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.
TRUE NORTH SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED / WINNIPEG JETS HOCKEY CLUB INC.
It appears that fans won’t be hearing again from the Jets until after the 15th of September.