The Jets are back
KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency
|Hockey fans Ken Savage and Mike Bailey cheer at 4Play Sports Bar during a "Bring Back the Jets" rally in Winnipeg Saturday April 02, 2011. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI AGENCY)
The name game has apparently come to a close and itís clear the people have spoken.
Although True North isnít confirming, numerous outlets are reporting that they've decided to go with the Winnipeg Jets.
Following the press conference to officially unveil Claude Noel as the first coach of Winnipegís NHL franchise, co-owner Mark Chipman was asked if the public would find out the identity of the pick and his answer was concise.
ďPossibly,Ē Chipman said, failing to expand or comment on the speculation.
True North has done an outstanding job keeping the secret under wraps and underwent an exhaustive process before returning to the old faithful.
Many believed True North would go with a new name, since the Winnipeg Jets franchise history still belongs to the Phoenix Coyotes.
However, public sentiment has been overwhelming in support of naming the team Jets.
It probably didnít hurt either that co-owner and Canadian billionaire David Thomson endorsed the name during the introductory press conference, suggesting Jets was ďa fine name.Ē
While the name is going to be revealed, itís believed the new logo hasnít been approved yet, so Winnipegís first round pick will receive a black and grey jersey with the NHL logo on it.