Ryan Dixon
@dixononsports
Ryan Dixon has been covering pro sports— beginning with hockey — since 2006. After spending five years with The Hockey News, Ryan joined the Sportsnet team in 2011. He specializes in features and has written about everything from NHL stars to soccer in Northern Uganda. Ryan is the co-host of the Tape II Tape hockey podcast on Sportsnet.ca.
Eight breakout candidates for the 2022-23 NHL season
Ryan Dixon
While many breakout candidates are circled in red before the NHL season begins, sometimes they still come out of the blue. Here's a list of eight to keep an eye on.
Bunting looking to be regular contributor for Maple Leafs after breakout season
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Sarah Fillier hitting her stride on new line for Canada at WWHC
Ryan Dixon
With neither Natalie Spooner nor Melodie Daoust available for this event, Fillier is centring a second unit flanked by Jessie Eldridge and Sarah Potomak and the line sure seemed to hit its stride in Game 2.
Nurse, Poulin make presence felt in Canada's strong start at World Championship
Ryan Dixon
Four different players scored for Canada in their 4-1 Women's World Hockey Championship win against Finland, with Sarah Nurse and Marie-Philip Poulin leading the charge.
Canadian NHL teams off-season grades: Flames, Senators earn top marks
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Canada continues to show growth after overcoming adversity against Czechia
Ryan Dixon
Kent Johnson authored the signature moment of the event, Mason McTavish is officially on record watch and Jack Thompson quietly collected three assists as Canada overcame its first deficit of the world juniors to defeat Czechia 5-1 on Saturday night at Rogers Place.
Showcasing 'super-elite' shot, Bedard continues to amaze in early WJC performance
Ryan Dixon
Wherever Connor Bedard goes, it’s the same story: Goals get scored and jaws hit the floor over the way this projected first-overall pick fires pucks. The 17-year-old has been on a tear through his first handful of World Junior games, which has drawn notice from teammates and fans.
In game defined by McTavish's stellar performance Canada puts forth more cohesive effort
Ryan Dixon
Canada earns first win at WJC as Latvia applies unexpected pressure
Ryan Dixon
Canada took on Latvia for their first game of the rescheduled 2022 World Juniors, making off with a 5-2 victory at Rogers Place after an unexpected effort from their competitors.