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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

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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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Jets Shut Devils Down 3-1

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) scores against New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr (68) skates away from Winnipeg Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom (39) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Tuesday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

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.

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Goldeyes’ Field of Dreams Foundation Accepting Funding Requests

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoDonation requests from from registered children’s charities in Manitoba are now being accepted by the Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation.

Funding applications can be made until December 15 for funds generated during the organization’s 2014 American Association season.

All funding requests must be submitted through and must include the nature of the organization, the specific amount being requested and for what the funds will be used.

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Pischke, Humana Golden at NORCECA Beach Volleyball Championship

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Taylor Pischke and Melissa Humana, third and fourth, won gold at the NORCECA Championship beach volleyball tournament on Sunday. (HANDOUT)

Canadians Taylor Pischke and Melissa Humana captured gold medals in the NORCECA finale double gender beach volleyball tournament at Turtle Beach, Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday.

The former University of Manitoba Bison player and teammate Humana, a native of Toronto, claimed the women’s title with a 2-1 (21-17, 19-21, 15-7) victory over Cuba’s Lianma Flores and Leila Martinez.

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McEwen Presents Calendar Fundraising Cheque to Movember

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Manitoba curler Mike McEwen (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba curler Mike McEwen presented a substantial donation to the Movember Winnipeg committee Monday as raised from the the 2014 Men of Curling calendar this past year.

McEwen was featured as the November calendar boy, sporting his moustache. The curler superstar joins other men this month supporting the cause to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health research and programs.

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Opening Doors Parents Career Expo

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