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Bisons’ Yantz Eyeing a Career in the CFL

WINNIPEG — Coming off his fifth and final year of eligibility with the Manitoba Bisons, to say quarterback Jordan Yantz had an outstanding run would be an incredible understatement.

The Regina native would have liked to have seen a trip to the Vanier Cup this weekend, but falling short to the Montreal Carabins in last Saturday’s Uteck Bowl closed the curtain on those aspirations.

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Goldeyes Sign Mincey, Send Blackwood to T-Bones

By Brian Schultz

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The Winnipeg Goldeyes have acquired and signed right-handed pitcher Patrick Mincey from the Kansas City T-Bones in exchange for veteran infielder Jake Blackwood.

Mincey, 25, split last season with the T-Bones and Wichita Wingnuts. In 46 relief appearances between the two clubs, he went 4-3 with a 4.65 ERA and a save.

“His batteries are recharged and he’s looking to get back to where he was a couple years ago,” manager Rick Forney said. “He’s one of those guys that has the ability to pitch the seventh, eighth, or ninth inning. We’re going to give him a chance to close some ballgames for us.”

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Sport Manitoba Receives Imagine Canada Accreditation

By Brian Schultz

Sport ManitobaSport Manitoba has received accreditation by Imagine Canada under its national standards program.

The organization is an umbrella for Canada’s charities and non-profits and announced Sport Manitoba in the latest group of 16 organizations to be accredited.

The standards program is a set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.

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Winnipeg-Born Blues Shine to Beat Hometown Jets 4-2

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) races away from St. Louis Blues forward Joakim Lindstrom (10) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Sunday, November 23, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Winnipeg Jets forward Chris Thorburn (22) tries to score on St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (34) in NHL action against at MTS Centre on Sunday. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg-born and raised duo of Alexander Steen and Ryan Reaves — both sons of Winnipeg sports legends in hockey and football, respectively — were in on all three St. Louis Blues goals as the Winnipeg Jets dropped another home date, 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.

Reaves, the son of 1980s-era Blue Bombers running back Willard Reaves, notched the game-winning goal early in the third period, while Steen, son of 1980s and 90s-era Winnipeg Jets forward Thomas Steen recorded primary assists on the Blues’ two goals with the man-advantage.

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Milt Stegall to Lead Youth Football Camp at UWinnipeg

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Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Milt Stegall at the UWinnipeg United Health and RecPlex on Friday, November 21, 2014. (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA)
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Milt Stegall will run the high performance skills camp May 23-24, 2015. (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA)

Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Milt Stegall will head up a new high performance football skills camp at the University of Winnipeg next spring.

Stegall played 14 years in the CFL and is now an analyst on TSN. He’ll use his knowledge of the game to coach players aged 13 to 17 in the quarterback, receiver and defensive back positions.

“Everyone knows how much I love Winnipeg, and how well this city has treated me, and I can’t wait to come back and coach these young players,” Stegall said during a news conference on Friday.

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Bisons a Step Closer to Vanier with Trip to Uteck Bowl

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons packed up and travelled to Montreal on Thursday ahead of this Saturday’s Uteck Bowl.

The Bisons punched their ticket to the semi-final against the Montreal Carabins when they upset the Calgary Dinos last week 27-15 to capture the Hardy Cup at McMahon Stadium.

The Bisons held practise earlier this week at the University of Winnipeg across town and at the Indoor Soccer Complex due to Investors Group Field being under a layer of snow.

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Red Wings Respond to Beat Jets 4-3

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler (26) gives Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) an ice bath in NHL action at MTS Centre on Thursday, November 20, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) jumps for the puck in play against the Detroit Red Wings at MTS on Thursday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — With it appearing the Winnipeg Jets would cruise to a consecutive win at home holding a 3-2 lead late in the game, two quick strikes from the Detroit Red Wings in the final seven minutes sunk the Jets 4-3 at MTS Centre.

Winnipeg — now 10-8-3 on the season — suffers their fourth loss in their last six games, but it is only the third time they have fallen in regulation in their last 14.

Tomas Tatar‘s second of the game would prove to be the game-winner, as Detroit responded impressively every time Winnipeg took the lead Thursday night. Justin Abdelkader found the equalizer for the Wings with 7:00 remaining in the third period, wildly swinging the momentum and putting a clearly tired Jets team on their heels.

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Doug Gilmour to Play in Police, Firefighter Charity Game

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The annual ABC Fire and Safety Guns vs. Hoses Charity Hockey game is Friday, November 21 at the MTS Iceplex. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Former Toronto Maple Leaf great Doug Gilmour is among the NHL alumni playing in a charity hockey game being put on by the Winnipeg Police Service.

The 4th Annual ABC Fire and Safety, Guns vs. Hoses Charity Hockey Game is on Friday at the MTS Iceplex.

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Bisons’ Habing Honoured at Rideau Hall in Ottawa

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Brittany Habing (third) with Governor General David Johnston and other student-athletes in Ottawa on Monday, November 18, 2014. (MCPL VINCENT CARBONNEAU / RIDEAU HALL PHOTO)
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U of M Bisons volleyball player Brittany Habing (GOBISONS.CA)

University of Manitoba student-athlete Brittany Habing was honoured at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Monday.

The Bisons volleyball player was named one of the Top 8 Academic All-Canadians by Canadian Interuniversity Sport in October for her accomplishments on and off the court.

“The record number of Academic All-Canadians once again this year speaks volume about the quality of our student-athletes, but also our coaches, support staff and our universities,” said CIS chief executive officer Pierre Lafontaine. “The Top Eight represents the very best of what university sport is all about. To be selected among 11,500 of their peers is an achievement these exceptional student-athletes should be extremely proud of.”

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