Ottawa Senators to be billed for police escort to Jets matchup

The Ottawa Senators will be billed for a Winnipeg police escort to the game at the MTS Centre on Tuesday night.

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The Ottawa Senators pull up to the MTS Centre Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. with a police escort. The team says its plane had mechanical issues that delayed its flight to Winnipeg. (TSN)

The Ottawa Senators hockey club will be billed for a police escort to get to the MTS Centre on time for the match against the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night.

Winnipeg police said the Sens' plane was "very much delayed" and they needed assistance to get to the arena "quickly and safely."

The plane had mechanical problems and reports say it was delayed 90 minutes. The team arrived at the arena at 5:30 p.m. The game started at 7 p.m.

The police acknowledged this kind of thing doesn't happen very often, but the request was made and approved.
Winnipeg police escort the Senators' bus to the MTS Centre from the airport for Tuesday night's pre-season game against the Jets. (TSN)

The Senators will be charged for the services, but police were not able to provide the exact cost.

"It's important we were on hand to ensure they got to that location safely," said Const. Jason Michalyshen.

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