Well kids it’s official, Winnipeg has our heart back and that heart beats to the chant of GO JETS GO! Last night from Minneapolis Mark Chipman and Keven Cheveldayoff stood at the NHL Draft podium and proudly declared. “The Winnipeg Jets are proud to select from the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League, Mark Scheifele.”
With that one simple announcement a franchise was reborn. The paddles came down and kick started the quivering heart of hockey fans in the Manitoba heartland. It’s not as if we weren’t already going crazy but until the events of June 21 and the Board of Governors meeting our hockey club wasn’t official. Now we have a team, a chant and our first player.
It may just be coincidence but Mark Scheifele is being coached by Winnipeg Jets legend Dale Hawerchuk. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Ducky says we picked well indeed. Scheifele scored 22 goals and had 53 assists in 66 games last year for the Barrie Colts. Not too shabby, a young kid with talent, good size and great hands who loves to play the game.
Well hold on to your hat Mark, you’ve died and gone to hockey heaven, I doubt anything in your young career has prepared you for the onslaught of love and support that you are going to encounter when you lace up those skates at the MTS Centre.
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Well it’s official hockey fans Winnipeg is playing in the big leagues again!! At 11 am this morning the Atlanta Thrashers hockey club became property of True North Sports and Entertainment! Pending approval by the NHL board of governors.
The goal now, pardon the pun, is to raise a season ticket base in the neighbourhood of 13,000 strong. The group headed by Mark Chipman and David Thompson think this is an attainable mark, and one that the NHL will consider acceptable for fiscal suitability.
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It seems that the hushed talk normally found in coffee shops and around kitchen tables has finally made the mainstream. The Winnipeg Jets may be flying home to the MTS Centre. With the Phoenix Coyotes hemorrhaging cash at an alarming rate the fate of Glendale Arizona’s hockey team lays in the hands of its city fathers.
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