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Manitoba’s Athletes in Arms Celebrated in New Exhibit

Manitoba’s Athletes in Arms Celebrated in New Exhibit

By Brian Schultz

Great War Sports Exhibit
‘Reflections of the Great War: Manitoban Athletes-In-Arms’ is now open at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. (@CANADAGAMESSFLC / TWITTER)

A new exhibit featuring Manitoba athletes who fought in the First World War is now open at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

Reflections of the Great War: Manitoban Athletes-In-Arms was curated using digitized information from personnel records of the war, as well as archival materials such as badges, medals, articles of clothing and uniforms, and sports equipment.

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Fighter Jets to Fly Over Winnipeg Jets Street Party

Fighter Jets to Fly Over Winnipeg Jets Street Party

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A pilot positions a CF-18 Hornet at the CFB Cold Lake, in Cold Lake, Alberta on October 21, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Hockey fans will be looking way up on Tuesday as the Canadian Armed Forces conduct a flyby above the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party.

Two Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet fighter jets from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta will fly over Bell MTS Place at 7 p.m. just as the Jets take on the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Selkirk Hosting Its Own ‘Winnipeg Whiteout’ Party

Selkirk Hosting Its Own ‘Winnipeg Whiteout’ Party

Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party
Thousands fill Donald Street for the second Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party outside Bell MTS Place on Friday, April 13, 2018. (SPORTSNET VIA STN)

While Winnipeggers paint downtown streets in a flash of white on May 1 to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets, Selkirk residents will be having their own fun.

The city just north of Winnipeg is organizing its own Selkirk Whiteout party on Manitoba Avenue East beginning at 5 p.m.

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Jets Release Second Round NHL Playoff Schedule

Jets Release Second Round NHL Playoff Schedule

Connor Hellebuyck
Nashville Predators’ Ryan Hartman (38) scores the game-winning goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 27, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Hockey fans have been stressing out over when the Winnipeg Jets will play each game in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But now we know.

The NHL finalized the schedule late Wednesday, tearing back the curtain on when and where the series will be played. All away games can be viewed at Bell MTS Place as part of the recently-announced Whiteout Viewing Party. Tickets go on sale Thursday at 1 p.m.

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Goldeyes Sign Pitchers Charleston, Beardsley

Goldeyes Sign Pitchers Charleston, Beardsley

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed right-handed pitchers Jack Charleston and Tyler Beardsley to the team’s 2018 roster.

Charleston pitched at two levels of the Chicago White Sox’ organization in 2017, combining for a 3-2 record, 12 saves, and a 2.42 ERA in 34 relief appearances for the High-A Carolina League’s Winston-Salem Dash and the Double-A Southern League’s Birmingham Barons.

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Jets Facing Nashville Predators in Second Round of NHL Playoffs

Jets Facing Nashville Predators in Second Round of NHL Playoffs

Jack Roslovic - Brandon Tanev
Winnipeg Jets’ Jack Roslovic (52) and Brandon Tanev (13) celebrate Tanev’s goal against Minnesota Wild’s Jonas Brodin (25) and Matt Cullen (7) during first-period game five NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. The Winnipeg Jets are heading to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The whiteout is heading south of the border as the Winnipeg Jets face the Nashville Predators in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Jets will have to eliminate the NHL’s top regular-season team if they want to advance to the third round of the playoffs.

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