Message from True North to fans on Waiting List

Posted by David Minuk in Winnipeg Jets on September 6, 2012 — 1 Comment

From True North:

Dear Wait List Member

Re: Potential NHL Work Stoppage and the Winnipeg Jets

Thank you for being a special part of one of the most memorable inaugural seasons in the history of professional sports in Canada by participating in the Winnipeg Jets 2011-2012 NHL season at the MTS Centre.

As you may be aware from recent reports in the media, the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association are currently engaged in the process of negotiating a successor Collective Bargaining Agreement to their current Agreement, which expires Saturday, September 15th, 2012. Although it is the League’s objective to successfully conclude negotiations for the new Agreement by September 15th, it is possible this may not occur.

In the event a new Agreement is not reached in this timeframe, and a work stoppage ensues, the Winnipeg Jets’ training camp could be postponed, and there is the potential for preseason and regular season games to be cancelled. The purpose of this letter is therefore threefold: (1) to ensure you are aware of the possibility of this occurring, (2) to advise you that we have developed contingency plans including policies and procedures in the event of game cancellations and, (3) to advise you that we will communicate these contingency plans to you immediately upon being advised by the League that a work stoppage has formally commenced.

It remains our hope, as well as that of the League and all those involved, that agreement on the terms of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement will be reached in short order. However, as a valued Wait List Member we wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of the possibility of a work stoppage occurring and assure you that plans will be in place should we be faced with the potential of missed games.

Sincerely,

TRUE NORTH SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED / WINNIPEG JETS HOCKEY CLUB INC.

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It appears that fans won’t be hearing again from the Jets until after the 15th of September.

  • http://twitter.com/virtual_kel Kelly Nichols

    September 6, 2012

    Dear Season Ticket Holder

    Re: Potential NHL Work Stoppage and the
    Winnipeg Jets

    Thank you for being a special part of one of the most
    memorable inaugural seasons in the history of professional sports in Canada by
    participating in the Winnipeg Jets 2011-2012 NHL season at the MTS
    Centre.

    As you may be aware from recent reports in the media, the
    National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association are
    currently engaged in the process of negotiating a successor Collective
    Bargaining Agreement to their current Agreement, which expires Saturday,
    September 15th, 2012. Although it is the League’s objective to successfully
    conclude negotiations for the new Agreement by September 15th, it is possible
    this may not occur.

    In the event a new Agreement is not reached in this
    timeframe, and a work stoppage ensues, the Winnipeg Jets’ training camp could be
    postponed, and there is the potential for preseason and regular season games to
    be cancelled. The purpose of this letter is therefore threefold: (1) to ensure
    you are aware of the possibility of this occurring, (2) to advise you that we
    have developed contingency plans including policies and procedures in the event
    of game cancellations and, (3) to advise you that we will communicate these
    contingency plans to you immediately upon being advised by the League that a
    work stoppage has formally commenced.

    It remains our hope, as well as
    that of the League and all those involved, that agreement on the terms of a new
    Collective Bargaining Agreement will be reached in short order. However, as a
    valued season ticket holder we wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware
    of the possibility of a work stoppage occurring and assure you that plans will
    be in place should we be faced with the potential of missed
    games.

    Sincerely,

    TRUE NORTH SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED /
    WINNIPEG JETS HOCKEY CLUB INC.

    James C.R. Ludlow
    President &
    CEO