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Team Canada congratulates each other as they beat Team Europe 4-1 in World Cup of Hockey round-robin game in Toronto on Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

Canada vs. Russia still holds magic

Saturday night. Hockey Night in Canada. Canada-Russia. On home soil. In front of a raucous red-and-white clad capacity crowd at the Air Canada Centre and a national television audience watching at home from coast to coast.

Team North America centre Connor McDavid celebrates a goal by Jack Eichel (not pictured) against Finland during World Cup of Hockey action in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

North America puts on a show

It wasn’t the first time Todd McLellan had been asked the question. But like the day before and the day before that, he once again had to revise his answer.

Team Canada centre Sidney Crosby (left) battles Team Czech Republic centre Vladimir Sobotka (right) during World Cup of Hockey action in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Crosby's dominance helps Canada win

In the early days of training camp in Ottawa two weeks ago, after the majority of reporters had fled the Team Canada dressing room, Sidney Crosby took a moment to reflect on what it meant to wear that red-and-white maple leaf on his chest while playing on home soil.

Fehr walks the cup to the stage through the crowd. Thousands of residents braved the heat to come out to support Fehr, and get a glimpse of the Stanley Cup. (CASSIDY DANKOCHIK/Winkler Times)

Fehr brings Stanley Cup to Winkler

Hockey’s ultimate prize has once again made a stop in Winkler, as Eric Fehr brought the cup to the Southland Mall July 20. Thousands of fans got a chance for a photo with the cup and Pittsburgh Penguins player, as well as an opportunity to purchase an autographed picture or T-shirt.

Stanley Cup champion Eric Fehr says he can't wait to bring the cup home to Winkler. (Getty Images)

Fehr reflects on Stanley Cup

There are moments indelibly stamped on his brain, maybe too many to mention. Memories he’ll take to his grave.Mario Lemieux jumping into his own swimming pool with his clothes on at the team party was one.Having his parents come down to the ice to join in that deliriously wonderful post-game celebration, another.Holding his daughter Elizabeth, or E

Fans of the former NHL team the Quebec Nordiques enjoy the atmosphere during the NHL pre-season game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Videotron Centre on September 28, 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Nordiques fans optimistic about eventual return

Sports radio host Vincent Cauchon says he remembers being criticized at a Quebec City convenience store for buying Molson beer products — 20 years after the brewer vetoed plans for the Nordiques to enter the NHL in the late 1970s.

Winkler native Eric Fehr shares a Stanley Cup moment with his family, including his wife Rachel and daughter Elle, who got the best seat in the house. (supplied photo)

Watching family win the Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup is coming back to Winkler.Eric Fehr and the Pittsburgh Penguins secured the Stanley Cup championship over the San Jose Sharks June 12.Winkler born Eric Fehr is the second home grown NHL player to bring home the Stanley Cup for the third time.Dustin Penner brought the cup to Winkler in 2007 after winning it with the Anaheim Ducks. He