The Buffalo Sabres visit the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Tuesday, April 9th (8 p.m. ET), while the Jets return the favor in Buffalo with a game on Monday, April 22nd.
The original Winnipeg Jets played in the World Hockey Association from 1972 to 1979, then joined the NHL from 1979 to 1996. Following the 1995-96 season, the team moved to Phoenix, Arizona due to financial problems and became the Coyotes. The Winnipeg Jets returned to the NHL in the 2011-12 season, moving from Georgia where they were the Atlanta Thrashers.
The Jets play their home games at the MTS Centre, located at 300 Portage Ave. in Manitoba. Opened in November 2004, the arena was originally home to the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose; the Moose were moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland beginning this season. Seating capacity for hockey is just over 15,000.
The arena features a variety of concessions available, including Subway, Tim Hortons and Pizza Pizza. For a sit-down meal, check out The Exchange Restaurant and Beer Market.
Tickets for the upcoming Sabres/Jets are available through www.ticketmaster.ca, though as of this writing (March 31st), there are not many seats left, according to the site. Tickets range in price from $58.75 to $180.75.
For more information on the Winnipeg Jets, visit jets.nhl.com.
For more information on the MTS Centre, visit www.mtscentre.ca.
For more information on the Buffalo Sabres, visit sabres.nhl.com.
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