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Winnipeg Jets’ Rookies in the Spotlight

September 11, 2011 7:02 AM | Sports

By Brian Schultz

The Winnipeg Jets are wrapping up rookie training camp today — at least locally — after two days of practice at the MTS Iceplex.

The Jets invited 22 players to camp, including first-round draft pick Mark Scheifele from the Barrie Colts.

Other players include 2011 draftees Adam Lowry, Zach YuenAusten BrassardJason Gregoire (Winnipeg) and Shayne Wiebe (Brandon, MB).

The team will have one last practice at 10 a.m. this morning before heading to Penticton, B.C. for the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Tournament running until September 15. Jets rookies will play against prospects from the San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks in three separate games.

General training camp for the Jets begins Saturday, September 17 before a split-squad exhibition game on Tuesday, September 20 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at MTS Centre.