It came as a shock to the hockey world and many Winnipeg Jets fans when coach Paul Maurice announced his retirement on Friday. He had been with Winnipeg since 2014 and led them five times into playoffs, including the team’s best ever Western Conference final appearance. The new interim head coach of the Jets will be Dave Lowry and he debuts when the Jets play the Washington Capitals on Friday night at Canada Life Centre.
The visiting Washington Capitals put on a show for Dave Lowry’s debut as Jets’ interim head coach. They took advantage of several Jets’ mistakes throughout the game and celebrated victory in style, even if it wasn’t necessary with an empty netter. Jets lose to the Capitals, 5-2.
Due to the latest Manitoba Health’s public health orders, Jets games will be limited to 50% capacity at Canada Life Centre between December 21 and January 11. Four home games are affected by the new orders – Dec. 27 (Wild), Dec. 29 (Blackhawks), Jan. 8 (Kraken) and Jan. 10 (Wild).