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Jets' fans don red in support of slain soldiers

Winnipeg Jets fans paid their respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant officer Patrice Vincent at Friday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Winnipeg fans take moment of silence at Friday night game against Tampa Bay Lightnig

Jets fans wore red and took part in a moment of silence to honour victims from a shooting in the nation's capital Wednesday.

Winnipeg Jets fans paid their respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant officer Patrice Vincent at Friday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot and killed at the War Memorial in the nation’s capital Wednesday. Vincent was killed in a hit and run in Quebec on Monday.

Fans proudly sang "O Canada" after a moment of silence for the two soldiers.

Fans were also encouraged on social media to wear red to honour Cirillo and Vincent.

"What happened in Ottawa was beyond tragic and just showing our support to the army, and everyone who commits to giving their time and their lives for our country," said Jets' fan Tracy Webber at the game.

"I'm a proud Canadian, and you know it's just fitting," said Michael Wolanski, who also attended the game.

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