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Alvin ‘Ab’ McDonald, the First Winnipeg Jets Captain, Dies at Age 82

Alvin ‘Ab’ McDonald, the First Winnipeg Jets Captain, Dies at Age 82

By The Canadian Press

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Premier Brian Pallister presents Ab McDonald with Manitoba’s Order of the Buffalo Hunt at the Victoria Inn on Thursday, September 15, 2016. (MANITOBA GOVERNMENT / FLICKR)

WINNIPEG – Alvin “Ab” Brian McDonald, the first captain in Winnipeg Jets history, has died.

He was 82.

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Winnipeg Jets Sign Captain Blake Wheeler to Five-Year Deal

Winnipeg Jets Sign Captain Blake Wheeler to Five-Year Deal

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Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba (8) and Blake Wheeler (26) celebrate after Trouba scored against the Nashville Predators during second period NHL hockey playoff action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler has a new five-year contract extension to his name valued at $8.25 million annually.

The 32-year-old will earn $41.25 million with the Jets throughout the duration of the deal.

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True North Shifts to Digital-Only Tickets for Winnipeg Jets Games, Other Events

True North Shifts to Digital-Only Tickets for Winnipeg Jets Games, Other Events

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Winnipeg Jets fans and other patrons to Bell MTS Place will need to show their smartphones for admission into events at the arena. (WINNIPEG JETS)

The days of printing off a ticket to see a Winnipeg Jets game or other events at Bell MTS Place are over.

True North Sports + Entertainment is moving to a digital-only ticketing system for the upcoming 2018-19 NHL season. Fans with smartphones will have their tickets loaded up on the NHL app for easy admission to the venue.

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‘We Thought We’d Bring Stanley to Them’: Cup Taken to Broncos Crash Site

‘We Thought We’d Bring Stanley to Them’: Cup Taken to Broncos Crash Site

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press

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Washington Capitals left wing Chandler Stephenson interacts with a young fan during the Humboldt Hockey Day event in Humboldt, Sask., Friday, August 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis)

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – A small Saskatchewan city devastated by a fatal bus crash involving its junior hockey team welcomed a trophy Friday that fans no doubt hoped would one day be hoisted by one of their boys.

Chandler Stephenson, a forward with the NHL champion Washington Capitals, brought the Stanley Cup to Humboldt to recognize the community’s strength and resilience after the April crash that killed 16 people — 10 of them players.

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