Sports Ramblings

 As I write this weeks Ramblings it appears as if Dustin Byfuglien's eight year run with the Winnipeg Jets is over.  Reports say Byfuglien and the Jets are mutually terminating his $7.6 million dollar contract when he clears waivers.  This will make Dustin an unrestricted free agent who can sign with any team. He needs to sign by Feb. 24 to play in this years playoffs, but this seems unlikely as he has not resumed skating since ankle surgery. Byfuglien has been a fan favourite for his often unorthodox, but exciting brand of hockey. Listed at 260 pounds, his ability to control the tempo of the game evokes memories of him handling two players at once when hockey fights have broken out!  Byfuglien will be 35 years old this March. The Roseau, Minnesota native also played some junior hockey for the Brandon Wheat Kings.

  Skyla Vanmackelbergh led ACC with 14 kills and 3 aces against the 13-2 Canadian Mennonite University Blazers.  Unfortunately the Cougars lost the 5th and final set to fall to 7-9 in the volleyball league.

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  Last week asked the name of the catcher on the original Deloraine fastball club of 1955. Uncle Bobby McGee switched from baseball for coach Delmer Main's squad. I arrived in town in the late 70's and I didn't realize the man who made the "best ice in western Canada" was also a fastball manager!

  This week asks the name of the team Dustin Byfuglien won a Stanley Cup with prior to his Jet's career.

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