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❚ The Ot­tawa Val­ley will host four ex­hi­bi­tion games lead­ing up to the 2013 women’s world hockey cham­pi­onship, Hockey

Canada an­nounced on Tues­day. The Czechs and the Finns will get it started with a game at the Smiths Falls Com­mu­nity Me­mo­rial Cen­tre on March 29. The next day, the Swiss will play the Rus­sians at the Nick Smith Cen­tre in Arn­prior, while Canada will play the Swedes at the Pem­broke Me­mo­rial Cen­tre. On March 31, Ger­many will play the Car­leton Univer­sity Ravens at the Car­leton Ice House. Seven dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions will also host pre-tour­na­ment train­ing camps. The cham­pi­onship it­self be­gins on April 2. The gold-medal fi­nal will be on April 9 at Sco­tia­bank Place. ❚ Smiths Falls na­tive Brooke Hen­der­son has her first vic­tory of the 2013 sea­son, win­ning the South Amer­i­can Ama­teur Golf Cham­pi­onship at Bo­gota, Colom­bia. The 15-year-old posted rounds of 73-75-76-74 (+11) to fin­ish six strokes ahead Bri­tish Columbia golfer Jisoo Keel, who tied for sec­ond along­side Dar­quea Daniela of Ecuador at 17-over-par. The win marks the first ever by a Cana­dian at the event. ❚ CTV is re­port­ing that po­lice near Mon­treal have raided the home of former Cana­di­ens for­ward Ge­orges Laraque as part of a fraud in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Laraque told the tele­vi­sion net­work the doc­u­ments seized were re­lated to Su­per-Glide Canada, a syn­thetic ice panel com­pany he co­founded with Mon­tre­al­based en­gi­neer Marc Fil­ion. CTV says Laraque, who is the deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada, has ac­cused Fil­ion of tak­ing com­pany money to pay off debts and that the two men are su­ing each other. The former hockey player says po­lice seized doc­u­ments re­lat­ing to the min­utes of com­pany meet­ings.

❚ OHL ref­eree Joe Monette is deal­ing with the fall­out from a Twit­ter com­ment he made on his ac­count

(@MONZY25). Af­ter the Wind­sor prod­uct worked Fri­day’s game in Sault Ste. Marie be­tween the Grey­hounds and Wind­sor Spit­fires, he posted a com­ment that read, “Soo Saint Marie, two words, Slim Pick­ens. #no­teeth #hick­town #all­faties.” The league is aware of the Twit­ter com­ment and we are ad­dress­ing the mat­ter,” OHL vi­cepres­i­dent Ted Baker said. He did re­lease an apol­ogy on his Twit­ter ac­count, which is now pro­tected.

❚ Snow­mo­biler Caleb Moore was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion Tues­day in a Colorado hospi­tal af­ter a dra­matic crash at the Win­ter X

Games in Aspen, and a rel­a­tive said the fam­ily wasn’t hope­ful about the 25-year-old’s chances for sur­vival. A sep­a­rate ac­ci­dent Sun­day left Moore’s younger brother, Colten, with a sep­a­rated pelvis.

❚ The Buf­falo Bills and Rogers Me­dia have an­nounced a new agree­ment that will see the NFL team play one reg­u­larsea­son game a year at Toronto’s Rogers Cen­tre over the next five sea­sons. The deal also in­cludes one pre­sea­son game in 2015. ❚ The Cal­gary Stam­ped­ers have re­signed kick re­turner/ re­ceiver Larry Tay­lor. Tay­lor was fourth in the CFL with 1,583 com­bined re­turn yards in 2012 de­spite miss­ing seven games with a knee in­jury. He also had nine catches for 88 yards and two touch­downs and six rushes for 32 yards.


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