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Moose Name Pascal Vincent as Head Coach

Former Winnipeg Jets assistant coach Pascal Vincent has taken a step back to eventually move forward.

Vincent has been named head coach of the Manitoba Moose to lead the AHL affiliate.

The 44-year-old spent the past five seasons under Jets head coach Paul Maurice, but will now lead his own team in the same building.

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Play On! Road Hockey Tourney Brings Road Closures

Play On!Road closures will be in effect this weekend at the University of Manitoba for the Play On! ball hockey tournament.

The 4-on-4 action will see eastbound Chancellor Matheson Road closed between Innovation Drive and University Crescent from Thursday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m.

From Friday, May 27 at 5:30 p.m. to Sunday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m., westbound Chancellor Matheson Road will be closed between University Crescent and the east entrance to the Winnipeg Soccer Club.

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Ryan Bonni Named Assistant Coach of Bisons’ Hockey

By Brian Schultz

Ryan Bonni

The University of Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team has named Ryan Bonni as their assistant coach.

Bonni, a former NHL and AHL player, joins the Herd ahead of the upcoming 2016-17 season.

The 37-year-old was a second round pick (34th overall) of the Vancouver Canucks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

“Ryan’s character, extensive playing and coaching hockey background, passion for the game, and commitment to helping our players develop and achieve their goals, makes him a perfect fit for the Bisons,” said head coach Mike Sirant. “I’m really looking forward to working with and learning from Ryan.”

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Winnipeg Jets Donating $100,000 to Relief Efforts in Fort McMurray

By The Canadian Press

Fort McMurray Fire
A wall of fire rages outside of Fort McMurray, Alta. Tuesday May 3, 2016 as a wildfire threatened the city. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Mary Anne Sexsmith-Segato)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets announced Friday that they are donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta.

Wildfires have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents. The Canadian Red Cross will facilitate care by providing shelter, food, accommodation and comfort.

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Early Bird ‘Play On!’ Deadline on May 11

Play On!The early bird registration deadline for the upcoming Play On! 4-on-4 hockey tournament is fast approaching.

Teams have until May 11 at midnight to register for the Hockey Night in Canada street tournament, running May 28-29. The two-day event at the University of Manitoba will benefit the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation.

Play On! holds the Guinness World record for the largest street hockey tournament of any kind. It has attracted more than 1.5 million players spanning 133 Play On! events.

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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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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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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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