Injured Winnipeg Jets showing steady recovery, coach says

Injured Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien took another step forward in his recovery on Monday.Byfuglien skated with the rest of his teammates wearing a non-contact jersey during their game-day morning skate.“He’s been able to do quite a bit off ice, which has been good, so he doesn’t feel far off it,” head coach Paul Maurice told reporters. “Dustin is one of those guys, for the most part, that could miss a couple of weeks, throw his gear on and you can’t tell.”Story continues belowOut with a lower-body injury, Byfuglien has…

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Jets winger Connor nets NHL First Star of the Week honours

Winnipeg Jets left winger Kyle Connor has been recognized by the National Hockey League as its first star for the week ending March 24.The 22-year-old American led the NHL with eight points – five goals and three assists – in only four games, including his first-ever NHL hat trick against the Nashville Predators March 23.Connor currently sits third in points on the Central Division-leading Jets, behind all-stars Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele.READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets blank Nashville Predators to clinch playoff spotThis year marks Connor’s second consecutive season with 30…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefings for Monday, March 25

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!Story continues belowU of M Bison Receiver Shai Ross was not included among the top 20 prospects in the September or December Scouting Bureau rankings for the 2019 CFL Draft. But the Dakota Collegiate Grad followed up his dominating performance at the March 11 Western Combine in Edmonton by winning two events, and finishing second in two others at the league’s National Combine which wrapped up in Toronto yesterday. Ross was first in the Short Shuttle (4.08) and Broad Jump events (11’05.5″), and was second in the Three Cone…

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NHL game to be broadcast live in Cree from Winnipeg

Sunday night when the Carolina Hurricanes are in Montreal to take on the Canadiens, people will be able to enjoy the broadcast in a different way.It’ll be the first time in history that an NHL game will be televised in Plains Cree.“The whole concept of our language being at a venue where it’s going to be worldwide, the Montreal Canadiens and the Carolina Hurricanes hockey game in Cree, with that world view that it comes with, that is completely off the hook,” said one of the game’s studio hosts, Earl…

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Winnipeg Jets blank Nashville Predators to clinch playoff spot

Kyle Connor’s new linemates were teasing the Winnipeg Jets forward about helping him score a third goal against the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Then they made it a reality.Connor recorded his first career hat trick with nine seconds remaining in the third period as the Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 victory over the Predators. He also added one assist.“That whole play starts with my linemates,” Connor said of centre Kevin Hayes and right-winger Patrik Laine.Story continues below“We were kind of joking, saying they were looking for me…

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HIGHLIGHTS: MMJHL Canucks vs Twins – March 22

March 22 2019 11:25pm Highlights from the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League’s quarterfinals as the Fort Garry Twins defeated the St. James Canucks 4-1 in game four on Friday at the Century Arena. ‘ }); } 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…

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Stanley Cup winner headlines class of 2019 for Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame class of 2019 includes an athlete, a builder and a team.Former NHLer Alf Pike, coach Harold Mauthe, and the 1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors will all be inducted this year.Pike will be inducted posthumously into the players’ category after he passed away in 2009. Pike won the Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1940. Nicknamed “The Embalmer,” Pike scored 42 goals with 77 assists in 234 career NHL games with the Rangers.Story continues belowPike also captured the Memorial Cup as a member of the…

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CFL rules committee recommends second challenge for head coaches

If a CFL head coach’s first challenge is successful, the league’s rules committee is recommending he get a second one this season.Darren Hackwood, the CFL’s senior director of officiating, said Friday’s recommendation came the result of commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s annual cross-country visit with fans. Currently, CFL head coaches have just one challenge per game.Story continues below“He basically asked the fans what they thought about that one… and they all kind of were overwhelmingly in favour of letting that happen,” Hackwood said. “So [Ambrosie] brought that to the rules committee and…

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Soccer academy denies WYSA tampering charges

The technical instructor of a Winnipeg-based private soccer training academy says he’s not guilty of the charges of tampering and team stacking that have been alleged by the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA), and neither are any of the academy’s coaches or Hanover Soccer Club.READ MORE: Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association files tampering charges against private academyStory continues belowNano Romero of One V One Soccer Academy said he has no idea where those charges are coming from, but suggested they’re part of a delaying tactic by WYSA.Romero said the WYSA may…

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