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Nichols, Blue Bombers No Longer Have Element of Surprise in West Division

Nichols, Blue Bombers No Longer Have Element of Surprise in West Division

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) looks for his receivers during the first half of CFL action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Winnipeg Friday, October 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Quarterback Matt Nichols and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers no longer have the element of surprise in the West Division.

In a conference call, Nichols said he expects the Bombers to be marked men in 2018 after compiling a combined 23-13 record over the last two years, reaching the CFL playoffs both times.

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Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party Expanding for Game 5

Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party Expanding for Game 5

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)

When the Winnipeg Jets play in Game 5 of the NHL playoffs on Friday, the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party outside Bell MTS Place will be even bigger than before.

Economic Development Winnipeg says the party will now include Graham Avenue, as opposed to only Donald Street.

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Jets Return to Winnipeg After Whiteout in Minnesota Reroutes Team

Jets Return to Winnipeg After Whiteout in Minnesota Reroutes Team

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85) gets checked by Minnesota Wild’s Nick Seeler (36) and Jason Zucker (16) during second period NHL game one playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets were dealing with a different kind of whiteout on Saturday as the team returned to the city after a snowstorm prevented them from reaching the Twin Cities.

The Jets departed Winnipeg earlier in the day for Minneapolis, but were diverted to Duluth, about 250 kilometres away. They were in a holding pattern waiting for the weather to clear before the decision was made to head back north.

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9,000 Fill Street for Second Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Party

9,000 Fill Street for Second Winnipeg Jets 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)

About 9,000 fans lined Donald Street on Friday night for the second Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party.

As the Jets rolled over the Minnesota Wild inside Bell MTS Place, a sea of white was filling Donald Street from Portage Avenue to St. Mary Avenue. Economic Development Winnipeg says hundreds of young fans also enjoyed the festivities at the alcohol-free zone at Millennium Library Park.

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Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party Expands for Friday’s Jets-Wild Game

Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party Expands for Friday’s Jets-Wild Game

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Winnipeg Jets fans celebrate a win over the Minnesota Wild in game one of NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Mike Sudoma)

Winnipeg Whiteout Street PartyWinnipeg Jets fans will have more room to party on Friday.

After roughly 5,100 fans packed a portion of Donald Street Wednesday night for the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party, organizers are expanding the event following the Jets’ 3-2 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild.

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