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Jonathan Toews’ Family Boat Being Auctioned for Variety Manitoba

Jonathan Toews Boat

A boat owned by the family of Winnipeg-born Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is going up on the auction block for a worthwhile cause.

The 1935 Cossey Replica boat will be auctioned off by Adesa Auctions on Tuesday, with proceeds benefiting Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba, as part of their Bids for Kids program. Funds raised will support the organization’s Come One-Come all Gala.

The boat packs a 250 horsepower 327 Chevy V8 engine with leather upholstery, and is trimmed with rare chrome hardware.

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Moose Cut Loose Head Coach Keith McCambridge

Keith McCambridge
Keith McCambridge

The contract of Manitoba Moose head coach Keith McCambridge won’t be renewed for another season.

The Winnipeg Jets announced Friday the club would not be bringing McCambridge back for 2016-17.

“This morning we informed Keith McCambridge that we will not be renewing his contract for the 2016-17 season as head coach of the Manitoba Moose,” GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said.

“His commitment and hard work during two separate periods of transition for our AHL franchise should not be overlooked and is greatly appreciated. We wish Keith and his family all the best.”

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Bisons’ Hockey Inks Three Recruits for 2016-17

University of Manitoba BisonsThe University of Manitoba Bisons have recruited a trio of players for the upcoming 2016-17 men’s hockey season.

The Bisons welcomed forwards Quintin Lisoway, Kamerin Nault and Nick Zajac to the program on Friday.

“These are very important signings that will help the Bisons take the next steps towards a championship season,” said Bisons head coach Mike Sirant.

“Nick, Kamerin, and Quintin are outstanding two-way players that will bring offensive skill combined with a very high compete level, grit and solid defensive play to the Bisons.”

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Coach Maurice Warns of More Pain Ahead as Jets Continue Youth Movement

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 – Paul Maurice had a warning for Winnipeg Jets fans who think the team’s playoff hopes were hurt by its youth movement this season.

There could be more pain around the corner, the coach said Monday after exit meetings with players who will leave the city and the team’s disappointing 35-39-8 record behind them.

“I would like to see the best players make our team,” Maurice said . “And if they’re all young guys, they’re all young guys.

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Winnipeg Jets Sign Michigan Star Kyle Connor

Kyle Connor
Michigan forward Kyle Connor (18) tries to position himself for a wraparound shot on Minnesota goalie Eric Schierhorn (37) during the Big Ten men’s hockey tournament championship game in St. Paul, Minn., on March 19, 2016. The Winnipeg Jets have signed forward Kyle Connor to a three-year, two-way entry-level contract with an average annual value of US$1.775 million.The 19-year-old Connor had an NCAA-leading 71 points (35 goals, 36 assists) in 38 games last season as a freshman at the University of Michigan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP – Star Tribune, Aaron Lavinsky)
Kyle Connor
Kyle Connor signs his Winnipeg Jets contract as posted on Monday morning on Twitter.

The Winnipeg Jets have signed Kyle Connor to a three-year, two-way NHL entry-level contract beginning in 2016-17.

The contract, worth an average $1.77 million annually, will see the 19-year-old 2015 first-round pick leave the University of Michigan. During his freshman year, Connor amassed an NCAA-leading 71 points (35G, 36A) in 38 games.

He finished the season on a 27-game point streak leading the Wolverines to a Big Ten Championship.

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Scheifele Scores Again, Jets Beat Wild 5-1 in Final Regular-Season Home Game

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
The Winnipeg Jets salute the fans following their victory over the Minnesota Wild after their final home game of the season in Winnipeg, Sunday, April 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – Chris Thorburn did his part to give himself and Winnipeg Jets fans a good memory of the team’s last home game of the season.

The fan favourite ended a 47-game goal-scoring drought as the Jets (32-39-8) dropped the Minnesota Wild 5-1 on Sunday.

Fans gave the playoff-less team a standing ovation with shouts of “Go Jets Go” during the final minute of the game at MTS Centre and the players raised their sticks to the crowd after the final buzzer.

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Rookie Artemi Panarin with Four Points, Seabrook Scores in OT as Hawks Edge Jets

By Darrin Bauming, The Canadian Press

Chicago Blackhawks - Winnipeg Jets
Chicago Blackhawks’ Artemi Panarin (72) and Brent Seabrook (7) celebrate Seabrook’s game winning goal against the Winnipeg Jets during overtime NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 1, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Artemi Panarin keeps finding ways to make a huge impact.

The NHL rookie scoring leader forced overtime with his second goal of the game, then assisted on Brent Seabrook’s game-winner as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Friday.

Panarin, who finished the night with four points and leads all rookies in goals (27) and assists (41), continues to benefit from playing with linemate Patrick Kane, who leads all NHL players with 96 points.

“That line’s dangerous,” said Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville. “They have a pretty good idea where the other guy is going to end up. They find lanes and seams like they did on the power play and on 5-on-5. They get through some nights and their finish is excellent.”

Seabrook’s winner came 1:02 into overtime in a game that saw four lead changes.

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Chiasson, Smith Leads Senators Past Jets 2-1; Ottawa Eliminated from Playoffs

By Darrin Bauming, The Canadian Press

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Ottawa Senators’ Alex Chiasson (90) celebrates his goal agains the Winnipeg Jets as Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) looks on during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Alex Chiasson pulled the Ottawa Senators out of their four-game losing streak, but it came too late to save their playoff hopes.

Although Ottawa edged the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 to snap their skid, the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2-1 shootout win over the Washington Captials on Wednesday night mathematically eliminated the Senators from the post-season race. It’s the first time since 1970 no Canadian teams have made the NHL playoffs.

Chiasson jumped on a loose puck — a deflected pass that changed direction off Mark Scheifele’s skate in front of the Jets net — and his shot beat Winnipeg goaltender Michael Hutchinson less than two minutes after the Jets tied the game 1-1.

“It was a lucky bounce there,” Chiasson said of his eighth goal of the season. “Good forecheck by (Ryan) Dzingel. It kind of bounced on my stick and it was nice to get rewarded.”

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Budweiser’s Goal Light in Winnipeg

Budweiser Red Light
Budweiser is taking a large-scale Red Light to the North Pole to light up goals for Canada. (CNW GROUP / BUDWEISER)

Budweiser’s giant Goal Light is in Winnipeg today as part of its a multi-city tour across Canada.

The two-storey, larger-than-life light debuted during Super Bowl 50.

The light is on tour as Canada’s greatest goal scorers add their signature to its exterior.

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Bobby Hull, Children’s Hospital Partner for Golf Tournament

By Brian Schultz

Bobby Hull (WIKIPEDIA)
Bobby Hull (WIKIPEDIA)

WINNIPEG — A new golf tournament later this spring will be hosted by hockey legend Bobby Hull.

The “Golden Jet” has teamed up with the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba for the Bobby Hull Foundation for Kids Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 14.

“Bobby Hull is an icon in the sport community and we are thrilled that he wants to make a difference,” said Mark Evans, chair of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba board of directors.

Hockey celebrities will join tournament participates to raise money for sick and injured children in Manitoba.

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