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Winnipeg Jets Open Pre-Season Against Minnesota Wild at Home

Winnipeg Jets Open Pre-Season Against Minnesota Wild at Home

Joel Armia
Winnipeg Jets right wing Joel Armia (40) is hooked by Chicago Blackhawks centre Artem Anisimov (15) as defenceman Duncan Keith (2) looks on during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The Jets have released their pre-season schedule. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

It may look like summer outside, but hockey fans can already mark down some important dates on their calendars for the 2018-19 NHL season.

The Winnipeg Jets have released their seven-game pre-season schedule for the upcoming season, which has the team kicking things off Monday, September 17 at home versus the Minnesota Wild.

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Rogers Expects Cherry to Come Back Next Season, Door Open for Cole

Rogers Expects Cherry to Come Back Next Season, Door Open for Cole

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

Don Cherry
Don Cherry poses for a photo in Toronto on Monday, March 10, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Ask Sportsnet president Scott Moore about hockey commentator Don Cherry and one memorable road trip immediately comes to mind.

They flew in to Winnipeg last year before driving together to Kenora, Ont., for a Hockey Day in Canada event.

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Final Bill Tallied for Winnipeg Whiteout Street Parties

Final Bill Tallied for Winnipeg Whiteout Street Parties

Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party
Winnipeg Jets fans celebrate int he streets during game one of NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Mike Sudoma)

The final bill is in for the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Parties, which saw 120,500 hockey fans pack downtown Winnipeg streets during nine separate events over six weeks this spring.

Economic Development Winnipeg says the parties to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets’ playoff run came at a cost of $2,167,000.

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Shear the Beard: Jets Forward Laine to Shave Off Famous Playoff Scruff

Shear the Beard: Jets Forward Laine to Shave Off Famous Playoff Scruff

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine speaks with the media at a year-end news conference on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (JETS TV)

WINNIPEG – Patrik Laine will look like a new man by the weekend.

The Winnipeg Jets top goal-scorer has an appointment booked with his hairdresser in Finland to cut his long locks and shave off his scruffy beard, ridding himself of a look that drew teasing from his teammates and jokes from fans.

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Fleury Outshines Hellebuyck as Golden Knights Oust Jets to Advance to Cup Final

Fleury Outshines Hellebuyck as Golden Knights Oust Jets to Advance to Cup Final

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) following the team’s loss to the Vegas Golden Knights during NHL Western Conference Finals, game 5, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – When the buzzer sounded to end the game and the season for the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, goalie Connor Hellebuyck left the bench and went back on to the ice.

The netminder had been off for an extra attacker, but six skaters couldn’t tie up the game and Jets were eliminated from the playoffs as the expansion Vegas Golden Knights won the Western Conference final series in Game 5 with a 2-1 victory.

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Winnipeg Jets Eliminated from NHL Playoffs by Expansion Vegas Golden Knights

Winnipeg Jets Eliminated from NHL Playoffs by Expansion Vegas Golden Knights

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Vegas Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights mob goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) after defeating the Winnipeg Jets during NHL Western Conference Finals, game 5, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – A group of players nobody wanted — the self-proclaimed ‘Golden Misfits’ — are heading to the Stanley Cup final.

Ryan Reaves scored the game-winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights continued their improbable run by defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to win the best-of-seven Western Conference final 4-1.

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Tweaks Made for Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party

Tweaks Made for Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party

Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party
Monday’s Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party drew about 11,000 fans. (TYLER WALSH / TOURISM WINNIPEG)

Economic Development Winnipeg and True North Sports + Entertainment have made slight changes to how tickets are obtained to Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party.

Organizers released 37,500 tickets for the party on Thursday afternoon. Unlike before, tickets won’t only be available on Ticketmaster’s website, but in-person at the Bell MTS Place box office (Portage and Donald), which True North has allocated 5,400 for walk-ups. Tickets will also be available at the gates — opening at noon.

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1 in 5 Winnipeggers Have Attended a Jets Whiteout Party: Survey

1 in 5 Winnipeggers Have Attended a Jets Whiteout Party: Survey

Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party
Monday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party drew about 11,000 fans. (TYLER WALSH / TOURISM WINNIPEG)

As interest in the Winnipeg Jets‘ playoff run grows across the country, a new survey has found one in five people living in the city have attended a Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party.

Prairie Research Associates surveyed 1,722 Manitobans and found the parties to be a bigger draw for younger hockey fans, with 34 percent of those being under 35. PRA also found that men and women virtually attended the parties equally.

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Some Winnipeg Jets Fans Fall Victim to Ticket Scammers

Some Winnipeg Jets Fans Fall Victim to Ticket Scammers

Winnipeg Jets Fans
Winnipeg Jet fans celebrate at Portage an Main in downtown Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Police want Winnipeg Jets fans to be careful when it comes to purchasing playoff hockey tickets from third-party sellers.

Police say they are investigating several incidents where ticket buyers have been scammed attempting to secure seats. The sales involve ads posted on popular buy and sell websites, where the tickets are later to be found invalid or not delivered.

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Brandon Throwing Whiteout Viewing Party for Jets-Golden Knights Games 3, 4

Brandon Throwing Whiteout Viewing Party for Jets-Golden Knights Games 3, 4

Paul Stastny
Winnipeg Jets centre Paul Stastny (25) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark Humphrey)

As the Winnipeg Jets look to dominate the Vegas Golden Knights through the Western Conference series, the Keystone Centre in Brandon is bringing the party atmosphere to Westman fans.

For Games 3 and 4 on May 16 and 18, respectively, Westoba Place is hosting a viewing party, which includes admission to a family skate prior to puck drop.

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