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.
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.
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.”
WINNIPEG — Ahead of Tuesday’s home date against the New Jersey Devils, Winnipeg Jets leading scorer Blake Wheeler said the game would be a boring one — and through two periods, aside from a couple quick Jets goals, he was right.
Then the Devils’ were able to squeak one under a sprawled-out Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson on just their eleventh shot of the game. It wasn’t pretty, but it suddenly made it a one-goal hockey game early in the third.
Winnipeg’s strong defensive play ultimately proved to be the key to their success, holding New Jersey to just 22 shots Tuesday night — including nine through the first 40 minutes — to win for just the second time in their last five games, 3-1.