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Bombers Slow to Start Again, Fall 40-26 to Eskimos

Bombers Slow to Start Again, Fall 40-26 to Eskimos

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

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Edmonton Eskimos’ John White (30) gets wrapped up by Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Bruce Johnson (25) during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — For the Winnipeg Blue Bombers players and coaches, it was a week of talking up a 60-minute effort, trying to diagnose a shootout loss to Calgary that ended their seven-game win streak. The resulting game? It can only be referred to as déjà vu.

Faced with the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, the Bombers defence struggled to slow quarterback Mike Reilly in the first half. The slow start hurt Winnipeg again, as their offence waited too long to liven up, and the 24-10 halftime hole ended up being too big to dig out of. The Eskimos would win in the end, 40-26. Continue Reading

Bisons, Huskies Meet for Homecoming Game at IGF

Bisons, Huskies Meet for Homecoming Game at IGF

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — It’s an annual homecoming celebration the Manitoba Bisons relish in.

On Saturday, the Bisons football team will host Saskatchewan at Investors Group Field.

The Bisons have all kinds of fun planned for fans off the field, with Mini U and Recreation Services leading activities on the concourse.

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Winnipeg Goldeyes Bring Back Championship Hardware for Hometown Celebration

Winnipeg Goldeyes Bring Back Championship Hardware for Hometown Celebration

By Dave Baxter (@davebbbaxter)

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The 2016 Winnipeg Goldeyes proudly show off their championship trophy and banner at a championship celebration at Shaw Park on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)
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Winnipeg Goldeyes slugger Reggie Abercrombie clutches the AA championship trophy while looking out at the fans that showed up at Shaw Park on Wednesday night. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Goldeyes capped off their championship season with a championship party at Shaw Park on Wednesday night.

Two days after beating the Wichita Wingnuts 11-4 in the deciding game of the 2016 American Association (AA) championship series, the Winnipeg Goldeyes brought their championship trophy and banner home and held a celebration for their fans.

The celebration saw the club proudly show off their trophy and banner, and also saw Goldeyes players, coaches and executives address the fans that showed up to help the Goldeyes celebrate.

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Winnipeg Goldeyes Win Third Championship in Club History

Winnipeg Goldeyes Win Third Championship in Club History

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The Winnipeg Goldeyes celebrate their third championship in team history after defeating the Wichita Wingnuts 11-4 on Monday, September 19, 2016. (@WPG_GOLDEYES / TWITTER)

The Winnipeg Goldeyes are champions for the third time in the club’s history.

Winnipeg won their second American Association championship on Monday night by downing the Wichita Wingnuts 11-4 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. The Fish were also league champs back in 1994 before joining the AA.

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After Slow Start, Bombers Sink Argonauts 46-29

After Slow Start, Bombers Sink Argonauts 46-29

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers LogoWINNIPEG — Over a win streak that’s now stretched over half their season, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have succeeded with good offence, great defence, and mistake-free football. That trend continued on Saturday, as the Bombers hung around against the Toronto Argonauts before an explosion in the fourth, earning a 46-29 win.

For most of this afternoon’s game, both sides of the ball looked to be climbing uphill for Winnipeg. The offence was stalling and settling for field goals, while the defence was giving up open throws — and four passing touchdowns — to Argos quarterback Dan LeFevour. Winnipeg’s only touchdown in the first half came on special teams, as Quincy McDuffie electrified the 25,943 in attendance with a 98-yard kick return score.

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Bobby Hull Won’t Attend Jets’ Hall of Fame Induction

Bobby Hull Won’t Attend Jets’ Hall of Fame Induction

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Bobby Hull and Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (KIDSPORT / FILE)

Former Winnipeg Jet Bobby Hull will not attend the upcoming Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame festivities next month.

Hull released a statement through the Jets on Friday afternoon:

“It’s a true honour to be inducted into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame alongside my former linemates, and friends, Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson. While I will not be in attendance for the celebration, I want to thank the Jets for the special recognition and the wonderful fans of Winnipeg for all of their support throughout the years.”

 

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Hockey Great Ab McDonald Receives Order of the Buffalo Hunt

Hockey Great Ab McDonald Receives Order of the Buffalo Hunt

Ab McDonald
Premier Brian Pallister presents Ab McDonald with Manitoba’s Order of the Buffalo Hunt at the Victoria Inn on Thursday, September 15, 2016. (MANITOBA GOVERNMENT / FLICKR)

WINNIPEG — Hockey great Ab McDonald has received Manitoba’s highest honour.

The Order of the Buffalo Hunt was awarded to McDonald, a four-time Stanley Cup winner and 40-plus-year supporter of Special Olympics Manitoba, during a ceremony Thursday evening.

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Bisons’ OL Geoff Gray Ranked 11th by CFL Scouting Bureau

Bisons’ OL Geoff Gray Ranked 11th by CFL Scouting Bureau

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U of M Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray and head coach Brian Dobie on Thursday, September 15, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — “I think he’s a potential first-round pick.”

That’s how Manitoba Bisons football coach Brian Dobie described offensive lineman Geoff Gray on Thursday as news broke that the fourth-year student-athlete had ranked 11th in the CFL’s scouting bureau.

The 21-year-old is the seventh-ranked CIS football player to make the list.

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Desiree Scott Hosting Third Annual Soccer Camp for Girls

Desiree Scott Hosting Third Annual Soccer Camp for Girls

Desiree Scott Soccer Camp
The KidSport Winnipeg Desiree Scott Soccer Camp is October 29-30. (HANDOUT)
Fresh off her bronze medal performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, soccer star and Winnipeg native Desiree Scott will hold her third annual soccer camp in support of KidSport Winnipeg.

“We are back for the third year running and coming home and doing this event is something I truly look forward to,” said Scott.

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