The Winnipeg Jets have been in the NHL since 2011 after the Atlanta Thrashers relocated. The organization took the name of the franchise that played in Winnipeg for over 15 years in the NHL before moving to become the Phoenix Coyotes. The Jets have not made the playoffs in their first two seasons, but they improved to second place in their division after the 2012-2013 season. Left winger Andrew Ladd led the Jets in points in their second season after finishing with 46 points. Right winger Blake Wheeler finished second points after leading the team in points in the 2011-2012 season. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Winnipeg Jets hockey tickets.
2014 Jets Season Preview
The Jets made some moves earl on this offseason, bringing in Michael Frolik and Devin Setoguchi via trades with the Blackhawks and Wild. Lost to free agency this season were Ron Hainsey, Nik Antropov, Kyle Wellwood and Alex Burmistrov, but most of those seemed like the right move for the long run. The Jets will need Ondrej Pavelec to be solid between the posts this season if they want a chance at the playoffs, and a 2.95 won’t cut it this time.
After being on the road for the first three games of the New Year in Ottawa, Boston and Pittsburg, the Winnipeg faithful will welcome back the club with 7 of 11 at home. The Jets will face the Lightning on January 7th, followed by the Blue Jackets and Coyotes. The end of the month will feature games against the Maple Leafs, Predators and Canucks.
Check out our Winnipeg Jets Season Preview History page for previews of previous Jets seasons.
Winnipeg Jets Hockey at MTS Centre Address: 300 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 5S4, Canada
The Jets play all their home games at the MTS Centre, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. When filled to capacity, the MTS Centre holds over 15,000 loyal fans. The MTS Centre has already got a reputation of being one of the loudest arenas in hockey even though it has the smallest seating capacity. The MTS Centre also holds numerous concerts throughout the year. The Winnipeg Jets home bench is on the MTS Centre rink side in front of section 119. MTS Centre parking information is covered in our Jets event guide.
Jets vs. Canucks
It’s a rivalry renewed by the new version of the Winnipeg Jets, and when the team moved back it looked like the fans hadn’t missed a beat when it came to the rivalry with the Canucks. Before 2012, the two clubs hadn’t faced each other since a 5-3 Canucks win in 1996, and those in Manitoba can’t wait to take on their old foes in B.C. once again.
Winnipeg Jets in the Stanley Cup, Western Conference Championship, and NHL Playoffs
Returning to Winnipeg after 15 year absence, the Jets will look to “get on the scoreboard” in terms of Stanley Cup Championships and Conference Championships. Despite the lack of wins in big games, the Winnipeg Jets have played in 11 NHL postseasons.
Winnipeg Jets Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Jets game?
Gates at MTS Centre open 90 minutes before the scheduled puck drop.
Where are good places to eat before a Jets game?
There are a few good sports bars in the area. D’Jay’s, and Pony Corral are two of the best. For great pub food, try Tapps. Tapps has a great atmosphere and is usually packed with Jets fans. If you are looking for a trendier place, try Elephant and Castle. E & C has a wide menu, great drink selections and is always a good time. For great Asian food try East India Company or Hu’s Asian Bistro. Other good places are Viva Restaurant, Hy’s Steakhous, and The Storm.
Where is the best place to park at MTS Centre?
There are plenty of good parking options at MTS Centre. The most convenient spots are located just south of the arena on the other side of Graham Ave. at Carlton and Hargrave. There is another large parking area on the east side of Smith Street and Graham Avenue. For a slightly longer walk try looking on York Ave. between Edmonton and Smith streets. There are numerous parking options in that area and still only about 10 minutes away from the arena.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Jets game?
Children under the age of 2 years old will be allowed to enter MTS Centre without a ticket and must sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the game. We recommend bringing proof of your Child’s age with you to avoid any last minute hassles at the gate.
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Go Jets Go! Going to a Winnipeg Jets game after 15 years of them disapearing is a once in a life time opportunity this past year. Just watching the game on tv you can see the energy of the crowd, have you ever heard such passionate fans? The atomosphere since the return of the Jets in Winnipeg has just been phenomonal, everyone should experience a game this year, although I'm sure the energy won't die here. We love our Jets and if it were up to us they'd be here to stay forever! February 1, 2012