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Winnipeg Jets Will Start 2018-2019 Schedule on the Road

Winnipeg Jets Will Start 2018-2019 Schedule on the Road

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during second period NHL game one playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Jets will start their next season on the road.

The Jets’ opening game will start on October 4 against the St. Louis Blues, followed by another game away against the Dallas Stars on October 6.

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$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

The Rink
An artist’s rendering of The Rink, a future hockey-training centre in Winnipeg, set to open in spring 2019. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new private hockey training facility in the city will be home to future professional athletes to help them develop their on-ice careers.

The Rink, which began training hockey players in 2009, is expanding to construct a $20 million facility, complete with a 95,000-square-foot complex with an NHL sized rink.

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Blue Bombers Add Quarterback Mitchell Gale to Practice Roster

Blue Bombers Add Quarterback Mitchell Gale to Practice Roster

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed international quarterback Mitchell Gale to the team’s practice roster.

The Oklahoma native played five seasons in the CFL, throwing for 1,050 yards and four touchdowns on 158 passing attempts. Gale spent his four-year college career with the Abilene Christian Wildcats, throwing for 97 touchdowns and over 12,000 passing yards. Gale has spent time with the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Calgary Stampeders and BC Lions.

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Winnipeg Jets Open Pre-Season Against Minnesota Wild at Home

Winnipeg Jets Open Pre-Season Against Minnesota Wild at Home

Joel Armia
Winnipeg Jets right wing Joel Armia (40) is hooked by Chicago Blackhawks centre Artem Anisimov (15) as defenceman Duncan Keith (2) looks on during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The Jets have released their pre-season schedule. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

It may look like summer outside, but hockey fans can already mark down some important dates on their calendars for the 2018-19 NHL season.

The Winnipeg Jets have released their seven-game pre-season schedule for the upcoming season, which has the team kicking things off Monday, September 17 at home versus the Minnesota Wild.

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Valour FC to Kick Off as Winnipeg’s Pro Soccer Team Next Year

Valour FC to Kick Off as Winnipeg’s Pro Soccer Team Next Year

Valour FC
The Valour FC emblem

WINNIPEG — A new professional soccer team will take to the pitch next year under the Canadian Premier League.

The professional men’s team will be branded as Valour FC, a tribute to three brave Winnipeg soldiers who fought in World War I and later all lived on Pine Street, which was renamed Valour Road in their honour.

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Final Bill Tallied for Winnipeg Whiteout Street Parties

Final Bill Tallied for Winnipeg Whiteout Street Parties

Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party
Winnipeg Jets fans celebrate int he streets during game one of NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Mike Sudoma)

The final bill is in for the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Parties, which saw 120,500 hockey fans pack downtown Winnipeg streets during nine separate events over six weeks this spring.

Economic Development Winnipeg says the parties to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets’ playoff run came at a cost of $2,167,000.

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