Bombers take part in ceremonial face-off at Jets game

Just over a week after snapping a 29-year long championship drought, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers converged at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday to catch the Winnipeg Jets’ game against the Dallas Stars.

Grey Cup Most Valuable Player and Canadian Andrew Harris, receiver Nic Demski and head coach Mike O’Shea were also slated to participate in the ceremonial puck drop, however, O’Shea was unable to participate. The Bombers did have a replacement in the form of quarterback Chris Streveler, who has been an internet darling since the 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw, donning no shirt and a fur coat at the team’s championship parade.

Ahead of the national anthems, Harris came out to the crowd of 15,325 with the Grey Cup hoised over his head to join his teammates for the ceremony. The trio were joined out at centre ice by Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers and Stars captain Jamie Benn.

Harris was wearing an Ehlers jersey while Demski was rocking a Kyle Connor jersey. Both Jets forwards would score in the game as the Jets went on to beat their Central Division rivals 5-1 at home.

They weren’t the only members of the Blue and Gold to make it out to the game. Linebacker Adam Bighill, running backs Johnny Augustine and Brady Oliveira, fullback John Rush and offensive linemen Jermarcus Hardrick, Patrick Neufeld and Michael Couture were also in attendance.

The Jets were one of the first to congratulate the Bombers on their victory in the Grey Cup game. With the hardware in the building, the Jets will try their best to bring the city a Stanley Cup at the end of the season.