Category Archives: Sports

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Post $2.6M Operating Profit in 2018 Season

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Post $2.6M Operating Profit in 2018 Season

Investors Group Field
Investors Group Field (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are in the black to the tune of $2.6 million in profit, according to the team’s 2018 annual report.

“We are pleased with our overall financial results for 2018,” said Wade Miller, Bombers’ president and CEO.

Continue Reading

Advertisements

Escape Clause Ready for Next Step

Escape Clause Ready for Next Step

By Scott Taylor

Midnight Bisou - Escape Clause
Midnight Bisou (left) and Escape Clause at the wire on Sunday. (ASSINIBOIA DOWNS)

Manitoba’s wonder horse, the five-year-old mare Escape Clause, demonstrated on Sunday afternoon that she’s ready to step into the big time.

In fact, rumours have already begun to circulate that the Manitoba-bred bay mare from breeder Cam Ziprick and Arnason Farms in Russell, was now going to be groomed for the 2019 Breeder’s Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on November 1 and 2, at Santa Anita Park.

Continue Reading

For Assiniboia Downs, Escape Clause the Race of a Lifetime

For Assiniboia Downs, Escape Clause the Race of a Lifetime

By Scott Taylor

Escape Clause Horse
Exercise rider Mike Nault and trainer/owner Don Schnell with Escape Clause at her winter home at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. (ASSINIBOIA DOWNS)

The queen of Manitoba racing and likely the province’s most outstanding athlete, Escape Clause, will find out on Sunday how good she really is.

The five-year-old bay mare out of Going Commando by Danger Pay, was bred in Manitoba by Cam Ziprick and Arnason Farms. She was purchased by owners Don Schnell, Barry Arnason and True North Racing in 2015 for $3,792 Cdn.

Continue Reading

Trending Videos

Bisons Sign Former Regina Pats Defenceman Brady Pouteau

Bisons Sign Former Regina Pats Defenceman Brady Pouteau

Brady Pouteau
Regina Pats defenceman Brady Pouteau (28) fights for control of the puck with WHL Swift Current Broncos defenceman Noah King (7) during first period Memorial Cup action in Regina on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Pouteau has signed with the Manitoba Bisons for the 2019-20 season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

The Manitoba Bisons have signed former Regina Pats defenceman Brady Pouteau for the 2019-20 season.

The Oak Bluff native spent his five-year WHL career between the Pats — who originally drafted him — and the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Continue Reading

Jets Soaring on Twitter as First Round of Playoffs Set to Begin

Jets Soaring on Twitter as First Round of Playoffs Set to Begin

Adam Lowry
Winnipeg Jets centre Adam Lowry (17) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

The Winnipeg Jets have found success on the ice to make it to the post-season two years in a row, but are also climbing the ranks online.

Data released by Twitter Canada shows the team’s official @NHLJets account has grown more than 38% in the past two years.

Continue Reading

logo