How a Spider Catches a Weber

Wheelerj28
October 16 2014 01:45PM

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First things first, home opener against Nashville is gonna be weird for me.  Only because for the first time in 10 years (Moose inc), I won’t be working as in-game host for The Winnipeg Jets.  Nor will I even be there!!  I’ll be with every other semi-season seat holder; at home, or my local watering hole (after the kids go down) cheering my face off.

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JETS PLAYING LIMBO

Wheelerj28
October 15 2014 06:40PM

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The question over the last few years isn’t who will the Jets play in the first round, rather will they even make the playoffs?!?!  The conversation is getting a little old as we’ve expected to be on the bubble of the post season since the Jets made their return to our (One) Great City (That was a Weakerthans reference for those wondering ;-)

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Bittersweet Goodbye

Wheelerj28
April 09 2014 11:20AM

My tenth season as the in-game announcer for the Winnipeg Jets (and Manitoba Moose) under the True North banner; tonights game will be my last.  Tonight marks the end of a journey that I began shortly after I moved the city of Winnipeg.  I was doing the ring announcing for ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, Lalonde vs. Hill at (then) Canwest Park.  I was approached by Kyle Balharry to audition for the vacant PA announcers job for the upcoming Manitoba Moose hockey season.  After losing out to Jay Richardson, the current PA announcer, I had asked if they were holding auditions for their in-game announcer.  I was informed that there was no in-game announcer due to budget restraints, and that they use their current ‘Moosekateers’ to do the contesting.  I offered my services for free, as I had done so for the Lloydminster Blazers of the AJHL and the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL in years past.

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2014 Juno Cup #2

Wheelerj28
March 31 2014 09:18AM

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(Jim Cuddy 'Blue Rodeo' and Ab McDonald hold up the 'Juno Cup')

In the 11 years of the Juno Cup tradition, the team of Musicians have only managed to sneak away with one win.  March 28th was not one of those wins, the team of NHLers won the annual game 9-8 in front of almost 1000 fans at the MTS Iceplex.  Host of TSN's 'Off The Record' Michael Landsberg hosted the game and did everything he could to put extra points of the board for the Rockers throughout the game, and even with the likes of Mark Schieffle, Grant Clitsome and James Wright behind the bench for the rockers, we couldn't find a way to win.

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2014 Juno Cup

Wheelerj28
March 28 2014 09:56AM

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The 11th annual Juno Cup hockey game between the Juno nominated Rockers and NHL Greats takes place tonight at MTS Centre Ice Plex at 7:30.  Names like Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo and Colin MacDonald from The Trews will be in attendance. I will be suiting up for The Rockers against a stacked team of names like Carey Wilson (Flames, Rangers), 3-time Stanley Cup Winner Mike Keane (Stars, Habs, Avs), Trevor Kidd (Flames, Leafs, Canes, Panthers).  The odds are a little in the favor of the Greats, if you have a look at the entire roster.  But I swear to God, if they challenged the Rockers in a Karaoke competition, well… I think we know who would win that one.

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