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.
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.
WINNIPEG – Chris Thorburn did his part to give himself and Winnipeg Jets fans a good memory of the team’s last home game of the season.
The fan favourite ended a 47-game goal-scoring drought as the Jets (32-39-8) dropped the Minnesota Wild 5-1 on Sunday.
Fans gave the playoff-less team a standing ovation with shouts of “Go Jets Go” during the final minute of the game at MTS Centre and the players raised their sticks to the crowd after the final buzzer.
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice has been named as an assistant coach for Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Maurice is a Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., native who was an assistant coach for Canada at the 2014 world championships. He joins already appointed Team Europe head coach Ralph Krueger, along with Team Europe general manager Miroslav Satan and president/team leader Franz Reindl.