The Winnipeg Blue Bombers the recorded the franchise's first playoff win since 2011.

Andrew Harris rushed for 153 yards and had a late fourth quarter touchdown as Winnipeg defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 23-18 Sunday in Regina in the CFL’s West Division semifinal.

The Bombers last post-season victory was a 19-3 win over the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the East Division final seven years ago.

Harris has held to just 27 yards in the first half but rumbled for 126 yards in the final 30 minutes.

Matt Nichols completed 16-of-22 passes for 168 yards.

A Kevin Fogg interception set up Nichols’ lone touchdown pass which was a 20-yarder to Drew Wolitarsky with 3:28 remaining in the first half.

Wolitarsy had a team high five catches for 68 yards.

Justin Medlock was good on three-of-four field goal attempts.

Winnipeg will face the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium Sunday (3:30 p.m.) in the West final.

The winner advances to the Grey Cup the following Sunday at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.


photo courtesy DiscoverMooseJaw.com/Saskatchewan Roughriders

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Sunday, February 17th

HTJHL
Quarterfinals
Steinbach 7 St. Adolphe 6
(Huskies lead best of 5 series 2-1)
Lorette 12 Grunthal 3
(Comets lead series 2-0)

MFMHL
Wpg Ice 2 Eastman 0
(Ice win best of 5 quarterfinal 3-0)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Kenora 2 Eastman 1
Southwest 8 Interlake 0
Brandon 8 Norman 2
Wpg Wild 10 Parkland 0
Wpg Bruins 4 Central Plains 2
Yellowhead 10 Pembina Valley 0

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman 2 Wpg Sharks 2 (tie)

Hockey Manitoba
Senior AAA Championship
Norway House 3 Ste. Anne 2
(best of 3 series tied 1-1)

AHL
Milwaukee 6 Manitoba 5

NHL
Pittsburgh 6 N.Y. Rangers 5
St. Louis 4 Minnesota 0
New Jersey 4 Buffalo 1
Philadelphia 3 Detroit 1
Florida 6 Montreal 3
Washington at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Monday, February 18th

HTJHL
Quarterfinals
Springfield vs Mitchell
@ Oakbank, 7 p.m.
(Mohawks lead best of 5 series 2-1)

MJHL
Winkler at Steinbach, 2:30 p.m.
Neepawa at Selkirk, 4 p.m.
Virden at Portage, 4:30 p.m.
Swan Valley at Wayway, 6 p.m.

Hockey Manitoba
Senior AAA Championship
Norway House at Ste. Anne, 6:30 p.m.
(best of 3 series tied 1-1)

WHL
Swift Current at Brandon, 2:30 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba vs Milwaukee
@ Wpg, 2 p.m.

NHL
Arizona at Calgary, 3 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Columbus, 6:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Vegas at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Boston at San Jose, 9 p.m.
Washington at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

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