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Shaun Van Allen took a skate down memory lane Wednesday. Van Allen, the former Ottawa Senators checking centre and current assistant coach for the Carleton Ravens, was back practicing with current locked out NHLers and his own university players. With some of his university players home for the holidays or busy writing exams, a workout [...]

Marc Methot was feeling at home. Just like the rest of the NHL players who call Ottawa home and visited the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Tuesday afternoon, Methot was smiling, joking and laughing as he stooped down to sign autographs for a group of assembled sick children, some of them in wheelchairs, others attached [...]

Dan Boyle offered the smallest glimmer of optimism Monday for NHL fans hoping the lockout will end soon. Boyle, the Ottawa native and star San Jose Sharks defenceman, brought his equipment from California for his 10-day holiday stay back home. Just in case he needs to pick up his practice pace in a hurry. “That’s [...]

From a distance, it’s clear Tracey Crabtree is a passionate Ottawa Senators and National Hockey League fan. As she strolled through the busy Bayshore Shopping Centre with her friend Tanya Bruce at lunchtime Wednesday, she was sporting a Senators baseball cap. A closer look revealed a Senators tattoo on her left leg. Crabtree regularly helps out with charity fundraising during games at Scotiabank Place. Her aunt is a season-ticket holder.