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Goldeyes Begin 2015 Season on the Road in Texas

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes will open their 2015 regular American Association season against the Grand Prairie AirHogs on the road.

The Fish will travel to Grand Prairie, Texas for a four-game set beginning May 21 after a series of exhibition games both at home and away.

The Goldeyes will then play the American Association Champion Wichita Wingnuts and expansion Joplin Blasters for three games each as part of the 11-game road trip.

Winnipeg fans will get their first chance to see the team on June 2 against the Sioux Falls Canaries, who visit Shaw Park for a three-game series.

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Jets Outmuscle Avalanche, Win 2-1 in OT

Winnipeg Jets Report

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Dustin Byfuglien - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets forward Dustin Byfuglien (33) tries to deflect the puck past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov (1) in NHL action against the Colorado Avalanche at MTS Centre on Sunday, October 26, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little (18) gets dumped into the boards against the Colorado Avalanche at MTS Centre on Sunday. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Midway through the second period of Sunday’s matinee between the Jets and Avalanche, Dustin Byfuglien careened wildly into the corner of the offensive zone, put a forearm to knock Tyson Barrie into the boards, then turned to John Mitchell next to him and gave him a hearty shove to the ice.

Helmets went flying, bodies piled up and the MTS Centre went wild. Those ten seconds were the thesis of a physical 2-1 overtime win by Winnipeg.

Colorado, a team that thrives on their offensive speed, was mostly kept to the corners by Winnipeg — the line of Byfuglien, Adam Lowry and Chris Thorburn was especially effective, amassing 13 hits in regulation.

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Teams Can Register for Hockey Manitoba’s Anniversary Series

By David Klassen

Hockey ManitobaHosts and teams of Hockey Manitoba’s 100th Anniversary Outdoor Series can now register for the event taking place on February 15, 2015.

More than 35 communities are estimated to host an outdoor series event with over 300 teams and nearly 4,000 participants province-wide.

Minor hockey associations who host a series or have teams participating in the series will be eligible for $25,000 in Scotiabank Community Hockey Grants.

Each location will be required to host a minimum of eight teams and four games throughout the day with various male and female age divisions and categories.

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Lions Roar Back, Eliminate Blue Bombers From Playoff Hunt

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Jesse Briggs - Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Derek Jones (41) tackles BC Lions wide receiver Marco Iannuzzi (87) in CFL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, October 25, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Paris Cotton - Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers runningback Paris Cotton (34) runs for a big gain in CFL action at Investors Group Field on Saturday. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers can essentially pack the 2014 season up, even with a game to play, as they dropped their eighth-consecutive game 28-23 to the B.C. Lions Saturday night to officially eliminate them from playoff contention for a third-straight season.

24,223 came to see the Blue and Gold work to avoid their tenth loss in 11 games in the club’s final home date at Investors Group Field, and while the home club scored to take a 17-13 lead in the third quarter, three critical turnovers and an astonishing 10 sacks allowed secured the 9-7 Lions’ place in the CFL post-season.

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PHOTOS: Shimano Canadian Cyclocross Championships in Winnipeg

Shimano Canadian Cyclocross Championships
Competitors ride in the 2014 Shimano Canadian Cyclocross Championships at The Forks on Friday, October 24, 2014. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Competitive cyclists from across the globe are in Winnipeg this weekend for the Shimano Canadian Cyclocross Championships.

The three-day event, which began Friday, is happening at The Forks.

Racing continues on Sunday with the Manitoba Grand Prix of Cyclocross, an international UCI C2 race open to professional and amateur athletes. The Kick Cancer Cyclocross Derby also launched this weekend, with a series of fun races and educational opportunities for riders of all abilities to benefit the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation.

Winnipeg welcomes the festival again in 2015.

View the photo gallery below.

Lightning Strike When Needed, Zap Jets 4-2

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Toby Enstrom - Winnipeg Jets
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin (27) avoids Winnipeg Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom (39) in NHL action at MTS Centre on Friday, October 24, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal in NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre Friday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets came out firing Friday night looking to string together consecutive victories for the first time this season, but the Tampa Bay Lightning took advantage of the few chances they were given, scoring three times on just six shots in the second frame to beat the struggling Jets 4-2 at MTS Centre.

Winnipeg peppered Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop with 30 shots through the first two periods — and Bryan Little was able to record his team-leading fourth goal of the season while snapping Winnipeg’s 22-attempt power-play drought — but Tampa’s Ondrej Palat notched a goal and an assist in the period to take a 4-1 stranglehold and chase goaltender Ondrej Pavelec from the game. The Jets’ fifth-year starter allowed all four Lightning goals on 18 shots.

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Bisons Shoot for the Cure in Weekend Basketball Fundraiser

Michele Hynes - Robyn Eyer
U of M Bison women’s basketball head coach Michele Hynes and captain/guard Robyn Eyer. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons women’s basketball team is warming up for the season with a set of charity games this weekend.

The team will host the eighth annual Shoot for the Cure invitational at Investors Group Athletic Centre tonight through Sunday to raise money and awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).

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Hockey Winnipeg Offers Players, Coaches Online Resources

By Brian Schultz

Hockey WinnipegHockey Winnipeg has partnered with an Alberta organization to bring new resources to players and coaches.

A free coaching and playing development platform offered through TheDrillBook.com will deliver cutting edge on-ice programming, coaching assistance, and practice planning tools.

“This partnership is a great opportunity for our volunteer coaches throughout Winnipeg. We want to provide our coaches high quality resources and information to assist them in the growth and development of our great game,” said Monte Miller, executive director of Hockey Winnipeg.

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Statue Honours Bombers Coaching Legend Bud Grant

Bud Grant
A statue honouring former Blue Bombers coach Bud Grant is located outside the Bomber Store. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A statue honouring Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ legend Bud Grant has been unveiled at Investors Group Field.

The football club on Thursday pulled back the curtain on the 7’6″ bronze statue representing Grant, the team’s most winningest head coach of all time. Grant was at the helm of the Bombers from 1957 to 1966.

“This is not me,” a humble Grant said of the statue, crafted by MST Bronze Limited. “It may be a likeness of me, but it doesn’t represent me. It represents everybody that played for the Bombers, not only in my time, but all time. It’s a great tribute.”

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Hockey Canada Marking 100 Years with ‘Century Tour’

Hockey CanadaTo mark Hockey Canada’s 100th anniversary, the organization is bringing a giant interactive hockey experience to Winnipeg this weekend.

Royal Sports will host the 200,000-square-foot timeline with milestone artifacts, programs and activities for kids, families and newcomers to the game.

The Century Tour will be setup at 750 Pembina Highway from noon to 8 p.m. on October 26-28.

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