How about the Winnipeg Goose, or Winnipeg Squeeters,
What about the Winnipeg Bears?
In regards to the naming of the Winnepeg NHL team, ultimately it's up to the owners but why not get some ideas from the general population and make it a win win situation. Offer a one year season ticket for the winning name if picked from the hundreds maybe even thousands that would be provided.
Shall we start with the Winnepeg Deluge