Jets sign Neal Pionk to two-year contract

WINNIPEG – Defenceman Neal Pionk has signed a two-year, US$6-million contract with the Winnipeg Jets.The Jets announced the signing of the restricted free agent on Sunday. The deal carries an average annual value of $3 million.Winnipeg acquired Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 draft for defenceman Jacob Trouba on June 17.He will be counted on to fill a void for the Jets after trading Trouba and losing defenceman Tyler Myers in free agency.Story continues belowPionk, six-foot-190 pounds, went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers move to 5-0 after crushing Redblacks

Not since the days of Kenny Ploen and Leo Lewis have the Winnipeg Blue Bombers been this hot to start a season.The Bombers looked dominant again, thumping the Ottawa Redblacks 31-1 at IG Field Friday night in front of 25,350 fans. The win moves the Blue and Gold to 5-0 on the season for the first time since 1960.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Bombers’ Chris Matthews says he’s ready to go Friday – but remains on injured listAfter a slow start to the game, the Bombers got a boost from their…

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New York Rangers sign Jacob Trouba to long-term, $56 million deal

The New York Rangers have done what the Winnipeg Jets couldn’t do, and that’s sign defenceman Jacob Trouba to a long-term contract.The Rangers announced they’ve inked Trouba, a restricted free agent, to a mammoth seven-year contract worth $56 million.OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba. pic.twitter.com/dPbd5caoeR— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 19, 2019With the new deal, Trouba and the Rangers avoid salary arbitration. The two sides were set for an arbitration hearing on July 25 in Toronto. Trouba made $5.5 million last season with…

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No plans to slash prices for NFL pre-season game in Winnipeg, says promoter

Greg Payonk has travelled to watch three NFL games, but he’s skipping the one in his own backyard because of the ticket prices.The Winnipeg resident doesn’t appear to be the only one making that decision.Story continues belowAccording to the Ticketmaster seating map, thousands of tickets are still available for the Aug. 22 pre-season game between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers at 33,000-seat IG Field, home of the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Promoter John Graham said the local marketing push begins next week to give fans more details about…

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Whitehead jerseys selling like hotcakes: Bombers

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are “Lucky” to have a new star wide receiver – both on the field and when it comes to the team’s merchandise.The team’s creative director Rhéanne Marcoux told 680 CJOB jerseys with Lucky Whitehead’s number 7 on them have been flying off shelves as the 27-year-old American continues to light up the Canadian Football League.READ MORE: Lucky Whitehead with 104-yard kickoff return as Blue Bombers beat up ArgonautsStory continues below“It’s definitely one of our most-requested jerseys right now,” said Marcoux.“We have 40 Whitehead jerseys coming into…

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Bombers’ Chris Matthews says he’s ready to go Friday – but remains on injured list

Listen to the game live: https://bluebombers.leanplayer.com/Following the Winnipeg Blue Bombers closed practice on Wednesday afternoon at IG Field, Chris Matthews told reporters he was healthy and ready to go for Friday night’s 7:30 p.m. kickoff against the Ottawa RedBlacks.But on Thursday morning, Matthews remained on the Blue Bombers one-game injured list when the team’s week six roster was revealed.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Blue Bombers’ Chris Matthews ready to make impact after being slowed by injuriesWhen Head Coach Mike O’Shea was asked if Matthews was a ‘healthy scratch’ during his media…

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Ed Tait’s Five Things for Friday night’s Blue Bomber game versus Ottawa

Listen to the game live: https://bluebombers.leanplayer.com/Friday night, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers go for the sweep of the home-and-home series against Ottawa for only the second time since the RedBlacks returned to the CFL in 2014.Story continues belowAnd the visitors have enjoyed success in Winnipeg, winning three of their last four games at IG Field. The 680 CJOB Broadcast team of Bob Irving, Doug Brown, Greg Mackling and Christian Aumell will kick off six plus hours of coverage with the pregame show starting at 5:30 p.m. from the tail gate area…

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Blue Bombers’ Chris Matthews ready to make impact after being slowed by injuries

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers held a closed practice on Wednesday, but it seems receiver Chris Matthews is on track to return to the lineup on Friday when they host the Ottawa Redblacks at IG Field.After appearing in their previous two games, a hand injury kept Matthews out of last week’s contest against the Toronto Argonauts.“I’m healthy now,” Matthews said. “It’s all about going out there and just making it happen.“Things happen — it’s a rough start for me. But hopefully that this is the final one that made me sit…

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Another top performer nod for Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris

For the second time this season, Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris was named one of the CFL’s top performers of the week.Harris was named the third star for week five after gaining 123 all-purpose yards in the win over the Toronto Argonauts last Friday. He had 14 carries for 116 yards to surpass the century mark in rushing for the second time this season. Harris also caught five passes for seven yards with a touchdown.Story continues belowHarris managed to eclipse 8,000 rushing yards for his career in the…

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Nogier signs with Jets

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Nelson Nogier to a one-year, two-way contract with an average annual value of US$700,000.Nogier, 23, played one game for the Jets in 2018-19 and suited up for 74 with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League, picking up one goal and eight assists.The Saskatoon native has played in 10 games with Winnipeg and 147 with Manitoba during his career.The Jets picked Nogier in the fourth round (101st overall) in the 2014 NHL draft.????Get daily local headlines and alertsView original article here…

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