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Fans Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Sidney Crosby as He Parades Cup Through Halifax

Fans Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Sidney Crosby as He Parades Cup Through Halifax

By The Canadian Press

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Pittsburg Penguins captain Sidney Crosby parades the Stanley Cup in Halifax on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Crosby, the parade grand marshal, is a three-time Stanley Cup champion and was celebrating his 30th birthday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

HALIFAX – NHL superstar Sidney Crosby said it’s “just a number,” as he turned 30 on Monday and brandished the Stanley Cup in a parade that wound through Halifax in his native Nova Scotia.

Crosby rode on the back of a white pickup truck as marshal of the city’s annual Natal Day parade, waving to thousands of fans who lined the streets for a glimpse of “Sid the Kid” and the revered cup.

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Mark Scheifele Golf Classic, Hockey Camp Raise $190K for KidSport

Mark Scheifele Golf Classic, Hockey Camp Raise $190K for KidSport

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Mark Scheifele tees off at his annual golf classic in support of KidSport Winnipeg. (JETS TV)

An annual golf classic presented by Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele helped raise $190,000 for KidSport Winnipeg earlier this summer.

The 2017 Mark Scheifele Golf Classic at Niakwa Country Club combined fundraising efforts with an annual two-day Hockey Camp at Bell MTS Iceplex.

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McDavid Disappointed at NHL Decision to Not Participate in 2018 Olympic Games

McDavid Disappointed at NHL Decision to Not Participate in 2018 Olympic Games

By Brennan McDougal, The Canadian Press

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Connor McDavid competes against Aaron Sanchez and Eugenie Bouchard in a “60 Second Scramble” promotional event ahead of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

TORONTO – Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid said he’s disappointed that the NHL won’t be sending players to the Winter Olympic in South Korea next year.

McDavid told reporters at a charity event Wednesday that Team Canada will not have the same talent at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, thanks to the lack of NHL players.

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Red River College Repurposes Broken Jets Hockey Sticks for Youth

Red River College Repurposes Broken Jets Hockey Sticks for Youth

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Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp (9) battles Vancouver Canucks’ Henrik Sedin (33) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Hockey sticks that were broken during last season’s Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose games have been brought back to life thanks to Red River College.

Students in RRC’s Aerospace Manufacturing Program repaired the sticks using composite materials after receiving a donation of the broken hardware from True North Sports + Entertainment.

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Winnipeg Jets Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to One-Year Deal

Winnipeg Jets Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to One-Year Deal

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Despite the face-wash by Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon (29) Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) stops the shot as Dustin Byfuglien (33) defends during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is back in the fold for the 2017-18 season.

The hockey club has inked the 24-year-old to a one-year contract valued at $2,250,000.

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Jets Place Mark Stuart on Unconditional Waivers

Jets Place Mark Stuart on Unconditional Waivers

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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Mark Stuart and goaltender Ondrej Pavelec in action at MTS Centre in this October 2015 file photo. (JEFF MILLER / CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Jets have placed defenceman Mark Stuart on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract.

“Mark Stuart has been a tremendous leader for the Winnipeg Jets organization on and off the ice for the past six years,” said Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff. “We are forever grateful for his mentorship to our young players and the ambassador he has been in the community. This was a difficult decision to make and we wish Mark and his family all the best in the future.”

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Teemu Selanne Among Those Elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Teemu Selanne Among Those Elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

By The Canadian Press

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Teemu Selanne holds up his key to the city while in Winnipeg in October 2016. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA FILE)

TORONTO — Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi, Dave Andreychuk and Danielle Goyette have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Selanne, known as the “Finnish Flash” was one of the N-H-L’s greatest goal-scorers and arguably the finest player ever from Finland.

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Jets Get in the Fast Lane for Rip Around Gimli

Jets Get in the Fast Lane for Rip Around Gimli

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Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey, Ben Fanelli, Jack Roslovic and David Richert in the Porsche Cayman prior to driving the 911 Carrera. (HANDOUT)

A group of Winnipeg Jets players felt the need for speed over the weekend at Gimli Motorsport Park.

Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey, Kyle Connor and Jack Roslovic hopped a helicopter ride from the city on Friday for a day at the track with local professional race car driver David Richert.

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Winnipeg Jets Release 2017-18 Schedule; Will Face Vegas Three Times

Winnipeg Jets Release 2017-18 Schedule; Will Face Vegas Three Times

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Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Mark Scheifele (55) celebrate Scheifele’s game winning goal following overtime NHL action against the Anaheim Ducks, in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets will face the new Vegas Golden Knights three times during the 2017-18 NHL regular season.

The Jets travel to Nevada on November 10 as part of their 82-game schedule, which was released on Thursday.

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