News briefs for Wednesday, October 19, 2022


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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Wednesday, October 19, 2022

8:18 AM

Savoie lifts Ice past Royals

Matthew Savoie had a goal and an assist to power the Winnipeg Ice to a 3-2 WHL victory over the Victoria Royals Tuesday night.

Zach Benson and Briley Wood also scored for Winnipeg, which improved to 8-1-0-0 to start the season. Rookie goaltender Dawson Cowan made 19 stops for the Ice, who outshot the hosts, 41-21.

Matthew Hodson and Teague Patton scored late in the third period for the 2-8-1-0 Royals.

Winnipeg continues its road trip Wednesday in Langley, B.C., against the Vancouver Giants.

10:36 AM

Teenager dead after St. Mary’s crash

A 17-year-old boy is dead after a violent collision Tuesday night.

The boy was the lone passenger in a vehicle that struck a utility pole on northbound St. Mary’s in the area of Guay Avenue around 8:53 p.m. last night, the Winnipeg Police Service said this morning.

Photos from the scene show a black sedan resting in a twisted wreck and debris littering the roadway.

The driver, an 18-year-old male, remains in hospital in serious condition.

Northbound St. Mary’s Road was closed to northbound traffic between Vivian and Fifth avenues on Wednesday morning, with police advising travellers to avoid the area.

WPS have not released details about the cause of the crash, and traffic investigators are asking anyone with information to call them at 204-986-7085.

Early Wednesday morning, Winnipeg Police officers document the scene of a single vehicle car crash that happened around 9pm Tuesday evening on St. Mary’s Road at Vivian Avenue.
The police are reporting that “the driver and a lone passenger (two teenage males) were both transported to a hospital in critical condition.”
They are also saying that northbound St. Mary’s Road at Vivian Avenue will be closed for most of the morning.
221019 – Wednesday, October 19, 2022.
10:43 AM

Man wanted in rural carjacking arrested

Portage la Prairie RCMP have arrested a man accused in a rural carjacking in which a man was run over by a truck in early October.

Jesse Myles St. Paul, 29, of Portage la Prairie was captured on a warrant for robbery with a firearm and pointing a firearm, as well as two firearm possessions offences, in connection with the Oct. 1 incident, Mounties said Wednesday.

Two men who had stopped for the night on Provincial Road 227, off Highway 16, were robbed at gunpoint of their truck and camper trailer as one of the men was asleep inside. One of the men was run over as three assailants fled with the vehicle, RCMP said, while the other victim was found unharmed in the trailer once the suspects had ditched it.

RCMP have not yet publicly identified the other two suspects.

RCMP HANDOUT Jesse Myles St. Paul, 29, was arrested this week in connection to a rural carjacking Oct. 1.
12:45 PM

Jets shuffle lineup ahead of date with Avalanche

DENVER — The Winnipeg Jets are shuffling their lineup as they prepare to face the Stanley Cup champions here in Denver.

Defenceman Dylan Samberg will take the spot of Logan Stanley on the blue-line for tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche (7 p.m. CT, SN1, SNW).

And forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby will make his debut after being claimed on waivers last week. It’s not clear exactly who he replaces, as Nikolaj Ehlers is a game-time decision with a minor injury.

If Ehlers plays, it appears veteran Sam Gagner may be the odd man out based on morning skate line rushes.

Connor Hellebuyck will make his third straight start in net.

Winnipeg opened the season with a 4-1 victory on home ice last Friday against the New York Rangers, then fell by the same 4-1 score in Dallas on Monday night.

The Jets wrap up the road trip on Thursday in Las Vegas.

Head coach Rick Bowness, who tested positive for COVID last week, remains back in Winnipeg. The hope is he’ll be behind the bench on Saturday when the Jets host the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1:13 PM

Manitoba doctor loses licence

Manitoba’s physician watchdog has stripped Winnipeg doctor Leonard Lockman of his licence to practise.

Lockman pleaded guilty to 10 counts of professional misconduct via his lawyer during an April discipline hearing, according to an inquiry panel decision posted on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba’s website. The charges relate to problems with prescribing medication, improper billing and inaccurate record-keeping.

He was previously disciplined by the college in 2015 for sending patients to the ER without first properly assessing them.

2:15 PM

Downtown convenience store owners assaulted by shoplifters: police

The owners of a downtown convenience store were assaulted Saturday evening after confronting a pair of shoplifters, Winnipeg police say.

Officers, including the dog unit, raced to the first 100 block of Donald Street for a report of a man assaulted at about 8:30 p.m., where they found two off-duty doctors tending to the unconscious victim, police said Wednesday.

The man, in his 60s, was taken to hospital in stable condition, where he remains with injuries police described as “life-altering.” The woman, in her 50s, suffered minor injuries. The two victims had confronted a group of people stealing from their store when they assaulted in an altercation.

Major crimes investigators arrested two suspects on the first 100 block of Mayfair Place on Tuesday. A 51-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman from Winnipeg will each be charged with robbery and aggravated assault. They were released by the courts on an undertaking.

6:49 PM

Injury shelves Jets’ Ehlers

DENVER — Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers isn’t playing in tonight’s game in Denver due to a lower-body injury.

Ehlers had three assists through the first two games, which Winnipeg went 1-1-0.

Mason Appleton takes his spot on the top line with Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor, while Axel Jonsson-Fjallby draws into the lineup for the first time after being picked up on waivers last week.

The other lineup change is defenceman Dylan Samberg coming in for Logan Stanley, who will join Kyle Capobianco as a healthy scratch.

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