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Winnipeg Jets Add Young Defensive Talent on Second Day of NHL Draft

Winnipeg Jets Add Young Defensive Talent on Second Day of NHL Draft

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Winnipeg Jets loaded up on some young defence on Day 2 of the NHL draft Saturday.

The Jets selected Saint John defenceman Luke Green (third round, No. 79) and Swedish defenceman Jacob Cederholm (fourth round, No. 97) as well as Calgary centre Jordan Stallard (fourth round, No. 127) and Russian goalie Mikhail Berdin (sixth round, No. 157).

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‘Winnepeg’ Jets T-Shirt Made by Company Licensed to Sell NHL Stock Shocker for Fan

‘Winnepeg’ Jets T-Shirt Made by Company Licensed to Sell NHL Stock Shocker for Fan

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets Spelling
Heather Prevalnig’s t-shirt is seen in this undated handout photo. Prevalnig bought a Jets T-shirt, shown, at Winnipeg’s airport on her way home to B.C. and discovered too late that the city’s name was misspelled. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Heather Prevalnig )
Heather Prevalnig
Heather Prevalnig purchased a ‘Winnepeg Jets’ T-shirt at the James Richardson International Airport before flying home to Kelowna, B.C. (SUPPLIED)

KELOWNA, B.C. – A lifelong Winnipeg Jets fan was shocked to learn she’d bought a team T-shirt with the city’s name misspelled as Winnepeg.

Heather Prevalnig, 33, said she paid $30 for the T-shirt at a Winnipeg airport store on her way home to Kelowna, B.C.

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NHL Board of Governors Votes to Expand to Las Vegas

NHL Board of Governors Votes to Expand to Las Vegas

By The Canadian Press

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Construction workers eat lunch by an MGM arena being built behind the New York-New York casino-hotel in Las Vegas on April 7, 2015. It’s a big day for hockey fans in Las Vegas.The NHL board of governors is meeting today to vote on whether to expand the league to 31 teams. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The NHL is officially rolling the dice on Las Vegas.

Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league’s board of governors has accepted an expansion bid from Las Vegas with the new team to begin play in the 2017-18 season.

He said Wednesday’s vote was unanimous.

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Manitoba Moose Forward Darren Kramer Tasered, Arrested at Disney World

Manitoba Moose Forward Darren Kramer Tasered, Arrested at Disney World

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Manitoba Moose forward Darren Kramer (DEADSPIN)

Manitoba Moose winger Darren Kramer found himself in handcuffs early Tuesday after allegedly wrestling with a police officer at Disney World.

Kramer and another man were at the theme park in Orlando at around 1:16 a.m. when an incident broke out involving bowling pins. According to Deadspin, the officer became involved in a scuffle with Kramer’s friend, who identified himself as “Corbin.” The report says the man attempted to steal bowling pins and a large flag from a restaurant.

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Halifax Council Takes Step Toward Re-Naming Street for Sidney Crosby

Halifax Council Takes Step Toward Re-Naming Street for Sidney Crosby

By The Canadian Press

Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, right, gets off the jet from California with the Stanley Cup beside Patric Hornqvist after the team’s flight arrived at a private hangar at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon, Pa., Monday, June 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Halifax council unanimously voted to consider renaming a suburban street after hockey star Sidney Crosby, despite some councillors’ reservations the city should pay tribute to “more than just athletes.”

Lorelei Nicoll, the councillor for Cole Harbour, put forward the motion to look into honouring her district’s native son at the behest of the Stanley Cup winner’s childhood coach and hundreds of hockey-crazed social media users.

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Jets Re-Sign Goaltender Michael Hutchinson to Two-Year Deal

Jets Re-Sign Goaltender Michael Hutchinson to Two-Year Deal

Michael Hutchinson
Winnipeg Jets’ goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) celebrates after stopping the final attempt during the shootout against the Edmonton Oilers’ during NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Monday, February 16, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed goaltender Michael Hutchinson to a new two-year contract.

The Barrie, Ontario native will collect an average of $1.15 million per season under his new deal.

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Fans Line Up to Pay Final Respects at Gordie Howe Public Visitation

Fans Line Up to Pay Final Respects at Gordie Howe Public Visitation

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

Mark Howe
Mark Howe, left, greets fans as they pay their respects to Gordie Howe, the man known as Mr. Hockey, at Joe Louis Arena, the home of the Detroit Red Wings NHL team, his team for much of his Hall of Fame career, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, Pool)

DETROIT – Old hockey gloves, jerseys and framed photos were displayed on one side of Gordie Howe’s flower-draped coffin, friends and family members were seated on the other.

Standing nearby were some of hockey’s biggest names — Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman and Steve Yzerman to name a few — who swapped stories and shared memories of the man known as Mr. Hockey.

“Somebody said it best this morning that (Jean) Beliveau, the Rocket (Maurice Richard) and Gordie — they were the three people that probably could change a hockey rink into a cathedral,” Gretzky said. “And when you walked in, it was more like a church today. It’s really special.”

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Former Hockey Coach of Sidney Crosby Wants Street Renamed in His Honour

Former Hockey Coach of Sidney Crosby Wants Street Renamed in His Honour

By The Canadian Press

Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, right, gets off the jet from California with the Stanley Cup beside Patric Hornqvist after the team’s flight arrived at a private hangar at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon, Pa., Monday, June 13, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

HALIFAX – A former coach of Sidney Crosby says a street in the hockey superstar’s hometown should be renamed in his honour.

Paul Mason, who coached the Pittsburgh Penguins captain in hockey and baseball between the ages of 10 and 13, says he would like to see Forest Hills Parkway in Cole Harbour renamed after Crosby.

Crosby is from the Halifax-area community and played in arenas on the parkway for years.

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