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True North Plans $7.5M MTS Iceplex Expansion

WINNIPEG — With the Manitoba Moose returning, the MTS Iceplex is needing some more wiggle room.

True North Sports & Entertainment is expanding the facility just west of the Perimeter Highway with a 21,000-square-foot addition.

A two-storey structure will be added to the east side of the existing Iceplex, with construction beginning in September.

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Stampeders Win 36-8, Offensive Woes Continue for Blue Bombers

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Robert Marve
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Robert Marve (16) scrambles during 2nd half action at Investors Group Field on Saturday, August 29, 2015. (JEFF MILLER / FOR CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers LogoWINNIPEG — It’s no secret, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have struggled this season without Drew Willy at quarterback. On Saturday evening, that trend showed no signs of slowing down – with Robert Marve at the helm, the Bombers offense managed just 135 yards, as the defending Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders ran roughshod over Winnipeg in a 36-8 win.

“It was a frustrating day at work,” said Marve. “How it went down was frustrating… I understood a lot more of what was going on, the communication was better, the result was not better.”

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Manitoba Moose Home Opener Set for October 15

Manitoba MooseThe Manitoba Moose 2.0 will play their first home game in Winnipeg on Thursday, October 15.

The reborn again AHL club’s 2015-16 regular season schedule has them hosting the Ontario Reign, the new AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, at MTS Centre that night.

It will be a four-game homestand for the Moose, who will play the Reign again on October 17, followed by two games against the Lake Erie Monsters on October 22 and 24.

The 76-game schedule begins with Manitoba on the road for back-to-back games against the Toronto Marlies on October 9 and 10.

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Dog-Friendly Goldeyes Game Bringing Out Pet Owners

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Bark in the Park is September at Shaw Park. (HANDOUT)

Calling on dog owners, the Winnipeg Goldeyes want you to bring your pooch to the ballpark on September 2.

Bark in the Park will include various dog-themed entertainment, prizes, giveaways, and pet-related vendors with treats for furry fans.

“Goldeyes games are about fun, family entertainment, and pets are an important part of many families, so it only makes sense to include these furry family members in all the fun while also helping to support such a worthy cause as the Winnipeg Humane Society,” said Sam Katz, Goldeyes president and CEO.

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Team Manitoba Returns with Medal Haul from Summer Games

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Team Manitoba returned from the Western Canada Summer Games with 144 medals. (SPORT MANITOBA / HANDOUT)

It was a hefty medal haul for Team Manitoba on Sunday to finish at the Western Canada Summer Games.

Manitoba won 144 medals — setting a new record — to wrap up competition in Wood Buffalo, Alberta. The last record set for provincial competitors was during the 2011 Games in Kamloops, BC with 107 medals.

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Blue Bombers Collapse In Fourth Quarter, Argos Win 27-20

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Robert Marve - Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Robert Marve (16) looks down field in play against the Toronto Argonauts on Friday, August 14, 2015. (JEFF MILLER / FOR CHRISD.CA)
Cameron Marshall - Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Cameron Marshall (32) in action at Investors Group Field on Friday night. (JEFF MILLER / FOR CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A promising start for Bombers quarterback Robert Marve was sullied by four turnovers and a critical special teams mistake, as the Toronto Argonauts beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 27-20 on Friday night. It’s the third straight loss for Winnipeg, as they fall to 3-5. Toronto improves to 5-2 and, for the moment, are the East Division’s top team.

The turning point came in the fourth quarter, as the Bombers special teams allowed the unforgivable with a six-point lead – a 69-yard punt return touchdown to A.J. Jefferson, which gave the Argos their first lead since the second quarter.

“Unfortunately, we had a bust on special teams and unfortunately that was the turn of the game,” said linebacker and special teams member Khalil Bass. “It took the momentum out of us and the rest is history.”

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Military Aircraft Flying Over IGF Prior to Bombers’ Kickoff

CC-130 Hercules (FORCES.GC.CA)
CC-130 Hercules (FORCES.GC.CA)

Fans at tonight’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers game will be treated to a military flyover before kickoff.

In honour of Blue Bomber military and first responder appreciation day, two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets and a CC-130 Hercules aircraft will fly over Investors Group Field shortly after 6 p.m.

The aircraft will fly over the stadium at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest point of the park, before resuming a higher flying altitude for the return trip to 17 Wing Winnipeg.

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Bombers’ QB Drew Willy Out 6-8 Weeks

Drew Willy
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy throws the ball during the first half of CFL football action against the B.C. Lions in Vancouver, B.C., on Sept. 13, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

The worst-case scenario for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers has come to light.

Quarterback Drew Willy will be out of action for at least six to eight weeks due to a tibial plateau fracture, as well as a partial PCL tear in his right knee.

Willy suffered the injury during Sunday’s game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, in which they lost 38-8.

— Staff

Grey Cup on Tour in Winnipeg on Monday

CFL Grey Cup

Football fans can get up close to the Grey Cup this Monday at two Winnipeg Red River Co-op grocery store locations.

The league championship hardware will be touring as part of the Canada Beef Grey Cup Tour. Fans can have their picture taken with the cup and take part in festivities, including a BBQ and football toss. Donations collected will support the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

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Manitoba Moose Play Two Pre-Season Games in North Dakota

Manitoba MooseManitoba hockey fans will be able to take in some shopping south of the border to coincide with the Manitoba Moose pre-season schedule.

The AHL club will play two exhibition games in North Dakota against the Iowa Wild in October.

The Moose and Wild will face each other in Grand Forks on Friday, October 2 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena and on Saturday, October 3 in Fargo, ND at Scheels Arena.

Ticket prices for the games will range from $10 to $30 USD and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Puck drop for both games is 7 p.m. CT.

— Staff