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Goldeyes Plan Season of Fun for Fans

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes are ensuring fans who attend this season’s baseball games have a fun time while doing so.

The club has announced its 2014 promotions schedule, which includes giveaways, entertainment, and theme games.

“Giveaways and entertainment have always been a hit at Shaw Park,” Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier said. “Goldeyes fans are the best fans in independent baseball and we try to give them many reasons to come to the ballpark every summer.”

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Jennifer Jones Wins 10th Grand Slam at Players’ Championship

Team Jennifer Jones after winning the Players' Championship in Summerside, PEI on Sunday, April 20, 2014. (SPORTSNET)

Team Jennifer Jones after winning the Players’ Championship in Summerside, PEI on Sunday, April 20, 2014. (SPORTSNET)

Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones and her curling teammates were victorious over the weekend at the Players’ Championship in Summerside, PEI.

The Sochi Olympic gold medallists from the St. Vital Curling Club capped off a storybook season with a 5-2 win over Masters winner Team Homan of Ottawa in the final. It was the 10th Grand Slam title for Jones. For the win, Team Jones takes home $23,500 with an additional $12,500 in Grand Slam bonus money for leading the women’s teams in points this season.

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Wayne Gretzky in Winnipeg for Lunch May 20

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is presenting the Great One himself during a luncheon on May 20.

Wayne Gretzky will speak to the local business community during an event at The Fairmont Winnipeg.

Presented by TD Bank Group and moderated by their deputy chair, Frank McKenna, the luncheon is sure to sell out quickly.

Tickets are $99 (clever, huh?) and can be purchased online.

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Jets Sign Head Coach Paul Maurice to Four-Year Contract

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Paul Maurice (WINNIPEG JETS)

Paul Maurice will be the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets for at least the next four more years.

The hockey club agreed to terms with Maurice on Wednesday, who coached the Jets for the latter part of the 2013-14 NHL season.

The 47-year-old Sault Ste. Marie native joined the Jets on January 12 after taking over for Claude Noel, who the team relieved of his duties after a dismal start to the season.

During his three months with the Jets, Maurice accumulated an 18-12-5 record in 35 games. As a result, he has earned a career NHL coaching record of 478-469-172 after 1119 games between the Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets.

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Shawn Pallister Commits to Wesmen Basketball

University of Winnipeg WesmenShawn Pallister of the Oak Park Raiders women’s basketball team has committed to the Winnipeg Wesmen for the upcoming 2014-15 Canada West season.

The 6’1″ player averaged 12 points and 13 rebounds per game for the Raiders this past season, and played an integral part in helping the Raiders reach the semifinals of the 2014 MHSAA AAAA Provincial Championships.

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Four More Years for Team Jennifer Jones

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Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen hold up their Outstanding Achievement Award medallions and Olympic gold medals at City Hall on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Jennifer Jones curling rink is sticking together for another four years, the team announced on Tuesday.

Coming off their recent gold medal win at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Jones and teammates are currently competing at the Grand Slam Players’ Championships in Summerside, P.E.I.

“We are excited to officially announce that our team is fully committed to staying together and working hard to get another chance to represent Canada at the Olympics,” Jones said in a statement. “We truly enjoy playing together, and we share the same goals and commitment. And now that we’ve been to a Winter Olympics, the desire to get to another one will make us work even harder for the next four years.”

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Winnipeg Wesmen Baseball Join NAIA

By Brian Schultz

University of Winnipeg WesmenThe University of Winnipeg’s baseball program has been accepted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The inclusion, effective August 1, will allow the Winnipeg Wesmen to find a home conference to compete in and challenge for championships. Since its inception three years ago the team has assembled a schedule of games against schools from the NAIA, NCAA Division 2 and Junior Colleges in the United States, as well as its yearly game versus the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

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Manitoba Lacrosse Players Headed to Prague

Four senior lacrosse players and one official from Manitoba will represent Canada in the upcoming Aleš Hrebeský Memorial Tournament.

Don Jacks, Kevin Hilder, Jesse Smith, and Cory Henkewich have been selected to represent the country April 23-26.

The tournament is being held in Prague, Czech Republic, where players will compete against more than 20 teams from 13 different countries for The Green Gaels.

Manitoban Bruce Paton will be officiating games throughout the tournament.

– Staff

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Florida Camp First Step in Bombers New Regime

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Running backs coach Buck Pierce works with players on the field during minicamp in Bradenton, Florida on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (DARRIN BAUMING / CHRISD.CA)

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DB prospect Brandon Hogan (18) knocks down a pass intended for WR prospect C.J. Tarver (26). (DARRIN BAUMING / CHRISD.CA)

BRADENTON, Fla. — With a whole new regime, from CEO to general manager to head coach and their respected staffs, it’s time the Winnipeg Blue Bombers start doing things differently.

And for the first time in franchise history, the football club is holding their offseason minicamp in Florida. It’s a chance for unsigned prospects to open the eyes of the Bombers’ brass and try to secure their first CFL contracts.

“The ultimate goal at the end of this Florida camp is to solidify our 75-man training camp roster,” said general manager Kyle Walters. “We’re going to look at approximately 50 rookie players that are going to be competing for approximately 25 training camp spots. We want to make sure that the best of the best show up to training camp in Winnipeg.”

The three-day event officially began Sunday at the IMG Academy in Bradenton with five scheduled on-field workouts under the beaming Florida sun.

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VIDEO: Media vs. PBR’s Mechanical Bull

PBR - Professional Bull RidersWinnipeg media tried their best to hold on for dear life, but a mechanical bull was no match for the majority of participants on Friday.

Ahead of Saturday’s Professional Bull Riders (PBR) event at MTS Centre, a friendly media challenge was held. The goal? Stay on your bull for the longest without falling off.

It wasn’t easy, but QX 104′s Jonathan Best managed to ride ‘em hard. The station’s win also secured a $1,000 donation for Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba.

ChrisD.ca video/WpgCameraMan

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Scopus Award Gala 2014