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Remembering His Roots: Family Wants Gordie Howe Interred in Saskatoon Statue

Remembering His Roots: Family Wants Gordie Howe Interred in Saskatoon Statue

By The Canadian Press

Gordie Howe Statue
Flowers are placed at a statue of Gordie Howe at the Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon, Friday, June 10, 2016. The family of hockey great Gordie Howe wants to return Mr. Hockey to his home.A city official says the family has requested that the cremated remains of Howe and his wife Colleen be interred at the base of a statue that honours him in Saskatoon. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

SASKATOON – The family of hockey great Gordie Howe wants to return Mr. Hockey to his home.

A city official says the family has requested that the cremated remains of Howe and his wife Colleen be interred at the base of a statue that honours him in Saskatoon.

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Bison Women Begin Season with Exhibition Competition in Europe

Bison Women Begin Season with Exhibition Competition in Europe

WINNIPEG — For many of the players, it will be an experience of a lifetime. For others, competition may outweigh the fact they’re in Europe.

The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team is venturing out to Finland and Sweden for some team-building and to work out any pre-season kinks before returning to Canada and beginning the regular conference season.

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Jets, Oilers Go Retro for Heritage Classic in Winnipeg

Jets, Oilers Go Retro for Heritage Classic in Winnipeg

By Dave Baxter (@davebbbaxter)

Blake Wheeler
Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler shows off the newly unveiled 2016 NHL Heritage Classic Winnipeg Jets jersey at a ceremony at Portage and Main on Friday, August 5, 2016. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)
Cam Talbot
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot shows off the jersey the Oilers will wear at the 2016 NHL Heritage Classic. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers will take a step back in time when they step onto the ice at Investors Group Field for the 2016 Heritage Classic on October 23.

In a ceremony at the corner of Portage and Main on Friday, both teams showed off the jerseys they will wear at the outdoor game that will take place in Winnipeg this fall.

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Massive Portrait of the Queen That Hung in Winnipeg Arena Looking for a New Home

Massive Portrait of the Queen That Hung in Winnipeg Arena Looking for a New Home

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Queen Elizabeth II
A giant portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that hung in the Winnipeg Arena is up for sale. (KIJIJI)

WINNIPEG – A massive, if not particularly well-loved, portrait of the Queen that once watched over National Hockey League games in Winnipeg is again looking for a new home.

The five-metre by seven-metre painting — believed to be the largest known portrait of Queen Elizabeth II — is up for sale on an online auction site, with no target price listed.

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Jets Sign Forwards Armia, Lowry to Two-Year, One-Way Contracts

Jets Sign Forwards Armia, Lowry to Two-Year, One-Way Contracts

By The Canadian Press

Adam Lowry
Vancouver Canucks’ goaltender Eddie Lack (31) keeps his eye on the rebound as Winnipeg Jets’ Adam Lowry (17) and Canucks’ Christopher Tanev (8) look on during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Jets have signed forwards Joel Armia and Adam Lowry on two-year, one-way contracts.

Armia’s contract carries an annual average value of US$925,000 while Lowry’s is at $1.125 million.

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Jets Re-Sign Mark Scheifele to Eight-Year Deal

Jets Re-Sign Mark Scheifele to Eight-Year Deal

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) during NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, December 5, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets have extended the contract of Mark Scheifele for eight years.

The hockey club announced the $49 million contract ($6.125M AAV) on Friday.

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Jamie Kompon Named New Winnipeg Jets Assistant Coach

Jamie Kompon Named New Winnipeg Jets Assistant Coach

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – Jamie Kompon was named an assistant coach for the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, joining Charlie Huddy, goaltender coach Wade Flaherty and video coach Matt Prefontaine on head coach Paul Maurice’s staff.

Kompon, who was born in Thunder Bay, Ont., comes to the Jets after serving as head coach and general manager of the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks for the past two seasons. He led Portland to a 77-54-13 record over that time, taking the team to the playoffs in both seasons including a trip to the Western Conference Final in 2015.

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