Monday, September 26, 2011

Jets Treat Fans on The Rock To 3-1 Win

Mark Scheifele continues to be one of the biggest topics of conversation around Winnipeg and across Manitoba.

Scheifele opened the scoring at the annual Kraft Hockeyville game in St. John's, Newfoundland at 1:19 of the second period on the power play for his third goal of the pre-season.

Through three pre-season games, Scheifele is among the league leaders in points and goals with six points and three goals and is making the case to stay at least for nine regular season games come October 9th.

Not only was Scheifele a hot topic, but so was Portage born Troy Bodie, who redeemed himself after the incident in Nashville Saturday night with Zac Stortini when he scored the eventual game winning goal with 3:36 left in the second period.

Bodie, who is trying to vye for a spot on the team after the sad passing of Rick Rypien left a hole in the Jets lineup, has proven how tough he can be and how he can contribute for Winnipeg.

Mika Zibanejad, a fellow first round pick in 2011, countered for Ottawa with 14:15 to go, but Ben Maxwell put the game on ice at 13:37 of the third to restore the Jets two goal lead.

The Jets are now 2-3 in the pre-season and cuts are expected to be coming before the Jets next game, which will be at home for the first time in over a week as they host the Carolina Hurricanes at the MTS Centre.

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