First two home playoff games sold out, Winnipeg Jets say

There doesn’t figure to be an empty seat at Canada Life Centre when the Winnipeg Jets’ first-round playoff series shifts to Manitoba after two games in Las Vegas.

The Winnipeg Jets announced Saturday that Games 3  and 4 have been sold out. A limited number of tickets held by the NHL may be released later in the week. Fans will be notified via Jets mail and the Jets App if additional tickets become available. Tickets for a potential game 6 are still available.

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Adam Lowry says Jets fans are amazing. “That’s where playing in Winnipeg where we’re fortunate with the history of the whiteout and kinda seeing all the different outfits, seeing how much fun the fans have – you know getting behind us with their support,” said the veteran center during a well attended optional skate Saturday afternoon at Canada Life Centre. “You know I think that’s one of the huge advantages we have here – it’s a smaller rink. The fans feel like they’re on top of you, and they’re relentless. Seeing videos of the street party and the memories from that 2017-18 run kinda gives me chills.”

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Nate Schmidt was a member of the Vegas Golden Knights, who defeated Winnipeg four games to one in the 2018 NHL Western Conference Final series and remembers the atmosphere very well. “Stepping in here the first time, you didn’t really realize what you were getting yourself into,” recalled the veteran defenseman who felt that intense atmosphere was the main factor in the Jets jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the opening 7:35 of Game One of that series. “I think that is such an important part of what it means to play here, and when it comes to playoff hockey – why it’s revered round the league as somewhere that’s nuts. And that’s what we want. You want that to be crazy. You want it to be pandemonium outside. I want it to be where you look across the league and there are flashes on the TV and you got guys who look at it and go whoa, look at that. Actually looks like kinda fun. I’d like to be there.”

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Tickets for the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party, which will be held two hours before Games Three (Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m.) and Four (Monday, April 24 at 8:30 p.m.),  go on sale to the general public starting Monday, April 17 at 10 a.m.

Before coming home, the Winnipeg Jets will begin their quest toward the Stanley Cup with a pair of games in Las Vegas:  Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. CT and Thursday at 9 p.m. CT.

Coverage on 680 CJOB will begin at 6:30 p.m. both nights with the pregame show, followed by the play by play with Paul Edmonds and Jamie Thomas from T-Mobile Arena.

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