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After Getting a Taste of the Playoffs, the Young Winnipeg Jets Look for Return Trip

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets centre Bryan Little in NHL action on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 against the Ottawa Senators at MTS Centre. (JEFF MILLER / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG – Bryan Little hasn’t forgotten the sight and sound of the Winnipeg whiteout.

The excitement the Jets created for their loud, white-clad fans when they made last season’s NHL playoffs is fuelling the veteran forward and his teammates as they get set for another campaign.

“I think it stuck with everyone over the whole summer,” Little said before Winnipeg’s exhibition game Thursday at home against Calgary.

“For me, it was a great experience. But you just get the feeling in the dressing room that we want to experience more of it.… We’re all hungry to see what else we can do.”

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Scheifele Scores OT Winner to Hand Jets Their First Pre-Season Victory

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Bryan Little - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets centre Bryan Little in NHL action on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 against the Ottawa Senators at MTS Centre. (JEFF MILLER / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele scored two minutes into 3-on-3 overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets their first pre-season victory with a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

Blake Wheeler, Drew Stafford and Andrew Ladd also scored for Winnipeg (1-2-2). Ondrej Pavelec made 22 saves.

Ottawa (1-3-2) had a 3-0 lead heading into the third period after goals from Milan Michalek, Zack Smith and Jean-Gabriel Pageau. Michalek also had an assist.

Craig Anderson started in net for the Senators, but after stopping 17 shots he made the planned switch with Andrew Hammond 9:06 into the second period.

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Oilers Erase Three-Goal Deficit, Beat Jets 4-3 in Overtime

By Scott Billeck, The Canadian Press

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Edmonton Oilers’ Anton Slepyshev (42) scores the game winning goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) during pre-season NHL hockey overtime action in Winnipeg, Friday, September 25, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – It may only be the pre-season, but Edmonton Oilers forward Rob Klinkhammer already likes his team’s no-quit mentality.

Klinkhammer was instrumental in Edmonton’s 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night as the second-year Oiler provided the tying goal late in the third period.

His goal capped off an impressive rally for the Oilers, who found themselves down 3-0 after 40 minutes.

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Loge Your Complaint: Some Winnipeg NHL Fans Upset with New Obstructed Views

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Many Winnipeg Jets fans have suddenly found their view of the ice at MTS Centre obstructed by recent renovations, and are demanding action. Season-ticket-holder Ron Wersch provided this view from his upper-deck seat, taken September 22, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ron Wersch)

WINNIPEG – Ron Wersch got a surprise when he walked up to his usual seat for the first NHL exhibition game in Winnipeg this season: a wall of Plexiglas and metal to his front and side that blocks his view of a good portion of the ice.

“In my wildest dreams, I never imagined it would be this bad. Never, ever,” Wersch said Thursday.

He is one of many Winnipeg Jets fans who have found their view of the ice obstructed this year thanks to a new section of pricier loge seats that has been added to the upper deck.

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Kevin Hart’s ‘What Now?’ Comedy Tour Coming to Winnipeg

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Kevin Hart

Funnyman Kevin Hart is bringing his brand of comedy to Winnipeg this fall.

Hart’s What Now? Tour will visit MTS Centre on Thursday, November 19.

Kevin can currently be seen in Screen Gem’s “The Wedding Ringer” and starring opposite Will Ferrell in “Get Hard.” In 2016, Kevin will star in “Ride Along 2,” the anticipated sequel to last year’s $100 million blockbuster hit.

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The Who Postpone North American Tour, Winnipeg Concert

The Who has postponed the remainder of their North American tour, including an upcoming show in Winnipeg, after Roger Daltrey contracted viral meningitis.

The band was to perform October 8 at MTS Centre, but have since postponed all shows until next spring.

“We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way,” Daltrey said in a statement. “I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover.

Tickets for the original dates will be honoured for the new shows, which will be announced shortly.

Spiffy $12M Upgrades in Place at MTS Centre

The new MTS Centre scoreboard will be the first thing fans notice walking into a hockey game as part of True North's latest renovations. (JEFF MILLER / CHRISD.CA)
The new MTS Centre scoreboard will be the first thing fans notice walking into a hockey game as part of True North’s latest renovations. (JEFF MILLER / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — When visitors to MTS Centre begin streaming in for the 2015-16 NHL season, they’ll be treated to $12 million in enhancements made over the summer.

True North Sports & Entertainment has made numerous upgrades to the downtown home of the Winnipeg Jets, including the addition of 278 new premium ‘loge’ seats with swivel chairs on the upper concourse.

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Tickets to February’s ‘Disney on Ice’ Going on Sale

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Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream, February 18-21, 2016 at MTS Centre. (HANDOUT)

Tickets for seven performances of Disney on Ice are going on sale Friday morning.

Dare to Dream will be presented February 18-21, 2016 at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre, featuring princess stories and the most beloved Disney fairytales on ice.

Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Snow White escapes from the Evil Queen in her search for her one true love. Watch as fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true.

Opening night tickets start at $15 and go on sale at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

CONTEST: Win Tickets to The Weeknd at MTS Centre

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(Abel Tesfaye, known as The Weeknd, performs at San Miguel Primavera Sound Festival on June 2, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Christian Bertrand /

Canadian alternative R&B artist The Weeknd is coming to Winnipeg this fall and wants to send you to the show!

We have a pair of tickets (two total) to give away to the concert on Friday, November 27 at MTS Centre.

How do I win?

Simply fill out the form below and we’ll draw a random winner. Good luck!

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MTS Centre to Start Screening Fans with Metal Detectors

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WINNIPEG — New safety and security measures at MTS Centre will see fans having to walk through a metal detector while attending events.

True North Sports & Entertainment says the new procedures will be in effect for the 2015-16 hockey season, including all Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose games, and all other events at the arena.

Pat-downs and hand-held wands will be used only in unique secondary screening circumstances, True North says.

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