Winnipeg, MB—The start of training camp for the newly relocated Winnipeg Jets met with tragedy last weekend. The team had just moved to the great white north from Atlanta, GA for the beginning of the 2011-2012 season. Only minutes after the start of their first formal practice, the entire team froze to death right in the arena. Apparently the players could not adjust to the sudden change from Warm Oceanic (Cfa) to a more Temperate Continental (Dfa) climate.
"We should have known better," stated Jim Ludlow, CEO of True North Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Winnipeg Jets. "When the last team moved from Winnipeg to Phoenix, the team never made it off the tarmac. The entire team spontaneously combusted right there at Sky Harbor Airport. The folks down in Phoenix had to have a barbeque fundraiser to put together a new team. Luckily, they had plenty of cooked meat on-hand. The Koho Coyote skewer was a real crowd pleaser."
Prior to the move to Winnipeg there was talk of originally moving the team to Kansas City. In hindsight that would probably have been a more prudent move.
When asked what the path forward was for the Winnipeg Jets, Mr. Ludlow replied, "I guess we’ll have an ice-cream social."