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Jets to play Caps in Kraft Hockeyville match in Ontario

For the second time in three years, the Winnipeg Jets will play in the NHL's promotional "Kraft Hockeyville" game.

The pre-season contest will take place Sat., Sept. 14 in Belleville, Ont., at Yardman Arena against the Washington Capitals. The host-town contest was won by nearby Stirling-Rawdon, which will receive a Stanley Cup parade, an NHL alumni visit and game and a $100,000 cheque for upgrades and renovations to the Stirling District Recreation Centre.

In announcing their participation tonight, the Jets issued a statement from GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.

"The Kraft Hockeyville program is an exciting celebration of the game of hockey and the Winnipeg Jets are proud to be a part of it once again," Cheveldayoff said. "We look forward to facing off against our former divisional rival, the Washington Capitals, as well as visiting the community of Stirling-Rawdon in September."

The Jets' first appearance in Kraft Hockeyville took place in September 2011 in Newfoundland and Labrador when the team defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1.

Ticket information for this year's game will be available soon.

tim.campbell@freepress.mb.ca

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