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2013-14 Eastern Conference Champion IceCaps Ready To Raise Banner

The St. John’s IceCaps, AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets, will welcome back a few familiar faces as they raise the 2013-14 American Hockey League Eastern Conference Championship banner at Mile One Centre this upcoming season. Goalie Michael Hutchinson will return to St. John’s for the 2014-15 season. Hutchinson became the second goalie in 2013-14 to record a win in the ECHL...
Via Beyond The Benches
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson has a cool new mask

I've always thought that the coolest thing about being a professional NHL goaltender - other than making millions of dollars and playing the greatest game on earth for a living - was getting graphic designers to make you custom masks. 24-year-old Winnipeg Jets netminder Michael Hutchinson unveiled his new helmet for the 2014-15 NHL season, designed by dielairbrush.ca. The chrome...
Via Talk Hockey
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Have The Winnipeg Jets Improved?

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, Are the Winnipeg Jets better right now than they were at this time last year? Although there’s still nearly a month to go before main training camp, it’s a question that is generating plenty of discussion these days, whether it be around water coolers or in dressing rooms all across Manitoba.... While realizing the game is played...
Via Kukla's Korner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Winnipeg Jets Have Questions To Answer

from Patrick Williams at NHL.com, Can the Jets avoid letdown games? -- Last season the Jets managed to defeat the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks (twice) on the road. However, they managed to negate the effects of those big wins by losing several road games against non-playoff teams. In an 18-day span in December, the Jets lost road games against the Florida...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s IceCaps Season Review

A season to remember It began as an all too regular regular season for the St. John’s IceCaps. Up until January 2014, the IceCaps had a 16-13-3 record, including a mediocre 4-5-1 October record. It certainly didn’t give any indication that this team would play in the Calder Cup just a few short months later. New Year, New Team I’m not sure what they had to drink on New Year’s...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps add goalie depth, acquire Pasquale from Jets

The Washington Capitals made a minor move on Day 3 of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, acquiring Winnipeg farmhand Eddie Pasquale in a deal that featured a swap of late-round picks. Pasquale, 23, has spent his entire career in the Thrashers/Jets organization but has yet to make his big-league debut. He went 17-13-1 with AHL St. John’s last year, posting a 2.43 GAA and .920 save percentage...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

AHL Playoffs: Finals

The AHL playoffs concluded last night.  Here are my summaries of the first, second and third rounds.  This is the summary of the finals. Texas Stars defeat St John's IceCaps four games to one.  Texas is the Dallas Stars affiliate and St John's belongs to the Winnipeg Jets.  There was some drama in this series as the final three games were all overtime wins by Texas...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Texas Stars Win The Calder Cup

from TheAHL, The kings of sudden death are now the kings of the American Hockey League. Patrik Nemeth scored 14:30 into overtime as the Texas Stars captured their first Calder Cup championship with a 4-3 win over the St. John's IceCaps in Game 5 of the Finals at Mile One Centre on Tuesday night. Nemeth, a second-round draft pick by the Dallas Stars in 2010 who played...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former B’s Prospect Michael Hutchinson Makes 49 Saves In AHL Playoff Win (Video)

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was sensational on Monday night as he pitched a 3-0 shutout over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. As good as Quick was, however, he wasn’t the best goalie in hockey on Monday. That title belongs to AHL goalie Michael Hutchinson. The former Bruins prospect is now a member of the Winnipeg Jets organization, and he was...
Via NESN.com
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

AHL Playoffs: Semi-Finals

The AHL semi-finals have completed.  Look back on my summaries of the first and second rounds.  Here are the third round results: St John's IceCaps defeat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4 games to two.   St John's is the Winnipeg Jets farm affiliate and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton belongs to Pittsburgh.  St John's has been led by playoff scoring leader Andrew Gordon and...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries Are Taking An Obvious Toll on WBS

#160296536 / gettyimages.com The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins were missing some key players in Game 3 Wednesday night of the Eastern Conference Final series at Mohegan Sun Arena, and it was evident. After suffering a 5-0 loss, it seemed the Penguins may be in trouble. The St. John’s IceCaps have now taken a three to one game advantage in the best-of-seven series. Injuries...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

34 Saves For St. John’s IceCaps In Game 2

St. John’s IceCaps goaltender Michael Hutchinson came through with 34 saves on Sunday to propel the IceCaps, AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets, past the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. St. John’s struck early with a goal from Kyle MacKinnon 14 minutes into the first period. Carl Klingberg also contributed a goal to the IceCaps 2-1 victory...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

AHL Playoffs: Second Round

The second round of the AHL playoffs was completed yesterday.  I will summarize them today.  First here is my first round summary: St John's IceCaps defeat Norfolk Admirals four games to two.  St John's is Winnipeg's AHL affiliate and Norfolk belongs to Anaheim.  Eric O'Dell and Andrew Gordon led the St John's offence, Zach Redmond was their top defenceman...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Calder Cup Playoffs Preview: St. John’s IceCaps (4) vs. Albany Devils (5)

