Ryan Smyth, a fan favourite during his years as an Edmonton Oiler, made his Chinook Hockey League debut last weekend with the Stony Plain Eagles, who visit the front-running Bentley Generals in Lacombe this Friday night. The teams face each other again Saturday in Stony Plain.

Former NHLer Smyth joins senior team

When the Bentley Generals visit their new Lacombe home rink this Friday night, there’s a chance that former Edmonton Oilers fan favourite Ryan Smyth might be in the Stony Plain Eagles’ lineup.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson (L) listens as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines, Iowa January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

Trump overshadows Republican debate

DES MOINES, Iowa - In Donald Trump's absence from the Republican presidential debate on Thursday, his rivals chided the billionaire front- runner for skipping the event and holding a competing fund-raiser for veterans across town in Des Moines, Iowa.