Fuelled By Passion: The Return of the Jets


Despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, an indefatigable team led by long-time believer Mark Chipman worked for 15 years to bring an NHL team back to Winnipeg—arguably the biggest comeback in the city’s history.Fuelled By Passion: The Return of the Jets tells the story of how the Jets returned while following the new players from rookie camp to training camp to their first game before the roaring arena of elated fans.  Featuring interviews with then-head coach Claude Noel and General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, the film gives new insight into how the tough choices are made about who makes the team. Featured player include then-captain Andrew Ladd, NHL veterans Eric Fehr and Chris Mason, as well as new hopefuls: Winnipeg’s own Derek Meech and newcomer Mark Scheifele, whose explosive pre-season play allowed the 18-year-old to follow the path of his Barrie Colts coach and mentor, Dale Hawerchuk. We’ll also find out how former Jets great Hawerchuk was instrumental in leading his protégé to Winnipeg.

Original broadcaster: CBC

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  • Nomination: Canadian Cinema Editors Awards — Best Editing of a Documentary – Kathryn Dickson