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PHOTOS: PG celebrates the Stanley Cup win with Brett Connolly

Prince George product, Brett Connolly, was at the CN Centre yesterday morning, and he brought along a friend who may be even more famous than him.

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The former Cougar captain was able to hoist hockey’s holy grail, the Stanley Cup above his head in front of his chanting hometown crowd.

“There are a lot of familiar faces,” says Connolly. "It’s just one person after another that I haven’t seen in a while. It’s just an amazing weekend, I’m so happy I got to see so many people.”

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The Stanley Cup rally not only welcomed hundreds of jersey-clad kiddos and thousands of fans, it also saw many evacuees from north of the province.

Proceeds raised by the event will go towards the Brock Hirsche Foundation, a former teammate and friend of Connolly’s who passed away from cancer earlier this year.

Connolly had flown Hirsche’s parents into Prince George to join in on the special celebrations.

Admitting today will be a day he’ll always remember, Connolly was quick to credit some of his success to his hometown and former junior team.

“This is the place where I grew up and I owe a lot to this city. They [The Prince George Cougars Club] drafted me and really gave me an opportunity; this is where I got my start," said Connolly.



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