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Martin Gernat of Slovakia, right, and Andrei Kuzmenko of Russia fight for a puck during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between the Slovakia and Russia at the Olympic Sports Center in Riga, Latvia, Monday, May 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Roman Koksarov

Russian winger Andrei Kuzmenko to sign with Canucks: player, agent

Free agent reportedly visited handful of interested teams before deciding on the Canucks.

Martin Gernat of Slovakia, right, and Andrei Kuzmenko of Russia fight for a puck during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between the Slovakia and Russia at the Olympic Sports Center in Riga, Latvia, Monday, May 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Roman Koksarov
Kirk McLean. (BC Sports Hall of Fame Photo)

PODCAST: Bob Marjanovich talks with Canucks goaltending legend Kirk McLean

MOJ ON SPORTS: Former Vancouver backstop discusses his storied NHL career

  • Jun 20, 2022
Kirk McLean. (BC Sports Hall of Fame Photo)
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Ross Colton (79) and Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar (8) try to stay upright after a collision during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Ross Colton (79) and Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar (8) try to stay upright after a collision during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/John Locher)
FILE - Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella watches the team play against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Jan. 9, 2020. The Philadelphia Flyers have hired Tortorella as their new coach, hoping the veteran can help lead them to their first Stanley Cup since 1975. Tortorella coached Tampa Bay to a Stanley Cup title in 2004. He also coached the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. He was fired in May 2021 after six seasons with the Blue Jackets.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Tortorella hired to revitalize dormant Philadelphia Flyers

Veteran bench boss is the sixth Flyers coach in the past 10 years

FILE - Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella watches the team play against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Jan. 9, 2020. The Philadelphia Flyers have hired Tortorella as their new coach, hoping the veteran can help lead them to their first Stanley Cup since 1975. Tortorella coached Tampa Bay to a Stanley Cup title in 2004. He also coached the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. He was fired in May 2021 after six seasons with the Blue Jackets.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
International soccer players, from left, Hirving "Chucky" Lozano, Jonathan Osorio and Christian Pulisic wait along 6th Ave. for FIFA's announcement of the names of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

FIFA chief predicts soccer becoming U.S. number-one sport by 2026

NFL averaged 17.1 million viewers during 2021 season, while the 2018 World Cup averaged 5.04 million

International soccer players, from left, Hirving "Chucky" Lozano, Jonathan Osorio and Christian Pulisic wait along 6th Ave. for FIFA's announcement of the names of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Warriors beat Boston Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Finals MVP Stephen Curry leads Golden State with 34 points

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Adam Hadwin, of Canada, reacts after putting on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Brookline, Mass. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Adam Hadwin, of Canada, reacts after putting on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Brookline, Mass. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Former Kelowna Rocket turned Montreal Canadian captain Shea Weber has been traded to the Vegas Golden Knights. (Contributed)

Canadiens trade Okanagan’s Shea Weber to Vegas for forward Evgenii Dadonov

Weber led the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final in 2021, but missed this season due to injuries

Former Kelowna Rocket turned Montreal Canadian captain Shea Weber has been traded to the Vegas Golden Knights. (Contributed)
Cheers broke out at B.C. Place on Thursday (June 16, 2022) as Vancouver was selected as a 2026 FIFA World Cup host city as part of a North American joint bid. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

Vancouver chosen to host FIFA World Cup in 2026 as part of North American bid

Vancouver will get five pre-games, but FIFA has yet to confirm the total number of games

Cheers broke out at B.C. Place on Thursday (June 16, 2022) as Vancouver was selected as a 2026 FIFA World Cup host city as part of a North American joint bid. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy watches the team warm up before an NFL football game between the Bills and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. On Friday night, the former Montreal Alouettes head coach will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Adrian Kraus

Former Alouettes head coach Marv Levy joins select football group

Levy to become only the third person to be enshrined in both the CFL and NFL Halls of Fame

Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy watches the team warm up before an NFL football game between the Bills and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. On Friday night, the former Montreal Alouettes head coach will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Adrian Kraus
Former Canadian Football League wide receiver Josh Boden arrives at British Columbia Provincial Court in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday July 26, 2012. A Crown prosecutor has suggested a parole eligibility period of 12 to 15 years for the former Canadian Football League wide receiver convicted of the “brutal” murder of his ex-girlfriend.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Crown says 12- to 15-year parole eligibility suitable for former B.C. Lions player

Joshua Boden convicted in β€˜brutal’ 2009 murder of his ex-girlfriend

Former Canadian Football League wide receiver Josh Boden arrives at British Columbia Provincial Court in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday July 26, 2012. A Crown prosecutor has suggested a parole eligibility period of 12 to 15 years for the former Canadian Football League wide receiver convicted of the “brutal” murder of his ex-girlfriend.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) deflects a shot next to Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher during the second period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Avalanche edge Lightning 4-3 in OT to open Stanley Cup Final

Burakovsky nets winner for Colorado 1:23 into extra frame

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) deflects a shot next to Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher during the second period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman responds to a question during an NHL hockey media day before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman responds to a question during an NHL hockey media day before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Police officers patrol the waters of False Creek by boat near the athletes village and GM Place in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. An Indigenous-led partnership is moving ahead with plans to host the 2030 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous-led bid for 2030 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Whistler moving ahead

B.C.’s Lilwat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations spearheading the project

Police officers patrol the waters of False Creek by boat near the athletes village and GM Place in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. An Indigenous-led partnership is moving ahead with plans to host the 2030 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Team Canada players celebrate after beating Team USA 3-2 in the final game of the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship on Monday, June 13 at LaBahn Ice Arena in Madison, Wis. (@IIHFHockey/Twitter photo)

Canada claims gold in U18 women’s hockey by beating U.S. 3-2

Championship rescheduled after cancellation and delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Team Canada players celebrate after beating Team USA 3-2 in the final game of the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship on Monday, June 13 at LaBahn Ice Arena in Madison, Wis. (@IIHFHockey/Twitter photo)
Fans wave Canadian flags before Canada and Curacao play a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Honduras trips Canada 2-1 in CONCACAF Nations League soccer play

Canada controlled the ball, but it wasn’t enough in match in Honduras

Fans wave Canadian flags before Canada and Curacao play a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against Boston Celtics centre Al Horford during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in San Francisco, Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against Boston Celtics centre Al Horford during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in San Francisco, Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Filip Johansson to a two-year entry-level contract. Filip Johansson, left, of Sweden, is greeted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman after being selected by the Minnesota Wild during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Canucks sign defenceman Filip Johansson to two-year entry-level contract

Player originally selected by Minnesota in the first round, 24th overall, at the 2018 NHL draft

The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Filip Johansson to a two-year entry-level contract. Filip Johansson, left, of Sweden, is greeted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman after being selected by the Minnesota Wild during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) is pushed out of bounds by Edmonton Elks’ Jalen Collins as he runs with the ball during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) is pushed out of bounds by Edmonton Elks’ Jalen Collins as he runs with the ball during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck