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‘Captain Crunch,’ ice hockey’s most reluctant fighter

I once asked hockey tough guy Dave Hanson about a contemporary of his in the 1970s, Allan Globensky, who played for my hometown Maine Nordiques. “Capt. Crunch Globensky,” Hanson wrote back. “He was a tough dude.” Hanson’s distinguished pro career included

Breaking out the pointy white boots to celebrate Canada Day

I earned my Canadian cred in my early youth, when I found myself donning a pair of pointy white boots at a maple sugaring somewhere in the province of Quebec. I was mortified, self-awareness stirring within me like sap in a

3 times the love for Alvvays’ ‘Archie, Marry Me’

In early January, I emailed my wife a link to a song I liked called “Monkey Tree” by the band Mother Mother. Sara responded with a link of her own: “Here’s one for you — band out of Toronto.” The