Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun

Lance Hornby has covered the Maple Leafs and the National Hockey League as a Toronto Sun beat writer and columnist going on 25 years. An avid historian and member of the Society for International Hockey Research, he has written, co-authored or edited six books, including the Story of Maple Leaf Gardens and Hockey's Greatest Moments. He has appeared on Sportsnet, TSN, CBC,and LeafsTV. Lance lives in Toronto-Riverdale.


Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul (centre) celebrates his goal in the first period against the Senators last night at the ACC. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Maple Leafs edge Sens in shootout

As bad as they have been this year and at times in the past decade, the Maple Leafs still have a little magic when it comes to making the Ottawa Senators’ playoff ambitions difficult.

Pat Quinn (QMI Agency files)

Hockey world mourns Pat Quinn

He was a player, coach, a player’s coach, a general manager, president, chairman and team owner.

View along the coast of Oahu from the balcony of the Waikiki Beach Marriott in Honolulu. LANCE HORNBY/TORONTO SUN

Hawaii: Soaking up the easy, breezy islands spirit

In high school, we envied those golden tanned kids back from break with T-shirts that bragged "Hawaii '73," growing more jealous as the classes of '74, '75 and beyond rolled through.

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, react after the prince took a shot with a hockey stick and missed during a visit to the Somba K'e Civic Plaza in Yellowknife, NWT, on July 5, 2011. (REUTERS files)

Hockey invented in England ... not Canada

The mother country that gave Canada warm beer, Coronation Street and Benedict Cumberbatch, can now lay claim to originating and exporting our cool national sport.

Hockey Canada and NIKE unveil the 2014 Canadian Olympic hockey sweaters at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun)

Team Canada Sochi Olympic hockey jerseys unveiled

There are laws against desecrating the flag, but that didn’t stop many hockey fans tearing a strip off the new maple leaf sweater that three teams will wear this winter in Sochi.