By Charlie Roumeliotis
The last time Winnipeg and Chicago met, the Jets didn't only leave the game with a 4-1 loss, but one of their defenseman, Adam Pardy, also left helmetless after a Blackhawks fan snagged it when Pardy was driven through the glass by Brandon Bollig late in the third period.
The Blackhawks issued an apology for the incident, but Jets fans aren't going to let it go when Chicago comes into town Thursday night.
One Jets fan kick started a movement on Twitter (#HelmetPardy) last week by advocating that Winnipeg fans attending the Blackhawks-Jets game show up sporting hockey helmets.
“Show the Hawks fans that we don't need to steal helmets, we have our own!” he tweeted.
However, the Jets released an official statement Wednesday advising fans to not wear such headgear. You can read the full statement here.
It's unclear whether Jets fans will start a new campaign for free beers to make up for Pardy's beer shower that occurred seconds after his helmet was stolen.