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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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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