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Jeff Dodgson 1969-2015

Posted by Dave Springett on December 14, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (1)

 WINNIPEG--It is with great sadness that Heartbreakers Hockey Club announce the passing of Jeff Dodgson. He died Friday night at the age of 46 at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg following a lengthy illness. Jeff played on the 2012 Heartbreakers European Tour that visited Finland, Sweden and Russia. All our players are deeply sa...

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Russians Fined By IIHF

Posted by Dave Springett on August 24, 2015 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

ZURICH-August 24 - The Russian Hockey Federation was fined Monday over the national team snubbing Canada's victory celebrations after the world championship final.

 

The sport's governing body, IIHF, said the Russian players deliberately left the ice before Canada's national anthem was played after a signal from captain Ilya Kovalchuk.

 

The Russian federation had claimed its players had been confused after the rink-side gate was left op...

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Amazing Race Canada-Women's Hockey

Posted by Dave Springett on August 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

WINNIPEG-I don't usually watch "The Amazing Race Canada", but it was filmed in Winnipeg, so I thought I'll have a look.  The 2 girls from the Olympic Team have been quite good at all the tasks...well, except for hockey.....


From the Toronto Star:


To Puck It, teams had to go to the MTS Centre, home of the Winnipeg Jets, stickhandle the puck between four cones and score five goals in five different parts of the net, including the notorious ...

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Team Canada 100th Anniversary Jersey

Posted by Dave Springett on July 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hockey Canada’s 100th Anniversary jersey is an emblem of Canada’s passion for the game, rooted deep within our nation’s rich culture surrounding hockey. The 100th Anniversary of Hockey Canada is a unique moment in Canadian hockey history and provides Canadians with the opportunity to celebrate our past successes while also looking to the future.

 

The 100th Anniversary jersey is the perfect representation of the pride that Canadians feel when they look back...

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2014 Team Canada Jerseys

Posted by Dave Springett on October 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Today Hockey Canada, in partnership with Nike, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee, unveiled the new hockey jerseys for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. These Canadian hockey jerseys will be worn exclusively in competition by the men's, women's and sledge hockey teams representing Canada.

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Tragedy At Sunday Hockey

Posted by Dave Springett on October 6, 2013 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

WINNIPEG-Tragedy struck the Heartbreakers on Sunday September 29 as first year player Ross Galbraith, 55, suffered a heart attack during the first game of the season. Heartbreakers players as well as an off-duty paramedic and nurse provided immediate life saving measures until the ambulance arrived, but despite everyone’s best efforts, Ross sadly passed away later that evening at St. Boniface Hospital.

 

Ross grew up in Rosser Manitoba and graduated fr...

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The Jets Are Back

Posted by Dave Springett on June 24, 2011 at 9:09 PM Comments comments (0)

WINNIPEG JUNE 24-True North Sports & Entertainment Limited today announced the name of the new NHL franchise in Winnipeg will be called the “Winnipeg Jets”. The Jets name has a long history in Winnipeg dating back to the World Hockey Association (1972-1979) and the National Hockey League (1979-1996) professional franchises.

 

“We are thrilled to be using a name that has so much history in our city and means so much to our fans” sai...

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Thursday Hockey Fees May Rise Next Season

Posted by Dave Springett on March 13, 2011 at 9:48 AM Comments comments (0)

By PAUL TURENNE, Winnipeg Sun

A proposed 22% jump in the cost of ice time rentals at city-run rinks will result in a substantial hit to the wallets of Winnipeg’s senior hockey players.

 

The proposal was contained in the city’s 2011 preliminary operating budget, which was tabled last Monday and goes to council for a vote later this month.

 

Among increases to more than 175 categories of recreational user fees are plans to ...

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Black Jerseys for Team Canada

Posted by Dave Springett on November 27, 2010 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Team Canada will be wearing black jerseys at this year's Spengler Cup.

 

Team Canada - permanent Spengler Cup participants for 26 years - will be playing in black jerseys this year. "We expect this to have a wow effect", says Oliver Wyss of Ochsner Hockey, the company responsible for designing the Spengler Cup jerseys.

 

The Spengler Cup teams' jerseys are designed anew every year and, since last year, imitate the design of the participants' home le...

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Lelliott Answers The Call

Posted by Dave Springett on November 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM Comments comments (0)

WINNIPEG-November 20- Heartbreakers manager Dave Springett announced today that veteran Pat Lelliott answered the call for a defenseman and has been placed on the clubs active roster for the upcoming European tour. "It all just came together for me" Lelliott was quoted as saying. "I'm really looking forward to it".  The club leaves for Munich on January 20, 2011 for the five-game tour in Germany and Austria.

Europe Tour 2011 Roster Spot Open

Posted by Dave Springett on November 18, 2010 at 8:52 PM Comments comments (0)

WINNIPEG-November 17- The Heartbreakers Hockey Club announced today that a roster spot has opened for the upcoming tour in Germany and Austria. Manager Dave Springett revealed today that Tim Carr has sustained a lower body injury that will prevent him from going. "We are sorry to hear about Tims unfortunate injury, but, this creates a opportunity for another player to join the club"  The team is now actively looking for a defenseman to sign up, if interested please click...

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Zeller Oldies To Host Heartbreakers

Posted by Dave Springett on September 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM Comments comments (0)

WINNIPEG, Sept. 9--The Heartbreakers Hockey Club today announced that they will be playing the "Zeller Oldies" on Sunday January 23rd, 2011 in Zell Am See, Austria.  This will be the third time against the Oldies for the Heartbreakers, who lost both previous games in 1999 and 2006. Team manager Dave Springett adds "We are all looking forward to visiting Zell Am See again and competing against the Zeller Oldies. They are a very good team and are always wond...

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