Celebrating Jets fans flock to Portage and Main

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How many of the extraordinarily exuberant people packing Portage and Main are old enough to remember the original Jets?

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How many of the extraordinarily exuberant people packing Portage and Main are old enough to remember the original Jets?

They’re young. They’re pumped and they’re rapidly freezing.

Police have closed traffic for blocks in all directions, but more people are arriving as cheers of “We want The Cup” erupt. Fans seem determined to recognize every member of the roster through chants before they go home.

The crowd is loud but incredibly well-behaved. Some people have even brought hockey sticks — when else can they ever play road hockey at the iconic corner?

BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Jets fans took over the intersection at Portage and Main in celebration of the Jets' playoff spot.
David Lipnowski / The Canadian Press Winnipeg Jets fans gather at the intersection of Portage Avenue and Main Street in Winnipeg Thursday night to celebrate the Winnipeg Jets clinching a playoff spot.
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Updated on Thursday, April 9, 2015 11:44 PM CDT: Adds road hockey details.

Updated on Friday, April 10, 2015 12:05 AM CDT: Updates photo.

Updated on Friday, April 10, 2015 12:41 AM CDT: Adds photo.

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