The Winnipeg Jets ended the regular season with two wins in a row after a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday.
Russ Hobson grew up in Stratford, Ontario. After completing high school, he moved to Belleville where he graduated from Loyalist College in Broadcast Journalism.
He first plied his trade in Syracuse, New York, learning the ropes at WSTM-TV. When his practicum was complete, he was hired on at a local television station in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. After three grueling years of getting used to the Prairie winters, Russ was hired on at Global Winnipeg in 1998.
Growing up in a sports family, Hobson had no choice but to follow in his father’s footsteps, and cheer for the Detroit Red Wings and Atlanta Braves. He spent many hours in the car with his father, driving to the next ballpark or arena.
Hobson has covered numerous sporting events, including the Grey Cup, and World Junior Hockey Championships.
Hockey is his sport of choice, but he’s a self-professed “Sports Junkie”, and an avid member of any sports pool he can get into.
In his spare time, Hobson coaches Timbits Hockey, a community program for children, and spends quality time with his wife, and three children – Kenny, Jessica and Jack.
Manitoba Moose forward Cole Perfetti will play for Canada at the upcoming World Championship before even attending his first NHL training camp.
The Winnipeg Jets blanked the Vancouver Canucks 5-0 Tuesday and locked up third place in the North Division, which means a first-round playoff matchup with the Edmonton Oilers.
The Winnipeg Jets have now lost nine of their last 10 games after a 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.
After losing five of their first six games, Team Kerri Einarson completed the comeback to qualify for the playoffs at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Calgary.
With the border still closed, the Winnipeg Goldeyes will start the 2021 season playing out of Jackson, Tennessee.
The Winnipeg Jets snapped a seven-game losing streak and clinched a playoff spot with a 4-0 win over the Calgary Flames Wednesday night.
After not adding to their offensive line at all in last year’s CFL Draft, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers used their first-round selection in 2021 to upgrade their O-line.
A Nikita Zaitsev goal with 1:13 left in the third period gave the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets Monday night to extend their losing streak to seven games.
The Winnipeg Jets have now lost six straight games after a 5-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Friday night.
There’ll be no Calder Cup champion in 2021 as the AHL has cancelled their traditional playoffs this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Winnipeg Jets dropped a fifth straight game Wednesday night, losing 3-1 to the Oilers.
Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers crushed the Winnipeg Jets 6-1 Monday to move into second place in the NHL’s North Division.
Jets forward Adam Lowry will be under contract for five more seasons after agreeing to a new deal on Friday.
The Winnipeg Jets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 Thursday and moved within three points of the North Division lead.