Note: The Jets are in San Jose to take on the Sharks tonight. Morning skate for Winnipeg gets underway at 1:30 PM CDT so be sure to check back for our pre-game report. Puck drop is at 9 PM CDT and join us after the game on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show.
Note II: It was a memorable Friday night for Jets 2021 first rounder Chaz Lucius who scored his first goal in the NCAA for the University of Minnesota. Check it out here.
Note III: Sticking with the college hockey theme it was time for another game-winning goal by Jets 2018 3rd rounder Nathan Smith for his number 1 ranked Minnesota State. It’s his second GWG in the last three games for the Mavericks. Smith up to 4G 3A in 5GP. Check out the goal here.
Note IV: The Moose announced their 2021-22 opening day roster on Friday which is chock-full of prospects (check it out here). Today they kick off the season in Toronto with an afternoon contest against the Marlies which gets underway at 3 pm CDT.
Note V: Be sure to join us on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show today at 9:00 am CT on our YouTube channel and social media platforms. Guest include Scott Billeck (Winnipeg Sun) and Frank Seravalli (Daily Faceoff).
Winnipeg Free Press: Scheifele’s long wait finally over. (Paywall). While a chance to stretch your legs in preseason is ok for a tune up it couldn’t have been easy for the Jets top centre to have missed the end of the 2021 playoffs as well as the first game of the regular season.
Winnipeg Free Press: Selanne still serving up smiles. (Paywall). Mike caught up with the Finnish Flash in Southern California to get an update on a figure who still resonates with a lot of folks in this province.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets look to shake off rough start as they swim with Sharks. The schedule for Winnipeg is set up quite nicely and they need to take advantage of the opportunity that is in front of them.
Winnipeg Sun: Top scorer Scheifele set to make season debut with Jets after completing suspension. His return should have a big impact for the team.
Sportsnet: Jets’ Kyle Connor flies under the radar while putting up big numbers. If he is flying under your radar at this point in your career you really are not paying attention.
The Mercury News: Sharks’ Boughner names season-opening goalie, and a new alternate captain. If you want insight into the Jets opponent this evening check out this article.