Are you the Greatest Jets Fan?

Dean Belanger
August 10 2011 07:33AM

 

 

Frantic Films is looking for people to appear in an upcoming documentary about the return of the Winnipeg Jets. The focus in on inter-generational stories and they are currently casting for the upcoming project. He is the official press release:

SEEKING JETS FANS FOR A TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY

Did you attend Winnipeg Jets games as a kid with your family and are now looking forward to sharing your experience with your own children? If so, we’d love to hear your story.

We are looking for fans of the Jets to tell their inter-generational stories of their love of the team and excitement for its return. You could be selected to appear on camera for a documentary currently in production.

Please visit www.franticfilms.com and click on CASTING to download a casting form and return it to: jetscasting@franticfilms.com or via fax at: (204) 949-0050 by August 12.

You had better hurry because the deadline is THIS Friday. The events of this summer have definitely left me a bit nostalgic and I have spent many moments reliving my great times spent at the old barn.

I still remember my first NHL game. It was November 14th, 1979 (thanks again google) and it was against Hartford. It was the only game I went to that year and it was the only time I ever attended a game with my Dad and my Grandfather. I obviously didn’t know it at the time but it was special because it was the only game I ever attended with Hank (my Grandfather) who was very important in my life. What was also neat was it was the first time that most people around us had ever sat in the new bleachers that they recently added that summer once the Jets joined the NHL. I remember you could feel it shake and that bothered me. It was also the first and last time I got to watch the immortal Gordie Howe play. (My memory is fuzzy though and I can’t be certain if Bobby Hull played that night or not) I can still remember old Hank yelling because the Jets iced it on a power play. That still bothers me to this day when it happens. And then there was the hot dogs…still the best in the NHL. The only place close is Montreal. Toasted buns = delicious. The home team won 3-2 and this young man went away pretty happy!

So what are your favorite moments, what was your first NHL game? Don’t be shy, share in the comments section! I’d love to hear your favorite memories.

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Dean has partied at Portage and Main (Bombers 1984,88,90) and cried (Jets rally 1995). He fondly remembers seeing Selanne's first goal, when Ellett scored in overtime, and not so fondly when they drafted Sergei Bautin. Is also a fan of the NFL Vikings and Raiders, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Oilers, and loves MMA. Participates in the best hockey pool ever and is addicted to Fantasy Football. He also has a weird fascination with the Bearcats. You can follow him on Twitter @bearcats_dean
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August 12 2011, 10:57PM
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Well considering I went to many Jets games between 1979 and 1996, it will be hard to narrow down. But here goes. My first game was in 1979. Jets vs the Colorado Rockies. The coach for Coloardo had come over from Boston. I think his name was Don Cherry! The playoff win over the Flames was incredible. The best game I ever witnessed live was Dave Elliot's double overtime goal against Edmonton in 1990, game 4.

I had several birthday parties with my friends growning up in the endzone cheap seats which was awesome. I was there when Selanne broke Bossy's rookie goal scoring record against Quebec which was an incrdible dream come true to see live.

Every white out took my breath away. The only place that was remotely close to the old barn in noise was Rexall Place for the 2006 Oilers cup run. I remember taking the bus to one game with my grandpa which was very special, and all the games with my family were cool too!

The only good thing about the Jets funeral service was one Eddie Olcyk spoke. He made my heart skip a beat with his passion. I sure hope he is back in the Peg on opening night!

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