Leafs involved in minor car accident
Toronto Maple Leafs players William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen were involved in a minor car accident Friday afternoon.
A team official confirmed in an email to The Canadian Press the collision occurred near the Leafs’ practice facility in the city’s west end and that there were no injuries. It’s unclear which player was behind the wheel at the time of the incident.
The 22-year-old wingers were both on the ice for the team’s 12 p.m. practice at MasterCard Centre. Toronto was scheduled to fly to Boston later in the day ahead of Saturday’s game against the Bruins.
Flames’ Lomberg suspended one game
Calgary forward Ryan Lomberg has been suspended for a game and head coach Bill Peters fined US$10,000 by the NHL for an incident that occurred at the end of Thursday’s 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Lomberg went after Matt Dumba after the Wild defenceman steamrolled Flames centre Mikael Backlund in the final minute of regulation. Instigating in the final five minutes of the game resulted in Lomberg’s automatic suspension and Peters’ fine. Flames captain Mark Giordano was to also have a hearing for kneeing Wild captain Mikko Koivu in the third period, the NHL said. Giordano was assessed a tripping penalty.
Tiger-Cats’ defensive co-ordinator Glanville steps down
HAMILTON - Longtime football coach Jerry Glanville is leaving his post as defensive co-ordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The Ticats announced Friday that the 77-year-old Glanville will not return for a second season because of personal reasons.
After being promoted to head coach earlier this week, Orlondo Steinauer said he wanted Glanville to return. Glanville’s coaching career started at Western Kentucky University in 1967. Since then, he’s had head and assistant roles with the NFL’s Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills and Houston Oilers as well as at several colleges. “I hate that I won’t be able to come back to Hamilton next season to finish what we started in 2018,” Glanville said in a statement. “The future is bright because there are so many good people and great players throughout the organization. I will be a Tiger-Cat for life.”
Benevides out in Edmonton
EDMONTON - Mike Benevides is the latest casualty of the new CFL non-player operations cap.
The Edmonton Eskimos announced Friday that Benevides will not be returning to Jason Maas’s coaching staff for the 2019 season. Benevides had been the team’s assistant head coach and defensive co-ordinator since Maas took over as Eskimos head coach in 2016. Prior to joining the Eskimos, Benevides spent three seasons as head coach of the B.C. Lions (2012-14).
“I will truly miss the amazing fan base and people of Edmonton, the relationships I’ve built with the players and all those in the Edmonton Eskimo organization, as well as working for Jason,” the Toronto native said in a statement.