Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Manitoba’ Category

Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler urges change to improve human rights in U.S.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
Blake Wheeler

Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler says he never envisioned his hometown of Minneapolis-St. Paul would serve as the spark for U.S.-wide protests against police killings of African-Americans.

Winnipegger part of International Women’s Day all-female NHL broadcast crew

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The Chicago Blackhawks play the St. Louis Blues on Mar. 8 — International Women's Day. That game will be televised on NBC by the the first all-female crew. Among them will be Jennifer Botterill, who grew up in Winnipeg and won four Olympic medals with Team Canada.

Fuelled by diminishing passion? What softer demand for Winnipeg Jets tickets means for True North

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

A ticket to see the Winnipeg Jets — once the most sought-after seat in the National Hockey League — is now so easy to obtain, as many as one in nine seats in Bell MTS Place are available for legal purchase hours before puck drop. This has huge implications for True North, given what are believed to be relatively thin profit margins for an NHL franchise in the league's smallest market.

Jets sign head coach Paul Maurice to multi-year extension

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
Paul Maurice, head coach of the Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets have given a big vote of confidence to head coach Paul Maurice, signing him to a multi-year contract extension.

2 Manitoba curling teams heading to world juniors celebrated in send-off party

Sunday, February 9th, 2020
Team Canada

Team Canada will be lead by Mackenzie Zacharias for the women and Jacques Gauthier for the men, as the two Manitoba teams are preparing to represent their country in the world junior curling championships in Russia starting Saturday.

Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets close to signing divorce papers: Sportsnet

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

It looks like Dustin Byfuglien may never skate for the Winnipeg Jets again.

Remembering Ryder: Northern Manitobans hang hockey jerseys for boy lost to cancer

Sunday, January 19th, 2020
Ryder Armstrong

The death of a young hockey player with a brain tumour has left a huge hole in the northern communities of Opaskwayak Cree Nation and The Pas, where people are hanging up jerseys in the windows of their homes and businesses in his honour.

Grey Cup rescued from burning Kenora, Ont., hotel Friday afternoon, fire chief says

Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Clarion Lake Inn fire

A fire that threatened an 11-storey Kenora, Ont., hotel Friday afternoon nearly took another victim as it spread across the bottom of the building: the Grey Cup.

Trio of college stars turning Pimicikamak into a hockey hotbed

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
Cross Lake girls Saige McKay, Carrigan Umpherville and Kennesha Miswaggon

Lifelong friends Saige McKay, Carrigan Umpherville and Kennesha Miswaggon grew up in an isolated northern Manitoba community, where exposure to the big leagues is limited. But all three have carved a path into elite, collegiate-level hockey.

Bomber makes 107-year-old’s Grey Cup dream come true

Saturday, December 21st, 2019
personal care home grey cup

107-year-old Ruby Fraser says she’s the Blue Bombers' biggest fan, so employees at her personal care home posted her request to Facebook, prompting running back Brady Oliveira to spring into action.