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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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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HIGHLIGHTS: Game 1 Midget Wheat Kings vs Wild – March 21

March 21 2019 10:27pm Highlights from game one of the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League championship series as the Winnipeg Wild defeated the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-3 on Thursday at the Bell MTS Iceplex. ‘ }); } 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 ) {…

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Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association files tampering charges against private academy

The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) has denied an application for league play by a Hanover soccer team from Steinbach.The WYSA board has also asked its disciplinary committee to launch an investigation into tampering and team-stacking charges against several individuals and coaches involved with a private soccer training academy in Winnipeg, as well as the Hanover Soccer Club.Story continues belowWYSA past president Adam Dooley said a number of players who were playing in the league for several different teams, appeared to have been recruited by the private academy where they…

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Winnipeg’s Joel Hofer lands first pro contract with St. Louis Blues

Winnipeg’s Joel Hofer signed his first pro contract with the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.The Blues have signed goalie Joel Hofer to a three-year entry-level deal. https://t.co/pLjdhfPa2s #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 21, 2019The Blues signed the goalie to a three-year entry-level deal.READ MORE: Winnipeg’s Stelio Mattheos signs NHL contract with Carolina HurricanesThe 18-year-old split time between the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos and the Portland Winterhawks last season.In 30 games with the Broncos, Hofer had a 6-21-1 record with a 4.02 goals against average, and a .904…

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