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Billy Mosienko Mural Unveiled in City’s North End

Billy Mosienko Mural Unveiled in City’s North End

Billy Mosienko Mural
A mural on the side of 1136 Main Street honours Winnipeg NHL legend Billy Mosienko. (JEN MOSIENKO DESIGN)

A new mural unveiled Monday is honouring a beloved Winnipeg hockey legend.

The mural on the side of Billy Mosienko Lanes in the North End was painted by muralist Jennifer Mosienko.

“Most Winnipeg hockey fans know the story of the great Billy Mosienko,” said Tom Ethans, executive director at Take Pride Winnipeg! Inc. “It is with great pride that we honour such a skilled Winnipegger today.”

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Bisons’ Lalama Named Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year

Bisons’ Lalama Named Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year

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Manitoba Bisons linebacker DJ Lalama (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Bisons’ linebacker DJ Lalama has been selected as the 2016 Presidents’ Trophy award winner for the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year in U Sports.

The fourth-year student-athlete is only the second Manitoba player to claim the Presidents’ Trophy, after linebacker Joey Mikawoz in 2000.

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NHL Auctioning Off Heritage Classic Street Banners with Proceeds to CancerCare

NHL Auctioning Off Heritage Classic Street Banners with Proceeds to CancerCare

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Twelve vinyl street banners from the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic are up for auction. (AUCTIONS.NHL.COM)

WINNIPEG — If you have a large enough garage, or man cave for that matter, a piece of 2016 NHL Heritage Classic memorabilia could be yours.

The league is auctioning off 12 vinyl street banners used to promote the outdoor game in October between the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers.

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Bombers’ Andrew Harris Chosen as Recipient of Cal Murphy Award

Bombers’ Andrew Harris Chosen as Recipient of Cal Murphy Award

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris (33) splits a seam during Labour Day CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina on Sunday, September 4, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

Veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Cal Murphy ‘Heart of a Legend Award.’

The award recognizes outstanding sportsmanship and dedication to the CFL and community.

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Jets Re-Sign Jacob Trouba to Two-Year Deal

Jets Re-Sign Jacob Trouba to Two-Year Deal

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) and Jacob Trouba (8) celebrate after Trouba scored his second goal of the game against the Detroit Red Wings during second period NHL hockey action, in Winnipeg, on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed restricted free agent defenceman Jacob Trouba to a two-year deal.

The 22-year-old was set to miss the entire 2016-17 NHL season had he not been picked up by a team by December 1.

The deal will pay the Rochester, Mich. native a base salary of $2.5 million this season and $3.5 million in 2017-18.

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Four Bisons Named to 2016 Conference All-Star Team

Four Bisons Named to 2016 Conference All-Star Team

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Manitoba Bisons Shai Ross, DJ Lalama, Geoff Gray and Evan Foster have been selected to the 2016 Canada West Conference All-Star Team. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons didn’t make it to the post-season this year, but for four student-athletes, another honour has graced them following last weekend’s 55-21 loss to the Regina Rams at home.

Evan Foster, DJ Lalama, Geoff Gray and Shai Ross have been selected to the 2016 Canada West Conference All-Star Team.

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Bombers Cough It Up in 23-10 Loss to Ottawa

Bombers Cough It Up in 23-10 Loss to Ottawa

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

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Ottawa Redblacks’ Damaso Munoz (45) and Taylor Reed (44) celebrate Munoz’s sack of Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Throughout this season, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have feasted off their opponent’s turnovers. When they take the ball away, and do it often, good things tend to happen.

On Saturday, that script flipped. The Bombers coughed up five turnovers against the Ottawa REDBLACKS, with many of their best drives ending prematurely, eventually resulting in a 23-10 loss.

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DePape to Captain Bisons Hockey Team

DePape to Captain Bisons Hockey Team

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Manitoba Bisons captain Jordan DePape (JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

Forward Jordan DePape will don the ‘C’ as the Manitoba Bisons head into their third week of the 2016-17 conference season.

Forward Brett Stovin, plus defencemen Adam Henry and Lee Christensen will be the alternate captains for Manitoba this season.

“All four players serve in the captain position this season are excellent leaders,” said head coach Mike Sirant.

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