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July 13, 2013 | By Megan Garvey
Cory Monteith, star of the hit Fox series "Glee," was found dead Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room, according to Vancouver law enforcement officials. Monteith, 31, was discovered shortly after noon in a room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver and was "clearly deceased," according to Vancouver Police Department Acting Chief Doug LePard. Monteith was found by hotel staff after he missed his checkout time. "I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith," LePard said late Saturday in a news conference in Vancouver.
June 25, 2013 | Wire reports
The Vancouver Canucks hired John Tortorella to be their new coach Tuesday. Tortorella was fired by the New York Rangers after they lost to the Boston Bruins in the playoffs in five games. Tortorella, 55, replaces former Canucks coach Alain Vigneault, who took over as the Rangers coach last week. Tortorella has been an NHL coach since 2001. He led the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup championship in 2004. Tortorella led the Rangers to the playoffs three times in five seasons.
June 19, 2013
CHIVAS USA TONIGHT AT VANCOUVER When: 7. Where: BC Place, Vancouver, Canada. On the air: TV: none; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 3-8-2, Whitecaps 5-5-4. Record vs. Whitecaps: 1-0-0. Update: Chivas USA's most recent win came against Vancouver on March 30 at Carson. Since then, Chivas USA has lost seven of eight games, including its last five. But Chivas USA has a new head coach, Jose Luis Real, who took over after the firing of Jose Luis Sanchez Sola in late May. Vancouver, meanwhile, is coming off a 4-3 win over the New England Revolution in which Whitecaps forward Kenny Miller scored two goals and was named Major League Soccer's player of the week.
June 10, 2013 | By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times
The Kings have granted other NHL teams permission to interview assistant coach John Stevens for their respective head coaching vacancies. The Vancouver Canucks appear to be the front-runner for Stevens, who was the Philadelphia Flyers' coach for parts of four seasons before he joined the Kings' staff in June 2010. He has spent the last three seasons guiding the Kings' highly regarded defense corps and strong penalty-killing unit. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said Monday he considers Stevens "a head coach with us" because of the responsibilities Stevens has fulfilled.
May 14, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
GALAXY AT PHILADELPHIA When: 4:30 p.m. PDT. Where: PPL Park. On the air: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 1330. Records: Galaxy 4-3-2, Union 4-3-3. Record vs. Union (2012): 0-1-0. Update: "There will be changes in Philadelphia," Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena said after his team suffered its second consecutive loss Saturday, a 3-1 defeat to the Whitecaps in Vancouver. Arena was particularly annoyed that the Galaxy gave up all the goals in the last half hour of the game, which he partly blamed on his players' lack of concentration.
May 1, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Hollywood North is going south. That's the fear among many in the once-booming production community in Vancouver, Canada. Although Vancouver still attracts high-profile movies and television shows, including A&E's recently launched "Bates Motel," the city is rapidly losing its perch as one of the industry's busiest production hubs as it faces rising competition from cities in eastern Canada and south of the border. The city that pioneered the use of film incentives now finds itself struggling to compete with emerging rivals offering stronger tax credits and rebates.
April 29, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Pluses Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis, who will be 38 in June, became the oldest player to win the NHL scoring title. He took over the lead Wednesday from Sidney Crosby, who had held it since suffering a broken jaw on March 30. St. Louis finished with 17 goals and 60 points in 48 games, three points ahead of teammate Steven Stamkos (29 goals, 57 points). St. Louis previously won the scoring title in 2003-04. Undrafted, cut by two NHL teams, written off as too small, he's a great lesson in perseverance.
April 24, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
DUCKS AT VANCOUVER When: 7 PDT. Where: Rogers Center. On the air: TV: KDOC; Radio: 830. Record vs. Canucks: 1-1. Update: The Ducks, with the No. 2 Western Conference seed clinched, play their final regular-season road game where their season began. Vancouver, with the No. 3 seed clinched, will not have starting goaltender Cory Schneider because of an unspecified injury. Schneider is 17-9-4. With rest due to key players before the playoffs, the Ducks summoned right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, goaltender Frederik Andersen and left wing Patrick Maroon from minor league Norfolk.
April 23, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith apparently didn't like the line of questioning by a female reporter after a 3-1 loss to Vancouver on Monday, responding with comments that some are now describing as sexist. When Karen Thomson of Team 1040 radio in Vancouver asked about the Canucks' third goal of the game, during which it appeared Keith might have gone unpenalized for a slash, the player acted like he didn't know what she was talking about twice. He finally asked her, "What did you see?"
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