Jets AHL affiliate moving back to Winnipeg

Andrew Halipchuk
March 12 2015 10:52PM

It was announced Wednesday that the St. John’s IceCaps will be leaving Newfoundland following the 2014-15 season.

The IceCaps franchise will be returning to Winnipeg after a four-year stint on the rock. The IceCaps franchise spent a total of 15 seasons in Manitoba’s capital as the Manitoba Moose in the International Hockey League (five seasons) and the American Hockey League (10 seasons). Before it’s 15 year run in Winnipeg, the Moose/IceCaps franchise played in Minnesota for two seasons.

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Jets Nation Recap: Second almost-comeback collapses as Jets lose Florida

Garret Hohl
March 12 2015 08:44PM


The Winnipeg Jets were robbed yet again from another comeback.

For the second time in a row, the game started off with a bit of a flukey goal. Michael Hutchinson struggled stopping a weird redirection from Derek McKenzie. 

Mark Scheifele tied things up in the second with a deadly wrist shot, only to have the Panthers score on another tip-in. This time the Florida goal came from Brad Boyes. Tyler Myers was injured at one point and tried to return at one point, but the Jets shut him down for the remainder of the game.

Drew Stafford tied things up once again, but it was not meant to be. The young and talented Alexander Barkov regained the lead, and Nick Bjugstad scored the insurance empty-netter.

Let's break it down.

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Playoff Push #68: Winnipeg Jets look to stay in post-season picture against Florida Panthers

Angelo Montilla
March 12 2015 12:55PM

The Winnipeg Jets will try put a heartbreaking loss behind them as they attempt to stay in the playoff picture Thursday night.

With 14 games remaining in the regular season, the Jets (33-22-12, 78) are hanging on to the final wild-card spot heading into action against the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla.

The Jets rallied from a 4-1 deficit against the St. Louis Blues before a Barrett Jackman shot from near centre ice sailed over the glove of goaltender Ondrej Pavelec and into the net with 1:03 left in the game.

“There was a minute left and I thought (Jackman) was going to dump it in,” Pavelec told the Winnipeg Sun. “I lost the puck in the stands and it just went in. Stuff like that happens."

The road won't get much easier against the playofff-hungry Panthers, either.

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IceCaps Numbes Recap - March 12th, 2015

Josh W
March 12 2015 09:32AM

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Courtesy: StJohnsIceCaps.com

Welcome to the latest instalment of the IceCaps Numbers Recap where we review all the weekly activities of the St. John’s Ice Caps, the AHL affiliation of the Winnipeg Jets. Similar to the Future NHEhlers weekly article, we review all the stats and news we can find for your IceCaps.

Continue past the jump to read what went down.
 

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Jets Nation Recap: Jets come close to comeback, but crash in St. Louis

Garret Hohl
March 10 2015 09:37PM


The Winnipeg Jets came close to a miraculous come from behind win, but then it all fell apart.

The Jets opened the scoring from a semi-flukey goal off the stick of Michael Frolik. The Blues then responded with four consecutive goals, leading coach Paul Maurice to switch up the goalies. Out was Michael Hutchinson and in was Ondrej Pavelec.

The Jets started off strong in the third, scoring early and quick. Back-to-back goals from Andrew Ladd and Lee Stempniak made the game seem winnable once again.

The Jets fell into penalty troubles, but strong play from Pavelec and a beauty short-handed by Blake Wheeler put the Jets tied with the Blues.

Unfortunately it was not to be. Barret Jackman scored on a floater just outside the blueline with 1:03 left in the game, and the Blues went away with a win.

Let's break it down.

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