Sneak preview of Jet Fuel (WinnipegWhiteOut.com)
To call Jeff and Marshall Stevenson die-hard Jets fans would be a gross understatement -- on par with saying that clowns are kind of scary, or that choclate is sort of delicious.
The founders of WinnipegWhiteOut.com moved to Calgary to mend their broken hearts by cheering for another NHL team, but they never gave up the hope that the Jets would one day return.
Now these two cousins are taking the mission of WinnipegWhiteOut.com to a whole new level. Their goal is to produce a documentary called Jet Fuel. It's a project they are describing as "a movie for the fans, about the fans, by the fans."
They are starting an epic road trip that will raise donations for the Believe in the Goal Foundation while searching out and filming some of the most passionate Jets fans between Calgary, Winnipeg, Chicago, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Scene caught up with these two before they started their epic adventure to get the skinny on this bit of shinny.
Scene put the question "what was your favourite Jets moment?" to these two passionate fans.
I would definitely have to say the game that Selanne was presented with his car, Inuit carving and a key to the city. I was with my friends and we had managed to snag standing room seats for the game, but that didn't stop us from exploring. We watched about 15 minutes of one period from right behind the goal. We hung out near the Jets dressing room tunnel during intermission and sat in a number of different seats and sections all while taking in the game. It was like we were our own TV crew capturing moments from different angles, all trying to stay one step ahead of the ushers.
While there were many great moments that happened during the games my fondest memory happened after the game had ended.
My dad would take me downstairs to get autographs from the Jets players and I always wanted to get Dale Hawerchuck's but he was always one of the last players to leave.
One night my dad was determined to help me get his autograph and after most of the players had left he stopped one of them and asked if Dale was coming out. After a brief conversation I was being led into the Jets locker room to where Hawerchuck was and got to talk to him and get his autograph.
It was one of the moments I'll never forget because it was very special to get that type of treatment as a young boy and made me a Jets fan for life.
Marcy Markusa interviewed Jeff Marshall on Information Radio, CBC Radio One, August 23 at 7:45 a.m.