Author Archives: james
By Scott Billeck – @scottbilleck Manitobans made a big impact on Thursday at the Western Hockey League’s Bantam Draft as 34 players were chosen from the Keystone Province. Here is a rundown of who was taken and where they went:
By Scott Billeck – @scottbilleck Not since Quinton Howden in 2007 had a Manitoban been taken first overall in the Western Hockey League’s Bantam Draft. That was until Thursday morning.
By Scott Billeck – @scottbilleck The Neepawa Natives announced that the organization will proceed for the upcoming 2014-15 season after a “community awareness” meeting.
By Scott Billeck – @scottbilleck This will not, under any circumstances, be an attempt to promote the concept of advanced statistics in hockey. Not by any stretch. What it is, is a skeptic’s look at the game’s so-called “fancy” stats and how even the staunchest of conservatives can be reformed.
By Scott Billeck – @scottbilleck It is time for the Winnipeg Jets to throw everything — and the kitchen sink — at Ondrej Pavelec.
By Scott Billeck – @scottbilleck Paul Maurice will be paid to be the coach of the Winnipeg Jets for the next four years and the man of the hour said the decision to commit his and his family’s long-term futures was an easy one.
By Scott Billeck – @scottbilleck Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff met with the media at length on Wednesday morning in his annual year-end address, serving up some juicy remarks about the future and direction of his team.
By Scott Billeck – @scottbilleck Kevin Cheveldayoff can put a tick beside the the top name on his summer priority list after locking up Paul Maurice on a four-year deal on Wednesday.
By Scott Billeck – @scottbilleck Warren Callis’ shorthanded marker with 46 seconds left in the first period proved decisive as the Winnipeg Blues brought home their first Manitoba Junior Hockey League championship in eight years in a 5-1 win over the Dauphin Kings on Tuesday night.