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Manitoba Moose Home Opener Set for October 15

Manitoba MooseThe Manitoba Moose 2.0 will play their first home game in Winnipeg on Thursday, October 15.

The reborn again AHL club’s 2015-16 regular season schedule has them hosting the Ontario Reign, the new AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, at MTS Centre that night.

It will be a four-game homestand for the Moose, who will play the Reign again on October 17, followed by two games against the Lake Erie Monsters on October 22 and 24.

The 76-game schedule begins with Manitoba on the road for back-to-back games against the Toronto Marlies on October 9 and 10.

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NHL’s Mike Richards Formally Charged with Drug Possession

Mike Richards
(Los Angeles Kings’ Mike Richards is shown during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia on Oct. 28, 2014. Police in Manitoba have charged Richards with possession of a controlled substance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris Szagola, File)

RCMP have charged a high profile NHL player with drug possession after he tried to enter Canada a couple months ago.

Mike Richards, 30, was attempting to cross at the Emerson, Manitoba port of entry on June 17 when he was intercepted by Canada Border Services Agency officers.

The Kenora native was turned over to RCMP and arrested.

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Manitoba Moose Play Two Pre-Season Games in North Dakota

Manitoba MooseManitoba hockey fans will be able to take in some shopping south of the border to coincide with the Manitoba Moose pre-season schedule.

The AHL club will play two exhibition games in North Dakota against the Iowa Wild in October.

The Moose and Wild will face each other in Grand Forks on Friday, October 2 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena and on Saturday, October 3 in Fargo, ND at Scheels Arena.

Ticket prices for the games will range from $10 to $30 USD and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Puck drop for both games is 7 p.m. CT.

— Staff

Jets Partner Up with Tulsa Oilers as ECHL Affiliate

By Brian Schultz

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets have formed a partnership with the Tulsa Oilers as their new ECHL affiliate.

“Tulsa is an organization that shares our level of commitment to success and we look forward to working together to provide our players’ opportunities to further develop themselves on and off the ice,” said Craig Heisinger, senior VP and assist GM of the Winnipeg Jets.

“We are particularly excited to continue our relationship with head coach Jason Christie who has been an integral component of some of our prospects development in the past.”

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Morden Hosting 2017 Esso Cup Championship

Esso CupMorden will be the first city in Manitoba to host the Esso Cup in a little under two years from now.

The best female midget players will be competing for the national championship from April 16-22, 2017.

Hockey Canada, in partnership with Hockey Manitoba and the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League (MFMHL), announced that the host Pembina Valley Hawks will be joined by five regional representatives to compete for the ninth annual national championship.

The tournament will be played out at the 1,200-seat Huron Window Corporation Arena.

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VIDEO: Toews Hoists Stanley Cup for Winnipeg Fans

WINNIPEG — Maybe it was the heat, or perhaps the third time really isn’t a charm.

A scarce crowd assembled Friday to welcome back Chicago Blackhawks captain and Winnipeg boy Jonathan Toews to his old St. Vital stomping crowds. The Stanley Cup winner came with hockey’s coveted trophy for a community celebration for the third time in six years.

Toews spoke to the media briefly inside an air conditioned Jonathan Toews Sportsplex on Dakota Street before bringing the Cup outside to the couple hundred of fans who had gathered.

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Toews Bringing Stanley Cup to Winnipeg for Hometown Celebration

Jonathan Toews
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Thursday, July 9, 2015, after being inducted into the Order of Manitoba. (CHRISD.CA)

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will bring the famed Stanley Cup to the St. Vital community centre bearing his name on Friday.

A public celebration will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex, 1188 Dakota Street. A Q&A session will give fans the opportunity to ask a question, but unlike previous Stanley Cup celebrations, no autographs or individual photographs will be allowed.

Toews played for the Dakota Lazers as a young hockey player, and Dakota’s main building was renamed in his honour after his first Stanley Cup win in 2010 and gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics with Team Canada.

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Jets Select Kyle Connor 17th, Jack Roslovic 25th Overall at NHL Draft

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Winnipeg Jets 2015 NHL draft has a distinctly American flavour so far.

Winnipeg selected centre Kyle Connor 17th overall on Friday before taking centre Jack Roslovic eight picks later.

The six-foot Roslovic played his amateur hockey with the United States under-18 team, while the six-foot-one Connor played for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League.

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Winnipeg Jets Open 2015-16 Season on East Coast

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets will begin their 82-game 2015-16 NHL season with a four-game road trip beginning October 8 in Boston.

The Jets will play their first game of the season at MTS Centre when they host the Calgary Flames on October 16.

Winnipeg has two six-game home stands this season, beginning October 29 against the Chicago Blackhawks. The other runs from January 18 against Colorado to February 5 against Carolina.

Fans looking to see their favourite Canadian teams will get a chance on seven occasions at MTS Centre this season, with four of those games being played in March.

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