Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Manitoba’ Category

Adios, Adarius: Blue Bombers send all-star receiver Adarius Bowman to Montreal

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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?The CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced Monday they traded the all-star receiver to the Montreal Alouettes for a conditional eighth-round draft choice in 2019.

Jacob Trouba gets $5.5M salary for upcoming season: arbitrator

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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An arbitrator has awarded Jacob Trouba a salary of $5.5 million for the 2018-19 season.

The puck stops here: Winnipeg Jets sign Hellebuyck to 6-year deal

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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The Winnipeg Jets have locked up their starting goaltender for another six seasons.

Winnipeg once wrangled the Stampede out of Calgary

Saturday, July 7th, 2018
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There was a time "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" saddled up in Winnipeg after Calgary turned its back on the western festival now known as the Stampede.

Banned in Australia, controversial cricketer chosen to captain new Winnipeg pro team

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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Controversial cricketer David Warner, serving a one-year ban in his native Australia, has been appointed captain of the Winnipeg team in Canada's new professional cricket league.

Jermaine Loewen: From Jamaican orphanage to NHL prospect

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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Jermaine Loewen is the first Jamaican-born player to be drafted to the NHL, but his story was inspiring long before his name was called.

Gay football player finds acceptance after nearly quitting because of homophobia

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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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
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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
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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.