It’s all systems go for two Jets-fuelled Calgary hockey fanatics planning to film the NHL’s return to Winnipeg ‘ even if they can’t find tickets to the home-opener Sunday.
“Any contest you can enter to win tickets has been entered,” said a lively Marshall Stevenson, who will co-pilot a daunting Winnipeg Jets-themed road trip with his cousin Jeff starting Friday night.
Regardless, the Stevensons ‘ who both lived in Winnipeg when the original Jets franchise left in 1996 ‘ are planning to head off this weekend in a sedan decked out to look like a jet.
Over the next two weeks, they will take in two Jets games in person while trekking more than 8,000 kilometres across 13 states.
The duo will also bring along a one-man film crew to create a documentary with the working title JET FUEL.
When asked how the new Jets would fare in their return season, both cousins appeared a little reluctant.
“I will say one thing,” Jeff said. “The Jets will definitely be better than Toronto.”