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Blue Bombers Re-Sign QB Matt Nichols to Three-Year Deal

Blue Bombers Re-Sign QB Matt Nichols to Three-Year Deal

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) throws against the B.C. Lions during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 8, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The waiting game is over on whether the Winnipeg Blue Bombers would bring back quarterback Matt Nichols.

The football club has inked the veteran pivot through the 2019 season.

“We made it very clear heading into the offseason that getting Matt signed was a top priority for us,” said Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters.

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Blue Bombers Sign Receiver Kenny Stafford

Blue Bombers Sign Receiver Kenny Stafford

Kenny Stafford
Montreal Alouettes’ Kenny Stafford, left, is tackled by Edmonton Eskimos’ Neil King during first half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 10, 2016. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed free-agent receiver Stafford to a two-year contract on Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

International receiver Kenny Stafford has inked a two-year contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Columbus, Ohio native spent part of last season with Montreal, where in nine games he caught 16 receptions for 218 yards and two touchdowns.

“Kenny is an experienced receiver in our league, with great athletic ability and big play capability,” said Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters. “He’s got the range to go up and get the football and he’s a competitor. We’re very confident he will fit comfortably into our locker room, and are excited about what he will bring to our offence.”

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Pavelec Gets the Call Up to Solve Jets’ Goaltender Woes

Pavelec Gets the Call Up to Solve Jets’ Goaltender Woes

Ondrej Pavelec
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, right, makes a save on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Leo Komarov during second period NHL hockey action, in Toronto, on Nov. 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

After an embarrassing 5-2 loss Monday to the San Jose Sharks, the Winnipeg Jets are looking to turn their luck around by calling up Ondrej Pavelec.

The 29-year-old returns from the Manitoba Moose, where he has played 18 games this season for the AHL affiliate.

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Bisons Volleyball Recruits Five for 2017-18

Bisons Volleyball Recruits Five for 2017-18

University of Manitoba Volleyball Recruits
Five high recruits committed to the 2017-18 Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball team on Monday, January 16, 2017. (BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — Five recruits have committed to the Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball team for 2017-18.

The Herd introduced the group on Monday, comprised of outside/middle hitter Laura Hill (St. Mary’s Academy), setter Kelsey Jordan (Vincent Massey), left side hitter Sydney Kurth (Glenlawn Collegiate), libero Sydney Michalyshen (Oak Park High School) and outside hitter Ayiya Ottogo.

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Bisons’ Pischke Chalks Up 1,300th Volleyball Win

Bisons’ Pischke Chalks Up 1,300th Volleyball Win

Garth Pischke
U of M Bisons volleyball head coach Garth Pischke (JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Bison men’s volleyball coach Garth Pischke reached another career milestone Saturday when he hit his 1,300th overall match win.

Pischke’s squad defeated the UBC Thunderbirds 3-1 in the second game of a two-day series at the University of Manitoba (25-23, 27-29, 25-16, 25-23).

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McGovern Back with Goldeyes for 2017

McGovern Back with Goldeyes for 2017

Kevin McGovern
Winnipeg Goldeyes pitcher Kevin McGovern

Left-handed pitcher Kevin McGovern has re-signed with the Winnipeg Goldeyes for the 2017 season.

McGovern was 8-3 last year in 21 regular season starts, while finishing 12th in the American Association in ERA (3.56) and second in strikeouts (125).

“I’m very pleased to have Kevin back in our rotation for 2017,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney.

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Goldeyes Re-Sign Outfielder, First Baseman David Rohm

Goldeyes Re-Sign Outfielder, First Baseman David Rohm

David Rohm
David Rohm (WINNIPEG GOLDEYES)

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have re-inked outfielder and first baseman David Rohm for 2017.

Rohm had an MVP-calibre season for the Goldeyes in 2016, ranking fourth in the American Association in batting average (.339), hitting seven home runs, and finishing tied for fifth in the league with 71 RBI.

The Fresno, California native added 58 runs scored, 19 doubles, three triples, and a .398 on-base percentage.

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Shaw Park Hosting Baseball During 2017 Canada Summer Games

Shaw Park Hosting Baseball During 2017 Canada Summer Games

By Brian Schultz

Shaw Park
Shaw Park will host baseball competition during the 2017 Canada Summer Games. (GOLDEYES.COM)

WINNIPEG — Shaw Park is the chosen venue to host several baseball games during the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

The downtown stadium will host two games per day on July 31, August 1, August 3, as well as the bronze and gold medal games on August 4.

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Teams Can Now Register for the Wild Winter Canoe Race

Teams Can Now Register for the Wild Winter Canoe Race

Wild Winter Canoe Race
Team Canoe Snafu takes the win in the Wild Winter Canoe Race in February 2016. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)

Registration has opened up for this winter’s Wild Winter Canoe Race.

Winnipeggers bundled up last year to help raise funds for Inclusion Winnipeg — a United Way Winnipeg organization — by racing canoes on the frozen river at The Forks.

This season’s race is February 20, 2017 (Louis Riel Day), and 20,000 people are expected to attend.

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