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Blake Wheeler, Paul Maurice Reach Milestones in Jets 4-3 Win Over Wild

Blake Wheeler, Paul Maurice Reach Milestones in Jets 4-3 Win Over Wild

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55), Blake Wheeler (26) and Jacob Trouba (8) celebrate Wheeler’s game winning goal against the Minnesota Wild during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, October 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Head coach Paul Maurice and Jets captain Blake Wheeler had two things in common Friday. Both reached a personal milestone and they both shrugged it off.

Wheeler scored the 200th goal of his NHL career with 6:46 left in the third period to propel Winnipeg to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

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Former NHL Agent Charged After Allegedly Defrauding Players of $12M

Former NHL Agent Charged After Allegedly Defrauding Players of $12M

Dany Heatley
This April 30, 2014 file photo shows Minnesota Wild left winger Dany Heatley during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Denver. Winnipeg police have charged an ex-NHL agent with fraud alleging he bilked former Ottawa Senators Chris Phillips and Heatley out of $12 million. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jack Dempsey)

An ex-NHL agent has been charged by Winnipeg police after alleging defrauding former Ottawa Senators Chris Phillips and Dany Heatley out of $12 million.

Police say Stacey McAlpine, 54, used funds provided by the victims to invest on their behalf. Instead, police say McAlpine used the cash for personal business and provided both players with fraudulent account statements for their bogus investments.

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Jack Johnson Helps Blue Jackets Keep Rolling with 5-2 Win Over Jets

Jack Johnson Helps Blue Jackets Keep Rolling with 5-2 Win Over Jets

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Nic Petan
Winnipeg Jets’ Nic Petan (19) can’t score on Columbus Blue Jackets’ goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) as Jets’ Marko Dano (56) battles with Blue Jackets’ Zach Werenski (8) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, October 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Their coach said the Columbus Blue Jackets kept it simple, checked well and were rewarded with their fourth straight win of the young NHL season.

“You could tell we had really good energy when the game started,” John Tortorella said after the Blue Jackets downed the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Tuesday night. “I thought it was the best checking we’ve done all year long and I think that helped us create offence.

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Ehlers Lifts Jets Over Hurricanes 2-1; Leads Winnipeg with Fifth Goal of Season

Ehlers Lifts Jets Over Hurricanes 2-1; Leads Winnipeg with Fifth Goal of Season

By David Larkins, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) tries to get past Carolina Hurricanes’ Justin Faulk (27) before goalie Scott Darling (33) can cover the loose puck during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Saturday, October 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets and Carolina Hurricanes both made moves in the off-season in search of a No. 1 goaltender. The Hurricanes found theirs, while the Jets answer was seemingly right there all along.

Nikolaj Ehlers’s team-leading fifth goal of the season was the winner and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 28 shots to win his third straight game as the Winnipeg Jets earned a 2-1 win over Carolina on Saturday at Bell MTS Place.

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Patrick Marleau Scores Twice in Maple Leafs Debut, Toronto Routs Jets 7-2

Patrick Marleau Scores Twice in Maple Leafs Debut, Toronto Routs Jets 7-2

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Toronto Maple Leafs - Winnipeg Jets
Toronto Maple Leafs’ Connor Carrick (8), James van Riemsdyk (25), Tyler Bozak (42) and Mitchell Marner (16) celebrate van Riemsdyk’s goal against the Winnipeg Jets during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Patrick Marleau’s birth certificate may say he’s 38 years old, but Toronto’s veteran free agent was feeling young and energized on Wednesday.

Marleau scored twice and added an assist in his Maple Leafs debut as Toronto cruised to a 7-2 rout of the Winnipeg Jets in the season opener for both teams.

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Jets Re-Sign Nikolaj Ehlers to Seven-Year, $42M Deal

Jets Re-Sign Nikolaj Ehlers to Seven-Year, $42M Deal

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)

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed forward Nikolaj Ehlers to a seven-year extension worth $42 million.

The 21-year-old was drafted by the Jets in the first round (ninth overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft and is entering his third year with the club.

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New Look, Same Booming Shot: Jets’ Laine Ready for Sophomore Season

New Look, Same Booming Shot: Jets’ Laine Ready for Sophomore Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine talks to media on opening day of the Jets’ training camp, in Winnipeg on Thursday, September 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Patrik Laine isn’t a fresh-faced rookie any longer. You can tell just by looking at him.

After the Winnipeg Jets selected him second overall in last year’s NHL draft, the Finnish forward sported a trendy, short hair cut and clean-shaven face on the way to becoming a finalist for top rookie.

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Wireless Improvements Made at Bell MTS Place

Wireless Improvements Made at Bell MTS Place

Bell MTS Place
Bell MTS Place on Portage Avenue. (TNSE)

Fans attending Wednesday’s Winnipeg Jets home opener at Bell MTS Place will notice a difference in how their cell phones work within the building.

Bell MTS made upgrades to its LTE network in the arena over the summer, more than tripling the capacity for wireless customers. A common frustration of those who attend events in the building is slower speeds or periods of non-connectivity given the volume of other users in the vicinity. Similar headaches have been shared by football fans at Investors Group Field in the past.

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Jets Captain Wheeler Says Time is Now for Team to Make Playoff Push

Jets Captain Wheeler Says Time is Now for Team to Make Playoff Push

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Blake Wheeler
Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler, of the United States, skates during speed trials on the second day of the Jets’ training camp in Winnipeg on September 15, 2017. Before training camp even began, Blake Wheeler set the bar for the Winnipeg Jets. It’s basically playoffs or bust this season for the NHL club’s second-year captain. “It’s got to be this year, it just has to be,” Wheeler told reporters after an informal skate in late August. “It’s been a lot of the same thing. We have enough talent, there’s no reason why we can’t push this to the next level this year.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Before training camp even began, Blake Wheeler set the bar for the Winnipeg Jets.

It’s basically playoffs or bust this season for the NHL club’s second-year captain.

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Luxury Designer Versace Releases Vancouver Canucks Hockey Logo Look-Alike

Luxury Designer Versace Releases Vancouver Canucks Hockey Logo Look-Alike

By The Canadian Press

Vancouver Canucks - Versace
A Versace sweatshirt available for sale on the website mytheresa.com is shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-mytheresa.com)

VANCOUVER – Fans of the Vancouver Canucks may be in for a surprise the next time they find themselves browsing the aisles of the high-end fashion world.

Italian luxury designer Versace has released a sweatshirt with a symbol bearing a striking resemblance to the NHL hockey team’s so-called Flying Skate logo, which players wore from the late 1970s to the late 1990s.

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