Blackhawks lose backup goalie
The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks lost backup goalie Ray Emery and re-signed defenseman Michal Rozsival and forward Michal Handzus as NHL free agency period opened Friday.
Emery accepted a $1.65 million, one-year offer with the Philadelphia Flyers.
• After the Boston Bruins failed to get Jarome Iginla at the trade deadline, they grabbed him in free agency.
The longtime Flames forward, who was traded to Pittsburgh in March, signed a one-year deal with the Bruins.
• The New Jersey Devils and Ryane Clowe, who played for the New York Rangers last season, have agreed to a $24.25 million, five-year contract,
• The Toronto Maple Leafs and Tyler Bozak have agreed to a $21 million, five-year contract.
• The Ottawa Senators wasted little time to fill the loss of captain Daniel Alfredsson by acquiring forward Bobby Ryan in a trade.
In exchange for landing the four-time 30-goal scorer, the Senators dealt forwards Jakob Silfverbeg, Stefan Noesen and their first-round pick in next year’s draft to Anaheim.
• The Edmonton Oilers have signed former Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference to a four-year deal.
• Free agent goaltender Dan Ellis, who played for Carolina last season, has signed a two-year, $1.8 million contract with Dallas, where he made his NHL debut nine years ago.
• In an attempt to boost their anemic offense, Nashville added forwards Viktor Stalberg, Matt Cullen, Matt Hendricks and Eric Nystrom.
• The Phoenix Coyotes added much-needed skill, signing forward Mike Ribeiro to a four-year, $22 million contract.
• The Carolina Hurricanes gave one-year contracts to veteran defenseman Mike Komisarek and backup goalie Anton Khudobin.
• Saku Koivu is returning to the Anaheim Ducks after signing a one-year contract.
Koivu is a 17-year NHL veteran who returns for a fifth season in Anaheim.
Canada selects national coach
Former Real Madrid coach Benito Floro has been hired as Canada’s national soccer coach.
He succeeds Stephen Hart, who left in October following the team’s humiliating exit from World Cup qualifying. The Canadian men’s team is ranked 88th by FIFA.
Former captain dies at age 86
Ted Hood, a yachtsman, yacht designer and builder, and sailmaker from Rhode Island who captained the winner of the 1974 America’s Cup, has died at the age of 86.
Hood died June 28 at a nursing home in Middletown, near his home in Portsmouth, his son Richard Hood said. He had suffered from pneumonia and heart troubles.
Washington wins in quarterfinals
In Henley, England, the University of Washington beat a Spanish crew from Real Sevilla and Real Mediterranoe de Malaga by 3 lengths Friday in the quarterfinals of the Ladies’ Plate for international eights at Henley Royal Regatta on the Thames.
Washington will meet a British national squad development crew on Saturday.
In the quarterfinals of the Thames Cup for club eights, Green Lake Crew, from Seattle, went down by 1 ½ lengths to England’s Griffen Boat Club. In the Temple Cup for student eights, Harvard University emerged victorious in the all-American quarterfinal against the University of Virginia by 1 2/3 lengths to move into the semifinals against Newcastle University.