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One Lucky Youth Basketball Team Will Party with the Wesmen

One Lucky Youth Basketball Team Will Party with the Wesmen

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The Winnipeg Wesmen want to share their playoff celebrations with a youth basketball team in the province.

The University of Winnipeg basketball squad is holding a contest to reward one lucky youth team with the chance to party in the Duckworth Centre’s corporate suite with pizza and drinks at Thursday night’s Wesmen playoff games.

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Goldeyes Secure Designated Hitter David Bergin

Goldeyes Secure Designated Hitter David Bergin

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have re-signed first baseman/designated hitter David Bergin for the 2018 season.

The Tampa native, 28, ranked fifth in the American Association last year with a .323 batting average, second in doubles (33), fifth in home runs (20), sixth in RBI (77), third in on-base percentage (.430), and third in slugging percentage (.589).

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Blue Bombers Re-Sign DB Maurice Leggett

Blue Bombers Re-Sign DB Maurice Leggett

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Maurice Leggett (31) intercepts the pass intended for Ottawa Redblacks’ Greg Ellingson (82) during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have re-signed defensive back Maurice Leggett to a one-year contract.

The pending free agent started 13 games for Winnipeg in 2017, recording 50 defensive tackles, three sacks, three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), three forced fumbles and one punt return touchdown.

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Winnipeg Jets’ Wives, Girlfriends Selling ‘Love Struck Pucks’

Winnipeg Jets’ Wives, Girlfriends Selling ‘Love Struck Pucks’

Love Struck for a Puck - Winnipeg Jets

A new initiative by the Winnipeg Jets‘ wives and girlfriends will benefit Project 11 on February 13.

“Love Struck Pucks” will be sold for $25 each during the Jets vs. Washington Capitals game. The sale of 1,000 custom designed pucks signed by Jets players will support #HockeyTalks month, a national public awareness campaign for Canadian NHL teams designed to encourage conversations about mental health.

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Ironman Bonspiel Raises $10K for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ironman Bonspiel Raises $10K for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ironman Outdoor Curling
The Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel raises funds annually for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (BRITTANY WALL PHOTO)
Ironman Outdoor Curling
The 2018 Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel Champions “I Swept With Your Wife.” (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — A weekend curling tournament on the frozen Red and Assiniboine rivers near The Forks raised $10,982 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The 2018 Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel crowned team champions “I Swept With Your Wife,” led by Skip Brent Farguson with third Jack Lavalle, second Glen Henderson and lead Brian Melville.

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Blue Bomber Thomas Miles Lends Expertise at Youth Camp

Blue Bomber Thomas Miles Lends Expertise at Youth Camp

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Manitoba Bisons linebacker Thomas Miles (52) brings down Saskatchewan Huskies receiver Kit Hillis (8) in Canada West playoff football action at Investors Group Field on Friday, November 1, 2013. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Thomas Miles is taking youth under his wing today at the football club’s Winter Skill Development Camp.

Miles, a former Manitoba Bison, is the special guest coach for high school athletes looking to sharpen their football skills during the off-season.

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Former Bison Kienan LaFrance Released by Roughriders

Former Bison Kienan LaFrance Released by Roughriders

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Manitoba Bisons’ DJ Lalama (25) and Kienan LaFrance (27) celebrate a 1st Quarter TD against the UBC Thunderbirds on Saturday, September 20, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Running back Kienan LaFrance was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Thursday.

The former Manitoba Bison helped the Ottawa Redblacks win the 2016 Grey Cup.

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