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Maurice Wants Winnipeg Jets to Stay Loose Ahead of Potential Elimination Game

Maurice Wants Winnipeg Jets to Stay Loose Ahead of Potential Elimination Game

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Paul Maurice
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice, top centre, watches the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Nashville Predators, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey)

WINNIPEG – Paul Maurice wants the Winnipeg Jets to focus on fun, not the magnitude of Sunday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The expansion Golden Knights are up 3-1 in the best-of-seven Western Conference final series and could eliminate the Jets and clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup final with a victory in the afternoon matchup.

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Golden Knights Tighten Grip to Down Winnipeg Jets 3-2

Golden Knights Tighten Grip to Down Winnipeg Jets 3-2

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas Golden Knights left wing James Neal, left, celebrates the team’s 3-2 win with Marc-Andre Fleury after Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals agains the Winnipeg Jets on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, – Marc-Andre Fleury is an expert on the difficulty of closing out a playoff series.

The Vegas Golden Knights goaltender has the experience to know, with his three Stanley Cup rings and 129 career NHL playoff games.

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Assistant GM Craig Heisinger is a Bridge Between First and Second Winnipeg Jets

Assistant GM Craig Heisinger is a Bridge Between First and Second Winnipeg Jets

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Craig Heisinger
Winnipeg Jets senior vice-president and director of hockey operations and assistant general manager Craig Heisinger is shown in a team handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Craig Heisinger is one of the few links between the past and present versions of the Winnipeg Jets.

Heisinger was an equipment manager for the Jets from 1988 until the team left the city for Phoenix in 1996. He’s now assistant general manager, senior vice-president and director of hockey operations for the current Jets battling the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL’s Western Conference final.

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Coroner Speaks About Mix-Up of Humboldt Broncos Crash Victims, Release of Name

Coroner Speaks About Mix-Up of Humboldt Broncos Crash Victims, Release of Name

By Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press

Xavier Labelle - Parker Tobin
Humboldt Broncos players Xavier Labelle (left) and Parker Tobin (right) are shown in undated team photos. A coroner involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it wasn’t until an injured player woke up in hospital and said he was a different person that officials realized there had been a big mistake in identifying the dead. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League)

A coroner involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it wasn’t until an injured player woke up in hospital and said he wasn’t who everyone thought he was that officials realized there had been a big mistake in identifying the dead.

Since the crash, Parker Tobin’s loved ones from Alberta had been at the bedside of the player they thought was Parker, an 18-year-old goalie. He had serious facial injuries, but they believed he was their boy.

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Broncos Start Legislated Process to Deal with Money from GoFundMe Campaign

Broncos Start Legislated Process to Deal with Money from GoFundMe Campaign

By The Canadian Press

Kevin Garinger
Kevin Garinger, director of the Humboldt Bronos’ Memorial Fund speaks during a press conference about the fund in Regina on Thursday May 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

REGINA – Money raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash will go directly to survivors and families of those killed, but a fee of nearly $500,000 is being deducted by the online fundraising site from just over $15 million in donations.

Broncos president Kevin Garinger says Saskatchewan has legislation to deal with the administration of any funds raised through a public appeal.

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Jets Coach Paul Maurice Likes Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck’s Swagger

Jets Coach Paul Maurice Likes Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck’s Swagger

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Connor Hellebuyck
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) warms up during practice in Winnipeg on Monday, April 9, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

LAS VEGAS, – Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice doesn’t have to worry about the confidence of his goaltender.

After Winnipeg’s 4-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the NHL’s Western Conference final, Connor Hellebuyck said he liked his game better than Knights counterpart Marc-Andre Fleury’s.

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Tweaks Made for Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party

Tweaks Made for Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party

Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party
Monday’s Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party drew about 11,000 fans. (TYLER WALSH / TOURISM WINNIPEG)

Economic Development Winnipeg and True North Sports + Entertainment have made slight changes to how tickets are obtained to Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party.

Organizers released 37,500 tickets for the party on Thursday afternoon. Unlike before, tickets won’t only be available on Ticketmaster’s website, but in-person at the Bell MTS Place box office (Portage and Donald), which True North has allocated 5,400 for walk-ups. Tickets will also be available at the gates — opening at noon.

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Former Jet Dale Hawerchuk Enjoying Winnipeg’s Playoff Run, Scheifele’s Success

Former Jet Dale Hawerchuk Enjoying Winnipeg’s Playoff Run, Scheifele’s Success

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during second period NHL game one playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – As a former Winnipeg Jet who had a hand in a current Jet’s success, Dale Hawerchuk is doubly interested in this year’s NHL Western Conference final.

Hawerchuk, a Jets centre from 1981 to 1990, coached current Jets centreman Mark Scheifele for three seasons when he played for the Barrie Colts from 2010 to 2013.

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Golden Knights Ground Jets 4-2 for Series Lead in NHL Western Conference Final

Golden Knights Ground Jets 4-2 for Series Lead in NHL Western Conference Final

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Connor Hellebuyck
Vegas Golden Knights centre Jonathan Marchessault scores past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Gerard Gallant wasn’t a believer in October, but the Vegas Golden Knights head coach was confident by January his expansion team had what it took to go deep in the playoffs.

The Knights led the NHL’s Western Conference final two games to one after beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Wednesday.

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Jets Head to Vegas Confident They Have What It Takes to Win in Sin City

Jets Head to Vegas Confident They Have What It Takes to Win in Sin City

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — The Jets won’t be flying to Nevada carrying a heavy load of anger or desperation.

After Monday’s 3-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights tied the Western Conference final best-of-seven series at one game apiece, the Winnipeg players were taking their lumps and confidently looking ahead to Wednesday’s Game 3.

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