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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.

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