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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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True North Plans $7.5M MTS Iceplex Expansion

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MTS Iceplex will undergo a $7.5 million, 21,000-square-foot expansion. (TNSE / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — With the Manitoba Moose returning, the MTS Iceplex is needing some more wiggle room.

True North Sports & Entertainment is expanding the facility just west of the Perimeter Highway with a 21,000-square-foot addition.

A two-storey structure will be added to the east side of the existing Iceplex, with construction beginning in September.

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Jets Partner Up with Tulsa Oilers as ECHL Affiliate

By Brian Schultz

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets have formed a partnership with the Tulsa Oilers as their new ECHL affiliate.

“Tulsa is an organization that shares our level of commitment to success and we look forward to working together to provide our players’ opportunities to further develop themselves on and off the ice,” said Craig Heisinger, senior VP and assist GM of the Winnipeg Jets.

“We are particularly excited to continue our relationship with head coach Jason Christie who has been an integral component of some of our prospects development in the past.”

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Jets Select Kyle Connor 17th, Jack Roslovic 25th Overall at NHL Draft

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Winnipeg Jets 2015 NHL draft has a distinctly American flavour so far.

Winnipeg selected centre Kyle Connor 17th overall on Friday before taking centre Jack Roslovic eight picks later.

The six-foot Roslovic played his amateur hockey with the United States under-18 team, while the six-foot-one Connor played for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League.

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Winnipeg Jets Open 2015-16 Season on East Coast

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets will begin their 82-game 2015-16 NHL season with a four-game road trip beginning October 8 in Boston.

The Jets will play their first game of the season at MTS Centre when they host the Calgary Flames on October 16.

Winnipeg has two six-game home stands this season, beginning October 29 against the Chicago Blackhawks. The other runs from January 18 against Colorado to February 5 against Carolina.

Fans looking to see their favourite Canadian teams will get a chance on seven occasions at MTS Centre this season, with four of those games being played in March.

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Jets Re-Sign Anthony Peluso to Two-Year Contract

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Winnipeg Jets forward Anthony Peluso (14) and Ottawa Senators defenceman Jared Cowen (2) fight at MTS Centre in this March 2014 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed restricted free agent forward Anthony Peluso.

Peluso’s two-year contract is worth $675,000 and will trigger the start of his fourth season with the Jets.

The North York, ON native has played 107 NHL games — all for Winnipeg — tallying three goals and nine points along with 165 penalty minutes.

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Winnipeg Jets Unwrap 2015-16 Pre-Season Schedule

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets will open their 2015-16 pre-season at home against their northern rivals the Minnesota Wild on September 22.

That’s just one of a seven-game pre-season schedule released Friday by the club. Following that, the Jets will hit the road to face the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on September 23. The Oilers will then pay Winnipeg a visit on September 25. The Jets wrap up the exhibition schedule on October 1 and 3 with a pair of games against the Calgary Flames.

Prior to the NHL pre-season, the Jets will play in the Young Stars Classic in Penticton, BC September 11-14 against the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks.

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Jets Throwing NHL Draft Party at The Met

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets are throwing a big ol’ party for the 2015 NHL Draft.

Mark Friday, June 26 on your calendar for the 53rd annual entry draft. Jets PA announcer Jay Richardson will host the festivities at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre beginning at 7 p.m.

Winnipeg Jets Ben Chiarot and Michael Hutchinson will be in attendance to take part in the event. All fans present will be eligible to win numerous prizes throughout the evening.

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Jets Making Playoffs This Early a Surprise to Many: Currie

By Roger Currie

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Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice following the team’s elimination from the NHL playoffs on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)

The Stanley Cup playoffs, which had not involved Winnipeg since 1996, have now come and gone from River City. The Jets lost four in a row to the Anaheim Ducks. It was a disappointment for sure, but not entirely surprising.

It reminded me a little of the 1980 playoffs when a young Oilers team battled hard but couldn’t get by the powerful Philadelphia Flyers in the first round. It was the first playoff action for 19-year-old Wayne Gretzky, who is now a 54-year-old grandfather — is that possible?

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