Canadian men’s basketball team set to face Nigeria in Winnipeg

The Canadian national men’s basketball team will play host to Nigeria in a pre-World Cup game on Aug. 9 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.The exhibition game will conclude the home team’s camp in Canada.The team departs for Australia on Aug. 10 and will face the Aussies in two pre-tournament games Aug. 16-17.Canada opens the World Cup on Sept. 1 against Australia in Dongguan, China.Canada Basketball CEO Glen Grunwald announces that the Senior Men’s National Team will host Team Nigeria on Fri August 9, 2019 at Bell MTS Place! #manitobabasketball…

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Home-ice advantage non-existent in Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues first round series

Game 5 of the Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues first round series is set for Thursday Night at Bell MTS Place, one of the loudest buildings in the NHL.But do the fans, noise, and the home ice actually give the Jets an advantage?As of Wednesday, out of all 31 games played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, home teams have won 17 games, while the away teams have won 14.READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets recall 6 players from Manitoba Moose for playoff runStory continues belowBut Jets Captain Blake Wheeler knows just…

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Fleetwood Mac postpones Winnipeg concert

Fleetwood Mac has postponed their Winnipeg show this week. Stevie Nicks, vocalist of the band, has the flu.The band was scheduled to play Thursday at Bell MTS Place.Fleetwood Mac’s management said in a written statement Monday they decided to reschedule the remaining four shows of their North American tour due to Nicks’ health. The band is expected to perform in Winnipeg in October or November this year instead.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Fleetwood Mac postpones Alberta shows due to illness“We are having more fun than ever on this current tour, but…

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Street parties hoping to build on last year’s whiteout success

April 1 2019 5:46pm Organizers have announced the plans for the 2019 edition of Whiteout street parties as the Winnipeg Jets make another run for the Stanley Cup. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() {…

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Dustin Byfuglien to return to Winnipeg Jets lineup Saturday, Morrissey still out

It’s been a long, cold slog, Winnipeg, but Winnipeg’s favourite enforcer is back on the ice Saturday.Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice confirmed Dustin Byfuglien will be suiting up with the team against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell MTS Place Saturday.The superstar defenceman told Global News a few days ago he was ready to get back in the game after suffering an ankle injury.“Feeling good,” Byfuglien told reporters after Wednesday’s practice.Story continues below“The frustrating part is not being able to put on skates, and get out there, and even feel the…

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Scheifele adds goal, assists as Winnipeg Jets hand Boston Bruins third straight loss

Mark Scheifele scored once and added a pair of assists as the Winnipeg Jets handed the Boston Bruins their third straight loss with a 4-3 victory on Thursday.Nikolaj Ehlers scored the game-winner with seven minutes remaining in the third period after defenceman Jacob Trouba made it 4-2 early in the period.Charlie Coyle cut Winnipeg’s lead to 4-3 with 2:56 left, but the Bruins couldn’t tie it up with an extra attacker.Blake Wheeler had a goal and assist for the Jets (41-25-4) and Patrik Laine contributed two assists.Story continues belowCharlie McAvoy…

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Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of March 9

With her weekly pick of fun things to do on the weekend, here is the rundown from Global News Morning’s Kahla Shea.Spring is right around the corner with these great warmer weather events!1. Perfect puzzle piecesStory continues belowThe Manitoba Moose are no strangers to supporting great causes in our community, and the latest campaign has the team partnering up with the folks at the St. Amant Foundation.The annual Autism Awareness campaign officially kicks-off this Saturday, when the Moose face-off against the Rockford IceHogs at Bell MTS Place.RELATED: Ontario couple considers…

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Manitoba Moose partner with St. Amant

March 6 2019 11:02am The Manitoba Moose are partnering with St. Amant for the month of March to raise awareness for autism. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘);…

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Details on US President Barack Obama’s visit to Winnipeg

March 5 2019 7:53am Global’s Malika Karim and 680 CJOB’s Richard Cloutier break down former US President Barack Obama’s visit to Bell MTS Place on Monday, February 4. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() {…

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