I'm sure you've all noticed — it's starting to feel a lot like hockey season out there.
A number of Jets have been skating at the Iceplex for a couple of weeks, but this week the team will officially assemble for the NHL club's training camp.
The team's first on-ice sessions are on Friday and in today's edition Jason Bell and Mike McIntyre brainstorm to give you 10 key storylines covering really all aspects of the organization and upcoming season.
Meantime, the new kids on the block — the Winnipeg Ice — have been in camp for a bit now and today Mike Sawatzky has a yarn on goaltender Gage Alexander.
And remember folks, some days you will find your Jets news in our Playbook newsletter, which you can sign up for here.
We have a Bisons football story for you here today as a sample of our Playbook content.
— Sports editor Steve Lyons
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- WHL hockey: Two towering tenders vying for spots on Ice roster
- Keeping upbeat: Bisons draw positives from latest loss to Dinos
What we're reading
- Ken Campbell: Two-time Stanley Cup champion and three-time all-star Kevin Stevens reflects on his battle with addiction and his desire to give back ahead of documentary premiere south of the border (The Hockey News)
- Welcome to Smashville: Sportsnet's Chris Johnston has an inside look at Matt Duchene’s decision to pick Predators over Canadiens, Blue Jackets
In case you missed it
- Mike McIntyre: Hellebuyck eager to right last season's wrongs
- Perreault happy to stick around: With Laine and Connor still not signed, veteran forward could see more ice time
- Andrew Berkshire: Jets likely flying into turbulence after losing half of top-six D-men
- Pre-season prep: The Jets play their first pre-season game Monday in Edmonton vs the Oilers.
- New kids on the block: The Winnipeg Ice open their first season when they play in Brandon on Friday, Sept. 20. The two teams then play on Saturday in Winnipeg for the Ice's home opener. Both games are at 7:30 p.m.