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Eric Fehr brings Stanley Cup to Manitoba

Penguins forward spends time with family in trophy's fourth trip to Winkler

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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Eric Fehr made his day with the Stanley Cup a family affair in his native Winkler, Manitoba, on Wednesday. 

"So far it's been awesome. My favorite part's definitely been driving back to Winkler with my brothers and my family," Fehr told CBC news.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Eric Fehr brings the #StanleyCup to his hometown. Cup here 3Xs/10 yrs (Winkler, MB) @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/S9pemUyzLD

"We're going to go to a couple of our favorite spots around Winkler and then take it to my parents' house and then celebrate there with some of my closest friends."

Fehr brought the Cup home to share with his brothers Matt and Justin.

Tweet from @EricFehr: The Stanley Cup is en route to Winkler!! @JustinFehr12 @Matty_Python pic.twitter.com/W6tuE1rRlj

Tweet from @justinfehr12: The first touch of Lord Stanley! #penguins #stanleycup pic.twitter.com/9aiAmmP0dU

Fehr's wife, Rachel, and sisters-in-law Jordan and Stephanie also were on hand for the festivities.

Tweet from @Mrs_Fehr_Class: The cup has arrived! #fehrday pic.twitter.com/NnS7Sxrvbg

Tweet from @JordanFehr_: Lord Stanley is such a flirt... @mrsfehr @Mrs_Fehr_Class @matty_python @EricFehr @justinfehr12 pic.twitter.com/W8a0z58twz

He took his family to the Outpost Grill restaurant in Winkler and treated the Cup to a meal there.

Tweet from @FrankRoad2005: The Fehr Family came for breakfast today. Eric Fehr brought with the Stanley Cup.An incredible honour #stanleycup pic.twitter.com/qadAdyxgXp

It took Fehr 11 seasons in the NHL to win a championship, a feeling that hasn't quite sunk in yet. 

"It still hasn't fully kicked in. Still kind of a wow factor for me, especially a day like today when you get to walk around with the cup and especially when you see everybody's faces when they get a look at that cup," Fehr said.

"It's a pretty special trophy, and I'm just really honored to have it for the day."

Fehr went to Winkler's Southland Mall where he was greeted by hundreds of locals. Even though this was Winkler's fourth time getting to see the Stanley Cup, there was no shortage of people willing to stand in a long line to get a glimpse.

Tweet from @mitchrosset: Winkler is waiting for Stanley. Line up to see Eric Fehr and Stanley Cup started at 8:30am. #NHL pic.twitter.com/THU7DQB8UP

Forward Dustin Penner brought the Cup to Winkler twice, after he won it with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007 and the Los Angeles Kings in 2012. The trophy was also on hand when the town hosted Hockey Day in Canada in 2008.

Tweet from @babybacon101: Thank you @EricFehr for taking time out of your day to be in Winkler! #blessed #Stanleycup pic.twitter.com/YEF1MF8GmK

Fehr also stopped by the Hockey Ministries International Winnipeg Camp.

Tweet from @ChrisDca: .@EricFehr brings the Stanley Cup to kids at Hockey Ministries International Winnipeg Camp. (via Karl Friesen) #NHL pic.twitter.com/r8gvkUQioI

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