It is a scene that has played out countless times before and figures to repeat itself over and over again as this town’s fascination with the Winnipeg Jets only continues to grow.

There was 2011 first-round draft pick Mark Scheifele leading the 38 players attending the team’s development onto the ice at MTS Iceplex Monday to a rousing cheer from the roughly 500 fans in attendance.

Yes, it would seem absence has indeed made the heart grow fonder for Jets’ faithful and their beloved team