Note: All this month we wanted to bring to your attention the Pass it Forward program which provides help to youth in Winnipeg who wish to play hockey but require aid in getting the necessary equipment. The program is in it’s 5th year, they have a website, an active twitter feed @PassItForwardca, and they are giving away a autographed game used stick. Be sure to check it out.
Winnipeg Free Press: He’s TNT, dynamite. When Petan fell to the Jets in the 2nd Round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft they were overjoyed to be able to select the highly talented, albeit smaller centre. So far he is showing that they made a smart decision as his skill is quite clearly evident to those who have watched him play.
Winnipeg Free Press: Young Jets drill Oilers 7-2. It isn’t quite payback for all those years of Smythe Division defeat back in the days of the Jets 1.0. However, fans in Winnipeg are always excited to see the Oilers defeated, even if it is just a prospects game. While it is early to get overly excited, again we are seeing some nice depth in the organization and Jets brass have to be happy that Eric Comrie stood tall in net.
Illegal Curve: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff speaks at Young Stars Tournament. Talking about the Young Stars Tournament. What is he looking for at this tournament? Impressions of Kichton and Lipon. What has he seen from Scheifele and Trouba? What are the options with Lukas Sutter? Does he watch games and make judgements during this tourny?
NHL.com: Prospects Scheifele, Trouba aim to make team. Which should come as no surprise to anyone who follows this team.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Part 1: Young Stars Tournament Gets Underway, Jets Defeat Sharks 5-3. Winnipeg Jets projected forward line combinations heading into training camp. Interview with Dennis Beyak play-by-play voice of the Winnipeg Jets for TSN Jets. Winnipeg Jets projected defense pairings heading into training camp. Interview with George Johnson of the Calgary Herald. Calgary Flames hire Brian Burke as President of Hockey Operations.
Part 2: Interview with Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago. Chicago Blackhawks extend contracts of Corey Crawford and Niklas Hjalmarsson. Negotiations between Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs. NHL News & Notes. NHL Playoff Odds. Ez-capades, Cheers & Jeers.