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Welcoming Winnipeggers With Open Arms

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I stumbled across this link earlier today:

Winnipeg may not be getting an NHL team, but one local fan wants to make sure hockey diehards still get a chance to see some professional action.

Tyler Whyte is organizing a bus trip down to Minneapolis for the November 5th Minnesota Wild / Vancouver Canucks game. He’s hoping to fill up an entire bus with eager Winnipeggers who want to show Minnesota what real hockey fans are made of. "The Minnesota fans that I have spoken to while at the games admitted to having a hard time against these Canadian teams because of the fan base out of Winnipeg was so big in their arena," Whyte tells

Whyte has launched where locals can sign up for tickets that "include the ride down there, 2 nights hotel accommodation (directly across from the Mall of America) and of course, your ticket to see the Canucks pound the Wild at the Xcel Energy Center." I'm digging that last part.

So in case you know a hockey fan in the Winnipeg area, pass along this information and let's help - if just for a single night - ruin the home ice advantage for Wild fans.