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Puck App Finds a Winnipeg Goalie in Only a Few Taps

Puck App Finds a Winnipeg Goalie in Only a Few Taps

Puck App

A new smartphone app developed by a Calgary man is solving the problem of finding a goalie for adult hockey leagues.

Puck was created by Brennan Bleile, a former goalie, to allow teams to find a fill-in goalie for beer league or other games. Goalies are offered up for between $40-$60 per game, with last-minute bookings costing a bit more.

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Five Manitoba Bisons Teams in Action on ‘Super Saturday’

Five Manitoba Bisons Teams in Action on ‘Super Saturday’

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — They’re calling it “Super Saturday” on the University of Manitoba campus this weekend.

The Manitoba Bisons are in action in three different sports, with both basketball and volleyball teams taking to the court at Investors Group Athletic Centre, while the women’s hockey squad faces off at Wayne Fleming Arena.

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Winnipeggers Bite Back at Criticism from Sharks Players

Winnipeggers Bite Back at Criticism from Sharks Players

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler (26), Bryan Little (18) and Mathieu Perreault (85) celebrate after Perreault scored on San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, January 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Some prominent Winnipeggers are biting back at criticism three San Jose Sharks players have levelled against the city.

Mayor Brian Bowman, Premier Brian Pallister and singer Bif Naked are among those championing Winnipeg’s charms after several NHL players dismissed the Manitoba capital as the worst city to play in.

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Winnipeg Jets Down San Jose Sharks 4-1 for Fifth Straight Home Victory

Winnipeg Jets Down San Jose Sharks 4-1 for Fifth Straight Home Victory

By Darrin Bauming, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler (26), Bryan Little (18) and Mathieu Perreault (85) celebrate after Perreault scored on San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, January 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Mathieu Perreault’s two goals Sunday afternoon lifted the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks while also continuing the club’s torrid pace on home ice this season.

Winnipeg (25-11-7), which leads the Central Division with 57 points, captured its fifth-straight win at home to move three points ahead of the Nashville Predators.

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Jets Pick Up Point in Fifth Straight Game with 4-3 Win Over Sabres

Jets Pick Up Point in Fifth Straight Game with 4-3 Win Over Sabres

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Bryan Little
Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) reaches out for the loose puck against Buffalo Sabres’ Nathan Beaulieu (82) and Zach Bogosian (47) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, January 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Bryan Little is impressed by what Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler is doing these days.

Wheeler moved to centre from right wing Dec. 27 when Mark Scheifele was injured. In four full games since then, the captain has fired in five goals.

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Winnipeg Jets Goalie Connor Hellebuyck Named NHL First Star of the Week

Winnipeg Jets Goalie Connor Hellebuyck Named NHL First Star of the Week

By The Canadian Press

Connor Hellebuyck
Chicago Blackhawks’ Vinnie Hinostroza (48) attempts the deflection past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) as Jets’ Ben Chiarot (7) defends during the first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, December 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

NEW YORK — Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck was named NHL first star of the week Monday after posting three victories and a shutout last week.

Hellebuyck had a 1.67 goals-against average and .952 save percentage over the stretch.

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Manitoba Moose Take Practice to Varsity View Sportsplex

Manitoba Moose Take Practice to Varsity View Sportsplex

Manitoba MooseThe Manitoba Moose will make the trek across the city on Tuesday for an open practice at Varsity View Sportsplex.

The noon hour on-ice session is a result of fans submitting entries through the Hockey Manitoba website to promote their local rink as the site of this season’s community practice. The event will end with a team skate with the Minor Atom A1 Winterhawks Blue.

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Jets Top Line Centre Mark Scheifele Out 6-8 Weeks with Upper Body Injury

Jets Top Line Centre Mark Scheifele Out 6-8 Weeks with Upper Body Injury

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) screens St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, December 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – The news that Mark Scheifele will miss six to eight weeks was a hard blow to the top-line centre and his Winnipeg Jets teammates.

Head coach Paul Maurice announced after Thursday’s practice that Scheifele is out with an undisclosed upper-body injury he suffered in Winnipeg’s 4-3 victory over Edmonton Wednesday.

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Oilers’ Win Streak Stopped at Four Games After 4-3 Loss to Jets

Oilers’ Win Streak Stopped at Four Games After 4-3 Loss to Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Concern and uncertainty clouded the Winnipeg Jets’ celebration after a tough 4-3 victory over the surging Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg’s top-line centre and second-leading scorer behind linemate Blake Wheeler, left the game 7:37 into the second period after a hit by Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson sent him sliding hard into the boards.

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