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She scores! Judge orders man to give up Jets season tickets to sister-in-law

Wednesday, 02.13.2013 / 4:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG - A judge has ruled that a man with season tickets to Winnipeg Jets games was skating on thin ice when he failed to hand them over to his sister-in-law.

John Longstaff's story in court was that he had told Darlene Gibb she could have the National Hockey League ducats when he died.

But Gibb said Longstaff promised her she could have the tickets after one season.

Longstaff, who is 73, was eligible for the seats last year because he already had season tickets with Winnipeg's American Hockey League team when the NHL returned to the city.

The judge sided with Gibb's story.

He noted that she and her son did everything possible to set up for the transfer, including paying for the tickets in full.


I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round