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Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris gives a thumbs up in hospital while recovering from multiple injuries following a crash while snowboarding in B.C.'s backcountry over the weekend. (Craig McMorris/Instagram)

Injured McMorris eyes 2018 Games

Craig McMorris realizes that people might write off his little brother when it comes to competing for Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (right) talks with William Nylander (29) as they prepare for the Panthers Tuesday night in Toronto on Monday, March 27, 2017. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Leafs could contend for years

There are many numbers that underscore the surprising rebound of the Toronto Maple Leafs from dead last in the NHL to, as of now, inside the playoff picture.

Niagara Falls Canucks' Ryan Mooney and St. Catharines Falcons Justin Felker do battle in Golden Horseshoe Conference junior B semifinal action Sunday. The Falcons won to advance to the conference finals against the Caledonia Corvairs. (Joe Cseh/Special to Postmedia Network)

Falcons heading to Golden Horseshoe finals

The St. Catharines Falcons battled their way through adversity against the Niagara Falls Canucks and now have the opportunity to take down the Caledonia Covairs in the Golden Horseshoe Conference finals.

Scoop Jardine of the Niagara River Lions tries to get the ball past Nick Evans of the Windsor Express in basketball action at the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines on Friday. Julie Jocsak/ St. Catharines Standard/ Postmedia Network Julie Jocsak

Coach calls for more heart after frustrating loss

Any basketball aficionado will tell you when a team shoots under 40 percent, and commits double the turnovers of their opponent they won’t win — and that was exactly the case for the Niagara River Lions Friday night at Meridian Centre.

Goalie Zach Moore of the Niagara Falls Canucks defends the net against, left, Romaeo D'Intino and Jake Lloyd of the St. Catharines Falcons in junior B hockey action at Gale Centre in Niagara Falls on Wednesday. (Julie Jocsak/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network)

Canucks tie series with Falcons

There was no shortage of energy in Gale Centre Wednesday night, as the Niagara Falls Canucks battled their way to a crucial 5-4 victory against the St. Catharines Falcons, tying the best-of-7 series at two wins apiece.