Hundreds of fans cheer on Memorial Cup champion Spitfires during parade

Fans are invited to watch as players and coaches carry the cup through downtown — along Ouellette Avenue from Wyandotte Street north to the riverfront.

Spits went undefeated on home ice to claim top prize in Canadian junior hockey

The Memorial Cup victory parade slowly stretched down Ouellette Avenue down to the waterfront Wednesday evening. (Derek Spalding/CBC)

Hundreds of jubilant Windsor Spitfire fans lined downtown streets and packed the riverfront terrace Wednesday night in celebration of the Memorial Cup champions.

The victory parade started about 6 p.m. near Ouellette Avenue and Wyandotte Street and finished on the riverfront, where the size of the crowd swelled even more.

Fans made every effort to shake hands with Windsor Spitfire players during the Memorial Cup victory parade in downtown Windsor on Wednesday evening. (Derek Spalding/CBC)
Windsor Spitfires greeted thousands of fans with their Memorial Cup trophy during a parade Wednesday evening. (Derek Spalding/CBC)

Fans young and old cheered on their hockey heroes, thanking them for a remarkable run on home ice, when they went undefeated in four consecutive games. 

Many of the Windsor Spitfires fans wanted to touch the coveted Memorial Cup. (Derek Spalding/CBC)
Thousands of people flocked to downtown Windsor to get a close look at their Memorial Cup champion Spitfires, during the team's victory parade. (Derek Spalding/CBC)
Fans wait at Festival Plaza on the waterfront to be greeted by Memorial Cup champions the Windsor Spitfires. (Derek Spalding/CBC)
Windsor Spitfires players were greeted by hundreds of junior hockey fans at the Festival Plaza on Wednesday after the Memorial Cup champions completed their victory parade. (Derek Spalding/CBC)