The Winnipeg Jets players, coaches and staff spent Wednesday afternoon on the Red River as they took a crash course in rowing at the Winnipeg Rowing Club. The team-building exercise allowed the hockey club to try a new challenge, get to know each other better and understand the team work required to be successful in a rowing boat. The Jets were instructed by rowing club members and former Olympians/national team coachs.
Team Beefcake — including Dustin Byfuglien, Tanner Glass, Patrice Cormier, Evander Kane, Randy Jones, Jim Slater, Mark Stuart and Kaitlin Rempel of the Manitoba provincial team — went undefeated in two races to claim the unofficial title and dressing room bragging rights.
“It was good. It was a great exercise today,” said Jets Head Coach Claude Noel. “You know what, I’ve never done this before, but it was awesome. There were so many lessons to learn and I’m just hoping that our team becomes a better team because of it. I think we will.”
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Winnipeg Free Press
The Globe & Mail