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Baby T-Rex Interacts with Crowd at MTS Centre

By Brian Schultz

Walking with Dinosaurs

Visitors gather at MTS Centre to greet one of the creatures from ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

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Walking with Dinosaurs is in Winnipeg October 8-12, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

A baby Tyrannosaurus rex roared loudly in the atrium of MTS Centre on Thursday.

The mechanical creature is part of the Walking with Dinosaurs spectacle, which returns to Winnipeg October 8-12. Tickets went on sale today.

Kevin Donnelly, senior vice-president of venues and entertainment with MTS Centre, said the show attracted more than 50,000 people in 2007.

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VIDEO: Media vs. PBR’s Mechanical Bull

PBR - Professional Bull RidersWinnipeg media tried their best to hold on for dear life, but a mechanical bull was no match for the majority of participants on Friday.

Ahead of Saturday’s Professional Bull Riders (PBR) event at MTS Centre, a friendly media challenge was held. The goal? Stay on your bull for the longest without falling off.

It wasn’t easy, but QX 104′s Jonathan Best managed to ride ‘em hard. The station’s win also secured a $1,000 donation for Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba.

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Jets Fans Leave Final Home Game Happy

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Boston Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson (30) stops Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane (9) in NHL action at the MTS Centre on Thursday, April 10, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom (39) checks Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell (11) at MTS Centre on Thursday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Local hockey fans are thirsty.

And while the Winnipeg Jets will miss the playoffs for a third-consecutive season since relocating from Atlanta, they provided their faithful with some genuine entertainment and a subtle quench in their final home game of the season Thursday night with a dramatic come-from-behind 2-1 shootout victory over the Boston Bruins.

“Our fans have been great for us,” said veteran Jets forward and leading scorer Blake Wheeler. “We want to give them more. We want to get into the playoffs. We want to show them that there’s progress being made. We wanted to play hard for a lot of reasons tonight. One of the reasons was to leave a positive impact on our fan base going into next year.”

“They’d be pretty darn forgiving — as long as the effort is there,” said head coach Paul Maurice of the recently unfamiliar roars from the 15,004 in attendance at MTS Centre. “It’s the last home game, unfortunately, of the year. People that came to the game tonight saw an exciting game. Saw great goaltending at both ends… They saw their hockey team compete, give what they had.”

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Wild Blank Jets 1-0

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise (11) shoots on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) in NHL action at MTS Centre, on Monday, April 7, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

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Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane (9) and Minnesota Wild defenceman Ryan Suter (20) battle for the puck at MTS Centre on Monday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets, somewhat riddled with injuries and with their playoff dreams already dashed, fell back to 35-35-10 on the season with a 1-0 loss to the visiting Minnesota Wild on Monday night at MTS Centre.

The Central Division matchup once again saw a very defensive hockey game, barring one 6-4 Jets victory back on December 27. Minnesota improves to 4-1-0 against Winnipeg this season.

“Every time we’ve played these guys this year it’s been very similar styles,” said Jets forward Evander Kane in his first game since he was a healthy scratch on Saturday in Toronto. “There’s not a whole lot of scoring opportunities. Usually the shot totals are low. It was much the same tonight. We just weren’t able to generate enough offence to get a goal — at least to give ourselves a chance to win or tie the game.”

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to Play MTS Centre in July

Jesus Christ Superstar

The rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to Winnipeg this summer.

The arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking phenomenon will play MTS Centre on Friday, July 4.

Brandon Boyd is confirmed for the role of Judas Iscariot, JC Chasez will play Pontius Pilate, Michelle Williams will take the female lead as Mary Magdalene, English singer-songwriter John Rotten Lydon will play King Herod and British actor and singer Ben Forster will revive his role as Jesus.

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Playoff Hopes Die as Jets Fall 4-2

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Winnipeg Jets forward Jim Slater (19) slams Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Paul Martin (7) into the boards in NHL action at MTS Centre on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

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Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little (18) races away from Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz (14) at MTS Centre on Thursday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Mark it down at seven consecutive seasons without a playoff appearance for the Winnipeg Jets franchise, as the home side fell 4-2 to Sidney Crosby and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night at MTS Centre.

Pittsburgh’s win clinches the Metropolitan Division title, as the Pens enter the playoffs with at least the No. 2-seed in the Eastern Conference. The Jets (and formerly Atlanta Thrashers), meanwhile, have not qualified for the NHL postseason since 2007 — their only appearance since the expansion franchise entered the NHL in 1999-2000.

Evander Kane has been a member of the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise since he was selected fourth-overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He sees little change in the big picture since he entered the league.

“It’s tough to see a difference when you’ve been in the same situation year after year,” said the 22-year-old. “But I do in some ways. But time will tell.”

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Hedley Concert at MTS Centre Rescheduled

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Hedley has rescheduled concerts in Winnipeg and Saskatoon due to poor weather conditions.

The band was slated to appear at MTS Centre tonight, but will now perform on April 15. Saskatoon’s show set for Wednesday has been moved to April 3.

A snowstorm closed I-29 from the Canadian border to Fargo, North Dakota on Monday.

Promoter Live Nation said supporting act Classified will not perform on the new Winnipeg date due to scheduling conflicts. The rapper was in the city on Sunday to co-host the Juno Awards.

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2014 Juno Awards Recognize Best in Canadian Music

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One Republic performs “Counting Stars” at the 2014 Juno Awards in Winnipeg on Sunday, March 30, 2014. (CARAS / IPHOTO)

WINNIPEG — The 43rd annual Juno Awards were handed out Sunday at MTS Centre, honouring the best in Canadian music.

Here’s a list of the night’s big winners and a photo gallery from some of the highlights.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire, Reflektor

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Tegan and Sara

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Tribe Called Red

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Serena Ryder

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PHOTOS: Stars Walk the Red Carpet at 2014 Juno Awards

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Country singer Dean Brody arrives at MTS Centre ahead of the 2014 Juno Awards on Sunday, March 30, 2014. (CARAS / IPHOTO)

WINNIPEG — A lucky 325 fans won wristbands to take in the red carpet show of the 2014 Juno Awards on Sunday at MTS Centre.

The stars began arriving at around 6:30 p.m. inside the fully enclosed white tent along Portage Avenue.

View the photo gallery from all the action below.

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Robin Thicke Pulls Out of Juno Awards

One of the biggest performers to have been booked for the 2014 Juno Awards will not attend tonight’s show in Winnipeg.

Robin Thicke has been placed on mandatory vocal rest, promoters said on Sunday in a release.

Thicke was forced to postpone and reschedule concerts on Friday and Saturday night as a result.

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Scopus Award Gala 2014