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Red River College Repurposes Broken Jets Hockey Sticks for Youth

Red River College Repurposes Broken Jets Hockey Sticks for Youth

Andrew Copp
Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp (9) battles Vancouver Canucks’ Henrik Sedin (33) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Hockey sticks that were broken during last season’s Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose games have been brought back to life thanks to Red River College.

Students in RRC’s Aerospace Manufacturing Program repaired the sticks using composite materials after receiving a donation of the broken hardware from True North Sports + Entertainment.

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VIDEO: Inside the Canada Summer Games Athletes’ Village

VIDEO: Inside the Canada Summer Games Athletes’ Village

2017 Canada Summer Games Athletes' Village
A bunk bed in one of the rooms that will house athletes at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Some could say it takes a village to get the 2017 Canada Summer Games Athletes’ Village ready in time, but with just days before the first competitors arrive, the finishing touches are nearing completion.

The University of Manitoba is offering up three of its student residences to house athletes from across Canada, ranging in age from 11 to 21. Arthur V. Mauro, Pembina Hall and Mary Speechly Hall will all act as hubs for athletes during their downtime.

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Winnipeg Jets Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to One-Year Deal

Winnipeg Jets Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to One-Year Deal

Connor Hellebuyck
Despite the face-wash by Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon (29) Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) stops the shot as Dustin Byfuglien (33) defends during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is back in the fold for the 2017-18 season.

The hockey club has inked the 24-year-old to a one-year contract valued at $2,250,000.

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Rower Emma Gray to Carry Flag at Summer Games for Team Manitoba

Rower Emma Gray to Carry Flag at Summer Games for Team Manitoba

Emma Gray
Rower Emma Gray is the flag bear for Team Manitoba at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. (@TEAMTOBA / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A gold medal rowing champion will hoist the flag for Team Manitoba at the upcoming 2017 Canada Summer Games opening ceremonies.

Emma Gray, 19, is one of 330 athletes competing for the province July 28 to August 13. Gray won a gold and bronze medal in rowing at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games — her first year in the sport.

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Assiniboia Downs Hosts First Ever Manitoba Night Market and Festival

Assiniboia Downs Hosts First Ever Manitoba Night Market and Festival

Assiniboia Downs is replacing horses with food trucks, music, craft beer, and local artisans and craft exhibitors next Sunday for its first ever Manitoba Night Market and Festival.

The indoor/outdoor event will give market-goers the chance to try out 18 food trucks and six separate food vendors offering everything from bison sliders and pickerel tacos to Filipino and Japanese cuisine while checking out the wares of local craft-makers and artisans working in glass, wood and recycled products.

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Bus-Free Streets Around IGF for Blue Bomber Games This Year

Bus-Free Streets Around IGF for Blue Bomber Games This Year

By Brian Schultz

Stadium Station - Rapid Transit
Stadium Station at Investors Group Field opened on Tuesday.
(CHRISD.CA)

Football fans will be seeing fewer buses lined up around Investors Group Field this season when they take in a Winnipeg Blue Bombers game.

With the opening of the new Stadium Station rapid transitway on Tuesday, the more than 200 buses that previously lined streets around the stadium will be travelling through the new terminal.

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Former U of M Bison Named New CFL Commissioner

Former U of M Bison Named New CFL Commissioner

Randy Ambrosie
Randy Ambrosie speaks during a press conference in Toronto, Wednesday July 5, 2017. The CFL says Ambrosie will serve as the 14th commissioner in league history. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

A former University of Manitoba Bisons athlete has been named the 14th commissioner of the Canadian Football League.

Randy Ambrosie, 54, was announced Wednesday during a news conference in Toronto. Jeffrey Orridge stepped down as commissioner last month after about two years on the job.

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Blue Bombers Honouring Cal Murphy with Bronze Statue

Blue Bombers Honouring Cal Murphy with Bronze Statue

Cal Murphy
Cal Murphy (DAVE BUSTON / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A bronze statue in the likeness of the late Cal Murphy will be installed at Investors Group Field to honour the former Winnipeg Blue Bomber.

Murphy, a Winnipeg native, spent more than 30 seasons in the CFL, winning nine Grey Cups over his careers, where he spent 14 seasons (1983-1996) with the Blue Bombers.

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