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Jets Journal: Game Day

Jets ready for their first game against San Jose

Monday, 09.12.2011 / 2:12 PM CT / Team
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Jets Journal: Game Day
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
 
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The Jets touched down in Kelowna, BC, late Sunday night, not to mention, the two hour time difference into the Pacific time zone.

With the tournament already two games in, the Jets must quickly pull themselves together, get on the ice to prepare for their first game Monday night against the San Jose Sharks. Game time is set to go at 9:30 CST.

The Jets arrived at the South Okanagan Events Centre for their pre-game skate at 10:30am. The players looked alive and ready to rock despite their late arrival Sunday. The team ran line combinations, drills and worked on individual skills.

"They've had a couple tough days, first with their physicals and testing and everything involved, two practices and then here on the ice," said Head Coach of the Saint John's IceCaps Keith McCambridge. "A short time to come together as a group and to get what we need out of them as individuals."

"It's a chance for us to evaluate, to see what we have in the system depth-wise and see what these guys can do and see how that roles into main camp." he said.

The Jets line combinations saw Mark Scheifele paired with Carl Klingberg and Winnipeg native Jason Gregoire on the top line.

"I'm with Carls and Gregs out there. They are good players, they work hard, battle hard and are very skilled," said Scheifele. "I think we're going to play a very good game. We've had some chemisty over the last few days so I think it'll be a good game."

Chemistry is arguably a tough thing to come by in a short period of time. The young Scheifele would disagree.

"I think you can, you just have to talk to each other," he commented on finding chemistry. "We are all smart hockey players so we are able to read each other on the ice and off the ice so that helps. Just talking to each other at all times to find that chemistry."

Other lines saw Russian Ivan Telegin, Shayne Wiebe and Eric O'Dell up front on the second line.
Levko Koper, Michael Kirkpatrick and Klarc Wilson on another line and Adam Lowry was teamed up with John Albert and Austen Brassard.

A YOUNG GROUP

The Winnipeg Young Stars roster on paper appears to be the youngest of the five NHL teams at the tournament. In fact, only Swedish winger Carl Klingberg has played at the professional level having played in eight AHL games with the Chicago Wolves and one NHL game with the Atlanta Thrashers last season.

"We have a young group," said McCambridge. "Looking at the other rosters from the other teams who are here, they have some AHL experience. The amount we have is one with nine games and the rest are guys coming out of college and junior. They are going to be excited, as other teams are, but we just want to make sure they go out and play to their strengths. Play to the reason why they are here in this tournament, why they are with the Jets right now and don't change their game."

Excited is putting things lightly. The Jets were grinning from ear to ear in anticipation for tonight's match-up against the Sharks. They can hardly wait to don the Jets logo for the very first time this season.

"It's a great honor to be the first ones to wear the logo for a game," said Scheifele. "All the guys are excited and obviously a bit nervous because it's the first game and the first game with the logo. I think there are a lot of nerves going in but there is a lot of excitement too so I think we're all going to be ready."

Author: Kristi Hennessy | winnipegjets.com

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 75 24 35 11 59
B. Wheeler 73 24 34 24 58
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 75 14 32 10 46
D. Byfuglien 66 16 27 7 43
M. Frolik 75 17 23 4 40
D. Stafford 69 16 24 -14 40
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 65 14 15 -18 29
T. Myers 65 7 18 -9 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 14 7 .919 2.35
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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