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Jets announce game promotion schedule for 2016-17

by Staff Writer / Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club is excited to announce its game promotion schedule for the 2016-17 season, which includes two nights devoted to raising awareness, a night honouring the Canadian Armed Forces, the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame Induction Night and 11 games involving fan giveaways.

The inaugural Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame Induction Night will see the 'Hot Line' of Anders Hedberg, Bobby Hull and Ulf Nilsson become the first members of the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame on Oct. 19 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Winnipeg Jets are proud hosts of the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field taking place the weekend of Oct. 22 and 23. The team will wear the Heritage Classic jerseys on two other occasions, Jan. 9 against Calgary and Mar. 19 versus Minnesota.

The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, are proud to support Hockey Fights Cancer when they host the Chicago Blackhawks on Nov. 15. Once again, the team will skate out in pre-game warmup wearing special edition jerseys which will be auctioned off in support of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation following the game. The Jets will also commit to raising awareness about mental illness on Feb. 28 when they host the Minnesota Wild promoting Hockey Talks, along with the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation's own program, Project 11. The team will also host two nights dedicated to collecting goods for those in need. The Jets' toy drive will take place Dec.18 and the Jets' food drive will be on Jan. 21.

The Winnipeg Jets look forward to continuing a tradition of honouring the Canadian Armed Forces when they host the San Jose Sharks on Mar. 6 The Jets will wear military themed jerseys during pre-game warmup which will be auctioned off with proceeds going to Canadian Armed Forces charities. Canadian Armed Forces personnel attending the game will be encouraged to be in uniform in hopes they will take part in another post-game photo opportunity on ice at MTS Centre.

The Jets will feature 11 exciting giveaways during the 2016-17 regular season including a new bobblehead on Mar. 30 vs. Anaheim as Jets fans will be able to add Mark Scheifele to their bobblehead collection. The first giveaway of the season will happen on opening night when the Jets host the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 13. That night, fans will receive a glow wand and fridge magnet schedule. The Jets will have a poster giveaway this season on January 24th that will recognize the Winnipeg Jets' representative(s) at this season's NHL All-Star Game. This season, the Jets will celebrate Winnipeg's hockey history with four special heritage giveaways on Dec. 15, Jan. 9, Feb. 7 and Mar. 6.

Other season giveaways include Winnipeg Jets Upper Deck player cards and Jets scarves from official team sponsor, Scotiabank.

The Winnipeg Jets are excited to again host a pair of fan events this season with FanFest at MTS Iceplex followed by the annual Skills Competition. FanFest will help kick off the season for Jets' fans on Saturday, Sept. 24 as they will have the opportunity to take in training camp at MTS Iceplex while enjoying interactive activities in the parking lot. The Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition will take place at MTS Centre on Friday, Dec. 16 as Jets' teammates put their skills to the test against one another.

Below is the full promotional schedule.

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