Winnipeg’s pro hockey team honoured the city’s pro football team following the Blue Bombers’ Grey Cup victory in front of over 15,000 fans at MTS Place.

Andrew Harris put the entire city of Winnipeg on his back. Harris recorded 134 rushing yards on 18 carries — 7.4 yards per carry average — and caught five passes for 35 yards. Overall Harris totaled 169 offensive yard and two touchdowns in the CFL title game.

Harris was named the Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Canadian — it’s the first time in Grey Cup history the same player won both awards — leading the Bombers to their first Grey Cup in 29 years beating Hamilton 33-12. The drought in the Manitoba Capital is over thanks to Harris.

The hometown hero, Chris Streveler and Nic Demski dropped pucks for the ceremonial opening face-off at the Jets game Tuesday night. Harris was wearing a Nikolaj Ehlers’ jersey. Ehlers scored the opening goal of the game in a 5-1 win.

“I think it mattered. The crowd in this building is a huge advantage to us and they were wired, and rightfully so and appreciative of it. I do think it mattered. It brought out a different energy to the start of the game,” head coach Paul Maurice said about the Bombers being at the rink.

Neither incarnation of the Jets has won a Stanley Cup, so it was the first time hockey fans in Winnipeg saw a championship trophy on the ice.

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