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Comrie Stops 30 Shots for Third Shutout as AHL Moose Blank Monsters

Comrie Stops 30 Shots for Third Shutout as AHL Moose Blank Monsters

By The Canadian Press

Manitoba MooseCLEVELAND — Eric Comrie stopped all 30 shots he faced as the Manitoba Moose closed out their American Hockey League regular season with a 1-0 shut out over the Cleveland Monsters on Friday.

The shutout was Comrie’s third of the season.

WATCH: Game highlights as Moose blank Monsters 1-0

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New Deals Expected for Jets GM Cheveldayoff and Head Coach Maurice

New Deals Expected for Jets GM Cheveldayoff and Head Coach Maurice

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Paul Maurice
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice, center, stands behind his bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Gene J. Puskar)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Jets fans can expect head coach Paul Maurice and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff to continue being the ones mandated with turning the club into a playoff contender.

The two met with reporters Monday, two days after the Jets (40-35-7) missed the NHL playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons since relocating from Atlanta. Despite that, contract extensions are expected for both.

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Winnipeg Jets See Bright Future After Disappointing 2016-17 Season

Winnipeg Jets See Bright Future After Disappointing 2016-17 Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Mark Scheifele (55) celebrate Scheifele’s game winning goal following overtime NHL action against the Anaheim Ducks, in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets know what went right, and what went wrong, in their 2016-17 season.

Talented young players and the ability to score goals were the bright spots. Inconsistent defence, goaltending and plenty of injuries hurt. But as the players cleaned out their lockers Sunday after missing the NHL playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, they were collectively optimistic about the future.

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While Some Players Pan NHL Olympic Decision, Ovechkin Threatens to Ignore It

While Some Players Pan NHL Olympic Decision, Ovechkin Threatens to Ignore It

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Erik Karlsson called it “crap.” Alex Ovechkin threatened outright disobedience. Others said the NHL was crushing dreams and wondered if the fight was really over.

Reaction was mostly fiery to the NHL’s decision not to halt the 2017-18 season for players to attend the 2018 Olympics. Ovechkin responded as one might expect, reiterating his long-held stance that he’ll attend the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, whether the NHL decides to go or not.

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Late Slump in Standout Rookie Season Frustrates Jets Star Sniper Laine

Late Slump in Standout Rookie Season Frustrates Jets Star Sniper Laine

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Calgary Flames’ Matt Bartkowski (44) checks Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Laine admitted Monday he’s frustrated with his lack of recent points as the Winnipeg Jets wind down to their last three games, but the rookie sniper’s first NHL season gave him a lot of great memories. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Patrik Laine skated to the bench at Monday’s Winnipeg Jets practice and angrily banged his hockey stick on the boards.

The team’s rookie sniper is in a scoring slump as the Jets, missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, wind down to their final three games.

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Slumping Senators Drop Fourth Game in a Row, Fall 4-2 to Winnipeg

Slumping Senators Drop Fourth Game in a Row, Fall 4-2 to Winnipeg

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) celebrates Mathieu Perreault’s (85) game winning goal on Ottawa Senators goalie Mike Condon (1) as Derick Brassard (19) defends during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Mathieu Perreault knows it’s too late to make a difference for Winnipeg, but he’s not throwing in the towel.

The Jets forward scored the game-winner in a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators Saturday that gave Winnipeg its first four-game win streak of the season.

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Mark Scheifele Scores Winner, Jets Come from Behind to Beat Ducks in OT

Mark Scheifele Scores Winner, Jets Come from Behind to Beat Ducks in OT

By Darrin Bauming, The Canadian Press

Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Mark Scheifele (55) celebrate Scheifele’s game winning goal following overtime NHL action against the Anaheim Ducks, in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele and the Winnipeg Jets may be out of the playoff picture, but they’re still fighting hard to play spoiler.

Scheifele’s overtime winner capped three unanswered goals for Winnipeg Thursday night, as the Anaheim Ducks surrendered a two-goal lead in the final 8:25 of regulation before falling 4-3 in overtime at MTS Centre.

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UND Slashing Women’s Hockey Program, Four Manitobans Affected

UND Slashing Women’s Hockey Program, Four Manitobans Affected

UND Women's Hockey
The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks 2016-17 women’s hockey team. (UNDSPORTS.COM)

The University of North Dakota is cutting its women’s hockey program amid pending shortages to state funding.

Four Manitoba players are currently on the Fighting Hawks roster, including forwards Ryleigh Houston and goalie Annie Chipman of Winnipeg, defenceman Halli Krzyzaniak of Neepawa, and Kristen Campbell of Brandon. Chipman is the daughter of Winnipeg Jets chairman Mark Chipman.

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