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Hockey Canada head Tom Renney has several plans in place -- with or without NHL players -- for Canada's coaches and roster at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea next February. (David Bloom/Postmedia Network)

Uneasy wait for Olympics decision

Tom Renney has Plan A and Plan B and maybe even a Plan C in his Hockey Canada office and admits he has no clue whether NHL players will be participating in the Olympic Games next year in Korea.

Portage Islander goalie Mitch Wiebe pushes across to stop a Hawk defender in tight.

Islanders prepare for playoff push

With the Portage Islanders' mid-season swoon all but a distant memory, the team can sleep easy knowing that they'll have home ice advantage for at least the first round of the post season, as the cloudy South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League playoff picture becomes clearer with the regular season quickly winding down.