Jason Bell, Winnipeg Free Press

Jason Bell

Winnipeg Free Press

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Recent:
  • TorontoStar
  • Winnipeg Free Press
Past:
  • The Brandon Sun

Recent articles by Jason:

Shorthanded Jets dump Ducks 5-1 for first win of season

The Winnipeg Jets couldn't spoil Anaheim's home-opener a week ago but stopped the Ducks from pooping on the party here Thursday night.Absent two pillars of its foundation, the Jets wobbled early but steadily improved in their 2021-22 NHL regular-season home-opener, finally hitting the win column with a 5-1 victory over Anaheim in front of a crowd well short of a sellout. → Read More

Shorthanded Jets dump Ducks 5-1 for first win of season

The Winnipeg Jets couldn’t spoil Anaheim’s home-opener a week ago but stopped the Ducks from pooping on the party here Thursday night. → Read More

Jets rookie gets surprise start against Ducks in opener

Cole Perfetti didn't have to make one of those calls parents dread receiving from their kids.He didn't mangle the car fender, fail a math exam or get axed from a part-time job because he was late again. → Read More

No mixed feelings for Forrest

The Forrests stood tall Monday afternoon, casting a large shadow at the Manitoba mixed curling championship. → Read More

No mixed feelings for Forrest

The Forrests stood tall Monday afternoon, casting a large shadow at the Manitoba mixed curling championship. Alex Forrest skipped his Assiniboine Memorial foursome to a convincing 9-3 triumph over Sean Grassie of Deer Lodge in the provincial final to book a spot at the national championship next month in Canmore, Alta. → Read More

Perfetti probably won't start season with Jets in Anaheim

The good money’s on the “Play Perfetti” camp being an unhappy bunch Wednesday.... → Read More

Perfetti destined for Moose

The good money’s on the “Play Perfetti” camp being an unhappy bunch Wednesday. → Read More

Jets hoping Schmidt’s skills match his wit and charm

Nate Schmidt makes a memorable first impression. And second and third and… → Read More

Tinkering, tough choices for Jets on eve of roster deadline

The Winnipeg Jets made a trio of personnel moves Sunday to establish a final roster ahead of Monday's league-imposed deadline, prior to the start of the 2021-22 NHL regular season. Contracts, indeed, had a hand in some of the decisions. → Read More

Copp welcomes rise on Jets depth chart

Andrew Copp figures he’s earned the promotion. Most importantly, so does his boss. → Read More

Tinkering, tough choices for Jets on eve of roster deadline

The Winnipeg Jets made a trio of personnel moves Sunday to establish a final roster ahead of Monday’s league-imposed deadline, prior to the start of t... → Read More

Kompon to rejoin Jets for season opener

The Winnipeg Jets should have a familiar face behind the bench when the NHL regular season begins next week in Anaheim.Associate coach Jamie Kompon has been absent during training camp so he can spend time with his wife as she fights breast cancer. → Read More

Ehlers notches pair in gritty pre-season victory

Call it a dry run for a short life without Mark Scheifele.Jets head coach Paul Maurice went with a lineup Wednesday night against the Calgary Flames that will closely resemble his crew for its 2021-22 NHL regular-season opener in Anaheim in a week's time. → Read More

High-flying Dane douses Flames

Call it a dry run for a short life without Mark Scheifele. → Read More

Tireless Toninanto happy to do what it takes to earn spot on Jets

When Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice needed a player in a pinch during the NHL's rush hour, he hailed Dominic Toninato from the taxi squad.It turned into a relatively smooth ride from the veteran winger who'd been parked in a back lot for months. → Read More

Toninato fits the bill

When Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice needed a player in a pinch during the NHL’s rush hour, he hailed Dominic Toninato from the taxi squad. → Read More

Will be ‘cool’ to play for Moose

Dean Stewart isn’t in Kansas anymore. → Read More

Jets working on cutting roster after loss to Canucks

THE time has come for the Winnipeg Jets brass to cut the wheat from the chaff.While it’s been intriguing to observe many of the NHL’s prospects in action during the pre-season, there’s no need to continue with the auditions of certain players. → Read More

Jets working on cutting roster after loss to Canucks

THE time has come for the Winnipeg Jets brass to cut the wheat from the chaff. → Read More

Perfetti picks Scheifele's hockey brain

It’s no accident Cole Perfetti’s locker-room space was located next Mark Scheifele’s stall during a couple of Winnipeg’s pre-season games.The Jets don’t just want the teen within earshot of the star NHL centre. → Read More