Winnipeg Jets continuing into playoffs

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The Winnipeg Jets have found their spot in the playoffs after winning to the Nashville predators in a shoot out.

The final score was five to four.

Rookie Kyle Conner scored one of the five goals and assisted 2. He now holds second place on the western conference, just five points back of first-place Nashville.

He now has 29 goals in the season, tying him with Vancouver Canucks Brock Boeser on the NHL rookie goal scoring lead.

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Kansas overcomes Duke in an OT thriller

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The NCAA March Madness tournament is living up to it’s name.

No. 1 seed Kansas, squared up against No. 2 seed Duke in the Elite 8 matchup on Sunday. The tournament has had quite a few surprises with a lot of the top seeded teams making an early exit.

Duke and Kansas are the only No. 1 and 2 seeds left in the tournament prior to Sunday’s matchup.

In a game that went back and fourth with twelve different lead changes and tied up on eight different occasions, Kansas guard Svi Mykhauiliuk drained a three-pointer in the last twenty-five seconds to send the game into overtime.

Kansas’ Malik Newman took over the game and scored all of their points and ultimately gave the win to Kansas.

The Jayhawk’s will now prepare to face Villanova in the final four showdown.

-Itiel Monroy

Blue Jays get ready to take flight against the Yankees on opening day

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The Toronto Blue Jays will be looking to get back into the playoff picture this year after falling short last season.

The Jays will kick off their season against their heaving hitting division rivals the New York Yankees . The game will be on March 29th at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

It will be a different looking team this year without long time fan favorite Jose Bautista leaving the team after playing for the Blue Jays for the past 9 seasons.

-Andrea Ferrari

Panda’s In Calgary

 

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4 giant pandas have finally made it to the Calgary Zoo, after being in Toronto for the past 5 years. The pandas were loaned to Canada, from China for 10 years, and will being staying in the Calgary Zoo’s 14-million-dollar panda passage complex.

The Toronto Zoo, original was given two pandas in 2013 under the five-year-loan agreement. The female panda later gave birth to two twins in 2015. The Calgary Zoo says they are excited to have the panda’s, considering it is the first time in 30 years, since the Zoo has had them.

-Brooke Bottcher

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Significant injuries force Calgary Flames Sean Monahan to hang up his jersey prematurely

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Calgary Flames GM Brad Trevliving confirmed on Friday that Calgary Flames center, Sean Monahan is officially out for the rest of the NHL 2018-2019 season.

“He was willing to do whatever it takes to keep going so it certainly effected him. We knew that but we needed him here to try and push here in this last month. But it’s had an effect on him. I think even psychological too.”

Monahan has suffered back to back injuries in the last two months but the team hasn’t disclosed many details regarding the injuries.

Calgary Flames Head coach Glen Gulutzan said it was time for Monahan to focus on his recovery now that the Flames are no longer in a position to make it into post-season.

According to Gulutzan, Monahan was receiving injections in two different places for the last three weeks in order to get through his games.

Gulutzan explained why the team put off making the decision to shut down Monahan’s season until now.

“He was willing to do whatever it takes to keep going so it certainly effected him. We knew that but we needed him here to try and push here in this last month. But it’s had an effect on him. I think even psychological too. At the end of the day, we gotta do what’s best for our players.”

Monahan will undergo wrist surgery later this week.

Monahan ended the 2018-19 season with 31 goals, 33 assists, and a career best with 64 points in 74 games.

 

– Cindy Letic

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta Father charged with leaving baby cold and alone in a parked car

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A Father from Drayton Valley is facing several charges after he left his two month old baby in the back seat of a vehicle, while he drank in a bar.

After a significant amount of time in the bar, the driver ended up telling a witness that he had a child him. The uneasy citizen went out to check the vehicle, finding the baby cold and in distress.

RCMP said at roughly 10:30 p.m. officers received a complaint call of a suspicious impaired driver in the town of Calmar. It is believed that the man left the bar in the vehicle, driving away before officials had the chance to arrive.

The baby was later taken to the Leduc hospital where the mother arrived. The 2 month old child did not experience any vital injuries.

The father has since been arrested and is charged with many offences, such as abandoning a child, impaired operation of a vehicle and causing a child to be in need of intervention.

The identity of the accused has not been released.

-Reya Lehoux

The City of Calgary moving ahead with Olympic bid.

 

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The City of Calgary has decided to move forward with a bid for the 2026 Olympic Games.  If approved the bid would cost about 20 million dollars, shared between the three levels of government. Funding has not been confirmed from the provincial and federal levels but Mayor Naheed Nenshi is confident the funding will come. Before a decision is made, the city may issue a plebiscite to allow Calgarians to weigh in on the decision, but the city only has six more months left to get the bid ready. The Olympic Committee reviews all bids starting in September, the winning city will be announced September of 2019.

-Storrm Lennie