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World Cup legacy project brings free hockey to kids

Children in Brampton, Ontario latest to receive opportunity through NHL, NHLPA program

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The World Cup of Hockey Community Caravan brought its Try Hockey Program to the Ross Drive Public School in Brampton, Ontario for students in Grades 2-5 on Monday.

Hockey Canada, with support from the NHL and National Hockey League Players' Association through the World Cup of Hockey 2016 Legacy Project, introduced 358 students (179 girls, 179 boys) to the sport, with the majority of them holding a hockey stick for the first time. The program focused on the fundamental skills of stickhandling, passing and shooting, and gifted the school with two sets of floorball equipment and a 10-week lesson plan.

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NHL Board deems World Cup of Hockey 2016 a success

League executives happy with tournament, aim to make it fixture on international calendar

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The World Cup of Hockey 2016 met expectations and should be a fixture on the League's international calendar, according to one of the presentations made Friday at the NHL Board of Governors meeting.

"The final take is I think everybody in the room believes, as do we, that we were able to re-establish this event in a very big major way," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday at the conclusion of two days of meetings. "It was very successful. There are a variety of things that we're focused on to do it even better the next time we do it, whenever that might be. I think people were pleased with it, understanding that it's a very small part of our business, but we think it's important when we can to focus on events like that."

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Matt Duchene separated shoulder at World Cup

Avalanche forward says injury won't hold him back this season

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene separated his shoulder while practicing with Team Canada before the World Cup of Hockey 2016 but said it won't hinder him this season.

Duchene, who practiced Monday for the first time with the Avalanche, said it's a "slight" injury that didn't affect his play in the tournament.

"It's better," he said after skating at right wing on a line with left wing Gabriel Bourque and center Nathan MacKinnon. "It's a little stiff in the mornings, but once I get warmed up I don't feel it. I feel good. I'm at 100 percent in terms of I can play."

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Christian Ehrhoff impressed Bruins at World Cup

Coach Claude Julien says defenseman's puck-moving ability led to tryout contract

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BOSTON -- Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff provided Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien with an up-close look at the World Cup of Hockey 2016.

Julien, an assistant coach for Team Canada, coached against Ehrhoff and Team Europe in the World Cup final. The 34-year-old, playing without an NHL contract in the tournament, had three assists in six games before signing a professional tryout contract with the Bruins on Friday.

Ehrhoff, a native of Germany who has played 12 NHL seasons, practiced with the Bruins for the first time at Warrior Ice Arena on Monday.

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Evgeni Malkin vows to 'play better' for Penguins

Center unhappy with his performance at World Cup

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Evgeni Malkin is unhappy with his game after a disappointing World Cup of Hockey 2016, but he is using it as motivation for the NHL season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"I need to start now," Malkin told the Penguins website after practice Saturday. "I'm not playing great. I'm not happy with my game at the World Cup. But I will play better here and now."

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World Cup was learning experience for Barry Trotz

Capitals coach says working with Team Canada staff 'made me better'

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz has been behind the bench for 1,436 games during his 18 NHL seasons, but nothing prepared him for the intensity of a World Cup of Hockey 2016 game played in Canada.

"Even the first exhibition game, it felt maybe more intense than an actual NHL playoff game because there [were] more expectations on [Team] Canada than probably some of the other teams, especially because they were hosting it," Trotz said. "I wouldn't trade it for the world. It made me better. It stretched me."

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Top 10 moments from World Cup

Here are best thrills and chills during historic, memorable two weeks

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TORONTO -- Team Canada lived up to the hype and won the World Cup of Hockey 2016 championship with a 2-1 victory against Team Europe in the second game of the best-of-3 final at Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

Team Canada's 6-0 run through the World Cup was the main story here, but there were so many subplots that made the tournament a success.

Here is a list of the top 10 memorable moments from the World Cup:

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Five takeaways from World Cup

Carey Price's return from injury, Team Canada's dominance top highlights

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TORONTO -- Sidney Crosby is the best hockey player in the world, but if we've been paying attention and honest in our objectivity, we already knew that.

What we didn't know was how goaltender Carey Price would respond after being off for 10 months or if Team Canada would again prove itself as the best in a best-on-best tournament. 

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Canada celebrates World Cup of Hockey win

NHL players, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offer their salutes

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

Shortly after Brad Marchand went airborne to celebrate his game-winning goal for Team Canada in the World Cup of Hockey 2016, the party was on.

Marchand scored the go-ahead, shorthanded goal with 43.1 seconds left in the game to give Team Canada a 2-1 win against Team Europe, and Brent Burns and Logan Couture found the goggles and a couple of cold ones to get the bash started in the locker room.

It wasn't just the players in the tournament who had something to say about Team Canada's big win. Congratulatory tweets were coming in from players around the NHL.

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Mike Babcock's lucky McGill tie comes through again

Team Canada coach honors alma mater in biggest moments

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

Who says there's no ties in hockey?

One of Team Canada coach Mike Babcock's lucky ties made an appearance in Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 final and it worked yet again.

Tweet from @McGillAlumni: Eye spy a lucky McGill tie! Mike Babcock, BEd'86 has worn his McGill tie for 2 Olympic gold medal wins & continues tradition for #WCH2016 pic.twitter.com/CX1lGYlEkX

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