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It just got harder for minors to get beer at Jets games

Jan 5, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

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The company that owns the Winnipeg Jets is in trouble for serving alcohol to a minor.

According to the Winnipeg Free Press, True North Sports & Entertainment will face the charges next week in a disciplinary hearing before the province’s liquor control commission.

The incident that was witnessed by an inspector allegedly occurred Oct. 9 during the Jets’ home opener at the MTS Center.

If a penalty is assessed, it’s likely to be a warning or fine. So rest assured, Jets fans; the MTS Center won’t be losing its liquor license.

The minor that was served the alcohol maintained that it was very good beer.

He purchased it with a fake ID.

His name was Brian McGee.

When he was 17.

  1. quizguy66 - Jan 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    I’m probably the only person old enough on here to see that you snuck in a Sinatra reference.

    • paulsdamnblog - Jan 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM

      It was a very good year.

    • Josh. - Jan 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      It’s actually more of a Simpsons reference than a Sinatra one.

    • bcoller23 - Jan 5, 2012 at 2:17 PM

      it’s a simpsons reference. you are old dude!

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 5, 2012 at 10:29 PM

        I didn’t know they served Duff at Jets games.

  2. ch0pstyx - Jan 5, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    He stayed up listening to Queen

  3. davebabychreturns - Jan 5, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Dustin Penner suggests that an alternative would’ve been Homer’s quote from the cat burglar episode “Underage kids drinking beer without a permit!”

  4. e5again - Jan 5, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Remember the drinking age is 18 in MB. So don’t get too excited about 17.

  5. mikebel11 - Jan 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Note to the first comment and last comment, the last four lines in this story are a joke. Everyone noticed the reference. It was very clear. And the kid did not actually say any of that stuff and may not have been 17.

    • e5again - Jan 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      Funny what you miss when you skim an article.

  6. de132 - Jan 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Oooh, he’s 17, a one year difference from the Manitoba legal limit.

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