lawrence Valley are in the storm's path.

Environment Canada meteorologist Arnold Ashton expects the Hamilton-Burlington region will receive up to 15 centimetres, with the Niagara region getting closer to 20 centimetres.

"Its going to be quite a nasty storm, actually.  Its like Mother Nature is giving us a Boxing Day gift," says Ashton.

The snow, combined with winds of up to 60 kilometres an hour will create reduced visibility.

Ashton says the last time a single weather system brought 10 centimetres of snow ...

What's open and closed on Boxing Day

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/26/2012 4:00:00 AM

Here is a list of what is open and closed today:

BOXING DAY CLOSURES

Government offices
Banks
Post offices
Libraries

TRANSIT

TTC will follow a Sunday schedule on Boxing Day.
GO buses and trains will run on a Saturday schedule on Boxing Day.

MALLS / STORES

Eaton Centre
BOXING DAY 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Yorkdale Mall
BOXING DAY 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Scarborough Town Centre
BOXING DAY 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Square One
BOXING DAY 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sherway Gardens
BOXING DAY 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Vaughan Mills
BOXING DAY 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Pacific Mall
BOXING DAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Beer Store
BOXING DAY - CLOSED

LCBO
BOXING DAY - CLOSED

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