Tuesday, May 31, 2011

After 15 Years, Hockey Comes Back to Winnipeg!

The Jets team over 15 years ago.
Today, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the NHL officially announced that a deal had been made, and that the Atlanta Thrashers are now moving to Manitoba's capital, Winnipeg. Thousands of fans in Winnipeg wore Jets paraphernalia and paraded the streets in celebration, playing road hockey all day long. There were so many people at the city's historic intersection on Portage Avenue and Main street that buses actually changed their routes around it. The name for the team is yet to be announced, but some possibilities are the Winnipeg Jets (obviously), Falcons, or Moose.


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