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NHL returns to Winnipeg

KEN WIEBE -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 6:01 AM ET

It's only an exhibition game, but Manitobans are going to have an opportunity to see The Great One and quite possibly, the Stanley Cup champions, live at the MTS Centre.

True North Sports and Entertainment officially announced today the Sept. 17 NHL contest featuring the Phoenix Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers.

The Coyotes were the driving force behind the event and aside from serving as the home team, they're planning to spend three days in Winnipeg as part of training camp.

Coyotes assistant general manager Laurence Gilman, a Winnipegger who was in town for the announcement, said the Coyotes plan to bring roughly 40 players to Winnipeg and will practice three days here before departing for Edmonton for another exhibition game on Sept. 19.

He also stressed fans won't simply be seeing the San Antonio Rampage.

Tickets for the game range from $19 to $119, plus service charges, and are available by calling the Moose offices at 987-7825.

Existing season ticket and mini-pack holders have an exclusive opportunity to purchase their seats up until July 1.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on or around Aug. 18.


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