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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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Marchessault, Fleury Lead Knights Over Jets as Vegas Evens Series 1-1

Marchessault, Fleury Lead Knights Over Jets as Vegas Evens Series 1-1

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Jonathan Marchessault gave a blunt assessment of the Vegas Golden Knights’ pedestrian effort in Game 1 of the Western Conference final.

The winger backed up his strong words in impressive fashion Monday to help write the latest chapter in the first-year club’s surprising story.

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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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‘Gift to Be a Part of This Community:’ Winnipeg Jets Fan Fever Spreads

‘Gift to Be a Part of This Community:’ Winnipeg Jets Fan Fever Spreads

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Eric Meadow - Winnipeg Jets Fan
Winnipeg Jets fan Eric Meadow of Connecticut is shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Eric Meadow)

Eric Meadow drives around his neighbourhood with a giant logo on his car — a blue and white circle with a jet and a maple leaf — signalling to other hockey fans where his allegiance is.

On a street in Manitoba he’d get cheers and people hollering “True North,” but in his Connecticut neighbourhood he gets a lot of strange looks.

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Manitoba Junior Football Executive Resigns After Post About P.K. Subban

Manitoba Junior Football Executive Resigns After Post About P.K. Subban

By The Canadian Press

P.K. Subban
Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban waits for play to resume after the Winnipeg Jets scored during the third period in Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The president of the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League has resigned after putting up what the team calls an offensive Facebook posting that makes reference to Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark Humphrey)

WINNIPEG – The president of the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League has resigned after writing a Facebook post that made reference to Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban.

Todd Wilson posted an image Saturday night of a beer vendor working at Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place as the Jets were playing the Vegas Golden Knights in the opening game of the Stanley Cup Western Conference final.

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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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Jets Centre Mark Scheifele Soaring to New Playoff Heights for Winnipeg

Jets Centre Mark Scheifele Soaring to New Playoff Heights for Winnipeg

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) reacts after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during second period of game one action in the NHL Western Conference Final in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele experienced last season’s NHL playoffs from his couch.

Some 12 months later, the Jets centre is one of the star attractions.

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Communication, Simplicity Shapes Wiser Version of Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice

Communication, Simplicity Shapes Wiser Version of Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Paul Maurice
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice talks to media after game one in the NHL Western Conference Final in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Maurice’s communication and simplicity are big reasons why the young, fast and skillful Winnipeg Jets find themselves as one of only four NHL teams still playing. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Paul Maurice experienced a hockey epiphany five years ago in the hallway of a Kontinental Hockey League arena.

Then the head coach of Metallurg — located in Magnitogorsk, a city in Russia’s industrial heartland where Europe meets Asia — wanted to commend 21-year-old Pavel Zdunov for his efforts after one particular game.

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Byfuglien Leads Charge as Jets Down Knights in Game 1 of Western Conference Final

Byfuglien Leads Charge as Jets Down Knights in Game 1 of Western Conference Final

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29), Blake Wheeler (26), Mark Scheifele (55) and Paul Stastny (25) celebrate Laine’s goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during first period of game one action in the NHL Western Conference Final in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Having knocked off the Presidents’ Trophy winners in Game 7 of a gruelling slugfest less than 48 hours earlier, the Winnipeg Jets had an excuse if their legs were tired on Saturday night.

Instead, they came out flying and never looked back to land the opening blow of the Western Conference final.

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Playoff Hockey Fever in Winnipeg Bigger Than Glory Days 40 Years Ago: Alumni

Playoff Hockey Fever in Winnipeg Bigger Than Glory Days 40 Years Ago: Alumni

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Anders Hedberg
Former Winnipeg Jets player Anders Hedberg looks at a photo of himself and Ulf Nilsson holding the AVCO Cup at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in Winnipeg, Friday, May 11, 2018. Many team members came to Winnipeg to celebrate the anniversary of winning the AVCO Cup in the World Hockey Association (WHA). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg was already in the grip of playoff fever.

Now, with the National Hockey League Jets advancing to the Western Conference final — further than they have even been in the NHL — the frenzy has jumped another notch.

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