Rob Watson, Bauer Field Manager-Ontario team, fits a skate for Sabrina, 10, as mom Deborah looks on, at The First Shift Welcome Event in Bradford, Ont. on Tuesday October 11, 2016."I'm looking forward to it," Sabrina said, starting hockey for the first time. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

The First Shift gets ready to play

For a second year, Bradford West Gwillimbury Minor Hockey participated in The First Shift program – a unique introduction to the great sport of hockey, that fully equips kids between the ages of 6 and 10 with Bauer hockey gear, and provides an introduction on the ice, for only $199 – taxes included.

 Barrie Colts defenceman Joey Keane, watches Colts goalie David Ovsjannikov sweep away the puck against the Mississauga Steelheads during second period OHL action at the Barrie Molson Centre Thursday night. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Colts edge Steelheads

The Barrie Colts needed to start scoring goals at home. Getting four in regulation was just what the doctor ordered.

John Gibbons will return to manage the Blue Jays next season. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Jays: Gibbons will be back

In the end, the Toronto Blue Jays’ World Series hopes were lost when the bats went quiet against Cleveland Indians pitching.

Wayne Gretzky sits down with Mike Zeisberger in Toronto on Monday October 17, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Postmedia Network)

Gretzky: Hockey expenses 'a crisis'

In his role as the official ambassador for the NHL’s centennial season, Wayne Gretzky sat down for a one-on-one with Postmedia to discuss all things hockey. In the third of a four-part series entitled “THE GREAT ONE & THE STATE OF THE GAME,” Gretzky admits that the soaring costs of playing hockey is not a new dilemma for the sport — but nevertheles