‘Hope we make the playoffs’: Hockey fans hopeful after a day spent at Winnipeg Jets Fan Fest

4th annual Winnipeg Jets Fan Fest draws thousands. Zahra Premji / Global News

Thousands made their way to MTS Iceplex Saturday to take part in the traditional family fun and free event for Winnipeg Jets fans.

Fans were given the opportunity to see their favourite athletes hit the ice and practice before the pre-season takes off.

From bouncy castles, to watching some of the Winnipeg Jets sit down and chat about life off the ice, to face painting, there was a little bit of something for everyone at the 4th annual event.

But, for many, there was only one thing on their minds. Many fans said they came to the annual event to check out the Jets and see what they had to offer towards their goal of making the playoffs.

For one little fan, his hopes for the team could be summed up in to one sentence.

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“Hope we make the playoffs,” said the little fan.

For others, it was a way to get up close and personal with athletes they idolize and look up to.

The event ran all day Saturday with separate ice teams for fans to pile in and watch.

This year, for the first time, the event was taken indoors because of the wet weather forecast.



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