Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Tuesday, April 16

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!Story continues belowIf you had a better day than Colorado Avalanche rookie defenceman Cale Makar did on Monday — then you must have won a lottery! The 2019 Hobey Baker winner scored on the very first shot of his NHL Playoff debut, and it turned out to be the game winner as the Avalanche crushed Makar’s hometown Calgary Flames 6-2 for a 2-1 series lead. Nathan MacKinnon scored a pair of first period power play goals to give Colorado an early 2-0 lead. And lest you think Flames goalie…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Monday, April 15

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!IF Jordan Binnington WAS in the heads of the Winnipeg Jets following the St. Louis Blues 2-1 and 4-3 victories at Bell MTS Place, the rookie St. Louis netminder certainly isn’t now. The Jets solved Binnington, and then some, for a 6-3 win in Game Three to cut the Blues’ lead in the series to 2-1. Patrik Laine scored for the third straight game, and said he and his team mates definitely needed that one.https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/patrik-laine.mp3Kevin Hayes, and Kyle Connor with his first of two on the night, joined Laine…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Tuesday, March 26

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!It is quite clear that the Winnipeg Jets have some work to do over the next couple of weeks – to manufacture the same level of contempt for the Dallas Stars that they have for Nashville. Because the Jets did not play with nearly the same zip in their old-doo-dah in last night’s 5-2 loss to their likely first round opponent – that they did 48 hours earlier against the Predators.https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/jets-625am-maurice-and-connor.mp3Story continues belowHead Coach Paul Maurice and NHL First Star of the Week Kyle Connor each acknowledging that the…

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Ice boss says ticket interest confirms Winnipeg as hockey capital

If advance interest in season tickets is any indication, the Winnipeg Ice won’t have to worry about local sports fans being burned out on too much hockey.The WHL franchise, which will be relocating from Cranbrook, B.C. next season, caused a lot of debate over whether it would be able to compete in a crowded market against established NHL and AHL teams.Story continues belowMatt Cockell, the team’s president and general manager, told the CJOB Sports Show Thursday that more than 1,000 people had reserved spots in line for season seats within…

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Winnipeg Jets recall defenceman Sami Niku from AHL Moose

The Winnipeg Jets recalled defenceman Sami Niku from the Manitoba Moose on Sunday.Niku, 22, has two assists in 10 games for the Jets this season after making his debut last year.He collected both of his assists on Jan. 17 in a 5-1 win against the Nashville Predators.READ MORE: Nashville Predators’ Ryan Johansen suspended for high-sticking Mark ScheifeleNiku has played 19 games for the Moose this season, registering three goals and nine assists.Niku was drafted by the Jets in the seventh round (198th overall) in the 2015 NHL draft.Get daily local…

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Jennifer Jones tops Einarson to win fourth Canada Cup curling crown

Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones beat Kerri Einarson’s Gimli, Man., 8-5 on Sunday to win her record fourth women’s title at the Canada Cup.The 44-year-old skip calmly executed a long runback double takeout to score three in the ninth end.Jones said there was no question the risky shot was worth it.READ MORE: ‘A moment I’ll never forget’: curling fan who had bank account drained recounts meeting Jennifer JonesStory continues below“It was just the way the score was,” she said. “Trying to hold them to not get two in the last end is…

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Kristian Vesalainen makes Manitoba Moose debut in win over San Antonio

The Manitoba Moose scored three times in the final period to knock off the San Antonio Rampage 4-1 on Friday at Bell MTS Place.After being sent down by the Winnipeg Jets earlier in the day forward Kristian Vesalainen had one assist as the Moose continued a four-game homestand.JC Lipon scored a pair of goals in the win including an empty netter. C.J. Suess and Jansen Harkins had the other markers for Manitoba.“It was a good game, but in no means was it perfect,” head coach Pascal Vincent said.Story continues below“We’re…

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Winnipeg Jets cut 15 players; send 10 to Manitoba Moose

Sami Niku will start the season in the American Hockey League.The Jets’ defenceman was among 10 players sent to the Manitoba Moose as the Winnipeg Jets made another round of cuts to inch closer to the 23-man roster limit.Following their final exhibition game the Jets re-assigned Niku, Mikhail Berdin, Eric Comrie, Nelson Nogier, Peter Stoykewych, Mason Appleton, Jansen Harkins, Skyler McKenzie, Kristian Reichel, and CJ Suess to the AHL.Story continues belowFive players were also placed on waivers for the purpose of being sent to the Moose. Cam Schilling, Dennis Everberg, Seth Griffith, Nic Kerdiles, and JC Lipon will all have to clear waivers before…

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Local coach, player on Canadian Sports Awards’ Summer Team of the Year

Manitoba Bisons basketball coach Kirby Schepp was honoured Thursday for his role with Canada’s silver medal-winning Commonwealth Games team.The team, which also included Winnipeg’s Justus Alleyn, was named Summer Team of the Year at the 41st Canadian Sports Awards in Ottawa.READ MORE: Manitoba Bisons women’s basketball player nets national awardSchepp, who begins his tenth season at the helm of the University of Manitoba’s men’s basketball program this October, has previously coached Canadian national teams at a variety of levels, including last year’s FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup champions.The Canadian Sport…

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After four straight losses, Bombers lower concession, parking prices

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have lowered prices on some concession items and reduced parking rates.The announcement comes after the Blue and Gold have suffered four straight losses, including two at the hands of the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the Labour Day Classic and the Banjo Bowl.Story continues belowThe club has created a new $3 menu for the rest of the season, it announced Monday.READ MORE: Winnipeg Blue Bombers reeling heading into bye weekItems on the $3 menu include hot dogs, perogies, spring rolls, bottled water and vegetarian chili. Some drinks will…

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