Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets are a professional hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The team joined the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1979 and plays its home games at Bell MTS Place. The Jets are known for their passionate and loud crowd, often referred to as one of the best in the NHL.

The history of the Winnipeg Jets dates back to the World Hockey Association (WHA), a competing league of the NHL in the 1970s. The team was founded in 1972 as the Winnipeg Jets, a name inspired by the American football team the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. During his time in the WHA, the Winnipeg Jets enjoyed great success, winning three Avco World Trophies as the league's champion team.

In 1979, the WHA disbanded and four teams, including the Jets, were admitted into the NHL. However, the NHL's Jets immediately failed to replicate the WHA's success. The team has had its ups and downs over the years, reaching the playoffs on several occasions but never advancing beyond the conference finals.

However, the Winnipeg Jets have performed better in recent years. In 2018, the team reached the Western Conference Finals for the first time in its history, proving to be a competitive team. The Jets count on talented players like Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Connor Hellebuyck, who have contributed to the team's success. Overall, the Winnipeg Jets have a solid fan base and history of success in the WHA. Despite some ups and downs within the NHL, the team is looking to compete at the highest level and bring Winnipeg the first Stanley Cup in Jets history.