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Training Camp- Day 1

The MTS Centre opened its doors to the public for the first day of training camp on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, 13.01.2013 / 3:57 PM / Jets Journal
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content
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Training Camp- Day 1
It\'s been about nine months since the Winnipeg Jets have been all together on the ice playing hockey..yes hockey, the game we all know and love. The Winnipeg Jets training camp officially opened Sunday afternoon and every door was open at the MTS Centre. Over 5,000 fans showed up for their free popcorn and soft drink to watch their Winnipeg Jets run practice drills from 12-1pm.

It's been about nine months since the Winnipeg Jets have been all together on the ice playing hockey..yes hockey, the game we all know and love. The Winnipeg Jets training camp officially opened Sunday afternoon and every door was open at the MTS Centre. Over 5,000 fans showed up for their free popcorn and soft drink to watch their Winnipeg Jets run practice drills from 12-1pm.

Coaching staff was excited to get on the ice and catch up with their players and see what kind of shape they are in after the extended summer. Coach Claude Noel addressed the media for the first time in months and talked about how the first day of training camp went and just how much there was to do in such a short period of time.

"I'm very happy to be back on the ice and working with players," said Noel during his press conference. "I was very happy to see that we had around five thousand people there today and I thought that the enthusiasm and passion was terrific. We as an organization, and a team, appreciate them showing up."

In addition to the regular full time Jets players, there are six additional players that were invited to the Jets training camp. Mark Scheifele, Paul Postma, Zach Redmond, Maxime Macenauer, Derek Meech and Spencer Machacek. Each of these players will be battling it out in hopes to land a full time spot on the bench come Saturday...or soon thereafter.

Noel commented on seeing Scheifele for the first time and where he thinks he'll sit after this week.

"He's had a lot of activity lately in his life with the World Juniors," said Noel. "They got stuck overseas and weren't able to get back, then he dragged a flu bug back with him so he's just coming off of that. I liked him (today), I thought he battled hard, we'll see where that lands and where that goes.

"We'll take a look and see and make the assessments during the week," he continued. "I can't say that when you start on Monday with the team play that you'll be there on Friday or at the game on Saturday. It's going to be about winning, it's that simple. I don't know where people will land."

Training camp will run right up until the season opener, which is on Saturday January 19th. Counting Sunday, the camp will be six full days. A regular training camp runs for about three weeks, so this is cut in three to give you an idea.

"There's a lot to teach the players," said Noel. "There's a certain conditioning level we're trying to get to as a group and we don't know how long that's going to take. Will it be three games, five games, eight games or 12 games into the season? Our goal is to try to get us all at the same level at some point so we can all function better, I think we're going to be all over the map there.

"It's not going to be a six day fitness scenario for us, we're trying to manage it intelligently, because it's going to be about the games. I mean, it always is about the games, but in this short sprint, it's going to be what we're doing on the ice. We're trying to get to our A-game as quick as we can and to be a productive unit that reaches the playoffs."

Stay tuned to www.winnipegjets.com and watch JetsTV throughout the week for all of your training camp coverage.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 62 40 18 4 192 153 84
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 64 22 30 14 52
B. Little 64 24 27 11 51
B. Wheeler 62 17 29 14 46
D. Byfuglien 64 15 27 8 42
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 64 10 26 3 36
M. Frolik 64 13 20 4 33
D. Stafford 58 11 17 -19 28
J. Tlusty 54 13 11 -18 24
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 19 7 5 .919 2.29
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.60
 
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