Diehard hockey fans in this town -- and there are obviously thousands -- now have the opportunity to get together to watch Winnipeg's first selection in the NHL Entry Draft.

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Diehard hockey fans in this town -- and there are obviously thousands -- now have the opportunity to get together to watch Winnipeg's first selection in the NHL Entry Draft.

True North Sports and Entertainment announced today it will host a 2011 NHL Entry Draft Party at MTS Centre on Friday, June 24th in conjunction with the event taking place at the Xcel Energy Center in St, Paul, MN. Doors will open at 5 p.m. on the 24th and will feature a re-broadcast of TSN's Countdown to the draft showing on the scoreboard at MTS Centre. Beginning at 6 p.m. the live broadcast of the first round will be shown on the scoreboard.

Winnipeg selects seventh overall.

As well, one person in attendance will win a pair of NHL season tickets for the inaugural season of the Winnipeg entry, courtesy of MTS Allstream.

The general admission draft party tickets are $10 -- $5 for children under 12 -- and go on sale Saturday, June 18th at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 1-855-985-5000 or at www.ticketmaster.ca