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Morden Hosting 2017 Esso Cup Championship

Esso CupMorden will be the first city in Manitoba to host the Esso Cup in a little under two years from now.

The best female midget players will be competing for the national championship from April 16-22, 2017.

Hockey Canada, in partnership with Hockey Manitoba and the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League (MFMHL), announced that the host Pembina Valley Hawks will be joined by five regional representatives to compete for the ninth annual national championship.

The tournament will be played out at the 1,200-seat Huron Window Corporation Arena.

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VIDEO: Toews Hoists Stanley Cup for Winnipeg Fans

WINNIPEG — Maybe it was the heat, or perhaps the third time really isn’t a charm.

A scarce crowd assembled Friday to welcome back Chicago Blackhawks captain and Winnipeg boy Jonathan Toews to his old St. Vital stomping crowds. The Stanley Cup winner came with hockey’s coveted trophy for a community celebration for the third time in six years.

Toews spoke to the media briefly inside an air conditioned Jonathan Toews Sportsplex on Dakota Street before bringing the Cup outside to the couple hundred of fans who had gathered.

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Toews Bringing Stanley Cup to Winnipeg for Hometown Celebration

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Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Thursday, July 9, 2015, after being inducted into the Order of Manitoba. (CHRISD.CA)

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will bring the famed Stanley Cup to the St. Vital community centre bearing his name on Friday.

A public celebration will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex, 1188 Dakota Street. A Q&A session will give fans the opportunity to ask a question, but unlike previous Stanley Cup celebrations, no autographs or individual photographs will be allowed.

Toews played for the Dakota Lazers as a young hockey player, and Dakota’s main building was renamed in his honour after his first Stanley Cup win in 2010 and gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics with Team Canada.

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Jets Agree to Terms on One-Year, Two-Way Deals with Forwards Fraser, Cormier

By The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets continued to shore up their organizational depth at forward by agreeing to terms with Matt Fraser and Patrice Cormier.

Fraser and Cormier each got a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,000 at the NHL level.

Cormier has been with the Atlanta Thrashers/Jets organization for the past five seasons.

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Jets Bring Back Burmistrov, Agree to Terms with Pardy and Halischuk

By Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Adam Pardy celebrates after scoring against the Anaheim Ducks during the second period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 18, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Carlson)

The Winnipeg Jets started free agency by locking up two of their own players and bringing back another.

Winnipeg agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Alexander Burmistrov and one-year deals with defenceman Adam Pardy and forward Matt Halischuk. Versatile winger Michael Frolik left to sign a US$21.5-million, five-year contract with the Calgary Flames.

The 23-year-old Burmistrov has spent the past two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League with Ak-Bars Kazan. He spent his first three professional seasons with the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise, scoring 23 goals and adding 35 assists in 194 NHL games.

“I heard from guys, he’s a super good guy and he’s got a ton of skill,” Pardy said on a conference call. “I’m hoping that he’s coming in here to buy into our game and fill a big hole that we’re going to miss with Fro.”

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Jets Sign Winger Drew Stafford to Two-Year Deal Worth US $8.7 Million

By Stephen Whyno,The Canadian Press

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Calgary Flames goaltender Joni Ortio (37) covers Winnipeg Jets’ Drew Stafford (12) as he goes to the stick side during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Drew Stafford gave up long-term security to sign a new deal with the Winnipeg Jets that allows him to prove he deserves another one soon.

Stafford signed a US$8.7-million, two-year contract on the eve of free agency to remain in Winnipeg, where he had so much success since a trade from the Buffalo Sabres.

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Jets Select Kyle Connor 17th, Jack Roslovic 25th Overall at NHL Draft

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Winnipeg Jets 2015 NHL draft has a distinctly American flavour so far.

Winnipeg selected centre Kyle Connor 17th overall on Friday before taking centre Jack Roslovic eight picks later.

The six-foot Roslovic played his amateur hockey with the United States under-18 team, while the six-foot-one Connor played for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League.

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Winnipeg Jets Open 2015-16 Season on East Coast

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets will begin their 82-game 2015-16 NHL season with a four-game road trip beginning October 8 in Boston.

The Jets will play their first game of the season at MTS Centre when they host the Calgary Flames on October 16.

Winnipeg has two six-game home stands this season, beginning October 29 against the Chicago Blackhawks. The other runs from January 18 against Colorado to February 5 against Carolina.

Fans looking to see their favourite Canadian teams will get a chance on seven occasions at MTS Centre this season, with four of those games being played in March.

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MJHL Opens 2015-16 Season on September 25

By Brian Schultz

MJHLThe Manitoba Junior Hockey League will open its regular 2015-16 season on September 25.

The 60-game schedule will see the defending MJHL and RBC Cup champions Portage Terriers open their season in Virden against the Oil Capitals at 7:30 p.m.

Moving into the playoffs, a total of 10 teams will make the post-season. Teams finishing seventh to 10 will participate in separate, best-of-three Survivor Series to determine playoff seeding. The seventh-place team will play No. 10, while No. 8 will face off against No. 9. Winners then move on to the regular playoff format which will be best-of-seven series.

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Jets Re-Sign Anthony Peluso to Two-Year Contract

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Winnipeg Jets forward Anthony Peluso (14) and Ottawa Senators defenceman Jared Cowen (2) fight at MTS Centre in this March 2014 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed restricted free agent forward Anthony Peluso.

Peluso’s two-year contract is worth $675,000 and will trigger the start of his fourth season with the Jets.

The North York, ON native has played 107 NHL games — all for Winnipeg — tallying three goals and nine points along with 165 penalty minutes.

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