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New Scoreboard Part of $12M MTS Centre Upgrades


A new high-definition scoreboard and other arena improvements are on the way for MTS Centre this summer.

True North Sports and Entertainment is spending $12 million to upgrade the home of the Winnipeg Jets, and will install four new HD screens two and a half times the size and three times the resolution of the existing scoreboard at centre ice.

Also on deck is a new 360-degree power ring presenting two times the resolution of the existing model, and a a state-of-the-art control room to allow production of HD images throughout MTS Centre and improve audio.

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ in Winnipeg June 24-28

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Cirque du Soleil presents Varekai, June 24-28 at MTS Centre. (MARTIN GIRARD / SHOOTSTUDIO.CA)

Cirque du Soleil will present its production of Varekai at MTS Centre for eight performances this summer.

Varekai, which means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies, will be in Winnipeg June 24-28.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30 through Ticketmaster, or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Prices range from $40 to $95.

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Hutch Blanks Jackets as Jets Extend Win Streak

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Michael Hutchinson
Winnipeg Jets’ Zach Bogosian (44) and goaltender Michael Hutchinson defend Columbus Blue Jackets Jack Skille (10) in second period action at MTS Centre on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. (JAMES CAREY LAUDER / FOR CHRISD.CA)
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Winnipeg Jets players celebrate Chris Thorburn’s second period goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night at MTS Centre. (JAMES CAREY LAUDER / FOR CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets scored on their first two shots on goal Wednesday night, rolling to a 4-0 victory over the Blue Jackets in Columbus’ only visit to MTS Centre this season.

Rookie netminder Michael Hutchinson showed flashes of brilliance in his 29-save night — recording his second shutout of the season — including 14 stops in a flurried opening 20 minutes.

“It’s the performance that we were looking for,” said Hutchinson, now 14-4-2 personally on the season. “Last couple games we’ve played a little bit out of our system and gave up a few more scoring chances than we’re used to. Tonight we just went back to the way we can play and we played solid defensively.”

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Motley Crue, Alice Cooper to Play MTS Centre in August

Get ready to rock! Motley Crue will play Winnipeg’s MTS Centre this summer with special guest Alice Cooper.

The heavy metal rockers will perform Monday, August 3 as part of The Final Tour.

The quartet — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million.

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Little Lifts Jets to 4-3 Shootout Victory

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

Ondrej Pavelec
Arizona Coyotes #8 Tobias Rieger shoots on Winnipeg Jets goalie #31 Ondrej Pavelec in first period action at MTS Centre on Sunday, January 18, 2015. (JAMES CAREY LAUDER / FOR CHRISD.CA)
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Arizona Coyotes #28 Lauri Korpikoski battles for the puck against Winnipeg Jets #15 Matt Halischuk in the second period at MTS Centre on Sunday. (JAMES CAREY LAUDER / FOR CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Sunday was Bryan Little‘s night as the Winnipeg Jets’ leading goal-getter lit the lamp early in the first and then netted the only marker in the shootout to lift the Jets to a 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes at MTS Centre.

“There’s leadership right there,” said Jets head coach Paul Maurice of Little, who has been battling an undisclosed injury and has missed several practices and game-day skates during a hellacious stretch of seven games in 11 days (where the club has gone an impressive 5-1-1).

“That you would come to the game every night and think (Little) is feeling 100 per cent by the minutes (he’s playing), and knowing that he’s not practiced. His play has actually gotten stronger in this stretch. He was really good in the last three or four games.”

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‘Marvel Universe Live!’ Coming to MTS Centre in June

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Marvel characters will throw their weight around MTS Centre this summer for an action-packed villain-filled arena experience.

Marvel Universe LIVE! will be in Winnipeg from July 23-26, featuring 25 top Marvel characters, including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and others).

Performances include an original story bringing together Marvel’s biggest names for a cutting-edge show with special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, and motorcycles.

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Eric Church at MTS Centre on April 8

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American country music superstar Eric Church will perform in Winnipeg on April 8.

The Grammy Award nominee will play MTS Centre as part of his “The Outsiders World Tour.”

Church’s current album, The Outsiders, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and the Billboard Country Albums Chart earlier this year, featuring his No. 1 hit “Give Me Back My Hometown” and his current single “Talladega.”

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Second Luke Bryan Show Added for May 6

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Take a deep breath, Luke Bryan fans — you have a second chance to see the American country music star.

Tickets to the May 7 Winnipeg show sold out in less than an hour on Friday, prompting promoter Live Nation to add a second show on Wednesday, May 6.

Due to overwhelming demand, Bryan will play two nights at MTS Centre this spring.

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Sharks Bite Jets With Late Game-Winner

Winnipeg Jets Report

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Winnipeg Jets defenseman Paul Postma (4) and San Jose Sharks left wing Barclay Goodrow (89) battle for the puck in NHL action at MTS Centre on Monday, January 5, 2015. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Winnipeg Jets left wing Andrew Ladd (16) checks a San Jose Shark player at MTS Centre on Monday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The San Jose Sharks spoiled the party at MTS Centre Monday night, notching the winning goal with just 4.5 seconds left on the clock to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2.

Moments after the MTS Centre crowd erupted in joy following the announcement of the Canadians winning Gold at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, Marc-Edouard Vlasic walked in and roofed a wrister over goaltender Michael Hutchinson‘s shoulder to send the fans briskly to the doors.

“We have a standard, and I’ve been careful about saying this but we’ve got five guys off our back end out,” said Jets head coach Paul Maurice of the numerous injuries to the club’s top defencemen. “I don’t think that was the difference in the game for us tonight, but it’s not going to look the same way.”

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Luke Bryan Tour to Stop in Winnipeg May 7

Luke Bryan

American country star Luke Bryan is coming to Winnipeg in the spring.

Bryan will play MTS Centre on Thursday, May 7 as part of the That’s My Kind of Night Tour 2015. Special guests Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch will open the show.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 9 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices range from $61.75 to $94.

UPDATE: A second show has been added for Wednesday, May 6. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

– Staff

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