ChrisD.ca on Vimeo ChrisD.ca on YouTube ChrisD.ca on Facebook ChrisD.ca on Twitter

Tag Archives: Hockey

Jets Back in the City to Begin Training Camp

Evander Kane - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane (9) and Minnesota Wild defenceman Ryan Suter (20) battle for the puck at MTS Centre last April. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets are back in town and ready to hit the ice.

After a relaxing and fun-filled summer vacation for the team (if social media is any indication), the Jets will get back to the grind when training camp opens on Thursday.

The Jets will begin with medicals and physicals at MTS Centre before splitting their time between the arena and MTS Iceplex for on-ice sessions. Training sessions at the Iceplex are the only time when the public is allowed to observe from the stands.

Winnipeg will kick off the pre-season against the Minnesota Wild on Monday September 22 at MTS Centre at 7 p.m. CT.

Continue Reading

Jets to Hold Inaugural ‘Fan Fest’ at MTS Iceplex

Winnipeg Jets LogoWith the countdown to the 2014-15 NHL season ticking away, the Winnipeg Jets want to get fans ready with an inaugural Fan Fest.

The hockey club will host the outdoor event on Saturday, September 20 at MTS Iceplex.

The event includes access to Jets training camp sessions, live player and management interviews as well as a range of interactive games and activities. The first 5,000 fans on site will receive a free complimentary lunch.

In addition, the first 3,000 fans will have the opportunity to watch one of four Winnipeg Jets training camp sessions beginning at 9 a.m. with additional ice times commencing at 9:50 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 12:50 p.m. Admission to these sessions is limited to available seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans that do not get into one session will be able to line up for the ensuing one.

Continue Reading

Three Manitoba Communities to See Live NHL Broadcasts

Rogers Hometown HockeyHockey fans across Canada will get to experience hometown celebrations as Rogers tours 25 communities each week during the 2014/15 NHL season.

The inaugural Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will visit three Manitoban communities, including Selkirk, Brandon and Thompson. Hockey commentator Ron MacLean will be at each of the stops, which bring free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages, culminating in an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast every Sunday. MacLean will host live onsite from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio.

“The passion for hockey in this country is unrivaled. Every Canadian has a connection to the game — it is part of our DNA, it is part of our communities,” said MacLean. “We’re excited to share in this season-long celebration of Canada’s favourite pastime, help grow the game and bring to life those great hockey stories every Sunday.”

Continue Reading

‘TSN Jets’ Retired, Games to Be Aired on TSN3

TSN3The exclusive TV network for all-things Winnipeg Jets will fade to black for the upcoming 2014-15 NHL season.

TSN and True North Sports & Entertainment have announced the network’s package of 60 regional Winnipeg Jets games to be carried on TSN3 instead of the subscription channel TSN Jets.

Bell Media is expanding its lineup with five national feeds branded TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 to debut August 25.

“We are thrilled to be a significant partner with TSN as they launch their exciting new feeds across the country,” said Mark Chipman, True North’s executive chairman.

Continue Reading

Paul Edmonds Named New Voice of the Winnipeg Jets

TSN 1290Veteran broadcaster Paul Edmonds is the new voice of the Winnipeg Jets on TSN 1290.

Edmonds will handle play-by-play duties of the station’s game day Jets coverage and join the rest of the broadcast crew.

Former ‘voice’ Brian Munz will remain at TSN 1290, stepping into the colour/analyst role for the 2014-15 NHL season. He will also contribute reports on all of the station’s weekday shows.

Continue Reading

National Jr. Ball Hockey Championships in Winnipeg

By Brian Schultz

2014 Canadian National Junior Ball Hockey ChampionshipsBall hockey teams from across the country are in Winnipeg this week for the 2014 Canadian National Junior Ball Hockey Championships.

The games began Thursday and will run through Sunday at the MTS Iceplex and St. Norbert Arena.

It’s the first time the city has hosted the national event, with over 420 participants taking part. The largest division is in the U15 age group with eight teams going for gold.

Jocelyn Laroque, a gold medallist on Team Canada’s women’s hockey team and also a top Team Manitoba ball hockey player, dropped the ceremonial face off ball Thursday morning.

Continue Reading

‘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.

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

Jets Re-Sign Chris Thorburn to $3.6M Deal

By David Klassen

Chris Thorburn - Winnipeg Jets
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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading


Herzing College