Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun

Lance Hornby

Toronto Sun

Toronto, ON, Canada

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  • SudburyStar
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  • Ottawa Citizen
  • The Montreal Gazette
  • The Chronicle Herald
  • The Vancouver Sun
  • National Post
  • Calgary Sun
  • The Windsor Star
  • Ottawa Sun
  • PeterboroughExaminer
  • The Standard
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Recent articles by Lance:

Maple Leafs great Bob Nevin dies at 82

Bob Nevin, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Maple Leafs and captain of the Rangers after a 1964 trade to New York, has died at 82. → Read More

Maple Leafs hire Manny Malhotra as assistant coach

The Maple Leafs reached across the country to bring back a GTA native as their new assistant coach. → Read More

Matthews strong second to MacKinnon in Lady Byng vote

Auston Matthews was named on 21 first-place ballots, but Nathan MacKinnon had the most bang for his Byng votes. → Read More

Leafs legend Dave Keon hopes Auston Matthews can bring home Byng

Auston Matthews is on the short list for the Lady Byng Trophy, hockey’s good on-ice behaviour award, at a time his Maple Leafs are under fire for lack of players more bad to the bone. But don’t tell double winner and four-time Stanley Cup champion Dave Keon that the Byng ain’t the thing. “I thought […] → Read More

Isles advance to East Final

Before Game 7, a lone fan in a Flyers sweater pressed his face against the window to try and glimpse his favourite team inside barricaded Scotiabank Arena. If he had fresh legs and a scoring touch, coach Alain Vigneault would have gladly let him in to play. Two draining overtime wins after falling into a […] → Read More

Tense five weeks end without a hitch in Toronto NHL bubble

From the day that 12 teams checked into two hotels, to the departure of the last surviving Islanders or Flyers, it was a tense five weeks to keep the NHL’s… → Read More

National Hockey League, players take bold steps for social justice

To winter training camps already sure to be the most unusual in modern NHL history, will come new lessons never before part of the traditional program. → Read More

Toronto could be NHL bubble host in 2021

Will Toronto be a bubble hub again in 2021? → Read More

Bolts push Bruins to brink

In a light-hearted moment earlier this summer, Bruce Cassidy remarked that Toronto and Scotiabank Arena had been good to his Bruins as a playoff locale. But after beating the Leafs in three series since 2013, that’s no longer the case as the coach’s inconsistent team is a loss away from exiting the bubble back to Boston. […] → Read More

Bolts push Bruins to brink

In a light-hearted moment earlier this summer, Bruce Cassidy remarked that Toronto and Scotiabank Arena had been good to his Bruins as a playoff locale. But… → Read More

NHLers put game faces back on

They slapped sticks on the ice or banged them along the boards, looking up at a new slew of videos highlighting their league’s better-late-than-never unity in pursuit of social justice. Kevin Shattenkirk of Tampa Bay, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron of Boston, all on the big board at Scotiabank Arena with powerful pre-game messages spliced […] → Read More

Maple Leafs trade Kasperi Kapanen to Penguins for cap relief

Go ahead: Fantasize about what the Maple Leafs do with their cap savings from the trade of Kasperi Kapanen and what else they can buy or trade with more possible salary slashing to come. But another first-round post-season defeat showed they still need to pump the roster with new blood now, which was the second […] → Read More

Leafs GM Dubas looks to 2021, Spezza hopes to stay

After 48 hours to absorb another so-near-yet-so-far ending to its season, the Maple Leafs braintrust turned thoughts to 2021. → Read More

CLASS DISMISSED: Leafs 2019-20 report cards

Their stern old teacher was replaced early in the term by a younger man, but new lessons and months of home schooling did little for the Leafs at exam time. → Read More

All about Alexis Lafreniere now for eliminated Maple Leafs

Here’s a dilemma the Maple Leafs wouldn’t mind, less than 24 hours after a painful deciding game elimination by Columbus. → Read More

Joe Bowen's overtime Leafs goal call was loud and clear

Joe Bowen, through the years, has been forced to tone down his delivery in a few dramatic playoff reversals for the Maple Leafs. Game 6 against Los Angeles in 1993 comes to mind, the infamous Boston botch-up in 2013, and as recently as Thursday night of the Columbus series when a 3-0 Leafs lead went […] → Read More

Joe Bowen's overtime Leafs goal call was loud and clear

Joe Bowen, through the years, has been forced to tone down his delivery in a few dramatic playoff reversals for the Maple Leafs. → Read More

Toronto (Ohio) cheering for Jackets

Born in Toronto, raised on the Blue Jackets. → Read More

Leafs on brink of elimination after blowing three-goal lead in Game 3 OT loss

One Maple Leaf forewarned before this series that the Blue Jackets “will keep comin’ at you, no matter the score”. So a three-goal deficit with Toronto on cruise control just didn’t matter to a team that thrives on boring substance over style. But this blown lead in the 4-3 overtime loss might have seen the […] → Read More

Leafs in Raptors' room for Game 3

Their starting lineup isn’t clear for Thursday night, but at least the Maple Leafs can dress with success in view. → Read More