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In pictures: Wheat Kings salute Grey Cup Champs on Blue Bomber night

Posted by Adam in Local Sports, 2/21, 11:26 PM

With the Grey Cup in the midst of a four day tour of the city, the Wheat Kings put on a party fit for the iconic trophy on Friday as part of Winnipeg Blue Bomber Night at Westoba Place. 

For their game against the conference-leading Edmonton Oil Kings the club sported special Bomber-themed jerseys including a logo inspired by the 2019 Grey Cup champs. 

The more than century-old trophy itself was on hand for the evening, first as part of the game's ceremonial opening face-off and then later being made available for fan photos during the first intermission alongside the Blue Bombers’ Stanley Bryant and Pat Neufeld.

The BWK came out on top in the game by a 5-2 score in the first of two key weekend matchups against division-leading opponents. Below are a handful of pics I managed to capture while I was at the rink. 

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The game's ceremonial opening faceoff

National anthem

Wheat Kings' Cole Reinhardt

Brandon's Ridly Greig fights off an Edmonton Oil King

Wheat Kings' Reid Perepeluk in front of the Oil King net

Luka Burzan breaks his stick on a one-timer

Brandon celebrates the game's first goal

Wheat King defenceman Braden Schneider

Brandon goalie Jiri Patera makes one of his 30 saves on the night

The lineup for pictures with the Grey Cup stretched a good portion of the outer concourse during the first intermission

Blue Bombers offensive lineman Stanley Bryant sings an autograph

Photos with the Grey Cup, Bryant and Pat Neufeld

Bomber mascots Buzz and Boomer helped entertain kiddos in the lineup

Wheat Kings' Duncan Pierce

A Burzan scoring chance
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