Ryan Pyette, The London Free Press

Ryan Pyette has been a sports reporter for The London Free Press since 2001. He previously worked for the Sun papers in Calgary and Winnipeg. He has covered two Olympics and proudly displays a massive 1999 World Professional Chuckwagon Association writer-of-the-year plaque at his work station. He is originally from Sault Ste. Marie. Email rpyette@postmedia.com or twitter @RyanatLFPress


There won't be a player of Sidney Crosby's calibre at this year's Memorial Cup in London, Ont. (QMI Agency)

No Sidney Crosby-like star at this year's Memorial Cup

There is no Sidney Crosby this time around. The chance to see a generational talent at the Memorial Cup in London crashed after Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters were knocked out by Guelph this spring.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skate during the exhibition gala at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ont., March 17, 2013. (CRAIG GLOVER/QMI Agency)

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir thank London for memorable worlds

If they could, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir would've changed one thing about the World Figure Skating Championships. The hometown heroes would have switched the national anthem at Saturday's ice dance medal ceremony from the Star Spangled Banner to O Canada.