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Portage Islander goalie Mitch Wiebe pushes across to stop a Hawk defender in tight.

Islanders prepare for playoff push

With the Portage Islanders' mid-season swoon all but a distant memory, the team can sleep easy knowing that they'll have home ice advantage for at least the first round of the post season, as the cloudy South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League playoff picture becomes clearer with the regular season quickly winding down.

Wayne Gretzky sits down with Mike Zeisberger in Toronto on Monday October 17, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Postmedia Network)

Gretzky: Hockey expenses 'a crisis'

In his role as the official ambassador for the NHL’s centennial season, Wayne Gretzky sat down for a one-on-one with Postmedia to discuss all things hockey. In the third of a four-part series entitled “THE GREAT ONE & THE STATE OF THE GAME,” Gretzky admits that the soaring costs of playing hockey is not a new dilemma for the sport — but nevertheles