September 17, 1998 |
The Vancouver Canucks suspended Pavel Bure without pay Wednesday after the club's leading scorer made good on his threat not to show at training camp at Whistler, Canada. Last month Bure cited "personal reasons" for wanting to be traded and said he would never play in a Vancouver uniform again. * Peter Stastny and Michel Goulet, two former Quebec Nordique teammates, will be inducted into hockey's Hall of Fame in Toronto on Nov.
April 24, 2013 |
Some slopes have shut down for the season, but skiers have until May 27 to hit the slopes at Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, Canada. Whistler, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics' alpine ski events, is 80 miles east of Vancouver. Blackcomb's sister peak, Whistler Mountain, closed for the season Sunday, but Blackcomb had more than 36 feet of snow this winter and is enjoying one of the longest ski seasons in North America. Spring brings some unique ski conditions, such as “corn snow.” It's the rough, granular snow that results from alternate thawing and freezing.
March 17, 1994 |
Tommy Moe continued a downhill fight against the temptations of success when he finished tied for third in Wednesday's downhill at the World Cup Finals. It was the third consecutive top-three finish for Moe after he placed 55th and 20th at Aspen in the first two races after his Olympic downhill victory. The post-Lillehammer letdown prompted suggestions Moe had perhaps put his career on cruise control. But Moe, 24, vowed Wednesday, "I'm here to stay."
November 13, 1995
Dick Montana, 40, country singer and drummer with the San Diego group Beat Farmers. Born Dan McLain in Carmel, Montana gravitated to San Diego, where he ran an underground record store and became "Country Dick," performing with the garage rock band the Crawdaddys. He also worked with the Penetrators before forming the Beat Farmers in 1983, whose albums include "Tales of the New West" and "Viking Lullabys."