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Jets hire Jamie Thomas as JetsTV Host

by Winnipeg Jets Press Release @WpgJetsPR /

Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets announced today that Jamie Thomas is the new JetsTV Host & Insider for JetsTV. Thomas will join current JetsTV Reporter, Mitchell Clinton to bolster the in-depth coverage of the team and produce new features that showcase the team's players, coaches and hockey operations.

Thomas will bring 20 years of sports broadcasting experience to the organization in order to provide Jets fans with a behind-the-scenes original perspective of their hockey club. While his primary role will be to provide live pre and post-game coverage of the team starting in the regular season, Thomas will also provide Jets fans an insider's perspective and insight regarding the day-to-day operation of the team and beyond.

Thomas, who is familiar with Winnipeg sports after serving as a sports anchor and reporter in the area previously, returns to the Prairies after spending seven years in the Greater Toronto Area. Most recently, he co-hosted a morning sports radio show in Hamilton at TSN 1150 and before that he anchored Sportsnet Central and hosted NHL and Blue Jays postgame shows.

Thomas's other hockey experience includes hosting Calgary Flames broadcasts for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons. He also covered the Edmonton Oilers (as well as the CFL's Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos) while working as the Alberta bureau reporter for Sportsnet.

Thomas joins the Jets next week and fans can meet him at Fan Fest on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Bell MTS Iceplex.

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