The Winnipeg Jets today announced the roster and schedule for their inaugural Training Camp prior to the 2011-12 season. To this point, the Jets have invited 43 players to Training Camp which opens with medicals and physicals on Friday, September 16th, followed by the first formal practice sessions to be held at MTS Iceplex on Saturday, September 17th.
The Jets will conduct training camp at MTS Centre and MTS Iceplex from Friday, September 16th to Saturday, October 1st. Players will be available to the media at the completion of their entire training day, which consists of their particular group’s on-ice session followed by an off-ice workout. Head Coach Claude Noel will be available to the media in the Press Conference Room approximately 20 minutes following the final practice of the day.
The Jets will play in seven exhibition games during Training Camp starting with a split squad match-up against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, September 20th. The game at MTS Centre will begin at 7:30pm CT, while the contest in Columbus will begin at 6:00pm CT. The Jets will then embark on their first road trip from Friday, September 24th to Monday, September 26th. They will face the Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes before heading to St. John’s, NL to take on the Ottawa Senators as part of Kraft Hockeyville 2011. The club will close-out their preseason back at MTS Centre when they take on the Hurricanes on September 28th at 7:30pm CT and then the Predators on September 30th at 7:30pm CT.