03/12/2009 10:23 AM -
Friday March 13 and Saturday March 14, Metro Sports Time Warner will be covering the games on TV. Rhino fans are encouraged to wear WHITE to have the very first “white out”.
The Winnipeg White Out is a hockey tradition that dates back to 1987 when hockey fans in Winnipeg were asked to wear white clothing to home playoff games in Winnipeg, creating a very intimidating effect and atmosphere. It was created as a response to the "C of Red" created by fans of the Calgary Flames, whom the home town Winnipeg Jets were facing in the first round of the 1987 playoffs. The Jets would eliminate the Flames in six games and fans wore white for every home playoff game thereafter. Fans coined it the "White Out". When the Jets moved to Phoenix as the Coyotes, fans quickly adopted the "Whiteout" tradition for playoff games.
This weekend all Rhino fans are encouraged to wear white to have the very first “white out” and no better time than in the play-offs on TV. Lets help out the Rhinos and make home ice advantage for playoffs a REAL ADVANTAGE.