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Goldeyes Trade Two to Texas AirHogs

Goldeyes Trade Two to Texas AirHogs

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have traded right-handed pitchers Parker French and Mitchell Aker to the Texas AirHogs.

The fish announced the transaction on Friday, partially completing the August 9 deal in which the Goldeyes acquired Jonathan Moroney and Kevin Hilton in exchange for four players to be named later.

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Teply, Lambos Record Two-Point Nights in Ice 3-2 Victory Over the Wheat Kings

Teply, Lambos Record Two-Point Nights in Ice 3-2 Victory Over the Wheat Kings

 

Winnipeg Ice - Brandon Wheat Kings
The Winnipeg Ice beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2 Friday night at Westoba Place. (EBRANDON.CA)

The Winnipeg Ice got their regular WHL season off to a winning start Friday in Brandon, overtaking the rival Wheat Kings 3-2 at Westoba Place.

Ice forward Michal Teply and defenceman Carson Lambos each recorded two points, while Teply was credited with one of three goals.

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Winnipeg Jets Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien Granted Leave of Absence

Winnipeg Jets Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien Granted Leave of Absence

 

Dustin Byfuglien
Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) handles the puck as St. Louis Blues’ Jaden Schwartz defends during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. Louis. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Roberson)

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has been granted a leave of absence from the team.

The Jets didn’t provide a reason for Byfuglien’s absence, but the made the announcement Friday just prior to the start of training camp.

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Jets Re-Sign Josh Morrissey to Eight-Year, $50M Deal

Jets Re-Sign Josh Morrissey to Eight-Year, $50M Deal

 

Josh Morrissey
Winnipeg Jets’ Josh Morrissey (44) celebrates after scoring during first period NHL Western Conference Finals game 5 hockey action against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

The Winnipeg Jets have invested heavily into Josh Morrissey, re-signing the defenceman to an eight-year, $50 US million contract.

The Calgary native played in his third full season with the Jets in 2018-19. The 24-year-old set career highs in assists (25), points (31), and time on ice (22:24). He also added an assist in six playoff games for Winnipeg last season.

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Another Banner Season at Assiniboia Downs

Another Banner Season at Assiniboia Downs

By Scott Taylor

Hidden Grace
Hidden Grace (JAMES CAREY LAUDER PHOTO)

Richard Mairs won his first jockey championship while Tom Gardipy Jr. grabbed his sixth trainers’ title as the final day of racing at Assiniboia Downs wrapped up with an awards ceremony over the weekend.

Mairs finished the 50-day meet at the Downs with 52 wins, six more than 2018 champion Antonio Whitehall and 12 more than Alex Cruz, a veteran jock who overcame a serious shoulder injury in his first year at ASD to remain in the Top 3. Renaldo Cumberbatch was fourth with 36 wins while was fifth Chavion Chow was fifth with 34. Whitehall led all jockeys in earnings with $572,371.

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Undefeated Season for Hidden Grace

Undefeated Season for Hidden Grace

By Scott Taylor

Hidden Grace
An easy win for Hidden Grace. (ASSINIBOIA DOWNS)

Manitoba’s newest Super Horse, the fabulous filly Hidden Grace has completed her second straight undefeated season at Assiniboia Downs.

On Friday night, the three-year-old Manitoba-bred beat the best older mares on the grounds in stunning fashion, winning the $30,000 Manitoba Matron Stakes over one mile and one eighth by almost five lengths.

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