Mike McIntyre, Winnipeg Free Press

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Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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Recent articles by Mike:

The Pandora’s Box of sports betting has been opened

At first, it was easy enough to ignore. An occasional mention here and there, but nothing too intrusive. → Read More

Things looking up at Assiniboia Downs

They are the little racetrack that could, constantly punching above their weight while dodging plenty of close calls over the years. And now, after two straight pandemic-impacted seasons, Assiniboia Downs is preparing to celebrate a return to normal. → Read More

Trotz has tools to turn Jets around

Make no mistake: Tuesday’s bread-breaking session between Barry Trotz and the Winnipeg Jets was as much about the coveted head coach interviewing the hockey club as it was the other way around. Fact is, the veteran bench boss with a Stanley Cup on his resume is going to have no shortage of suitors, and True North has its work cut out convincing the Manitoba product to come home. → Read More

CFL is its own worst enemy

It’s always something with the Canadian Football League, isn’t it? Shady business deals. Bankruptcy scares. Ill-fated expansion. → Read More

Moose season over after loss

In the end, the Manitoba Moose simply ran out of chances. And time. And a playoff run that began with visions of a potential Calder Cup didn’t last beyond the first round. → Read More

Moose trample Admirals 7-3 to push series to Game 5

Players on the Winnipeg Jets top affiliate have created T-shirts for the playoffs bearing the slogan “Caution: Moose Crossing.” And the visiting Milwaukee Admirals certainly had a deer-in-headlights look on Friday night as they were run off the road by a surging Manitoba squad that has now seized momentum in their first-round series. → Read More

Goldeyes skipper wants one more championship as he enters his 26th season in Winnipeg

Like the first rain shower, the first robin, the first bloom on a tree or the first massive pothole to seemingly swallow your street, the sight of Rick Forney in a Winnipeg Goldeyes uniform has become an annual rite of spring around here. The 50-year-old native of Annapolis, Md., has now spent more than half his life in River City, back for a 26th straight campaign with the baseball club. → Read More

Glass prefers lengthy AHL playoff run

Forgive Cody Glass if this current trip back to his hometown wasn’t exactly high on his bucket list. It’s nothing personal. → Read More

Moose storm back for 5-2 win over Admirals

Turns out a desperate Manitoba Moose team is also a dangerous one. And the hockey club will live to see at least another game after rallying to beat the Milwaukee Admirals 5-2 on Wednesday night at Canada Life Centre to keep their playoff hopes alive. → Read More

Jets to pick 14th overall in 2022 NHL entry draft

There was no lottery luck to be found Tuesday for the Winnipeg Jets. And so the hockey club will have to settle for making the 14th-overall selection in the upcoming NHL draft. → Read More

Jets, Trotz a match made in hockey heaven

It’s a match made in hockey heaven. A heartwarming story that practically writes itself. → Read More

Admirals sink Moose 3-2 in Game 1 of AHL playoff series

The Manitoba Moose figured they’d caught a lucky break when Milwaukee Admirals starting goaltender Connor Ingram was called up to the parent Nashville Predators for their first-round playoff series.Turns out Ingram’s replacement isn’t too shabby, either. → Read More

New coach needs to get Jets on track

Like an SOS carved in the sand, or smoke signals shooting into the sky, several Winnipeg Jets players were sending not-so-subtle messages towards the end of this most frustrating hockey season that they desperately needed help. → Read More

Stacked Moose ready to roll

Ideally, Morgan Barron would be enjoying his first taste of the NHL playoffs this week. The 23-year-old forward certainly made a favourable first impression with the Winnipeg Jets, including scoring in last Sunday’s regular-season finale. → Read More

Nothing quite like the Stanley Cup playoffs

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — at least for half of the NHL’s 32 teams and their fans. For those who didn’t earn a ticket to Lord Stanley’s annual gala, they’ve been left to stare through the window, perhaps shedding a tear or two, watching all the fun everyone else is having without them. → Read More

Chevy gets three more years to fix broken Jets, a mess he helped create

The Winnipeg Jets logo includes a stylized compass pointing north, which is both a not-so-subtle nod to the ownership group and an indicator of where the franchise intends to go. → Read More

Jets close disappointing season with 4-3 victory over Kraken

The Winnipeg Jets began the year with the goal of still playing hockey in May. Sunday’s subdued, low-stakes affair against Seattle — two days after the rest of the NHL wrapped up the regular-season — certainly wasn’t what they had in mind. → Read More

Scheifele mulling over his future after disappointing year with Jets

Mark Scheifele sure sounds like a guy who’s got one foot out the door and is ready, willing and eager for a change of scenery. The first-ever Winnipeg Jets 2.0 draft pick fired off a few verbal grenades on Sunday, mere moments after a disappointing year for his club came to a merciful end. → Read More

Jets playing for pride, douse Flames 3-1

Connor Hellebuyck’s frustrating season is ending on a high note. Just don’t expect him to spend much time patting himself or his teammates on the back. → Read More

Disappointing season nears its end

Pierre-Luc Dubois has no plans to put his feet up and ease into the offseason. The Winnipeg Jets forward has plenty on his plate even as he gets set to play his final NHL game of the year. → Read More