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Trudeau Urges Montreal, Toronto NHL Fans to Get Behind Ottawa’s Senators

Trudeau Urges Montreal, Toronto NHL Fans to Get Behind Ottawa’s Senators

By The Canadian Press

Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators players celebrate after scoring against the New York Rangers late in the game during the third period in game five of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Ottawa on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Ottawa is slowly warming up to Senators playoff run with trip to the Stanley Cup final on the line. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s setting aside his NHL allegiance to his beloved Montreal Canadiens for now to back the Ottawa Senators — and urging fellow hockey fans to join him.

Many of those fans have a simple message back: no thanks.

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Nanotechnology Team Creates Oilers Logo So Small 900 Million Fit on Top of Puck

Nanotechnology Team Creates Oilers Logo So Small 900 Million Fit on Top of Puck

By Tim Cook, The Canadian Press

Edmonton Oilers Nano Logo
An Edmonton Oilers logo is seen under a helium ion microscope in this undated handout photo. While many hockey fans go big with their pride come playoff time, researchers at the University of Alberta have gone small — really, really small. Nanotechnology experts at the school have created what they say is the smallest Edmonton Oilers logo in the world at 2.4 microns in diameter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – University of Alberta, nanoFAB)

EDMONTON – While many hockey fans go big with their pride come playoff time, researchers at the University of Alberta have gone small — really, really small.

Nanotechnology experts at the school have created what they say is the smallest Edmonton Oilers logo in the world at 2.4 microns in diameter.

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Rogers Place Takes Steps to Deal with Toilet Traffic During Oilers Playoff Run

Rogers Place Takes Steps to Deal with Toilet Traffic During Oilers Playoff Run

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Rogers Place
Home of the Edmonton Oilers, Rogers Place, on opening night before the Oilers take on the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday October 12, 2016. Rogers Place is full to the brim for the Edmonton Oilers playoff run and so are their fans’ bladders.Two women’s washrooms, one on each level, were converted to men’s washrooms for both Sunday’s Game 3 and Wednesday’s Game 4 against the Anaheim Ducks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

EDMONTON – Rogers Place is full to the brim for the Edmonton Oilers playoff run and so are their fans’ bladders.

Two women’s washrooms — one on each level — were converted to men’s washrooms for both Sunday’s Game 3 and Wednesday’s Game 4 against the Anaheim Ducks.

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Winnipeg Jets See Bright Future After Disappointing 2016-17 Season

Winnipeg Jets See Bright Future After Disappointing 2016-17 Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele
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)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets know what went right, and what went wrong, in their 2016-17 season.

Talented young players and the ability to score goals were the bright spots. Inconsistent defence, goaltending and plenty of injuries hurt. But as the players cleaned out their lockers Sunday after missing the NHL playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, they were collectively optimistic about the future.

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Suspect Identified in Winnipeg Jets Merchandise Robbery

Suspect Identified in Winnipeg Jets Merchandise Robbery

Grant Morrisseau
Grant Alex Morrisseau is wanted on charges of break & enter and theft, theft under $5,000, and various court breaches. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police have identified the man wanted in connection with a break-in at True North Sports + Entertainment in February as Grant Alex Morrisseau.

The 31-year-old is alleged to have stolen a one-of-a-kind Jets Heritage Classic jacket signed by Dale Hawerchuk, and a signed Dustin Byfuglien Heritage Classic game jersey (#33).

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Jets Trade Drew Stafford to Boston Bruins

Jets Trade Drew Stafford to Boston Bruins

Drew Stafford
Arizona Coyotes’ Tobias Rieder (8) goes in for the check on Winnipeg Jets’ Drew Stafford (12) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets have made a last-minute trade that will see forward Drew Stafford dealt to the Boston Bruins.

In exchange, the Jets acquire a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the Bruins.

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True North Undertaking $12M in Upgrades to MTS Centre

True North Undertaking $12M in Upgrades to MTS Centre

MTS Centre - Food Court
An artist’s rendering of the new food court arena on the MTS Centre concourse. (TNSE / HANDOUT)

The home of the Winnipeg Jets will see $12 million in improvements this year as True North Sports + Entertainment installs a swath of upgrades at MTS Centre.

New lighting, flooring, ceiling and signage are part of the renovations planned. Work will shift this week from the arena bowl to concourse levels, meant to improve the overall experience for visitors of the downtown arena.

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Suspect Breaks into True North Offices, Steals Signed Jets Clothing

Suspect Breaks into True North Offices, Steals Signed Jets Clothing

True North Robbery
Winnipeg police are looking for a man who broke into the True North offices on Graham Avenue on February 21, making off with several signed Winnipeg Jets items. (WPS / HANDOUT)
Dustin Byfuglien - Dale Hawerchuk
A signed No. 33 Dustin Byfuglien Heritage Classic jersey and signed (right sleeve) Dale Hawerchuk Winnipeg Jets Heritage Classic jacket were among the items taken. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police are looking for a man who stole a number of items from the True North offices on Graham Avenue, including a signed No. 33 Dustin Byfuglien Heritage Classic game jersey.

The male suspect broke into the building on Monday afternoon and also made off with a signed Dale Hawerchuk Heritage Classic jacket, a laptop computer, a tablet, and a number of unactivated iPhones.

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