Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Manitoba’ Category

Gay football player finds acceptance after nearly quitting because of homophobia

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Donovan Hillary

Donovan Hillary, a 22-year-old middle linebacker with the Winnipeg Rifles junior team, has proved he can co-exist as a football player and a gay man.

Goaltender Sami Jo Small named GM of CWHL’s Toronto Furies

Monday, June 11th, 2018
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Sami Jo Small has been named the general manager of the Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women's Hockey League.

95-year-old Winnipeg man hopes to sprint past Canadian record

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
Lou Billinkoff

Lou Billinkoff, 95, hopes after blowing out the candles on his birthday cake Tuesday, he’ll blow by the competition and break a Canadian record in the 100-metre dash later this month.

Jets goalie Hellebuyck consoles teammates who ‘left their heart out there’

Monday, May 21st, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

After the final buzzer, Connor Hellebuyck went up to his teammates still on the ice, many bent over their sticks their heads hanging dejectedly, and gave them a pat and said a few words in what he agreed was an emotional moment.

Jets looking to even series in Friday’s ‘must-win’ Game 4 vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Friday, May 18th, 2018
Mathieu Perreault

The Winnipeg Jets are emphasizing the need to come out flying against the Vegas Golden Knights when the two clubs play the fourth game in their Western Conference final series Friday night.

Vegas Golden Knights fans thrilled over dream first NHL season

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Ray Labayog, daughter Raylene, son Raydenn

After a big win against Winnipeg on Wednesday evening, fans of the Vegas Golden Knights believe more than ever that their first-year expansion team is a real contender for the Stanley Cup.

Beating the odds in Vegas: Former Winnipegger’s bets on Jets, Golden Knights may just pay off

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Shannon Yelland

During the first week of October, Shannon Yelland placed a $20 US bet on the Vegas Golden Knights winning the 2018 Stanley Cup. Out of loyalty to her hometown, she also placed a $20 US bet on the Winnipeg Jets doing the same. She now stands a good chance of winning $1,200 to $4,000.

Winnipeg Rifles president resigns over P.K. Subban post

Monday, May 14th, 2018
Todd Wilson facebook post

The president of the Winnipeg Rifles football club has resigned after coming under fire for an "insensitive" post making fun of P.K. Subban by posting a picture of a vendor at Bell MTS Place who also happens to be black.

‘I would bleed green’: CFL’s Darian Durant announces retirement, surprising Bombers

Friday, May 11th, 2018
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CFL quarterback Darian Durant, newly signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, is hanging up his helmet.

What will it take for Jets to thrash Predators? 3 retired hockey stars reflect on pressure of Game 7

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Joe Daley, Joe Daley Sports and Framing

What does it take to win a do-or-die game? Former hockey stars are giving their insight on what the Jets need to do to win the series finale.