Team Canada fans cheer on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team at the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill in Calgary on Feb. 19, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network/Files)

Small sports bars could be hit hard

One problem with trying to charge establishments that show televised sports more money for those broadcasts is that it leads to a weird philosophical debate: What exactly is a sports bar?

The CFR Bisons and Calgary Buffaloes are tied at 1-1 in their best-of-five South Finals series in Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League action. Here Zach Huber split the d and had a good chance ,but failed to score, as the Buffaloes won a close 2-1 game on Mar. 10 at the Cardel Rec South. The Bisons tied the series on Mar. 11 with a 2-1 win in Strathmore.

Bisons in tight matchup with Buffaloes

The CFR Bisons and Calgary Buffaloes are in a close best-of-five series battle, taking a one game lead after winning on 3-2 in a double overtime thriller in Calgary on Tuesday.

Strathmore Minor Hockey Association novice hockey players swarm the Wheatland Kings mascot with hugs after the customary handshake at the end of the game, during the Murray Chrysler Dodge Caravan Kids hockey day on March 3. Photo by Monique Massiah/Strathmore Standard/Postmedia

Celebrating with local hockey players

There’s were smiles all around on March 3 as novice hockey players from the Strathmore area were treated to an afternoon of hockey and a celebratory pizza party during the Dodge Caravan Kids Hockey program, hosted by Murray Chrysler Strathmore.

Hockey Canada head Tom Renney has several plans in place -- with or without NHL players -- for Canada's coaches and roster at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea next February. (David Bloom/Postmedia Network)

Uneasy wait for Olympics decision

Tom Renney has Plan A and Plan B and maybe even a Plan C in his Hockey Canada office and admits he has no clue whether NHL players will be participating in the Olympic Games next year in Korea.