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Scheifele Says Jets Players Didn’t See Trouba’s Trade Request Coming

Scheifele Says Jets Players Didn’t See Trouba’s Trade Request Coming

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba (8) celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres at MTS Centre in December 2013. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele had a feeling something might be up with teammate Jacob Trouba, but he was surprised to learn the young Winnipeg Jets defenceman has asked to be traded.

“Obviously, talking to him you get a sense, but you definitely didn’t know that was happening. I don’t think any of us did,” Scheifele said Monday after his session at training camp.

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Defenceman Jacob Trouba to Sit Out Jets Training Camp, Agent Working on Trade

Defenceman Jacob Trouba to Sit Out Jets Training Camp, Agent Working on Trade

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) and Jacob Trouba (8) celebrate after Trouba scored his second goal of the game against the Detroit Red Wings during second period NHL hockey action, in Winnipeg, on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Defenceman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from Winnipeg and doesn’t plan on attending Jets training camp.

Trouba’s agent Kurt Overhardt said in a press release on Saturday that the 22-year-old blue-liner wants an opportunity to play somewhere else, citing Winnipeg’s logjam of defenceman.

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Defenceman Myers Says He’s Coming into Jets Camp Pain Free After Hip Surgery

Defenceman Myers Says He’s Coming into Jets Camp Pain Free After Hip Surgery

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Tyler Myers (57) catches his breath during training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, September 23, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Tyler Myers has one regret about undergoing hip surgery in the spring.

“Based on the way it feels now, I wish I would have got it done a couple of years ago,” the Winnipeg Jets defenceman said after the NHL club opened training camp Friday with on-ice testing at the MTS Iceplex.

Gone is the pain and soreness he had “managed” for a few years, especially after practices and games.

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Jets’ Game-Opening Video Gets a Classy Touch

Jets’ Game-Opening Video Gets a Classy Touch

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WSO music director Alexander Mickelthwate leads an orchestra to record the soundtrack for the Winnipeg Jets’ new game-opening video on Monday, September 19, 2016. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
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Hollywood producer Shawn Pierce scored the musical piece for the new Winnipeg Jets game-opening video. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

It’s a soundtrack to get Winnipeg Jets pumped up before every home game, and this year, it has a Hollywood touch.

The Jets teamed up with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for a recording session on Monday night at the Centennial Concert Hall.

A group of media gathered to get a preview of the soundtrack for this season’s game-opening video. And while we couldn’t record video or audio, we can assure you fans are in for a treat. The musical piece, overseen by WSO music director Alexander Mickelthwate, was scored by Hollywood producer Shawn Pierce. Pierce’s work can be heard on “The Bridge,” CTV/ABC’s “Motive” and the long-running SYFY/Showcase hit series “Haven.”

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Bobby Hull Won’t Attend Jets’ Hall of Fame Induction

Bobby Hull Won’t Attend Jets’ Hall of Fame Induction

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Bobby Hull and Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (KIDSPORT / FILE)

Former Winnipeg Jet Bobby Hull will not attend the upcoming Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame festivities next month.

Hull released a statement through the Jets on Friday afternoon:

“It’s a true honour to be inducted into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame alongside my former linemates, and friends, Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson. While I will not be in attendance for the celebration, I want to thank the Jets for the special recognition and the wonderful fans of Winnipeg for all of their support throughout the years.”

 

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Hockey Great Ab McDonald Receives Order of the Buffalo Hunt

Hockey Great Ab McDonald Receives Order of the Buffalo Hunt

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Premier Brian Pallister presents Ab McDonald with Manitoba’s Order of the Buffalo Hunt at the Victoria Inn on Thursday, September 15, 2016. (MANITOBA GOVERNMENT / FLICKR)

WINNIPEG — Hockey great Ab McDonald has received Manitoba’s highest honour.

The Order of the Buffalo Hunt was awarded to McDonald, a four-time Stanley Cup winner and 40-plus-year supporter of Special Olympics Manitoba, during a ceremony Thursday evening.

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Winnipeg Jets Superfan ‘Kroppy’ Dies at 98

Winnipeg Jets Superfan ‘Kroppy’ Dies at 98

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Len ‘Kroppy’ Kropioski after making a return to MTS Centre on March 30, 2016 following being hospitalized. (@NHLJETS / TWITTER)

Len Kropioski, or just ‘Kroppy‘ to Winnipeg Jets fans, has died. He was 98.

The veteran was a beloved fixture at all Jets homes games and in the community, giving the salute at the end of the singing of O Canada behind the glass at ice level.

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Winnipeg Jets, WSO Partner Up for Game-Opening Video

Winnipeg Jets, WSO Partner Up for Game-Opening Video

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Hollywood composer Shawn Pierce (IMDB)

The Winnipeg Jets have gone local to source the music for their new game-opening video for the 2016-17 season.

The Jets have teamed up with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to record the soundtrack.

“The opening video for our games sets the tone to energize our fans,” said Mark Chipman, chairman of True North Sports + Entertainment.

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Number 99 Says Make New Memories, Win Championships at New Rogers Place

Number 99 Says Make New Memories, Win Championships at New Rogers Place

By The Canadian Press

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Rogers Place Arena, the new home of the Edmonton Oilers, in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday, September 8, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

EDMONTON – The Great One says the ice isn’t as fast, but Edmonton’s new Rogers Place is a “special, special” arena where he hopes fans can make new memories and the Oilers can again win championships.

Wayne Gretzky, who played for the Oilers from 1979 to 1988 and helped them win four Stanley Cups, was a surprise guest at Thursday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the NHL team’s new shiny, silver downtown arena.

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