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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.