Jets fans not down after home opener loss
Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:14 AM CST
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2013 12:30 PM CST
Hundreds of fans were out at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg Saturday afternoon to cheer on the Jets at their first game of the NHL season.
Team fan Brett Andersen says despite the 4-1 loss against the Ottawa Senators, he's just happy there is a hockey season this year.
"I wasn't excited before because you get used to not having hockey, but now I'm super pumped," said Andersen.
Fans like Tara McGee were also glad to be back at downtown Winnipeg bars watching their home team in action.
"Everybody's just really happy to be out having a good time and supporting local businesses," said McGee.
This was the Jets' second home opener since the team relocated from Atlanta.
In their first home opener they lost 5-1 to the Montreal Canadians.
The next Jets home game is scheduled for Jan. 25. against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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