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Winnipeggers Bite Back at Criticism from Sharks Players

Winnipeggers Bite Back at Criticism from Sharks Players

By The Canadian Press

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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

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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

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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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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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Johnny Bower Was a Fearless Competitor and a Fan Favourite with Maple Leafs

Johnny Bower Was a Fearless Competitor and a Fan Favourite with Maple Leafs

By The Canadian Press

Johnny Bower
Johnny Bower of the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni is introduced prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings Alumni on December 31, 2013 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (GRAIG ABEL / NHLI / GETTY IMAGES)

TORONTO — Johnny Bower didn’t really want to come to Toronto. But the pint-sized goalie with the big heart went on to become part of Maple Leafs lore.

Bower, a two-time Vezina Trophy winner who helped the Leafs win their last Stanley Cup championship in 1967, died on Tuesday. A statement from his family said the 93-year-old died after a short battle with pneumonia.

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Jets Wives, Girlfriends Raise $9,500 for Winnipeg Harvest

Jets Wives, Girlfriends Raise $9,500 for Winnipeg Harvest

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From left to right: Winnipeg Harvest director of development Colleen McVarish, Emily Byfuglien, Sam Wheeler, and Winnipeg Harvest executive director Kate Brenner. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg Jets‘ wives and girlfriends have scored big in raising more than $9,500 in donations for Winnipeg Harvest.

Through the sale of autographed holiday ornaments at the December 3 home game, funds for the “Fa La La for Formula” initiative went to purchase baby formula for the local food bank.

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Jets Fans Fundraise for Christmas Cheer Board in Ben Chiarot’s Name

Jets Fans Fundraise for Christmas Cheer Board in Ben Chiarot’s Name

Ben Chiarot
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Ben Chiarot in NHL action against the St. Louis Blues at MTS Centre on Tuesday, December 15 2015. (JEFF MILLER / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Jets fans are doing their part to raise funds for the Christmas Cheer Board after the NHL fined defenceman Ben Chiarot over the weekend.

Chiarot was fined $3,763.44 for butt-ending Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry in a game last Friday.

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