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Oilers Ride Strong Second Period to 4-1 Win Over Jets

Oilers Ride Strong Second Period to 4-1 Win Over Jets

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Shawn Matthias
Winnipeg Jets’ Shawn Matthias (16) gets up close to Edmonton Oilers goaltender Laurent Brossoit (1) as Eric Gryba (62) defends during second period NHL pre-season game action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Pre-season or not, if they wanted validation for signing Jussi Jokinen the Edmonton Oilers got it Wednesday night.

Jokinen had a goal and two assists as Edmonton beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 in pre-season action.

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Renovations at Bell MTS Place Completed for Hockey Season

Renovations at Bell MTS Place Completed for Hockey Season

Bell MTS Place
The renovated concourse inside Bell MTS Place. (TNSE / HANDOUT)
Bell MTS Place
(TNSE / HANDOUT)

As the Winnipeg Jets host the visiting rival Minnesota Wild Monday night in their first pre-season game of the year, Bell MTS Place is ready to shine after an extensive renovation.

True North Sports + Entertainment raced through eight months of construction after three years of planning to spruce up the home of the Jets.

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Jets Release 2017-18 Broadcast Schedule

Jets Release 2017-18 Broadcast Schedule

TSN's Sara Orlesky
TSN’s Sara Orlesky will be on-air host for all Winnipeg Jets home games again this season. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Jets fans not in attendance at Bell MTS Place will be able to catch 60 regular season games on TSN for the 2017-18 season.

The Jets and their host broadcaster released the upcoming TV and radio schedule on Friday, which kicks off on TSN3 October 9 when the Jets face the Edmonton Oilers.

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Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Bryan Little to Six-Year Deal

Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Bryan Little to Six-Year Deal

Bryan Little
Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little talks to media after signing a multi-year contract on opening day of the Jets training camp Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets will be in the business of holding onto forward Bryan Little for the next six years.

The hockey club on Thursday announced a deal with the Edmonton product worth an average annual salary of $5.29 million starting in the 2018-19 season.

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Jets Extend Contracts of Maurice, Cheveldayoff

Jets Extend Contracts of Maurice, Cheveldayoff

Paul Maurice
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice, center, stands behind his bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Gene J. Puskar)
Kevin Cheveldayoff
Kevin Cheveldayoff, Winnipeg Jets GM and executive vice-president, addresses the media on Sunday, January 12, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Rumours of a pair of high-level Winnipeg Jets contract extensions swirled on Wednesday, but the hockey club has confirmed the news one day later.

Head coach Paul Maurice and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff have both been handed multi-year contract extensions.

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Winnipeg Jets Hire Jamie Thomas as New Jets TV Host

Winnipeg Jets Hire Jamie Thomas as New Jets TV Host

Jamie Thomas
Jamie Thomas (WINNIPEG JETS)

The Winnipeg Jets have hired Jamie Thomas as the new TV host and insider for Jets TV.

Thomas will join current Jets TV reporter, Mitchell Clinton, to bolster the team’s coverage and produce new features for the upcoming season, showcasing players, coaches, and hockey operations.

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Mark Scheifele Golf Classic, Hockey Camp Raise $190K for KidSport

Mark Scheifele Golf Classic, Hockey Camp Raise $190K for KidSport

Mark Scheifele
Mark Scheifele tees off at his annual golf classic in support of KidSport Winnipeg. (JETS TV)

An annual golf classic presented by Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele helped raise $190,000 for KidSport Winnipeg earlier this summer.

The 2017 Mark Scheifele Golf Classic at Niakwa Country Club combined fundraising efforts with an annual two-day Hockey Camp at Bell MTS Iceplex.

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Red River College Repurposes Broken Jets Hockey Sticks for Youth

Red River College Repurposes Broken Jets Hockey Sticks for Youth

Andrew Copp
Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp (9) battles Vancouver Canucks’ Henrik Sedin (33) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Hockey sticks that were broken during last season’s Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose games have been brought back to life thanks to Red River College.

Students in RRC’s Aerospace Manufacturing Program repaired the sticks using composite materials after receiving a donation of the broken hardware from True North Sports + Entertainment.

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Winnipeg Jets Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to One-Year Deal

Winnipeg Jets Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to One-Year Deal

Connor Hellebuyck
Despite the face-wash by Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon (29) Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) stops the shot as Dustin Byfuglien (33) defends during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is back in the fold for the 2017-18 season.

The hockey club has inked the 24-year-old to a one-year contract valued at $2,250,000.

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Jets Place Mark Stuart on Unconditional Waivers

Jets Place Mark Stuart on Unconditional Waivers

Ondrej Pavelec
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Mark Stuart and goaltender Ondrej Pavelec in action at MTS Centre in this October 2015 file photo. (JEFF MILLER / CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Jets have placed defenceman Mark Stuart on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract.

“Mark Stuart has been a tremendous leader for the Winnipeg Jets organization on and off the ice for the past six years,” said Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff. “We are forever grateful for his mentorship to our young players and the ambassador he has been in the community. This was a difficult decision to make and we wish Mark and his family all the best in the future.”

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