St. John’s IceCaps (46-23-2-5) vs. Albany Devils (40-23-5-8) The St. John’s IceCaps and Albany Devils will face off against each other for the first time in over a year as they meet in the first round of the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs. Side-by-side, here’s how things are shaping up for their first round matchup: St. John’s: Home: 23-10-2-3      Away: 23-13-0-2 The IceCaps...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins closing in on President's Cup despite shootout loss to Jets

Boston Bruins' goalie Chad Johnson was spectacular between the pipes on Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets.Winnipeg netminder Michael Hutchinson was better - which is insane.Hutchinson made save after miraculous save after yielding a goal on a terrific effort by Brad Marchand on an even more terrific bounce pass from Reilly Smith, stopping 33 shots and keeping the Jets...
Via Little Blog of Hate
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie goalie Michael Hutchinson leads Winnipeg Jets to shootout win over Bruins

The Winnipeg Jets may be well out of the NHL playoff picture, but they didn’t feel like just handing two points to the visiting Boston Bruins, Thursday. Evander Kane scored with just under two minutes left in the third period to force overtime, and the Jets went on to a 2-1 shootout victory in their final home game of the season. MIchael Hutchinson, making just his second NHL...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins' Shootout Woes Continue in 2-1 Loss to Winnipeg

Luckily for the Boston Bruins, their recent shootout woes won't affect them in the playoffs.  Their tendency to give up goals late in the third period to lead to these shootouts might affect them starting next week. Evander Kane scored the tying goal with 1:57 left in the third period, and former Bruins draft pick goalie Michael Hutchinson stopped all three shots in the shootout...
Via CLNS Radio
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Reilly Smith Sets Up Brad Marchand For Bruins’ First Goal Against Jets (Video)

The Boston Bruins opened the scoring in Thursday night’s game against the Jets when Brad Marchand beat Winnipeg goaltender Michael Hutchinson for his 24th goal of the season. Marchand took a clever pass from linemate Reilly Smith that bounced off the end boards and then made a sweet move to beat Hutchinson. Check out a breakdown of the goal in the Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind...
Via NESN.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hutchinson to make NHL debut as Jets’ goaltending under the microscope…again

Six years after he was drafted by the Boston Bruins (explaining the image), Michael Hutchinson will make his NHL debut in goal for the Winnipeg Jets. Hutchinson has spent most of the season with AHL St. John’s and ECHL Ontario. Tonight against the visiting Wild, the 24-year-old will step in for starter Ondrej Pavelec. (The team’s regular back-up, Al Montoya, is injured.) Goaltending...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

With Pavelec out, Jets recall Hutchinson

The injury to Ondrej Pavelec has forced the Winnipeg Jets to make a move. The Jets recalled goalie Michael Hutchinson from AHL St. John’s to take Pavelec’ spot on the roster. As Paul Wiecek of the Winnipeg Free Press shares, Al Montoya will have to hold things down as the starter until Pavelec returns. Montoya will get the start in at least Winnipeg’s next two games on Sunday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Agree To Terms With Eddie Pasquale, Michael Hutchinson by   Steven Ellis

The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with goaltender Eddie Pasquale on a new one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000. The team also agreed to terms with goalie Michael Hutchinson on a new one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000. Pasquale was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round, 117th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft. He played in 43 games last season with...
Via The Hockey House
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask among handful who receive Boston Bruins qualifying offers

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON—In what has been a busy offseason for the Boston Bruins already, more news came out of the Boston camp today. According to a tweet from Bruins reporter Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, the team has made qualifying offers to goaltender Tuukka Rask, forwardsJordan Caron and Carter Camper and defenseman Kevan Miller.  They did not make qualifying...
Via CLNS Radio
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cyclist Peter Sagan apologizes for pinching rear of ‘podium girl’

Cyclist Peter Sagan apologized after being criticized for pinching the rear of a girl on the podium following his second-place finish in the Tour of Flanders in Belgium on Sunday. Sagan finished second to winner Fabian Cancellara, who received a peck on the cheek from the trophy ladies after the race. That’s when Sagan reached over to pinch blond “podium girl” Maya. After...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Offense fails Connecticut again

Providence Bruins 3, Connecticut Whale 1 By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, December 22, 2012 – Chris Bourque’s third-period goal was the difference Saturday night at the XL Center, as the Providence Bruins, Boston’s top affiliate, came to Hartford for Military Appreciation Night and tipped the Connecticut Whale 3-1, advancing to 15-10-0-2 and moving ahead of the Worcester Sharks...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence Bruins 3, Connecticut Whale 1

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, December 22, 2012 – Chris Bourque’s third-period goal was the difference Saturday night at the XL Center, as the Providence Bruins, Boston’s top affiliate, came to Hartford for Military Appreciation Night and tipped the Connecticut Whale 3-1, advancing to 15-10-0-2 and moving ahead of the Worcester Sharks for second place in the Atlantic Division...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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