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‘Five Hole for Food’ Game in Winnipeg July 12

Five Hole for Food

Five Hole for Food at The Forks in 2012. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

An 18-day cross-Canada street hockey game will make its way to Winnipeg on Saturday, July 12.

Five Hole for Food is making its fifth anniversary road trip to tackle hunger. The tour will stop in 13 cities to play hockey for food. and cover more than 11,000 km, aiming to collect the equivalent of half-a-million pounds of food in support of Canadian food banks.

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Former MJHL Commissioner Named to Order of Canada

By Tyler Sutherland

Frank McKinnon

Frank McKinnon

The former commissioner of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League has been named a Member of the Order of Canada.

Frank McKinnon served as commissioner for 10 years (1992-2002) and was known for his charisma and vast knowledge of MJHL history.

“This is a tremendous honour for Frank,” said MJHL commissioner Kim Davis. “We are all very proud of him. After leaving the office of commissioner Frank always followed our league closely. He’s a true gentleman and deserving of this honour.”

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Jets Re-Sign Chris Thorburn to $3.6M Deal

By David Klassen

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Jets’ Chris Thorburn in action in a game against the Detroit Red Wings at MTS Centre last season. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Jets have inked forward Chris Thorburn to a three-year, $3.6 million contract.

Thorburn’s re-signing comes after he played in 55 games for the Jets last season, scoring two goals and earning 11 points and 93 penalty minutes.

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Jets Open Season October 9 in Phoenix

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets will open their fourth season as a born-again hockey franchise October 9 in Phoenix before a long five-game homestand at home.

The NHL released the 2014-15 regular season schedule on Sunday, outlining the Jets’ 82-game plan of opponents.

The first three games for Winnipeg will be on the road against Arizona, San Jose and Los Angeles. The aforementioned string of home games will be the longest of the season before the Jets round out October playing the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils on the road.

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Jets Open Pre-Season with Visiting Minnesota Wild

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Winnipeg Jets forward Dustin Byfuglien (33) eludes Carolina Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe (14) at MTS Centre on Saturday, March 22, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Jets have released their seven-game pre-season schedule, which will see the Jets host the Minnesota Wild at MTS Centre on September 22 to preview the 2014-15 NHL season.

The Edmonton Oilers will play at MTS Centre two days later on September 24 before the Jets hit the road. The pre-season schedule is made up of four home games and three away.

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MJHL Moves to Single Division for 2014-15 Season

MJHLThe Manitoba Junior Hockey League has moved to a one-division system, placing all 11 member teams in a single division for the upcoming season.

Teams had previously played in either the Addison or Sher-Wood Divisions. Teams will now play a balanced 60-game schedule, playing against each other six times — three at home and three away.

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Bison Hockey Recruits Four for Upcoming Season

University of Manitoba BisonsThe Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team has recruited four more players for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

Joining the Herd are forward Justin Augert (MJHL), defenceman Josh Elmes (USHL), goaltender Brendan Jensen (USHL) and forward Colin Mospanchuk (SJHL).

“We are very pleased to announce the signing of four more top recruits for the Bison men’s hockey program,” head coach Mike Sirant said.

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Jets Host NHL Entry Draft Party June 27

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets will host a 2014 NHL Entry Draft Party on Friday, June 27 at MTS Centre.

The party will be held on the event level in conjunction with the NHL’s 52nd annual Entry Draft happening June 27-28 in Philadelphia.

Doors will open to fans at 5 p.m. and Jets PA announcer Jay Richardson will host the event.

The live broadcast of TSN’s coverage of the draft will be shown on the four-sided MTS Centre score clock beginning at 6 p.m.

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Bisons Sign Two Former Wheat Kings, Blues Player

University of Manitoba BisonsThe Manitoba Bisons men’s hockey team has recruited two players from the Brandon Wheat Kings and another from the Winnipeg Blues.

The WHL’s Rene Hunter and Chad Robinson will suit up for the Bisons in the fall, along with Joel Schreyer of the Blues when the 2014-15 season gets underway.

“Their intelligence, skating and puck skills and grit will make them outstanding players at the CIS level plus their style of play fits the Bison identity of a hardworking, physical team that combines solid defensive play with an up tempo, direct offensive attack,” said head coach Mike Sirant.

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Olympian Jocelyne Larocque to Greet Young Hockey Fans

Hockey fans will get up close with a homegrown Olympian this evening.

Manitoba’s Jocelyne Larocque, who won gold at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, will be greeting young, aspiring hockey players at Kid City from 6-8 p.m.

Larocque will be on hand to sign autographs, take pictures and greet the kids who love Canada’s national past time.

All those in attendance are encouraged to bring a gently used sports equipment donation for KidSport Manitoba.

Kid City is located at 550 Archibald Street.

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