Sports: Stanley Cup parade scheduled for August 20 in Halifax

Edmonton Oilers announce Fort Wayne Komets as new ECHL affiliate

  Edmonton Oilers announce Fort Wayne Komets as new ECHL affiliate The two teams had been previously affiliated between 1988 and 1990. © Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images The Oilers have a new ECHL affiliate. Oilers assistant general manager Bill Scott released the following statement:"On behalf of Ken Holland, Keith Gretzky and the entire Edmonton Oilers organization, we are thrilled to announce our new affiliation with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. As one of the premiere clubs in the ECHL with a rich history of professional hockey in Indiana, we are very excited to have our future Oilers in Fort Wayne.

Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup following the Colorado Avalanche win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the Stanley Cup final. © John Bazemore/The Associated Press Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup following the Colorado Avalanche win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the Stanley Cup final.

The Stanley Cup will be making an appearance in downtown Halifax during a parade on August 20.

The Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon announced in an Instagram post on Tuesday the celebration will begin at noon at the Scotiabank Centre and end at Grand Parade for a Q&A session in front of city hall. at 1 p.m.


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This comes after the Colorado Avalanche beat out two-time defending champions the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 of the recent Stanley Cup Finals.

With MacKinnon contributing  a goal and an assist, this is the third time in franchise history that the Avalanche has brought home the Cup.

"Halifax, can't wait to see you all for the parade!" MacKinnon wrote in his post.

Free-agent defenseman Anton Stralman presents an opportunity for teams in need of leadership, depth .
Stralman still carries value in his leadership and experience, and given he’s 70 games away from 1,000 in the NHL, it’s a fair bet to assume he still has the drive to play in the league. On a contending team, though, he’s likely not more than a sixth or seventh defenseman at this stage. He does have the added value of being a right-shot defenseman, which some teams could surely use some added depth at. His play-driving ability, at least offensively, is still strong, but would likely need a sound two-way partner to have a lot of effectiveness.Stats2021-22: 74 GP, 8-15-23, -16 rating, 12 PIMs, 95 shots, 44.

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