Canadian student surprised by libel suit from Leafs' ex-GM

VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 30 (UPI) -- A Canadian journalism student says he is surprised to be named in a defamation lawsuit filed by a former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

NHL: Toronto 2, Montreal 1

MONTREAL, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Ben Scrivens turned aside 21 shots and Phil Kessel notched two assists for Toronto Saturday, which opened its season with a 2-1 win over Montreal.

Maple Leafs fire Burke, hire Nonis as GM

TORONTO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Wednesday President and General Manager Brian Burke has been fired and replaced by former Vancouver GM Dave Nonis.

Hockey players become ill during games

TAYLOR, Mich., March 12 (UPI) -- Twenty to 28 youth hockey players fell ill during Michigan championship games, officials said.

Maple Leafs make coaching change

TORONTO, March 3 (UPI) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Friday the franchise has fired Coach Ron Wilson and replaced him with Randy Carlyle.

Toronto GM's son killed in car crash

ECONOMY, Ind., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The youngest son of Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke and another young man were killed in a traffic accident near Economy, Ind., police said.

NHL Hall of Famer Ted Kennedy dies at 83

TORONTO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Hall of Famer Ted "Teeder" Kennedy, who played on five Toronto Stanley Cup championship teams, died Friday in Port Colborne, Ontario. He was 83.

NHL: Toronto 3, Los Angeles 1

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Matt Stajan and Mikhail Grabovski scored power-play goals 81 seconds apart in the third period Monday, lifting Toronto to a 3-1 win over Los Angeles.

NHL: Toronto 4, Philadelphia 2

TORONTO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Led by Nik Antropov's one goal and one assist Saturday, Toronto topped Philadelphia 4-2 in the first game for the Maple Leafs' new general manager, Brian Burke.

NHL: Ottawa 2, Toronto 1 (SO)

OTTAWA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Jason Spezza scored the game-winner in the first round of a shootout Thursday, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Injury sidelines Ducks' Perry for 6 weeks

Injury sidelines Ducks' Perry for 6 weeks

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Anaheim Ducks leading goal scorer Corey Perry will be sidelined for about six weeks following surgery on his injured right leg, the team announced Friday.

Aladdin releases Web-based security

CHICAGO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Israel-based Aladdin Knowledge Systems has announced a new comprehensive spyware anti-virus Web-based security system.

Giguere signs contract extension

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 21 (UPI) -- Jean-Sebastien Giguere, goaltender for the Stanley Cup-winning Anaheim Ducks, signed a contract extension Thursday.

Giguere is dealing with a family emergency

DALLAS, April 6 (UPI) -- The Anaheim Ducks said Friday that goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere will be absent from the team until next week's playoffs because of a family health emergency.

Edmonton trades Pronger to Anaheim

EDMONTON, Alberta, July 3 (UPI) -- Anaheim acquired defenseman Chris Pronger from Edmonton Monday in exchange for right wing Joffrey Lupul, defenseman Ladislav Smid and several draft picks.
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Brian Burke
VAN2000103109 - 31 OCTOBER 2000 - VANCOUVER, B.C. CANADA: Kevin Sorbo best known as the star of the television series 'Hercules' sits with Vancouver Canucks G.M. Brian Burke at the season opener of the Vancouver Grizzlies against the visiting Seattle Super Sonics at Vancouver's GM Place, October 31, 2000. bc/hr/H. Ruckemann UPI

Brian Thomas Burke (born in Perth, 25 February 1947) was Labor premier of Western Australia from 25 February 1983 until his resignation on 25 February 1988. Burke was imprisoned for seven months in 1994, after being convicted of rorting travel expenses.

In following decades, Burke continued to maintain his Labor party contacts and parliamentary influence, using them to further his career as a pro-business lobbyist. Burke worked both sides of politics in partnership with disgraced former ministerial colleague Julian Grill and assisted by former senator, Noel Crichton-Browne, to influence Liberal parliamentarians.

The son of federal Labor parliamentarian Tom Burke, Brian Burke started his career as a journalist, initially at the West Australian newspaper and later in radio and television. He entered politics in 1973, winning the Legislative Assembly seat of Balcatta at a by-election. His elder brother Terry held the seat of Perth from 1968-1987. In 1981, Brian Burke defeated Ron Davies to become opposition leader. At the February 1983 state election, being just 36 years of age, he became the state's 23rd premier (and its third youngest after John Scaddan and Newton Moore), ending almost nine years of conservative coalition government which had commenced under Sir Charles Court, and was completed by Ray O'Connor (1982-1983). On 25 February 1983 the governor commissioned the Burke ministry.

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