❚ 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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