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Jonas Johansson earns first shutout as Avalanche blank Ducks

Reuters
EditorsNote: adds “Avalanche” in ninth graf Jonas Johansson had 28 saves for his first career shutout, and the visiting Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-0 on Friday night. Valeri Nichushkin and Mikko Rantanen scored goals and Nathan MacKinnon had an assist to extend his points streak to eight games.......

Julie Pomagalski, Former Olympic Snowboarder, Is Killed in an Avalanche

New York Times
Neil Vigdor Julie Pomagalski, a two-time Olympian for France in snowboarding and a former world champion, was killed in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps on Tuesday, French sports officials said on Wednesday. She was 40. The accident occurred in the canton of Uri, according to the Swiss authorities, who......

What You Need to Know About Avalanche Safety in the Backcountry

New York Times
Bryan Pietsch “They’re not a substitute for an on-snow class, where you can physically see the snow structure,” he added. In-person avalanche classes, such as those using curriculum from the American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education, teach people how to identify potential hazards in the backcountry — like a......

‘Avalanche’ of unspent CARES Act cash for schools draws criticism in Florida House

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here During the Wednesday hearing, state Rep. Randy Fine, the House’s K-12 budget writer, took aim at the “avalanche” of money school districts — and DOE — are sitting on. Given the potential influx of more money from a Democratic-controlled Congress,......

Covid Restrictions Might Factor Into Avalanche Deaths, Experts Say

New York Times
John Branch Avalanche deaths tend to occur at the crossroads of science and human nature. Conditions are dictated mostly by snowpack, the danger often hidden far below the fresh powder — out of sight and, sometimes, out of mind. Humans are lured by the promise of fresh air and fluffy......

How Joe Sakic built the Avalanche into a perennial Stanley Cup contender

ESPN
Despite a 3-3 start, the Colorado Avalanche are one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup this season. But how did they get here? How did a team that finished dead last in the NHL in 2016-17 become the toast of the league in four years? And how did......

How the Avalanche are handling being a top Stanley Cup favorite

ESPN
Milan Hejduk was the last remaining member of the 2001 Stanley Cup-winning Colorado Avalanche to stay on the roster. But entering the 2012-13 season, Hejduk knew he would have a diminished role. He called teammate Gabriel Landeskog and told him to meet him and then-coach Joe Sacco for a meeting......

Three killed after avalanche hits ski resort in Russian Arctic

Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Three people were killed after an avalanche struck a ski resort near the Arctic city of Norilsk late on Friday, the local branch of Russia’s emergency services ministry said. The bodies of two adults and a young child were found as part of a search and rescue......

Avalanche in Iran kills at least one climber

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the Tochal ski resort, in north of Tehran, Iran December 12, 2019. Picture taken December 12, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File Photo (Reuters) – An avalanche on a mountain summit outside Iran’s capital Tehran killed at least one climber on......

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