News briefs for January 29, 2022

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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on January 29, 2022

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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on January 29, 2022

5:14 PM CST Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Jets snap six-game losing streak with 4-1 win over Blues

ST. LOUIS — The Winnipeg Jets scored four unanswered goals to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 Saturday afternoon at the Enterprise Centre.

There was a heavy police presence near Siloam Mission Saturday morning. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)

After Vladimir Tarasenko made it 1-0 with a power-play goal 6:08 into the opening period, the Jets got a pair of goals from Paul Stastny, with Kyle Connor and Nate Schmidt chipping in one each to earn the Jets a crucial victory. The win snapped a six-game losing streak by the Jets, improving their record now to 18-16-7.

Eric Comrie made his first start since Dec. 10, stopping 24 shots to seal the win.

The Jets wrap up the two-game road trip with a tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night, before getting a week off for the NHL All-Star break.

There was a heavy police presence near Siloam Mission Saturday morning. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)
4:58 PM CST Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Group protests vaccine mandates at city hall

About 200 people waved Canadian flags and home-made placards outside of Winnipeg’s city hall in support of a protest against vaccine mandates in Ottawa Saturday afternoon. 

About a dozen people waved flags and a few others held signs, but most just stood in front of the municipal building, which is unrelated to any provincial public health measures. 

City councillor Sherri Rollins said on Twitter she saw people waving signs with swastikas on them at a Portage Avenue protest Saturday — a "disgusting display of hatred and antisemitism," she said.  

Meanwhile, about 100 people stood outside of the Manitoba Legislative Building. One man, his face covered in a gaiter mask, waved a sign on the median on Broadway. "No coercion," it read in part. 

Throughout the afternoon, large trucks could be heard honking their horns past the legislative building protest.

4:01 PM CST Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Police investigating assault, shoot man outside Siloam Mission

A Winnipeg police officer shot a man who they say was assaulting another man outside Siloam Mission Friday night. 

When police arrived around 11:10 p.m. Friday, officers saw an assault ongoing and "encountered a non-compliant suspect," police said Saturday afternoon.

An officer shot the man, who’s in his 20s. He was taken to hospital in stable but guarded condition.

The victim of the assault, a man in his 40s, was taken to hospital in unstable condition. 

The Independent Investigation Unit, the civilian agency tasked with investigating critical police incidents and wrongdoing, has taken over the investigation. 

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3:47 PM CST Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Jets lead Blues 3-1 after second period

ST. LOUIS — The Winnipeg Jets enter the third period leading the St. Louis Blues 3-1 at Enterprise Arena.

Tied 1-1 after the opening period, following goals from Vladimir Tarasenko and Paul Stastny, the Jets scored twice in the second frame to make it a two-goal game.

Kyle Connor scored his team-leading 24th of the season, after a strong shift from Pierre-Luc Dubois led to a chance in front that Connor made no mistake on. Nate Schmidt then added a power-play marker, one-timing a Connor pass that beat Ville Husso to make it 3-1.

Shots are 18-13 in favour of Winnipeg.

 

2:51 PM CST Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Jets and Blues tied 1-1 after first period

ST. LOUIS —The Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues are notched at 1-1 after one period of play at Enterprise Arena.

The Blues opened the scoring on the power play, with Vladimir Tarasenko registering his 15th of the season on a tic-tac-toe goal 4:25 into the game. Brayden Schenn and Justin Faulk drew the assists.

The Jets evened the score later in the frame. Paul Stastny benefitted from some puck luck after a collision between a pair of Blues players, followed by a bobbled puck from goalie Ville Husso, leading to an easy goal. 

Shots are tied 11-11.

11:33 AM CST Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Person shot near Siloam Mission

A person was shot in Siloam Mission’s Stanley Street parking lot overnight Friday. 

Luke Thiessen, the homeless shelter’s communications manager, noted the violence wasn’t directed at any staff or the people who use the shelter. Rather, the shooting just happened to occur in the shelter’s lot, he said. 

He had few details to provide on the shooting. He said the shelter was temporarily closed, as police investigate.

Police have not released any information on the shooting.

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