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Oilers Ride Strong Second Period to 4-1 Win Over Jets

Oilers Ride Strong Second Period to 4-1 Win Over Jets

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Shawn Matthias
Winnipeg Jets’ Shawn Matthias (16) gets up close to Edmonton Oilers goaltender Laurent Brossoit (1) as Eric Gryba (62) defends during second period NHL pre-season game action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Pre-season or not, if they wanted validation for signing Jussi Jokinen the Edmonton Oilers got it Wednesday night.

Jokinen had a goal and two assists as Edmonton beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 in pre-season action.

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Malone Scores Shootout Winner as Wild Defeat Jets 3-2 in Pre-Season

Malone Scores Shootout Winner as Wild Defeat Jets 3-2 in Pre-Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Minnesota Wild - Ryan Malone
Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Malone (21) celebrates at the bench after scoring during the shootout following NHL preseason hockey action in Winnipeg, Monday, September 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Ryan Malone found a good way to get noticed in his come-back attempt with the Minnesota Wild.

The 37-year-old forward, who has almost 650 NHL games on his resume, scored the lone goal in the shootout to lift the Wild to a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets in pre-season play Monday.

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Renovations at Bell MTS Place Completed for Hockey Season

Renovations at Bell MTS Place Completed for Hockey Season

Bell MTS Place
The renovated concourse inside Bell MTS Place. (TNSE / HANDOUT)
Bell MTS Place
(TNSE / HANDOUT)

As the Winnipeg Jets host the visiting rival Minnesota Wild Monday night in their first pre-season game of the year, Bell MTS Place is ready to shine after an extensive renovation.

True North Sports + Entertainment raced through eight months of construction after three years of planning to spruce up the home of the Jets.

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Calgary Says It Will Pay for One-Third of $555-Million Arena for Flames

Calgary Says It Will Pay for One-Third of $555-Million Arena for Flames

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Calgary Saddledome
The Saddledome in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The City of Calgary is offering to pay for one-third of the cost of a new NHL arena. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – The City of Calgary is offering to pay for one-third of the cost of a new NHL arena.

In response to the Calgary Flames breaking off talks for a new rink earlier this week, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi revealed details Friday of what the city proposes to pay for a building expected to cost $555 million.

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Jets Release 2017-18 Broadcast Schedule

Jets Release 2017-18 Broadcast Schedule

TSN's Sara Orlesky
TSN’s Sara Orlesky will be on-air host for all Winnipeg Jets home games again this season. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Jets fans not in attendance at Bell MTS Place will be able to catch 60 regular season games on TSN for the 2017-18 season.

The Jets and their host broadcaster released the upcoming TV and radio schedule on Friday, which kicks off on TSN3 October 9 when the Jets face the Edmonton Oilers.

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Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Bryan Little to Six-Year Deal

Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Bryan Little to Six-Year Deal

Bryan Little
Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little talks to media after signing a multi-year contract on opening day of the Jets training camp Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets will be in the business of holding onto forward Bryan Little for the next six years.

The hockey club on Thursday announced a deal with the Edmonton product worth an average annual salary of $5.29 million starting in the 2018-19 season.

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Calgary Flames Pull Out of Arena Negotiations During Civic Election Campaign

Calgary Flames Pull Out of Arena Negotiations During Civic Election Campaign

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Scotiabank Saddledome
Steam rises from buildings near the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. The Calgary Flames have cancelled plans to build a new arena. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – The Calgary Flames say they’re pulling out of talks with the city for a new arena as a civic election campaign heats up.

Team president Ken King said Flames owners believe they can’t make a deal because negotiations have been unproductive.

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Jets Extend Contracts of Maurice, Cheveldayoff

Jets Extend Contracts of Maurice, Cheveldayoff

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)
Kevin Cheveldayoff
Kevin Cheveldayoff, Winnipeg Jets GM and executive vice-president, addresses the media on Sunday, January 12, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Rumours of a pair of high-level Winnipeg Jets contract extensions swirled on Wednesday, but the hockey club has confirmed the news one day later.

Head coach Paul Maurice and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff have both been handed multi-year contract extensions.

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Winnipeg Jets Hire Jamie Thomas as New Jets TV Host

Winnipeg Jets Hire Jamie Thomas as New Jets TV Host

Jamie Thomas
Jamie Thomas (WINNIPEG JETS)

The Winnipeg Jets have hired Jamie Thomas as the new TV host and insider for Jets TV.

Thomas will join current Jets TV reporter, Mitchell Clinton, to bolster the team’s coverage and produce new features for the upcoming season, showcasing players, coaches, and hockey operations.

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Warning Line Intended to Prevent Injury a Distraction for Hockey Players: Study

Warning Line Intended to Prevent Injury a Distraction for Hockey Players: Study

By The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Los Angeles Kings’ Drew Doughty (8) hits Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) during second period NHL hockey action, in Winnipeg, Sunday, November 13, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

CALGARY – Calgary researchers say a warning line intended to prevent injury when hockey players are pushed into the boards actually has the opposite effect.

The orange metre-wide line painted on the ice along the base of the boards — known as a look-up line — was created by a U.S. junior hockey player who wanted to remind players to look up before body-checking into the boards.

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