The Winnipeg Jets Street Party took place in the downtown area in Winnipeg on Friday night. According to Winnipeg police, there were a number of incidents on the streets including drunken fights and conflicts between participants, in some cases even between people in the same group, friends all because of too much alcohol.
Constable Rob Carver of the Winnipeg Police Service said the event kept the officers in suspense much more than they expected.
A series of drunken fights took place, mostly after the game. Several people were detained by officers and placed in a “drunk tank” at the Main Street Project. Others were arrested and held in police custody for a few hours or even until the event was over, then let go with a warning.
Thankfully, there were no serious injuries reported and nobody needed serious medical help.
With the Jets on the road for game three against the St. Louis Blues, the Winnipeg Whiteout was still alive and well at Bell MTS Place Sunday. True North Sports + Entertainment (TSNE) hosted a viewing party for Sunday’s game and will be doing so for every away game during the playoffs.
Thousands of Jets fans piled into the arena sporting white, some with painted faces and Jets coloured masks, to support their team.
TNSE says over 4,000 fans were in attendance Sunday to watch the Jets and Blues. As of Sunday afternoon just under 4,000 tickets had already been sold for the viewing party, said TNSE. Fans were also able to buy tickets at the door.
Tickets to the viewing party are $10 and all fans received a ‘We are Winnipeg’ rally towel.
The Winnipeg Police encourage Jets fans to have fun but have a safe time at future Whiteout get-togethers.